05 January 2013

New Year's Eve Bogan Style Party in Coogee (31 Dec 2012)

Happy Bogan New Year!

As 2012 came to a close it was time to wear my best mullet and transform myself into a bogan for a New Year's Eve party in Coogee. The trusty One Dip Wonder Mexican Salsa was a hit combined with a huge 1 kg bag of Mission corn chips from Costco for carbing it up. To keep the drinks flowing freely my smart thinking brother bought two 5 litre Willow cooler jugs. One was filled with Hendrick's Gin & Tonic and the other with Frangelico, Lime & Soda — too easy. The 9 pm Coogee Beach fireworks were visible from the terrace while the midnight fireworks at Bondi Beach could be just seen far in the distance. An ankle deep pool was a recipe for frivolity spurred on by alcohol in the true bogan spirit of having a blast to the tunes of Cold Chisel and Gangnam Style. A pop up bar made from crates just that afternoon was bloody brilliant and might possibly become a bar feature at the residence. Late night hungry cravings were satisfied with a good old Aussie sausage sizzle. All in all a very fun night of drinking, eating and more drinking while my parents babysat Isabelle — God bless them.

PROS: Catching up with friends for a fun time
CONS: Too much alcohol will give you a bad hangover the next day
MUST TRY: Checking out Costco for monster bargains
One Dip Wonder Mexican Salsa — easy crowd pleaser


Cabanossi, crackers and cheese — BOGAN GOLD!

High tea bogan sandwiches

Pimms & lemonade — pretty fancy schmancy

A 5 litre jug of Frangelico, Lime & Soda ready to go

Pop up crate bar made from dumpster trash — GOLD!

Gotta play a bit of Cold Chisel — Barnesy!

Coogee Beach 9 pm fireworks in the distance

Good old Aussie sausage sizzle

Elephant doorstop wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Anyone missing some high heels? Must have popped into the pool.

Mullet with tiny black hat — not my best look.

Don't blame it on the moonlight

Happy New Year everyone!


chocolatesuze said...

happy new year simon! here's to an even more delicious 2013!

gaby @ lateraleating said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Happy New Year Simon!

YaYa said...

Were those devon and cheese sandwiches? Culinary GOLD, happy new year!

Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said...

Partying it up bogan style! Looks like you had awesome new year celebrations! Wishing you all the best for the new year :)

rah said...

You make bogans look good, Simon ;)
Have loved reading your posts int he last year - Happy 2013!

Simon Leong said...

hi chocolatesuze, hope it's a delicious one for your too :-)

hi gaby, HNY to you too!

hi yaya, i think ham but devon would have been even more fitting ;-)

hi sherrie, all the best to you too. hope you find lots of yummy food this year.

hi rah, thanks! thanks for reading my blog :-)

Amanda@ChewTown said...

Sounds like you had a fun NYE! Hope you have a great start to the year. Loving the mullet haha!

Simon Leong said...

hi amanda, mullet are coming back ;-)

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