Celebrating the democratic process can be fun for all ages and Tuesday, November 3 is the prime time to host an Election Night Party! And yes, it can be held “bipartisan.”
Make up invitations out of white cardstock and red, white, and blue ribbons and stickers. Write something catchy like, “You’re invited to the greatest competition of the year…. Nope. Not the Super Bowl.” Include the party details on the inside. On the big night, decorate with red, white and blue tableware, a patriotic bunting border, and balloons. There are Democratic or Republican specific supplies available, as well.
In addition to keeping an eye on the poll results, you can throw in some entertaining games like Twister (because politics is… well… a bit twisted. Ha Ha!) or Election Trivia (it can be challenging to keep it local, but feel free to include trivia about presidential elections, American history, or the constitution). You can take turns coloring in a large US map as the electoral votes come in, so keep red and blue crayons handy. Of course, those who might be stressed about the vote can take their anxiety out on a piñata!
Send your guests home with a party favor bag (red or blue) filled with a stuffed donkey or elephant, a red or blue candle, American flag, bumper sticker, and a coffee mug.
Your food can be as elaborate as you wish, but think classy, tasty, and American. Pureed Butternut Squash Soup, Buffalo Chicken, Deep-Dish Pizzas or Chili, and Mixed Berry Salad garnished with Mint & Whipped Cream (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries). Follow it all up with classic Apple Pie or Patriotic Parfaits. Your candidate may lose the election, but your taste buds will be quite content!
So, get your votes in and head on over for an awesome Election Night Party!