It’s almost here, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest grand final.
What more reason to celebrate?
Time to take out every glittery item of clothing you’ve ever owned, all those cheesey CDs you’ve been hiding away and those dance moves you’ve been warned never to attempt again.
It’s Eurovision, anything goes!
Here’s your guide on how to hold theEurovision bash.
Rally the troops - via a social media group - and get each member to bid for a country.
A sweepstake if you will.
Organising the office Eurovision sweep. I managed to draw Conchita last year, in a very 'Father Ted's raffle' situation.— Stephen Graham (@StephenCVGraham) May 21, 2015
Each troop shall then pledge allegiance to their country by either dressing in their country’s colours or national dress.
If you believe they are dressed appropriately, award them with their country's song lyrics to complete their attire.
Each guest should sing along to their act during their performance, in the spirit of Eurovision.
Get the complete songbook here
Bunting, bunting and more bunting.
Flags, flags and more flags.
It’s not the Eurovision without a good flag.
Any excuse to buy food from that international section you’ve always been afraid to approach.
French pastries, German meats, Italian pizzas - what’s not to like?
A helpful rule for #Eurovision party planning: decide how many varieties of European cheese you think you’ll need, and then add three more.— Tesco (@Tesco) May 19, 2015
From Abba to Johnny Logan, the Eurovision has given us some of the catchiest tunes of all time.
So as your guests enter the party, why not remind them of this.
Here are some of our favourites:
That should get the party going!
It’s up to you and the party whether you take a sip or healthy gulp but either way, we urge you to drink responsibly.
To play a Eurovision drinking game you should drink when: