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Spread the Anzac Day Spirit

In commemoration of Anzac Day 2014, we’ve prepared a few Anzac Day recipes and decoration ideas to help you celebrate!


It’s an Australian national holiday, so get into the spirit and tuck into some true Aussie treats! Meat pies, sausage rolls, damper and a good old steak or shrimp on the barbie are great ideas. For dessert, there’s no better option than Anzac biscuits!

Here’s a deliciously healthy and easy recipe we all love:

Traditional Anzac Biscuits

















  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line baking tray with baking paper
  2. Mix together oats, flour, sugar and coconut
  3. On a low heat, melt butter and syrup in a small saucepan
  4. Mix the baking soda with boiling water and add to butter mixture
  5. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix it together
  6. Using a teaspoon, place the mixture onto the baking tray – each biscuit should be about the size of a golf ball
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown

The best thing about Anzac biscuits is they can last a long time without refrigeration, so they’re perfect for picnics and lunchboxes!


If you’re celebrating at home, why not spread the Anzac spirit with these decorative ideas.


  • Rosemary


Rosemaries have long been a symbol of remembrance in literature and folklore. It also grows all around Gallipoli! Place some in a vase, scatter them around the table or if you’re really skilled, make rosemary wreaths!

















  • Australian flags


Show your patriotic pride and get your Aussie flag out – flag themed napkins, toothpicks and other table settings are also great!


Tissue Paper Poppies

Teach your kids the importance of Anzac Day through arts and crafts!











What you’ll need: red and black tissue paper, green pipe cleaners, glue, scissors, sticky tape



  1. Cut the red paper into 4 circles and scrunch them – they don’t have to be the same size
  2. Cut the black paper into a small circle and scrunch it into a ball
  3. Open up the red papers and stack them on top of each other to make layered petals, gluing them together in the middle
  4. Glue the black piece in the middle of the petals to make the bud
  5. Sticky take the pipe cleaner to the back to make the stem


Don’t forget to explain to your kids why poppies are a symbol of Anzac Day – they were the first flowers to grow on the battlefields of northern France and Belgium following WWI and serve as a symbol of sacrifice.

Whether you’re going to the parade or spending the day at home with loved ones, these ideas are great to get you into the spirit of Anzac Day.

Lest we forget.

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