It’s finally Eurovision week and it’s time to embrace all the glitz and giggles with your own ultimate Eurovision party.
As we cheer on TikTok star Sam Ryder as the UK entry for the 2022 contest, we need to strike the right balance between flamboyance and fun.
However you choose to celebrate the annual competition, either from the comfort of your couch or going out of your way, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to get you in the spirit of things.
From flags and decorations to food and Conchita Wurst masks, here’s everything you need to host the ultimate Eurovision.
Eurovision party decorations
Nothing will get you in the mood more than hanging colorful streamers around the room as you tune in to the Turin contest.
With just a few days left until the final, you shouldn’t delay your decorating, but there’s still a chance the living room could get dressed up while we pray for “twelve points.”
Ebay offers a range of European flags featuring some of the biggest competitors in the competition, from Sweden to Ukraine.
Whatever your price range or who you’re looking for, there are streamers to help get you in the mood for cheesy songs and lots of sparkle.
If you want to cheer on Space Man Sam Ryder, do it in style with 10 meters of Union Jack Big Flag Bunting.
Dress the house in blue, white and red for £5.99 and bring them back for the Platinum Jubilee!
Or if you’re looking for something you can use over and over again, we suggest the Luxe Gold Glitter Bunting from Party Pieces.
Light up the living room, ceiling, fireplace or staircase for just £11.99 via the Party Pieces website.
You can also recreate the magic of the Eurovision stage without having to get off the couch with Rose Gold Star Confetti – but we take no responsibility for the cleanup afterwards!
Perfect to toss around when your favorite wins or just to add that extra special sparkle to the evening, add it to your basket for £1.99 via the Party Pieces website.
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If you’re looking to dress for the grand finale, there’s only one to go – as icon it is Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst.
You can buy a mask from the Austrian singer for just £1.99 via the OnBuy website to really take your Eurovision party to the next level.
Eurovision party food
It’s not a party until there’s a feast, so lucky for us, HelloFresh has discovered Europe’s most popular party dishes for us to add to the menu.
The experts at HelloFresh have compiled a must-have list of Europe’s favorite traditional feasts with everything from sweet and savory pastries to meatballs.
HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, said, “There are some wonderful European dishes to try on this list and what better way to share them than with your family and friends at a Eurovision themed party. May 14!
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Ms Morley continued: “If you want to try as many of these foods as possible, create the ultimate buffet filled with finger foods such as mini pastries, slices of pizza and small desserts. There are already great foods for that on the list, like quiche, waffles, falafels, and churros!
“My favorite on the list is the fondue, it’s perfect to accompany a platter inspired by a cheese platter with different meats, antipasti and crackers!”
Sweet and savory pastries came out on top as the most popular party treats in seven of the participating countries with different variations you can put your culinary skills to work on.
For example, Gata from Armenia, Fritule from Croatia and Pastel de Nata from Portugal for a sweet European dessert your guests won’t want to share.
Stuffed grape or cabbage leaves are popular in Albania, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Poland and Serbia and will make a perfect savory side dish to enjoy during the contest.
HelloFresh suggests trying Gołąbki from Poland, which is made from boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling of ground pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice or barley.
You can’t go wrong with the Italian, and since they’re this year’s hosts, it seems only fitting that we sample some of their cuisine to celebrate.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-14 10:58:25