Unite with music with our Eurovision party ideas 2024

Taking place in Sweden this year, the Grand Final will be something to remember.

Karaoke time. Vibrant young woman singing into a microphone while partying with her friends at night. Group of happy female friends having a good time together on the weekend.

by Piper Huxley |
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The Eurovision Song Contest is something we look forward to each year, and Yours has the best Eurovision party ideas for a contest to remember. From Lulu's catchy Boom Bang-a-Bang to ABBA’s classic Waterloo, this continent-wide celebration has given us some memorable moments - as well as plenty of international music to enjoy. Last year's winner, Loreen is from Sweden - so, they're on hosting duties.

So, whether you’re having a small get-together or a full-house watch party, we’ve got you covered with some of the best Eurovision party ideas with games, costume inspiration and more. Eurovision comes but once a year and is a cause for celebration. Sweden is such a great host, too. We're sure there will be some surprises on the way - since it marks 50 years since the iconic band ABBA won with Waterloo.

Best Eurovision party ideas 2024 at a glance

Best Eurovision party game: Eurovision 2024 Bingo Sheets (12 Player Cards) - Buy now on Etsy
Best for music: Now That's What I Call Eurovision CD - Buy now on Amazon UK
Best Eurovision costume: ABBA-Inspired Fancy Dress Costume - Buy now on Amazon UK

So, it's worth it to go 'all out' for the occasion. After all, the contest brings so many countries together with music, a universal language. Whether a die-hard fan attending the finale in Liverpool or cheering for your favourite act at home, we've hand-picked the best ideas for a Eurovision party – from cheesy costumes to decorations. Some of our Eurovision party ideas are worthy of earning at least 12 points.

Best Eurovision party ideas 2024

Our checklist consists of games, food, outfits and decorations. Plus, you shouldn't forget the theme. Eurovision is a yes - but are you going for something country-specific or something a little more general? After all, this guarantees that all your decorations, signs and supplies are cohesive.

Games

It wouldn't be a party without some games – and we’re not talking Musical Chairs. No, we’re talking about entertaining guests before the show airs and during the boring bits. From Strictly-style scoring paddles to trivia, we’ve got some Eurovision party games to suggest.

Best Eurovision party game

Eurovision 2024 Bingo Sheets (12 Player Cards)Etsy
Price: £2.30 (was £4.20)

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From Etsy, we love this printable Eurovision 2024 Bingo Sheets. Coming as 12 unique bingo cards, this set is perfect for any Eurovision shindig. Gather around the screen and listen out to cross categories off: such as 'ABBA is mentioned' or 'heart-shaped hand gestures'. Don't forget a prize, either.

Best for judging

Song Contest Scoring PaddlesNot on the High Street
Price: £7.77 (was £12.95)

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Become the judging panel with these Eurovision Song Contest Score Paddles from Not on the High Street. Rate performances and it'll get your guests talking about certain acts.

Best for music

The perfect playlist for your evening, pop on this CD for plenty of Eurovision favourites. With this bumper-pack of Eurovision history, you could have a good sing-song, too. Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit of karaoke does no harm.Amazon
Price: $32.15

The perfect playlist for your evening, pop on this NOW That's What I Call Eurovision CD for plenty of Eurovision favourites. With this bumper-pack of Eurovision history, you could have a good sing-song, too. Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit of karaoke does no harm.

Bumper-pack of Eurovision games

Eurovision Party Games BundleEtsy

An ideal addition to your Eurovision party, this instantly downloadable Eurovision Party Games Bundle is a hit. This downloadable Eurovision Party Bundle contains 6 games guaranteed to get your Eurovision party started with a bang! There is a Sweepstake kit, Scorecards, Trivia, Song Match-Up, Bingo and even a Drinking Game.

Decorations

Next, come decorations - which are vital for hosting a good party. Don't worry, we've not just included flags. Save that for a Coronation party. With Eurovision, you want something a little flashier, sparklier and not just the Union Jack hanging in your lounge. You could even theme your Eurovision party around a certain country, for example, Sweden which won last year.

Yours has found some fantastic Euroivison party decoration ideas - from cushions to banners.

Best flag decoration

Eurovision BuntingAmazon
Price: $29.99

Okay - we've got the flags out of the way first. For Eurovision, having a multi-international flag banner or burning works best. If you're not theming your party around a certain country, then having a mix of flags like this Eurovision Bunting works best.

Best Eurovision poster

Eurovision 2024 A4 Posteretsy

Get ready to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest in style with this vibrant Eurovision 2024 A4 Poster. This poster features a stunning design that captures all of our excitement.

Best Eurovision decor

Eurovision Song Contest 'Douze Points' GarlandTalking Tables

Bring Douze Points home with this banner. It's perfect for your Eurovision party.

Best Eurovision tableware

Table Runner - Eurovision, Flags of Eurovision Countries, International FlagsEtsy
Price: £42.62+

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To make your Eurovision party look the part, make your table-setting look picturesque with these heart-shaped flags representing Eurovision countries - this stylish Eurovision Table Runner is a must-have. Available in cotton twill or cotton and in two different sizes, this table runner will look great alongside your spread.

Outfits and costumes

Of course, you can dress up for a Eurovision party.

In fact, we highly encourage Eurovision-themed fancy dress. You will probably get quite a few sparkly ABBA-style jumpsuits turning up at your door, so we have some alternatives, too. By all means, jump on the 70s glam trend and you’ll become the Dancing Queen. Or, you could go for some quirky Eurovision-inspired earrings. Yours has found some Eurovision outfit ideas that’ll rock your world.

Best Eurovision costume

Womens Mamma Mia Fancy Dress CostumeAmazon
Price: £22.99

Finally, face your Waterloo with this fancy dress pick. Inspired by the most iconic band of the 20th Century, this 70s pop diva-inspired costume comes in UK Sizes 10-12 or 14-16.

Best Eurovision tee

United by Music Eurovision Songcontest 2024Amazon
Price: £14.99

Celebrate Eurovision 2024 in style with this unique Eurovision t-shirt. This unisex tee comes in sizes S to 3XL for the perfect fit, as well as kid's sizes. Grab a few of these maybe for the whole gang?

Best Eurovision accessory

Eurovision Cowboy HatNot on the High Street

Eurovision deserves to be met with excitement, energy and a fabulous outfit. What better way to support your country than dressed in glitter, feathers, and rhinestones? This Eurovision Hat is over-the-top in the best way and embodies the spirit of Eurovision.

Best Eurovision earrings

Douze Points EarringsEtsy

Choose between frosted, pink and silver mirrors for these recycled, Eurovision-inspired earrings from Etsy. One of our favourite picks of the bunch, these zany and old earrings will sure to get some attention and remind everyone that you're Eurovision's biggest fan. You can get the same design in blue and yellow, like the Ukranian flag, too.

Best celeb Eurovision mask

Make them laugh with this cheesy, easy-breezy Graham Norton mask. Graham has become synonymous with the event over here in the UK, and someone is bound to dress up as the presenter. Simply, tie and go.

Food and drink

Get your friends together for a night of Euro-themed fun and party food. With our picks, why not select a dish from your chosen country – like Swedish meatballs or German Apple Strudel?

As for food, make it simple, nibbles are best, but ensure that everyone's preferences and intolerances are catered for. Why not make some signature cocktails for the night? Have a non-alcoholic option, too. We recommend taking a look at the BBC Good Food’s list of Eurovision recipes for inspiration.

Best Eurovision party ideas FAQs

When is Eurovision on?

The Grand Finale of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Malmö Arena in Sweden on Saturday 11th May 2024 with the semi-finals taking place on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th May 2024. It'll be presented by Swedish comedian Petra Mede and actress Malin Åkerman, with British icon Graham Norton offering his infamous (and hilarious) running commentary.

How do I create a country-themed snack board for Eurovision?

The traditional way to watch Eurovision is with a feast of dishes from the competing countries. But, figuring out what to put out for the Big Day can get confusing and may take some research. We've got some advice with the help from ultrafast grocery delivery brand, Getir - who have launched 'Taste of Europe' bundles to help with your European feast. You're on track for the best Eurovision party ever...

Experts at Getir say, ‘’Country-themed boards and platters are a fun and memorable way to engage your guests for a night of Eurovision celebrations at home. But big or small, they must have variety - packed full of different flavours, colours and textures to satisfy both the eyes and the tastebuds."

France - is known for their love of cheese. Camembert will serve you well. Red wine will take you straight to Paris.

Italy - is unique with a penchant for artisan bread, hard cheese and Prosciutto. Beer and pizza are fab, too.

Germany - is very meat-centric, so let them be the star of the board. Don't forget pretzels and savoury snacks.

Spain - is famed for their tapas, filled with traditional foods with cured chorizo, tangy cheeses and sickly churros.

UK - is an easier cuisine to tackle. Think beige foods such as sausage rolls and Jaffa Cakes for something sweet.

Who is the UK entrant for Eurovision 2024?

2022's UK entry saw Sam Ryder take runner-up with Space Man with 466 points - which made a change from our abysmal nil points in 2021. Last year, in 2023, singer-songwriter Mae Muller took on the challenge with I Wrote a Song. And, for 2024, Eurovision is passing the torch over to Olly Alexander, lead singer of Years & Years and star of BBC's comedy-drama It's A Sin.

Graham Norton thinks 'bona fide pop star' Olly Alexander can win Eurovision for the UK - a departure from last year's disappointingly low score. Hopefully, Olly will earn us a few douze points... We will see.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.

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