It’s that time of the year again with the AFL grand finals upon us! Despite a turbulent 2021 season with lockdowns across most Aussie states, we’ve managed to make it through the finale which is why this footy finals should be celebrated in style!

Whether you’re stuck celebrating from your home, cheering on in your office or out to watch the game in person, now is the best time to start planning your AFL Grand Final Party. Regardless if your team is in the finals or not, there’s no better time to put on the scarves and beanies, set up some AFL Grand Finals party games and decorate the office or dish out some festive finger food to get everyone excited! 

Get the finals party mood going with these awesome tips on AFL Grand Final party games, AFL themed party food and other party ideas to celebrate the occasion.

AFL Grand Final Party Games

Have some trivia games available throughout the day to keep staff entertained while they wait for lunchtime barbecues to finish. Or even better encourage a themed office party to get everyone in the mood! 

Most importantly, have your viewing area set up with spacious seating, a large TV and plenty of room for your office to enjoy the grand finals in comfort. With all the above in mind, why not take over the conference room?

AFL Themed Party Food

With the 2021 AFL Grand Final just around the corner commencing 1st October, why not celebrate in fashion with mini pies, sausage rolls, cheese and cured meat platters, or even an extravagant grazing table and other bite-size finger foods for this special occasion!

  • Party Pies
  • Sausage rolls
  • Hot dogs
  • BBQ Catering 
  • Grazing Tables
  • Hot chips
  • Lamingtons and more! 

Like with most viewing parties, finger foods such as sandwiches, sausage rolls and party pies are a classic because they’re easy to make (or cater) and can be shared with others or just for yourself. If you really want to impress your guests or coworkers, you should really set up a gorgeous grazing table to share to include all the favourites above and much more! Find out how to create the ultimate grazing table here.

No AFL grand final party is complete without the flowing of drinks. Beers are the backbone of all sporting events and you should dig into a classic VB or Carlton Draft to set the tone. If you want to be a little fancy, try out a bunch of Australian craft beers to spice up your selection, but also ensure that there are non-alcoholic options for your colleagues and friends to choose from.

Approaching the middle and end of the game, the sparkling and bubbles from champagne should be coming out for everyone to celebrate and enjoy!

AFL Team Decorations

Bring the footy spirit by decorating the office in team colours

  • Put flags outside each door handle and string pennants across cubicles.
  • Print off club logos from various websites to use as stencils for painting faces. 
  • It is well worth investing in football face masks too if any employees are unsure about getting their face painted! Just be sure not to forget your own mask!

Wearing The Team Colours

Show your support to your beloved AFL side by wearing their jersey, scarves, beanies, socks and so much more for your favorite team. Go head to head with your workmates and have the best dressed competition for some half time entertainment. Guaranteed fun for all of you and a great way to get the office culture back! 

Lean on us

We know you’re busy this time of year and you’re short on time, but don’t panic! Let us help take the stress away and ensure your company event is a success. Parties are our speciality! We can help with events planning and execution, from the menu, to staffing, equipment hire. Reach out to our corporate catering experts on 1300 851 900 and we’ll take it from there!


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