This is everything you need to throw a Eurovision party at home

This is everything you need to throw a Eurovision party at home
Are you hosting a Eurovision watching party this year? (Image: Eurovision.TV)

by Sally Hickey

It’s nearly that time of year again, where European countries (and Australia) battle it out to win the Eurovision song contest.

Have you cleared your weekend of plans? Are you dusting off your sequins and warming up your vocal chords?

For those brave souls hosting a Eurovision party, we have eased the pain of the marathon drinking, dancing and karaoke session by sourcing all the best party ideas to maintain the enthusiasm through to the early hours. At least it only happens once a year…

Eurovision decorations

The most important thing to get right is the international theming. From bunting to cups, we’ve found the best decorations that will get your guests in the mood.

Midlands Flags European Nations Bunting: £4.95 for 6 metres BUY

bunting

Qualatex Planet Earth Globe Balloons: £8.59 for 25 BUY

GLOBE BALLOONS

Beistle International Flag Plates: £4.96 for 8 BUY

FLAG PLATES

Party Delights International Flag Cups: £2.59 for 8 BUY

FLAG CUPS

Greens of Gloucestershire Cocktail Stick Flags: £3.99 for 100 BUY

FLAG STICKS

Eurovision fancy dress

The next best thing to get right is your outfit. Appropriate Eurovision attire can range from sequins to ABBA costumes, to the wildly popular German traditional dress. Whatever you wear, it’s got to be loud!

Bow German Beer Festival Costume: £18.99 BUY

GERMAN BEER DRESS

New Look Sequin Dress: £24 BUY

NEW LOOK DRESS

Elliott’s Fancy Dress Shop Male Rumba (Spanish) Costume: £19.95 BUY

spanish fancy dress

Fancy Dress Ball Men’s Super Trooper Costume: £24.99, BUY

ABBA

Celebrity Face Masks Conchita Wurst: £1.99, BUY

CONCHITA WURST

Eurovision food and drink

At some point your guests will tire of the relentless series of flat notes and off-beat songs, and they’ll start sniffing around for refreshments. Time to show that gourmet international spread you prepared earlier, made up of delicious European finger food and drinks.

ASDA Sausage Roll Party Selection: £3 for 40 BUY

ASDA SAUSAGE ROLLS

Picard Portuguese Custard Tarts: £4.99 for 6 BUY

CUSTARD TARTS

ALDI Apple Strudel: £0.89 BUY

APPLE STRUDEL

Penasol Sangria: £3.25 for 1 litre BUY

sangria

Guinness Beer: £9 for 10, BUY

guinness

Eurovision activities

We all know that some of the performances can go on…and on…and on…and sometimes not even Graham Norton’s sassy commentary can keep us interested. So how do you ensure your guests don’t start to doze off? These party games are sure to help.

Angie Beal Designs Happy Eurovision Drinking Game Card: £3.25 BUY

eurovision drinking game

Party Packs A3 Score Sheet Poster: £2.34 BUY

EUROVISION SCORE CARD

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