Spring Racing Carnival Theming Ideas and Inspiration!



Spring racing season is the perfect opportunity to dress up and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of a trackside event! From Derby Day to Ladies Day and the Melbourne Cup, there are plenty of opportunities to host a spectacular spring racing celebration.

Whether you’re planning a corporate function at your office, a venue or in prime position at the racecourse, our beautiful range of furniture and decor can help you transform your event. So pop the champagne, and check out our favourite theming ideas and styling tips for the 2022 spring racing carnival below!

Create Comfortable Seating Areas

Cocktail set-ups are ideal for a relaxed spring racing event. We recommend using a mix of both high and low seating options to keep your guests comfortable. This will also add some variety and interest to the space.

You can create multiple break-out areas using our range of lounge packages, ottomans, high bars and stools and cafe tables and chairs. For larger groups of guests, consider adding some of our dining tables and chairs, or bench seats for a more relaxed feel.

If your event is taking place outdoors, don’t forget to add shade with some market umbrellas scattered throughout the space. Our white picket fencing can also be used to frame your space and create an authentic spring racing atmosphere!











Go Big With Your Bar

The bar will be the hub of activity for your spring racing festivities, so we recommend making this stand out! Our round white wire bar is the perfect statement piece for large events, especially when paired with our decorative crystal glassware.

You can also combine 2 or 3 of our bars together to create one longer design, or use our 3-panel bars to add custom colours, signage or artwork. Tie the look together with a statement backdrop, some fresh spring flowers and a signature cocktail for the event!


Image via Team Event



Image via Jazna Creative

Inject a Pop of Colour

Spring racing season is all about bold, vibrant colours. Be inspired by classic spring colours like blush pink, lilac and apricot, or go bold with shades like papaya and sky blue. Our colourful Havana collection and our Indie lounges are ideal for adding a pop of colour to your spring racing event.

You can also inject some bright spring colours through textiles like cushions and rugs, floral arrangements and statement signage.


Image via Lady Bella Photography


Image via Lady Bella Photography


Image via Lady Bella Photography


Image via Lady Bella Photography


Image via Ivy Road Photography


Image via Ivy Road Photography


Image via Ivy Road Photography

Design a Custom Backdrop

Our custom backdrop wall can be used to create a eye-catching display at your event – for example, behind your bar, as a statement entrance feature, or as a backdrop for your very own Fashions on the Field! You can personalise your backdrop with your business branding, logo or custom artwork – the possibilities are endless. Learn more about our custom event hire solutions here!




Create The Perfect Photo Moment

Finally, don’t forget to include a photo opportunity for your guests to mark the occasion! Our Havana swing and Dune gazebos are both great options for race day events. Simply add some fresh florals and create a custom hashtag for guests to share their happy snaps on the day.




Image via Lady Bella Photography

Celebrate Spring Racing Carnival with Hampton Event Hire

Need some assistance pulling together your spring racing event? Our expert events team are here to help. Allow us to create a personalised mood board and custom furniture plan to make your vision a reality!

Simply get in touch with our friendly team here for a copy of our latest hire catalogue, and to get the ball rolling for your upcoming event.

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