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Thank you to Cost Plus World Market for hosting our #AusOpen watch party. I am part of the #WorldMarketTribe, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Australia is near the top of our family travel list. I have a feeling we’ll get there soon! We take any opportunity we can to learn about places we’ve never been and Australia has long been a favorite of my oldest. He loves their variety of unique animals most of all. When I heard that the Australian Open was showing on the Tennis Channel Jan 16-29th AND that Cost Plus World Market was doing a super awesome sweepstakes I immediately came up with a fun family night idea – an Australian Open watch party complete with Australian snacks that we’ve NEVER tried (Vegemite anyone)!

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

My boys have ALWAYS loved shopping with me at Cost Plus World Market, usually because I let them pick a new treat each time we’re there. They carry so many great foods for parties that they are very often my first stop.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

Even though Tim Tam biscuits are starting to become more common here, we hadn’t tried them yet so those were definitely on our list. We went with original but there were plenty of other options!

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

The boys were SO EXCITED to finally try Vegemite. Lots of Americans say they don’t like it but we definitely needed to try for ourselves.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

We picked up some other Australian snacks we found in store like Anzac Biscuits, Kookaburra Licorice, an Arnott’s Cheeseboard (crackers) and Arnott’s Mint Slice.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

You know I picked up some Australian wine for the adults too 😉 I love how they have them by region in the store! I’d already tried and liked 19 Crimes but am always up for trying new wines!

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

Anytime is a good time for new glasses right?!

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

Not to go too overboard, I just printed out the Australian flag and hung it in a frame I also picked up in store. We also couldn’t leave without Bundaberg the boys and Jared’s favorite non-alcoholic ginger beer from Australia of course.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

To tie in the Australian Open I picked up this fun table top tennis set so we could try out some moves while watching.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

It goes right on your dining table (and hasn’t come off of ours yet).Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

So I set out the snacks, we talked about how none of us have ever really watched tennis so we were excited to learn, watch and talk about when we can plan our trip to Australia.

Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

Instead of telling you what they thought of the snacks, how about a video?!

We seriously had so much fun doing this that they’ve already asked when we can do it again. Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!Cost Plus World Market Australian Open Watch Party complete with Australian foods!

Do you love tennis and/or want to go to Australia too? Cost Plus World Market has an amazing sweepstakes going on that you’re definitely going to want to check out.  Watch the Australian Open on the Tennis Channel January 16 through January 29, 2017.

Cost Plus World Market Presents The Australian Open Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win this Grand Prize Package:

  • A Trip for 2 to Australia to attend the 2018 Australian Open
  • City Excursions, Dining and More
  • $1,000 World Market Gift Card

Plus, THREE first prizes: $500 World Market Gift Cards

Enter online at www.worldmarketsweepstakes.com / Sweepstakes ends 1/29/17

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