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 Huang 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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