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Throw the ultimate World Cup party

After Tuesday’s nail-biting match which left the nation’s pub-goers soaked in beer from raucous all-nighter celebrations, we’re anticipating big things as we take on the Swedes on Saturday. We think the country deserves a bit of a knees up in honour of man of the moment, Harry Kane, (and to help distract us from the inevitable stress of the match). Here’s our product guide for throwing the ultimate World Cup party.

This party essential has earned number one top spot on our list because it’s basically imperative that ‘Three Lions’ is played at your party at some point during the evening. These portable speakers pack a punch and are waterproof (or beer-proof), perfect for any drink-throwing that may occur as a result of winning the match.
£69; more info

England bunting
You were hesitant at first, but with the Sweden game looming and England’s chances increasing, perhaps it’s time to go all out and invest in some St George’s-style flag bunting to show your support. The bunting is great value and will up the ante on your football décor from as little as £6. It’s not all about England you know, but luckily has got you covered no matter your team.
£5.95; more info

Big screen
For a sporting event with such significance, a normal-sized television just doesn’t make the cut. Go big and upgrade with a projection of the game on a living room or garden wall and you won’t miss a second of the action. This snazzy gadget extends the image to up to 300 inches and offers clarity even in broad daylight.
£529; more info

Paper lanterns
Pick out some paper lanterns in the colours of your chosen team for a more tasteful decoration option. These lightweight party pieces can be hung from the ceiling and cost just £7.49 for a pack of three.
£7.49; more info

British beer crate
Watching a game of football isn’t quite the same without a beer in hand. The Best of British Beer can help you deliver with their rustic wooden crate of fine British craft beers from across the country, so you can support UK business while enjoying your favourite tipple – how patriotic!
£49.95; more info

Football-themed cake
Go the extra mile with a spectacular World Cup themed cake that will act as a statement table centerpiece. The clever bakers at Elegateau will work with you to create your desired bespoke design and allow you to pick from a wide range of flavours and fillings.
See website for prices; more info

England top
You’ve got to make sure you’re dressed for the occasion and of course your attire of choice needs to be football related. England shirts are (predictably) through the roof, with this particularly retro number a popular choice.
£34.99; more info

Football bean bags
Get a couple of these football bean bags dotted around your garden or living room to complete the theme – also great for the ultimate slump when the match ends, guests leave, and you can quit your hosting duties.
£21.99; more info