Here’s our super-speedy printable DIY bunting complete with all the flags of the competing nations.Welcome your guests in true multilingual style by creating signs featuring the words willkommen, vítejte and bienvenido or how about laskavo prosymo for our Ukrainian hosts? Oh, and don't forget to signpost people to the "WaterLOO".
For extra fun at your shindig, download these printable photo booth props. Save the snaps to print out and keep or join in the fun on the night and share them on social media.
10-minute fancy dress
For quick and easy costume ideas, try one of these:
- Channel your inner Geri Halliwell and turn a flag into a dress with the help of a few safety pins.
- Be the host with the most and go for the full Graham Norton with a glittery jacket and grey beard.
- Take inspiration from this year’s host Ukraine, and sport a fabulous “Vyshyvanka” – the traditional Ukrainian folk costume.
- Create a Bucks Fizz-inspired outfit by recycling an old skirt with Velcro strips.
Eurovision fun for kids
Ask the kids to make some Strictly-style score paddles to rate if each song is Euro-pop or Euro-flop. Using table tennis bats or paper plates, stick Abba on one for “douze points” and Jemini on the other for “nul points”.
For a spot of healthy competition, give a prize and a hearty Cliff Richard “Congratulations”, to the first person that shouts out the capital city when the country with the top score from each jury is announced.
Eurovision food ideas
Create your own “Making Your Mind Up” buffet and “Ooh Ahh Just a Little Bit” drinks station with cheeky signs. Why not ask each guest to bring along a dish from the country of their choice? Here are some international foodie ideas:
How to make mini microphone cupcakes
To make 12 mini microphones you will need:
- 12 ready-made cupcakes
- 12 waffle ice-cream cones
- 150g (5oz) white cooking chocolate
- 25g (1oz) unsalted butter
- 100g (3 1/2oz) icing sugar
- Edible silver glitter
1. Cut the end off each waffle ice-cream cone, around 5cm from the bottom.
2. For the white chocolate truffle, melt the white cooking chocolate and the unsalted butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, until smooth. Fold in the icing sugar and stir until stiffened – set aside for 30 minutes.
3. Once the mixture is cool, roll into 12 balls. Place the white chocolate truffle on top of the cone and gently press it into place.
4. Dip the truffle end of the microphone in edible silver glitter or in hundreds and thousands. Simply place one mini microphone on top of each cupcake for some Eurovision-inspired sweet treats.
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