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Top 10 Things to do in Melbourne this Grand Final Weekend

For a fun and lively weekend, check out our round-up of the top 10 things to do in and around Melbourne.

We have taken a look at the week that was, and pulled together our best articles and posts to inspire your weekend plans. From cooking and landscaping, to the best ways to celebrate grand final weekend, we have a range of fun activities that will successfully stave off boredom. Here are our top 10 things to do this weekend!

Things to do this Weekend in Melbourne

1. Grand Final Time

It's that time of year, finals footy is here! This long weekend the returning champions the Richmond Tigers are taking on the Geelong Cats in the AFL Grand Final. Catch it live on Channel 7 this Saturday 24th October from 6:30pm AEST. 

2. Plan the Ultimate Country Escape

⁠The Poet's Lodge in Daylesford is the romantic couple's getaway to add to your travel bucket list.⁠ Across each dwelling, you can expect cosy yet bright interiors, beautiful natural surrounds and all the creature comforts of home. Click here to find out more about The Poets Lodge and to see more romantic getaways in Victoria.

3. Bistro Gitan's Grand Final Grazing Menu

Celebrate (or commiserate) over Bistro Gitan's sumptuous grazing menu. For $55 you'll receive flatbreads, dips, salmon gravlax with avocado and citrus, housemade pork and fennel sausages, caramelised onions, housemade tomato chutney, potato salad and citrus trifle. Delish

4. Gift Your BFF a Little Happiness

This Cremorne-based florist is bringing a little bit of joy to your time in iso. Superbloom by The Style Co is delivering flowers and gift packs across Melbourne.⁠ We love the look of their Sending Hugs (and treats) gift pack which comes with Hey Tiger Co chocolate, Four Pillars Gin, a Damsel Fly candle, Hunted and Gathered cookies and some cosmetics from Grown Alchemist.

5. Stock the Bar

For your grand final weekend set up make sure you are prepared with refreshments. We've rounded up our pick of the best home bars and drink trolleys, that are currently on the market. And, these are the summer cocktails that will pair perfectly with the grand final. You can thank us later!

6. Discover a Doco

Looking for something to watch that isn't the grand final, but feel guilty about going on a TV show streaming binge? As far as we're concerned, Netflix binges aren’t a guilty pleasure when you’re locking and loading thought-provoking, eye-opening documentaries.⁠ To help you find your perfect weekend doco, we've rounded up the must-see documentaries on Netflix

7. Burgers & Beers from Hagen's Organic Butcher

Why not get your tastebuds around a delicious burger and beer combo this grand final weekend? Hagen's Organics Butcher have created the perfect game day meal pack with everything you need for a burger feast, washed down with Molly Rose IPA. Yes!

8. Get Your Pantry Sorted...Finally

Want to get your kitchen and pantry organised during iso? Check out our six Pinterest organisation ideas will help you achieve pantry greatness.

9. Pack a Picnic

Now that we can picnic again, why not do it in style with one of Two Pounds Food's new picnic hampers? The picnic hampers are the perfect reason to schedule in a long-awaited catch-up or hang out, accompanied by delicious, fresh food. If this sounds like your kind of foodie outing, then check out our favourite picnic spots in Melbourne!

10. Pick Up a Ceramic Beauty

Whether you're getting in early on your Christmas shopping or looking for the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, wedding, engagement or milestone, look no further than a handmade gift from local artisans. Like a unique ceramic from Melbourne ceramists, Tantri Mustika Ceramics. She only works in small batches and every piece is finished differently depending on her technique and process used.⁠

Loving our round-up of the best things to do this weekend and looking for more ideas? Why not try your hand at cooking Elva's wholesome focaccia? Or channel Marie Kondo-vibes with our home organisation hacks.