Being the responsible party hosts that we are, we recognise that drinking games aren’t for everybody. So in the interests of balance, here’s a gambling game for you!
Sweepstakes are a fun way to get behind a country (other than the UK of course) and root for them to do well without having to invest precious free time researching the acts on the internets and watching the rehearsal footage. Seriously, who has the time? Oh…
Anyway – the rules of sweepstakes are pretty easy. Cut up the super cute sweepstakes sheet Mission Eurovision have lovingly prepared for you, and fold the pieces up so you can’t see the countries. Your guests then draw countries from a party hat until all the countries have been selected. They then become your chosen countries to support for the live final.
Traditionally, players put a mutually agreed amount of money in the kitty before the countries are picked. Whoever has chosen the country that wins then wins the money (or you could do a sliding scale of 50% for 1st place, 30% for 2nd place and 20% for 3rd).
If you don’t want to gamble, you could consider a prize for the person who picks the winning country, and a forfeit (like the washing up!) for the person who picks the country who get the fewest points. Unless it’s the UK. Again. Losing twice just ain’t cricket.