The Eurovision Song Contest comes but once a year and it’s a great excuse for a party! Today we’ve got loads of Eurovision party ideas to help you get your party started and guarantee yourself a great night that’s as weird and wonderful as the acts themselves.
Eurovision 2016 is on Saturday 14th May so now’s the time to start organising your party – keep reading for party game ideas, decorating tips and even some costume suggestions thrown in!
Eurovision party decorations
Let’s start our Eurovision party ideas with some decorating tips! Your decorations don’t need to be overcomplicated – flags are pretty standard decor for international events like Eurovision and the World Cup, so something like this international flag tableware would work great.
As for room decorations, hang some international flag bunting and paper decorations in the colours of the country you’re supporting around the room where you’ll be watching the show. You could theme your decorations around the country you’re supporting or have a combination of European flags – it’s up to you. Just make sure you rearrange your chairs so everyone can see the TV!
Eurovision fancy dress
A Eurovision party can never be too cheesy so why not ask your guests to come in fancy dress?
If you’re supporting the UK, you’ll fit right in with a union jack morphsuit like this! Alternatively, you could dress up as a previous winner like ABBA or as one of the countries taking part (lederhosen for Germany, etc). Check out our blog post on Eurovision costume ideas for even more inspiration.
Eurovision 2016 will be the second time that Australia is taking part so you could even wear something Australian in honour of this year’s special guest! Take a look at our Australian fancy dress ideas for inspiration.
Eurovision party food
If you’re putting on food for your guests, a European-themed buffet will definitely be a hit. Choose a selection of foods from the countries taking part – cheese from France, bratwurst from Germany, pizza from Italy, etc to make your Eurovision party food truly continental!
We’ve got loads more ideas in our Eurovision party food blog post – take a look for more inspiration.
Funny party games
The final part of your Eurovision party planning is games! Eurovision can be a pretty long show once it gets going (around 40 countries usually take part, not to mention all those who didn’t take part but will still be voting) so some funny party games are a must to liven things up and keep everyone entertained.
There are absolutely loads of Eurovision party games you can play but here are a couple of our favourites:
- Eurovision bingo – Fill out each box with things you expect to see on the show (Graham Norton makes fun of a country’s song, someone gets ‘nil points’, someone says ‘thank you Europe’) – you get the gist!
- Eurovision sweepstake – write the name of each country on little pieces of paper, pay a a pound to pick one out and the winner takes all!
- Eurovision drinking games – These are particularly popular with the student crowd and can be played along the same lines as the bingo – just remember to take it slow as it’s a very long show!
Now you’ve got all the inspiration you need to throw an amazing Eurovision party, head over to Party Delights to stock up on international party supplies or stay on our blog for even more Eurovision party ideas: