The long weekend is coming up, and it’s safe to say we’re excited. What’s not to love about an extra day off work, picnics with loved ones, a few additional AFL games, and time to sit back and enjoy Australian winter?!
If you’re on the hunt for some fun activities for the long weekend ahead, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 7 recommendations for things you can do to celebrate the King (or your Monday morning sleep-in) this June.
Host a dinner party
Nothing screams ‘long weekend’ quite like a Sunday night dinner party with your besties. Ask everyone to bring a dish, and then light some candles, press ‘play’ on your favourite Spotify playlist, and lap up the I-don’t-have-to-go-to-work-tomorrow vibes all night long.
Organise a Royal Trivia Night
Love the royals? Keen on showing your friends just how much you know about the King and his very interesting family? Plan a Kahoot to test everyone’s knowledge! The winner gets to decide where you’ll be ordering dinner from (so let’s hope that someone with good taste wins, yeah?).
Write your Will
There’s no better time to sit down and write your legal Will than on a public holiday. Without the constant Slack notifications, after-school activities and typical Monday errands, 15 minutes of silence is all you need to get your affairs in order.
Head out on a day trip
There are so many incredible locations you can head to with your family and friends this long weekend. Think wineries, coastal towns (yes, they’re beautiful even if it’s cold!), farms, factories, and more. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s open in your state – chances are, there’s heaps to do.
Binge-watch a new TV series with your family or housemates
There aren’t many weekdays where our entire household is home. If you’ve been planning on binge-watching a new TV series, the King’s Birthday is the perfect day to start (and finish) a show. To help, we've compiled a list of Netflix documentaries and Oscar-winning movies all about death and grief. It might sound grim, but we really enjoyed them! So, grab some tasty snacks (ice cream is our fave), cosy blankets, and light a scented candle. Allow the couch to become your sanctuary – you deserve it.
Join a local community event
Public holidays mean there are heaps of people (and families) who have nothing to do for a whole. entire. day. As a result, there are often a range of family-friendly activities you can partake in, in your local area. Ask around next time you’re grabbing a coffee at your local cafe, and search around on community noticeboards. You never know what might be happening, just next door.
Book tickets to the theatre, a concert, or a movie
The city comes alive on long weekends, and there are so many incredible musicals and shows playing across the country right now, perfect for long weekend viewing. Do some research into what’s on, and then gather your friends around for an evening of entertainment. There really is nothing better than good theatre.
No matter what you choose to do this long weekend, we hope you find some time to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Before you know it, it’ll be Tuesday, and you’ll be heading back into the office for another week of work. Ugh.