Tuesday November 4th is a big election day for both local and national offices. This year has been filled with a close Presidential campaign and many people are very excited to see who will be elected. Election Day would be a great time to have a party to watch the results come in.
An Election Night Party can begin any time around when the polls start to close. Invite people over to join you after work or after they vote. Your invitation can be a take on a ballot. Put real candidates on the ballot invitation or be creative. Make sure you leave a space for a write in. Include all of the party details.
An Election Night party can definitely be a bipartisan event. Have a straw poll or mock election for both the national and local elections. If you have multiple televisions you can set them to different stations to see if there is a difference in how they call the polls. Enlist the aid of two will parties to participate in a friendly debate. Host a trivia contest about past elections, presidents or the two current candidates.
Decorating for the evening can be a simple as using red, white and blue everywhere or you can go all out with Democratic party supplies and Republican party supplies. Find out what each candidates favorite foods are and serve those to your guests. The potential first ladies always have a cookie contest. Prepare both and let people vote on their favorite.
Whatever the outcome your family and friends will enjoy spending the evening with loved ones while they watch the results come in. It can be a fun excuse to get together and a good reminder to get out and vote. Send your guests home with an American flag or a donkey or elephant party favor or perhaps Campaign Cola from Jones Soda.