IT’S finally Eurovision week and it’s time to embrace all the glitter and giggles with your own ultimate Eurovision party.
While we cheer on TikTok star Sam Ryder as the UK entry for the 2022 contest, we need to create the right balance of flamboyance and fun.
However you choose to celebrate the annual competition either from the comfort of the couch or you go all out, we have 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 is everything you need to host the ultimate Eurovision do.
Eurovision party decorations
Nothing will quite get you into the spirit like hanging colourful bunting around the room as you tune into the contest in Turin.
With only a few days left until the final, you shouldn’t delay your decorating but there’s still a chance the living room can be dressed to the nines while we pray for ‘douze points’.
Or if you’re looking for something that you can use time and time again, we suggest the Luxe Gold Glitter Bunting from Party Pieces.
If you’re looking to dress up for the grand finale, there is only one to do – as the icon that it is the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst.
Eurovision party food
The experts at HelloFresh have compiled a go-to list of Europe’s favourite traditional party with everything from sweet and savoury pastries to meatballs.
HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, said: “There’s some wonderful European foods to try on this list and what better way than to share with your family and friends at a Eurovision-themed party on the 14th May!
Ms Morley continued: “If you want to try as many of these foods as possible, then create the ultimate buffet full of finger foods such as mini pastries, pizza slices and small desserts. There are some great foods for this already on the list such as quiche, waffles, falafel and churros!
“My favourite on the list is fondue, this is perfect for placing alongside a cheese board-inspired platter with different meats, antipasti and crackers!”
For instance, Gata from Armenia, Fritule from Croatia and Pastel de Nata from Portugal for a sweet European dessert that your guests won’t want to share.
Stuffed vine or cabbage leaves are popular in Albania, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Poland and Serbia and will make a perfect savoury side to enjoy during the contest.
HelloFresh suggests trying Poland’s Gołąbki which is made from boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling of minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice or barley.
You can’t go wrong with Italian, and since they are this year’s hosts it seems only right that we sample some of their cuisine in celebration.
The Eurovision Song Contest Final will be broadcast at 8pm on BBC One.