I’ll admit that very little came to mind when it came to decorating for a Danish-themed party. Denmark flies a bit under my radar in general, except for Princess Mary, Australia’s royalty. The only other icons that come to mind are Hans Christian Andersen, author of many beloved fairy tales, and Victor Borge, the first comedian I was ever allowed to watch. But then there is LEGO and a whole host of Danish design icons to explore… so with that in mind, these are a few of my Danish Party decorations.
I found some LEGO crayons at Officeworks which will be used to fill out our judging forms (see next post).
For artwork, I love these minimalist book covers for Hans Christian Andersen stories: The Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Ugly Duckling.
I’m also using these love birds by Danish designer Kay Bojesen somewhere.
We’ll have Mary in a framed place of pride as well.
I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers, but I’m hoping the #JoinUs and diamonds of their theme art will play a big part in the show. So I’ve made these sweet origami paper diamonds with the hashtag to frame the television.
I’ve also hacked together some geometric pyramids and diamonds out of straws. I don’t know if this will come into play with the set or not, but they were in some of the website backgrounds… so we’ll see.
Then as a bit of inspiration, I’ve put some Hans Christian Andersen quotes over photographs of mine. I’ve got these hanging around the house, and you’re welcome to use them too. (Click photos for larger images.)
Like last year, I have put together booklets for the 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.
Folding instructions here.
If you’re putting together a last-minute party, feel free to use my template. It’s probably not that great for printing, but for email/Facebook, it looks great. Just fill in the what/where/when (hvad/hvor/når) with your own party details using white text over top. Or whatever suits your fancy.
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Eurovision 2014 is nearly here. Australia actually gets to participate in a non-participating way. And we are busy planning our party.
I’ve got my Pinterest inspiration board in full swing, and this year I’m making a YouTube playlist of current popular Danish music to play before/after the broadcast. (And I’m actually really digging some of the artists I’ve come across.)
More decoration ideas and printables coming in the next couple of days!
Again, don’t miss this year’s Minipop Icons of the contestants. And the Chow Down to Eurovision series over at Don’t Boil the Sauce.