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

Are you hosting a Eurovision watching party this year? (Image: Eurovision.TV)Are you hosting a Eurovision watching party this year? (Image: Eurovision.TV)
Are you hosting a Eurovision watching party this year? (Image: Eurovision.TV)

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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?

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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

Qualatex Planet Earth Globe Balloons: £8.59 for 25 BUY

Beistle International Flag Plates: £4.96 for 8 BUY

Party Delights International Flag Cups: £2.59 for 8 BUY

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

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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

New Look Sequin Dress: £24 BUY

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

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

Celebrity Face Masks Conchita Wurst: £1.99, BUY

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

Picard Portuguese Custard Tarts: £4.99 for 6 BUY

ALDI Apple Strudel: £0.89 BUY

Penasol Sangria: £3.25 for 1 litre BUY

Guinness Beer: £9 for 10, BUY

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.

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

Party Packs A3 Score Sheet Poster: £2.34 BUY

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