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 see how she fares against the might of European musical hot spots such as last year’s winner Sweden and close competitors Russia and Serbia.
Nothing says more about diversity than Eurovision, especially this year’s theme of ‘We are One’. Donations raised will go to supporting our international work helping to promote gay, lesbian and bisexual rights around the world. To learn more see How Your Donations Help.
We've put together some ideas for you to help you create the most memorable Eurovision party to date 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our Eurovision Party Pack to get started.
Use our Eurovision Party invitations and add your own personal touch. Charge friends £2, £5 or £10 to join the fun!
Voice of Eurovision, Graham Norton has lent us some of his own party recipes for you to try!
"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."
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. Guests 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.
Play Eurovision Sweepstakes as an opening to the evening. Write down the name of each country in the final and drop the names into a hat. When guests arrive, have them donate £1 to draw a name and watch them cheer on their chosen entries.
Get in on the action and rate the acts yourself! Rather than calling in to vote donate the cost of the call to Stonewall and distribute these scorecards to let your guests have their say. See which song would be the winner if your party were in charge.
Whatever you decide to do, have a great time and don't forget to send us photos of your party! Email them to Reiko on email@example.com or send them live via Twitter on the night to @stonewalluk.