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Ivory Coast
(Côte d'Ivoire)

Facts & Figures

Ivory Coast Team Logo
  • Capital City: Yamoussoukro
  • Population: 14m
  • Languages: French, various regional dialects and languages
  • Team Nickname: The Elephants
  • Official Team Web Site (in French)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Group Stage (2006, 2010, 2014)
  • Best African Cup of Nations Performance: Winner (1992 and 2015)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 47 (March 2017)

Ideas for an Ivorian Themed Party

A country divided by civil war for many years, football is one thing that brings Ivorians together. And when the team wins, the Ivorians party!

Ivory Coast Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Ivorian 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 orange, green and white table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Ivory Coast Party Decorations Ideas, visit our African Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in orange, green and white will help create the right atmosphere

This is probably a little cheeky, but no offence is intended to either nation. But if you have difficulty in finding Ivory Coast party decorations, the Ivorian flag is actually the same colours as the Irish flag, but back-to-front, so if you can source Irish party decorations (obviously without any Irish wording on!), you'll probably get away with it!

Food for an Ivory Coast Party

The food of the Ivory Coast, or Côte d'Ivoire, features delicious slow-simmered stews, flavoured with tomatoes and peanuts, and a variety of starches and grains. Chicken and fish are popular. Tomatoes, aubergine (eggplant) and onions are important vegetables. Cassava root, plantains, yams and rice form the bulk of starchy calories in the everyday Ivorian diet. A popular dish is mafé, or sauce d'arachide, which is meat in peanut sauce. Side dishes include fried or mashed plantains and attieke - grated and cooked cassava. Small, local restaurants called maquis serve dishes like kedjenou, chicken stewed with vegetables.

Try some of these next time "The Elephants" are playing:

Starters

Main Courses

Drink for an Ivory Coast Party

The national drink is a wine called Bangui, made from palms. It's not readily available outside the country, so we would recommend that you just do your own thing!

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