With news of none other than legendary Bonnie Tyler lined up as the UK’s entry for Eurovision this year, we simply cannot wait for Saturday 18 May when we’ll be glued to the telly to cheer her on.
What better event to get your local pub, restaurant or community centre raising donations for Stonewall than with a Eurovision party? Nothing says more about diversity than Eurovision, especially this year’s theme of ‘We are One’. Donations raised will go to supporting Stonewall’s international work helping to promote gay, lesbian and bisexual rights around the world.
We have all the tools you need to create the most memorable Eurovision party below but if you’d like to speak to one of the team about ideas or resources to help promote your party please do get in touch.
Download our Eurovision Party posters, add your own personal touch and display them in the venue and around the local area. Charge entrants £2, £5 or £10 to join the fun and choose whether to include some delicious nibbles from our recipe ideas or fun Eurovision games.
Take a look at recipes ideas given to us by the voice of Eurovision, Graham Norton!
"Eurovision has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. Whilst I’ll be busy tucking into my finest tupperware picnic for one, I urge you to get together with friends, have a fabulous party and help raise vital funds for Stonewall. So, get your gladrags on, pay what you think the party’s worth, and lets all throw our weight behind the Welsh wonder that is Bonnie Tyler!"
Or, since the host country for 2013 is Sweden, why not try these Swedish delights?
Have fun and raise donations with a game of Eurovision Bingo. Have each guest donate £1 per player sheet, print out the sheets below and have each guest fill out the remaining boxes with things they expect to see on the programme (ie. sequinned shorts, crowd booing, accordion playing… you get the idea!) The first person to fill a full line wins the round.
Challenge guests to take part in a sweepstakes where they can donate £1 to guess the Eurovision winner, guess the top score and predict which country will be bringing up the rear. Award the winner at the end of the evening and don’t forget to announce how much you’ve raised.
Up the ante and make your Eurovision do fancy dress! Encourage guests to dress as their favourite Eurovision act. From ABBA to Jedward to Dustin the Turkey, there are sure to be some amazing outfits. Why not order Stonewall merchandise to give out as prizes for best costume?