Eurovision Party 2017: Ukraine Decor

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We’re really getting into the Eurovision spirit now! We found some Ukrainian candies at the local Russian deli. So with the 2017 necklace theme art in mind, I’ve made some Ukrainian “beads” (using the template from Hattifant) and tucked the candies inside.

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And the photo in our frame of honour goes is the little Ukranian who stole everyone’s hearts… or robbed Nancy Kerrigan depending on where you stand on the 1994 Olympic ice skating battle.

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Eurovision Party: Ukrainian Playlist

Here’s the playlist of Ukrainian music we’ll be playing as pre-show music at our Eurovision Party. I tried to add only songs released in the last year with a couple of rare exceptions. I’ll admit I top-loaded the playlist with my favourites, so it may start to go downhill a bit at song #60 or so. So much ska… who knew? I am really loving some of these though and know I’m absolutely slaughtering the language as I try to sing along, but how does one resist a catchy tune?

It’s worth clicking play if only to see that first amazing clip put together for Jamala’s winning song “1944”. Chill inducing!

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Eurovision 2017 Party Invitation

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Time to save the date! Eurovision party invitations are here. Just add your own shcho/de/koly (what/where/when). If you want to get super authentic Ukrainian, you can use this cool free font based on the handwriting of famous Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure — Taras Shevchenko.

Here’s our tentative plan if you need some inspiration…
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I’m still adding bits to my Eurovision Pinterest board, so be sure to follow it for more Ukrainian ideas!

Eurovision Party 2016 : Ready!

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Old-fashioned Raspberry Kräm ready for dessert!

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Swedish table runner, elderflower syrup & napkins from IKEA… authentic to me!

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  • DIY dandelion bouquets to go with this year’s Eurovision art theme made from yarn pompoms on sticks added to jars of grass from the unmowed paddock nearby.
  • A Mäns cubicon using the artwork from Europop’s Artwork from last year and based on his pattern for the cubicons of years past to keep with tradition.
  • Dami in the Eurovision loveheart frame

Eurovision 2016 – Judge-Along Booklets

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Here are the printable booklets for the 2016 semi-finals so you can judge along at home. We give a score out of 5 for song, outfit, & performance and use that to determine who would get our douze points. Each semi-final is printed two-sided on one piece of paper and then folded into a neat booklet with no need for glue or staples.

(Right-click and “save-as” if they don’t show up correctly in browser.)

Folding instructions here.

Eurovision Party Playlist 2016

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Everybody knows Swedish pop favourites like ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base and Robyn… but I’ve put together a list of music released in the past year (more or less) by some lesser known Swedish artists to use as mood music before and after the big show at our parties.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLt2kjkW52vb0lJ9Rq2-rThaaqUPk6deZ3

Eurovision 2016 Party Invitation

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The countdown is on, and we’re less than a month from Eurovision 2016! Time to start making plans whether you have a big to-do for all 3 nights or just the grand finale! Just fill out the “vad”/”där”/”när” (what/where/when), and you’re set.

Here’s our tentative plan if you need some inspiration…
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As always, more ideas are springing up over on my Eurovision Pinterest board.

Go, Dami!

Eurovision 2015 – Judge-Along Booklets

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Here are the printable booklets for the 2015 semi-finals so you can judge along at home. We give a score out of 5 for song, outfit, & performance and use that to determine who would get our douze points. Each semi-final is printed two-sided on one piece of paper and then folded into a neat booklet with no need for glue or staples.

(Right-click and “save-as” if they don’t show up correctly in browser.)

Folding instructions here.

Eurovision Party Playlist

As in years past, I’ve been curating a playlist of artists who hail from Austria for our pre-Eurovision party… mostly because I rarely think about Austria, and I feel like it’s important to recognize that there are struggling musicians everywhere who have a song in their hearts. Some of this is outside my normal tastes, but I’ve found a way to appreciate almost all of these songs in their own way. (Disclaimer: I don’t speak German, so I can’t be responsible for the lyrical content therein. Although half the fun is not knowing the words for some of them!)