5 Perth events for anyone who wants an excuse to dress up

It's time to swap the Birks for heels.

As much as we all love chucking on a different t-shirt/jeans combo everyday, it’s nice to glam things up every now and then. So dust off your heels and start Youtubing makeup tutorials  - trust us, contouring isn’t as easy as the Kardashians would have you think. We’ve rounded up five parties, galas and balls happening around Perth over the next few months that will give you an excuse to dress up like an A-lister.

Ku De Ta’s White Party

When: Saturday 24 March, 6pm - 2am

Where:  Ku De Ta, 306 Riverside Drive, East Perth

Price: $60 at The Deck, $80 at West, $120 at Ku Dining

The architecturally stunning Ku De Ta continues to rival the popularity of its Bali counterpart by bringing its iconic White Party to Australia. With the theme being ‘Trippin’ the Light Fantastic’, this will be a delightfully over-the-top luminescent affair. Ruling the dancefloor will be DJs Aeroplane, Mo’Funk, Loco Hero, and some Ku De Ta all stars.

You can choose to party in one of the riverside venue’s three spaces depending on how fancy you’re feeling. At The Deck, enjoy canapes throughout the evening and a drink upon arrival. Conversely, let yourself be wined and dined at West for the White Long Table Dinner. Lastly, commit to Ku Dining for a lavish four-course set menu by Executive Chef Liam Atkinson. Obviously, make sure you look the part and don your favourite white gown.

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Bentley Polo in the Valley

When: Sunday 8 April, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Duncraig Stud, Swan Valley

From: From $110

Nothing exudes class like a game of polo and when it’s for a good cause, how could you resist? In its ninth year, Bentley Polo in the Valley will be raising funds for Youth Focus and Telethon while hosting three matches of the world’s most regal sport. This is a fully licensed and catered event, however feel free to pack your own picnic hamper or purchase one there.

Alternatively if you plan on going all out, there are a variety of marquees that you can choose to lounge in, such as the Youth Focus Marquee with its set luncheon, or the G.H. MUMM VIP Marquee to experience a seasonal menu, Mumm champagne and Pimms.

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The Cocktail Trail at State Buildings

When: Saturday 12 May, 5pm - 7pm

Where: State Buildings, St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street

Price: $78

The State Buildings know how to host one glamorous evening. Let Bar Chief James Connolly lead you through Petition Wine Bar & Merchant, The Treasury Lounge and Bar, Wildflower Perth, Long Chim Bar and Halford Bar while enjoying Perth’s finest cocktails. Basically, The Cocktail Trail is the classiest pub crawl you’ll ever attend. Your ticket will include a signature cocktail at each venue, nibbles and insight into our city’s best cocktail lists.

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La Habana - JDRF Gala

When: Saturday 16 June, 6.30pm

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road

Tickets: From $230 pp for a table of 10

Inject some Caribbean flavour into your fancy get-up with JDRF’s La Habana Gala. See the Convention and Exhibition Centre transformed into a sumptuous dance hall straight out of Havana’s Old Town. JDRF is a leading global organisation funding research of Type 1 Diabetes, so while the tickets are on the pricier side, rest assured, it’s for a fantastic cause.

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Dine at Epicurean

When: Monday - Sunday

Where: Crown Towers Perth

Price: From $42

For those who prefer to be spontaneous rather than planning weeks or months in advance, Epicurean Perth is there for you any day of the week. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the open kitchen with awe-inspiring views of Crown Towers’ resort and pools. There’s a mix of Western and Asian cuisine, meaning there’s something for even your fussiest friends. So cash in your birthday, promotion or anniversary present and enjoy  a five-star moment by dressing to the nines for a beautiful, fine-dining experience.

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Julianne de Souza

Hi, I'm Julianne! In addition to waxing lyrical about Perth cafes and boutiques, my hobbies include spending all of my income on live music and fun pants. My favourite things about Perth are the beaches, the laid back lifestyle, and the crop of new brunch spots that appear every week.