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Slovenia

Facts & Figures

Slovenia Team Logo
  • Capital City: Ljubljana
  • Population: 2m
  • Languages: Slovene
  • Team Nickname: "Zmajceki" - "Little Dragon"
  • Official Team Web Site
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Group Stage (2002, 2010)
  • Best European Championship Performance: Group Stage (2000)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 57 (February 2017)

Ideas for a Slovenia Themed Party

In 1991, Slovenia became the first of the former Yugoslavian states to gain independence. With the recognition of the new country by the international community, the new Slovenian national football team played its first FIFA-recognized game on 3 June 1992 in Tallinn against Estonia. The match ended in a 11 draw.

Slovenian Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Slovenia shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for white and green table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Slovenian Party Decorations Ideas, visit our European Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in white and green will help create the right atmosphere

Food for a Slovenia Themed Party

Slovenia is located in central Europe, in the northern corner of the former Yugoslavia, bordering Austria in the north, Hungary to the east, Croatia in the south and Italy to the west. It has a small coastal area in the southwest, which borders the Adriatic Sea. For centuries Slovenia was under foreign control, only gaining its independence in 1991. Over the centuries the people of Slovenia lived under the rule of the Holy Roman empire, the Austrian empire, and the Austro-Hungarian empire. Each of these powers, along with neighbouring Italy and the Baltic region, has contributed significantly to Slovene cuisine:
  • From Germany comes a love of pork, sauerkraut, and potatoes
  • Austria contributed klobasa (a type of sausage) and pastry items, such as zavitek (strudels) to Slovene cooking
  • Hungarian influences included golaz (goulash), paprikas (chicken or beef stew), and palacinke, thin pancakes filled with nuts or jam and topped with chocolate
  • Italian pastas, potato dumplings, and risotto are a popular part of the Slovene diet as well
Mushrooms, fresh squid from the Adriatic coastline, and pasta are popular ingredients which set Slovenian cooking apart from that of its neighbouring former Yugoslavian nations.

Drink for a Slovenia Themed Party

Strong, dark coffee is very popular in Slovenia, much more so than tea. Beer - "pivo" - is very popular and easily available in the country itself, but the local brands, such as Lasko and Union aren't widely available outside Slovenia.

Similarly, the Goriska brda region produces some quite good red and white wines, but they tend never to leave the country.

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