Whether football comes home this year or not, the Euro 2020 final is the perfect excuse to indulge in food and drinks and have a party.
The Euros will draw to a close on 11th July, and with one of the top contenders (France) already missing out on the trophy, the title is still very much up for grabs.
So, as restrictions allow parties outside, or a few close friends indoors, how can you create the best Euro 2020 finals party?
This guide will share some ideas for food, décor and half-time entertainment. With a good dose of patriotism, of course.
Obviously, a party is only as good as the attendees. If you, yourself, are heavily into the football, you should only invite other football fanatics. Otherwise, you might miss some of the action by chatting or looking at someone’s holiday pics. If you’re just looking for an excuse to have friends around and don’t actually care about the verdict, the more the merrier!
After a long battle between 24 teams, there are many cuisines you could choose for your banquet. And since we’re all pretty acquainted with UK food, the Euro final is the perfect time to pay homage to different foods from across the continent.
You can either take on the challenge of making a million and one dishes yourself, or task each guest with bringing a different country’s specialty. You’ll be enjoying a slice of pizza with your moussaka and a baklava for dessert. Delicious.
If you’ve not already done so, pretty much everything should be donned in flags. If England reach the final, you can wear the three lions with pride. Otherwise, there are plenty of European flags to choose from on Amazon.
You could even print out flags, glue them to cocktail sticks, and place them in your food platters.
Most workplaces have a sweepstake that will already have taken place. But for the final, you can use betting sites UK to place your bets on the Euros winner. Alternatively, you could turn it into a drinking game. Take a sip for every minute of extra time, injuries or even yellow cards.
During half time, you’ll have a bit of time to relax before the second half. But relaxing doesn’t create much of a party vibe. Instead of sitting back and listening to the game analysis, half time is the perfect time to provide some entertainment.
If you have a garden, why not play a little football yourself? Or try your hand at a little Sports trivia. For those who have the house to themselves you can even put some football anthems on to chant along to.
With food from across the continent, cheap and cheerful décor and very friendly bets in place, you’re set for a great final day of the Euros. Hopefully, the weather will stay dry and you’ll be free to head into the garden for a barbeque, or to cheer on the winner with the next-door neighbours.