Eurovision Themed Party Menu: A Culinary Journey Across Europe


Welcome, music lovers and party enthusiasts, to our dazzling Eurovision-themed party! This celebration calls for a vibrant and diverse menu inspired by the participating countries. From appetizing starters to delightful main courses and sweet desserts, this menu captures the essence of Eurovision’s international flavour. Paired with refreshing drinks, your guests are sure to enjoy this culinary journey across Europe. Let’s get ready for a night of great food, fantastic music, and unforgettable fun!

Embracing the Spirit of Eurovision

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world's most famous and longest-running music competitions, bringing together countries from across Europe (and beyond) to compete in a spectacular showcase of music, culture, and entertainment. Since its inception in 1956, Eurovision has become a cultural phenomenon, known for its eclectic mix of musical genres, elaborate performances, and vibrant celebrations of diversity and unity. Hosting a Eurovision-themed party is all about capturing this spirit of international camaraderie and joyous festivity.

Appetizers: Opening Acts

  1. Spanish Tapas Platter
    • Ingredients: Assorted cured meats (chorizo, serrano ham), Manchego cheese, marinated olives, roasted red peppers, breadsticks.
    • Instructions: Arrange cured meats, Manchego cheese slices, marinated olives, roasted red peppers, and breadsticks on a large platter. Serve at room temperature for guests to enjoy a variety of Spanish flavours.
  2. Greek Spanakopita Triangles
    • Ingredients: 1 package phyllo dough, 1 lb fresh spinach (chopped), 1 cup feta cheese (crumbled), 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup fresh dill (chopped), 2 cloves garlic (minced), 2 eggs (beaten), 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, mix spinach, feta, ricotta, dill, garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper. Lay a sheet of phyllo dough on a clean surface and brush with olive oil. Place another sheet on top and brush with olive oil again. Cut into strips. Place a spoonful of spinach mixture at one end of each strip and fold into triangles. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Main Courses: Show-Stopping Entrees

  1. Italian Margherita Pizza
    • Ingredients: 1 pizza dough, 1 cup marinara sauce, 1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced), fresh basil leaves, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 475°F. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface. Transfer to a baking sheet or pizza stone. Spread marinara sauce over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust. Arrange mozzarella slices on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce
    • Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup milk, 1 egg, 1 small onion (finely chopped), 1/4 tsp allspice, salt and pepper to taste, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp flour, 1 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup lingonberry jam.
    • Instructions: In a bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, onion, allspice, salt, and pepper. Form into small meatballs. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs and set aside. Add flour to the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in sour cream. Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve with a dollop of lingonberry jam.

Sides: Supporting Roles

  1. German Potato Salad
    • Ingredients: 2 lbs potatoes (peeled and diced), 1/2 cup bacon (chopped), 1 small onion (finely chopped), 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped), salt and pepper to taste.
    • Instructions: Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside. In the same skillet, sauté onion until soft. Add vinegar and mustard, stirring to combine. Return potatoes and bacon to the skillet and toss to coat. Season with salt, pepper, and parsley.
  2. French Ratatouille
    • Ingredients: 1 eggplant (diced), 1 zucchini (diced), 1 yellow squash (diced), 1 red bell pepper (diced), 1 onion (chopped), 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz), 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste, fresh basil for garnish.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, and onion. Sauté until vegetables are tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil before serving.

Desserts: Sweet Finales

  1. Portuguese Pastéis de Nata
    • Ingredients: 1 package puff pastry, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup flour, 6 egg yolks, 1 tsp vanilla extract, powdered sugar for dusting, ground cinnamon for dusting.
    • Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out puff pastry and cut into circles to fit a muffin tin. In a saucepan, heat milk and cream until simmering. In another saucepan, combine sugar and water, bringing to a boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. In a bowl, whisk flour and egg yolks until smooth. Slowly add hot milk mixture, whisking constantly. Return to saucepan and cook until thickened. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour custard into pastry shells and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon before serving.
  2. British Eton Mess
    • Ingredients: 2 cups strawberries (hulled and chopped), 1 tbsp sugar, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup meringue cookies (crushed).
    • Instructions: In a bowl, mix strawberries with sugar and set aside. In another bowl, whip heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Layer strawberries, whipped cream, and crushed meringue cookies in serving glasses. Repeat layers and serve immediately.

Drinks: Refreshing Beverages

  1. Austrian Hugo Cocktail (Alcoholic Option)
    • Ingredients: 1 oz elderflower syrup, 4 oz prosecco, 2 oz soda water, fresh mint leaves, lime slices, ice.
    • Instructions: In a glass, combine elderflower syrup, prosecco, and soda water. Add fresh mint leaves and lime slices. Fill the glass with ice and stir gently.
  2. Spanish Sangria
    • Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine, 1/4 cup brandy, 1/4 cup orange liqueur, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup simple syrup, 1 orange (sliced), 1 lemon (sliced), 1 lime (sliced), 1 cup mixed berries, soda water for topping.
    • Instructions: In a large pitcher, combine red wine, brandy, orange liqueur, orange juice, and simple syrup. Add orange, lemon, and lime slices along with mixed berries. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve over ice and top with a splash of soda water.
  3. Italian Lemonade Spritzer (Non-Alcoholic)
    • Ingredients: 4 cups sparkling water, 1 cup lemonade concentrate, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, lemon slices for garnish, ice.
    • Instructions: In a pitcher, combine sparkling water, lemonade concentrate, and lemon juice. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.


This Eurovision-themed party menu offers a delightful array of dishes and drinks that will transport your guests on a culinary journey across Europe. From the appetizing starters to the sweet finales, each recipe is designed to make your evening memorable. Enjoy the food, the drinks, and the exciting atmosphere of Eurovision!


What is Eurovision? The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed live, and viewers from around the world cast votes to determine the winner. Known for its eclectic mix of musical genres, elaborate performances, and celebration of diversity, Eurovision has been a beloved event since its inception in 1956.

Can I prepare these dishes in advance? Yes, many of these items can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you to focus on hosting during the party.

What non-alcoholic drinks can I serve? In addition to the Italian Lemonade Spritzer, you can offer a variety of non-alcoholic drinks like iced tea, fruit-infused water, or a non-alcoholic punch to keep all guests refreshed and happy.

How can I cater to dietary restrictions with this menu? Offer a variety of dishes, including vegetarian options like Greek Spanakopita Triangles and French Ratatouille. Clearly label any potential allergens.

What's the best way to serve the food at a Eurovision-themed party? Buffet-style serving works well for a Eurovision party, allowing guests to mingle and serve themselves from a beautifully presented spread.

How can I make the party more interactive with the food and drinks? To make the party more interactive, consider setting up a DIY cocktail station where guests can mix their own drinks. You can also include Eurovision-themed trivia games, a costume contest inspired by famous performances, or even organize a viewing of the Eurovision Song Contest itself to keep everyone entertained and immersed in the festive spirit.