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How to Host a Euro 2016 Final Party

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for… the UEFA EUROs 2016 final! Held only every four years, it would be a sin to not celebrate in style and what better way than to host a Euro 2016 final party. You’ve invited all of your friends over, but what now? Our guide on how to host a Euro 2016 final party will make sure you are fully prepared for every minute your guests are over, so everything will run as smooth as David Beckham’s sleek hairstyles.

Snacks

The only thing which is as important as making sure your television won’t decide to break during a match is having the perfect snacks. We’ve thought through every last bit to ensure that you have no issues with your football snacks so you’ll be able to fully concentrate on the game rather than the growling hunger pangs and if you do get peckish during a game, you can snack without disruption!

Easy Meals

Nobody wants to have to decide whether to focus their attention on their food or the match on the screen in front of them. That’s why we’ve made a list of hassle-free and filling food which you can eat without having to chase pieces of food around a plate with a fork or spoon and can keep your eyes on the game at all time.

  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Sausage Rolls

For the ultimate burger, head over to Pinterest for some inspiration. If you really don’t want to make anything, order in a pizza and stock up on microwaveable burgers and sausage rolls in advance – we won’t tell if you don’t!

Finger Food

When you’re feeling a little bit peckish but don’t want to mess around, having a few finger food football snacks readily prepared will have you thanking yourself repeatedly. We also considered the fact that nobody wants to be eating loud crunchy food which disables you from hearing the football commentator so we picked out the quietest of light yet satisfying snacks.

  • Chocolate
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruit Salad

Purchasing all of your favourite chocolate and putting it all into a large bowl is one of our genius ideas to start with. If you’ve bought large bars, break them up into the bowl and ensure to remove every wrapper. This way, you don’t have to deal with the rustling of opening packets and you can let your chocolate melt away in your mouth guilt-free. If you’re more of a sweet fan, switch out the chocolate for marshmallows. If you wish to engage in a little healthy eating, preparing a fruit salad is a great idea – just remember to use a spoon to eat it a lot easier.

Cocktails

You cannot host a successful Euro 2016 final party with some booze. Here are five of our top football cocktails to wash down the multitude of football snacks and add to the excitement of the final.

The Luck of the Irish

Even though Ireland is out of the game, their cocktail isn’t. For a nice simple cocktail, The Luck of the Irish is perfect for you. Mixing Irish whiskey and lemonade is always a good shout and this will confirm any suspicions you may have. It doesn’t need many ingredients so it’s perfect if you don’t have time to nip to the local shop between matches and most importantly, it tastes delicious.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 10 oz Lemonade
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon slice

Method:

To make the first of your football cocktails, start by mixing together the Irish whiskey and lemonade. Next, pour it into glass full of ice and complete by garnishing with the lemon slice. As The Luck of the Irish cocktail is so quick and easy to make, you’ll also have more time to look over our UEFA EURO 2016 calendar so you don’t miss a match!

The Crowd Tamer

Without loud chants and over-excited fans, football just wouldn’t be the same. However, sometimes the crowds can get a little too rowdy and need a reality check to keep everything under control. The Crowd Tamer cocktail will sort this out and keep everyone feeling calm and collected as if they were sat on a beach in Hawaii.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Handful of basil leaves
  • 50ml coconut cream
  • 50ml lime juice
  • 50ml sugar syrup
  • Blue curacao
  • Lemon peel
  • Passion fruit shell
  • Ice

Method:

To make The Crowd Tamer cocktail, begin my blending the basil leaves with the coconut cream and lime juice. Next, pour the mixture into a jug and add the whiskey, sugar syrup and plenty of ice. Once stirred, pour into glasses and balance the passion shell on top so it floats on the drink. Fill the shell with blue curacao; add some lemon zest and your Crowd Tamer is ready to do its job!

Necessary Roughness

The Necessary Roughness cocktail is perfect for adding to your football cocktails menu. It may be super strong but sometimes that’s the key to the best cocktail, besides; you won’t need to drink lots of these cocktails to have full spirits for both football and alcohol content.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • ½ oz peach schnapps
  • ½ oz Crème de cassis
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge to garnish
  • Ice
  • Salt

Method:

Begin by rimming a margarita glass with salt and place to one side. Next, put the tequila, peach schnapps, crème de cassis and lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake it vigorously to blend. Once shaken, strain the mixture into the readily-prepared glass and finish by garnishing with a lime wedge.

T-formation

The T-formation cocktail just had to earn a spot in our top 5 football cocktails list because it just tastes too amazing to miss out on. If you’re not a fan of the stronger cocktails whilst watching the game because you want to put extra focus on the match then this one is perfect for you. Plus, it looks ace!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ oz sweet tea
  • ½ southern comfort
  • ¼ oz Apricot nectar
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Lemon wheel slice to garnish
  • Ice

Method:

To make the T-formation cocktail, simply take a highball glass, fill with ice and pour in the sweet tea, southern comfort, peach schnapps, apricot nectar, lemon, lemonade and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Complete your football cocktail by garnishing with the lemon wheel slice and its ready to serve!

Caipbeerinha

Everyone has enjoyed a nice cold pint of beer at a football match at least once in their life. To switch it up during UEFA EURO 2016, why not try the Caipbeerinha cocktail which utilises beer but makes it so much better.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 oz cachaça
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 6 mint leaves
  • ½ oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz beer
  • Ice

Method:

To make the Caipbeerinha, begin by muddling together the juice from the lemon and lime wedges and agave nectar. Next, add the mint leaves and cachaça shake with ice and pour into the glass. Finally, top up the glass with beer and serve.

Music

Having a football playlist prepared to maintain the atmosphere during half-time and before and after the game is super useful. To save you the trouble of making a playlist, connect up a speaker and get blasting these bangin’ beats below! Why not check out our range of speaker systems available here at Mankind so you can play our football songs playlist in style too?

What team are you rooting for? Let us know over on Twitter at @MankindCoUk!



Shannon

Shannon

Features Editor

Throughout my life I've been passionate about film, music and culture from around the globe. I’m here to bring you the latest lifestyle features, from film releases and music, to cocktails and recipe inspiration, keeping you in the loop of all the latest trends worth talking about.