Making an Entrance.
You’ve picked a divine dress with millinery to match. Smooth your dress and adjust your fascinator. The doorbell rings. The first of your guests are here. Welcoming them in, you offer canapés and slender flutes of golden champagne. Enjoy the compliments from your guests with their very first step into your home thanks to the queen of canape platters, Lois. Designed for a unique table setting it can also be used for charger or presentation plate. Lois comes in matte gold and our own Perky Chrysanthemum pattern designed to grab attention.
Your Time to Shine.
Your guests have arrived in their favourite frocks and fascinators and the first rounds of bubbly have already been poured. It’s time to serve up your sushi in style on our Polly sushi platter, with its delicious cream colour, softly raised rim and our own lattice Venetian Filigree pattern. You can even add a small bowl with a dipping sauce to the centre hole to complete the culinary experience!
Do Your Own Derby Day Fashion with our Designer Homewares.
Derby Day Fashion has always been black and white, but this year we are spicing it up with a touch of cream with our Stacy charger plate. Available in our flirty Sixties design with luxurious shiny bronze handles at each end, this Cream charger plate will add an extra touch of beauty to your event. This serving platter is designer dinnerware at its finest.
Melbourne Cup Day Fashion is known for being colourful and bold, so you need designer dinnerware to match. Designed to grab attention, Carol is designed in a deep night blue and in our retro Sixties design with genuine bronze handles. 28cm in length and 20cm wide, this charger plate is an easy size to carry and perfect for presenting your handmade champagne flutes. Your friends have come to expect the best from your luncheons so enjoy this opportunity to show off!
Fashions off the Field on Designer Centrepieces.
Its a fruit bowl to fantasise about. No guest will question your clear understanding of style outside of Flemington when they see your Sher fruit bowl. Delicious stone fruits are bountiful during the spring racing period. Treat your guests to the first pick of the season – think juicy peaches, apricots, cherries, plums and mangos. Complement this scrumptious selection with our Sher fruit bowl. Our delicate Vivace pattern spreads out over the dark doe brown bowl, which sits atop a regal square bronze pedestal. The bowl has a capacity of 1600ml, making it large enough to hold an abundance of fruit.
On Your Marcs.
Get Set. Go ahead and impress with fresh fruits or dried fruits and nuts displayed in the Marc fruit bowl either on the table or anywhere else you can show it off. This medium sized fruit bowl in a tender cream colour decorated with our popular Perky Chrysanthemum design sitting on shiny hand crafted bronze supports. Make Marc the centrepiece of an artisanal grazing table that your guests can enjoy all day long. Fill with dried fruit and nuts. Surround it with hard and soft cheeses, Sicilian olives, cured meats, strawberries and figs from your local markets, accompanied by homemade dips and chargrilled vegetables. Sure to be a hit, your carefully curated grazing table will linger in the minds and the palates of your guests.
Finish it off with Finesse.
It’s been a big day and the main race is about to begin. As you offer tea and coffee, guests will be forgiven for thinking they’re in the best of the Birdcage when they see you serve up High Tea on the Bria. The Bria high tea stand comes in a soft shell pink shade, which is sure to complement the pastel palette we have come to see in Melbourne Cup fashion. The cake stand is 29cm high and is designed with three glass levels. The ornate Bria high tea stand is worthy of only the most delicious cakes and desserts – think red velvet cheescake, rich truffles and mini banoffee pies. Bria will positively stand out and is guaranteed to truly amaze your girlfriends.
Now that the final guests have left for the day, kick off your heels and take some time to reminisce on the days’ events and the amazing memories you’ve created for your friends. But don’t leave your planning until the last moment. Shop our collection now to find designer dinnerware and designer homeware that will allow you pull off the most memorable Melbourne Cup event.