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How to Plan a Eurovision Party

Eat along with Eurovision

Eurovision fans rejoice! It's that time again to slap on some glitter, get your best bottle of bubbly on ice, and settle in for a night of cheesy tunes and some serious sass from Graham Norton in the commentary box.

If your pad is party central for this year's Grand Final, then we've got the entire night planned to help you eat along with Eurovision.

Here's some of our favourites to give you inspiration, but there's plenty more to choose from near you on Deliveroo.

Champagne reception

Bit of bubbly

Start your night as you mean to go on with some bubbles from Champagne and Fromage. If you're torn between champers and cocktails as a starter, then get making your mind up and pour a glass of buck's fizz (vintage Eurovision reference number one). Just fill a champagne flute about a third of the way up with fresh orange juice and top with champagne.

Europe's greatest hits

Ukraine

In a nod to this year's host nation of Ukraine – the country that brought you the absolute banger you can see below – why not treat your fellow Eurovision fanatics to a Kiev-style feast. A Buttermilk Chicken Kiev Schnitzel with garlic and herb mash from Chez Bob will give you a taste of the Ukrainian capital without the trek to the finals.

Spain

Pinchos coming very soon to #edgbaston ! From £1.00 per pincho! #fresh #spanish #bargain

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As one of the "Big Five" – countries that automatically make it to the Grand Final – Spain has sailed through to Kiev. Celebrate with some tasty tapas from El Borracho De Oro, perfect for picking at during the presenters' banter.

Italy

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Italy – another of the "Big Five" destined for the Grand Final – is a firm favourite to win this year's Eurovision. So why not cheer them on with a few firm favourites of your own from Bar Remo. Grab a selection of Antipasti and graze to your heart's content while watching this year's hopeful perform with a man in a gorilla suit – classic Eurovision.

France

#Feast for 2, please. 🍽😋

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Fancy France's chances this year? Well how about a winner of a chicken dinner to see you through the night? Dig into a full, flavoursome chicken French-style from Cocotte. Add some oh-so-sophisticated sides of Truffle Mac & Cheese, and just like France's penchant for power ballads, you'll add something a little bit refined to the Grand Final.

Portugal

Need a pick-me-up to get you through the next batch of acts? A Portuguese nata will do the trick. These delicate custard pastries from I Love Nata will add an element of chic to a night that's otherwise the most kitsch-filled evening in the calendar.

The best of UK

Fish and chips

It might be 20 years since Katrina and the Waves won Eurovision for the UK (feel old yet?), but that's not to say this year's hopeful won't make a splash. So roll out the bunting and lay on a fish and chip banquet from Vintage Fish to back this year's entry, Lucie Jones.

Victoria sponge

#VEGAN & #GLUTEN FREE Victoria sponge on sale in the bakery today ❤️

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It's one of the most patriotic of UK puddings, so this classic buttercream-filled cake is an essential centrepiece for your night in front of the box. Make sure you've stocked up on the queen of sandwich cakes from Angel Food Bakery – it'll definitely hit the right notes with your guests.

Of course there's a cheese course

Cheese cake

Even avid Eurovision fans will admit it's the cheesiest night of the year. So step up your cheese game with an all-cheese tiered cake from The Fine Cheese Co.. For an extra tip of the cap to our last big win, all those 20 years ago, opt for the Shine a Light cake. It is easy being cheesy after all.

Cocktail o'clock

Prosecco

Top tasting at Louis Roederer just had to try the 2002 Cristal out of magnum! Amazing!

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If the acts are dragging on a bit, and the only pop you want to hear is a fresh bottle of prosecco being opened, Loki Wine has got it covered. A light glass of Drussian Prosecco will put a dash of sparkle back into your evening. Or, try this winning recipe courtesy of the GastroGays – simply pop a brown sugar cube into the bottom of your glass, top with prosecco and add the oils from a fresh lemon peel. Definitely worth douze points.

Mule Points

Another absolute corker from the GastroGays is the Mule Points. This mix of vodka, zingy lime juice and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer is just what you need when your favourite's languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard.

The scores are in

Picking up the pizzas

Margherita. Everything you need to know 🍕👊🏻😍

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Well done for making it this far, but let's just hope you thought ahead and ordered from Crust Bros. This Deliveroo Editions restaurant will treat you right, even when the scoreboard has let you down.

Burgers make everything better

If your dream of winning a Eurovision sweepstake died a death, have a Dead Hippie from MEATLiquor on standby. Nothing soothes nul points quite like two beef patties in a bun. Better luck next year.

For a Eurovision party that's top of the leaderboard, check out the awesome eats you can order on Deliveroo.

And, for more fabulous cocktail ideas for the Grand Final, read these recipes from the GastroGays.

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