Throw an election party to prepare for the upcoming midterms
October 04, 2010
November is fast approaching and that means a very important event is coming up - the midterm elections! Not everyone may be following the current political discourse, but it can't hurt to throw a festive party to celebrate politics and our nation.
Whether you're a Democrat or Republican there are plenty of decorations for either party and you will have no problem finding items to help make it the perfect shindig. Start by sending out some amazing party invitations that are covered in the American flag. It is your patriotic duty to celebrate out nations' colors on the perfect piece of stationary. The red, white and blue are symbolic of our freedom, and your partygoers will surely get excited once they see the amazing invitations.
Hang a large personalized banner, or two, in your home with your favorite candidate's name and campaign slogan emblazoned on it. You can make your venue feel like your very own campaign headquarters as you catch up on the election day tally and see if your man (or woman) is ahead in their race. Don't be afraid to hang red, white and blue donkeys or elephants as well, as the two animals represent out two major political parties in this country.
Of course, like you've done with your invitations, hang the American flag in as many places as possible around your home. You can never have too many flags flying in honor of election day. Stock up on balloons and streamers in the colors as well, and hang them in intricate patterns along the ceiling and walls to create a festive atmosphere.
It will most likely be a long eveing while watching the election retruns come in so it would be best to feed your guests. Try setting up a buffet style selection of American classics like hot dogs, hamburgers and meat loaf. For dessert set out some homemade apple pie and a variety of cookies like chocolate chip and sugar cookies with red, white and blue frosting. Since you'll be serving such delicious items make sure to have paper goods on hand so that your guests don't have to eat out of their hands. Paper plates, napkins, cups and party tableware in red, white and blue fit perfectly with the theme and help keep everything neat and organized.
The midterm elections take place November 2, so you have about a month to plan and execute the perfect election party. It is an exciting time in our current political climate, so what better way to celebrate than to gather your friends and have a lively, but civil, discussion regarding different political positions while relaxing and enjoying some great food and awesome company.