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How to Host an Election Party
It's Election time! Invite your friends to a FUN
Election Party. Gather around the TV to cheer on your favorite
candidate. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican or Independent,
a "Red" State
or a "Blue" State — the
elections are always an exciting time of the year.
Election Day / Night Party
Your House / Fun Location
Your Patriotic Duty
270 Electoral Votes Needed to Win
as each state rewards its electoral votes to your favorite Presidential candidate.
There are 538 Total Electoral votes — 270 electoral votes (a majority)
are needed to win.
The U.S. President is determined by who wins the Electoral College,
which has 538 members apportioned by population
in each state and the District of Columbia. Electoral votes are
allotted on a winner-take-all basis in all but two states (Maine
and Nebraska), which divide them by congressional district.
Election Party Invitations
Be creative with your invitations. If you don't want the expense of buying printed
Election Party invitations, you can always print your own. If you want to go tech, use Eventbrite.com — the online service can be used to send free invitations, or you can charge for tickets to your event. You can also make the event public or private. Other options include sending an email, using Facebook.
Election Party Supplies
Decor / Party Favors
Order online or visit your local Party Store for Fun "Patriotic" Theme
Decorations and Party Favors — Red, White and Blue Balloons,
Giant Red, White and Blue Stars, Flowers, Confetti, Glitter Top Hats
upside down and fill them with
popcorn, or Red, White and Blue Jellybeans or M&Ms),
patriotic Stars & Stripes paper plates, cups and napkins...
idea. And don't forget to put out an American Flag... or two.
Put your favorite
face and personalized words on your favorite candy!
M&M Words, Faces & Colors!
Buy a dartboard and put a picture of the Politician(s)
you most dislike in the center — invite your guests to throw darts
at the candidate(s) to express their feelings.
a Dartboard from Amazon
Patriotic / Political T-Shirts
Buy special "U.S.A. and Patriotic Gifts" to wear
or give out to your guests at your Election Party.
Patriotic/USA T-Shirts & More
Or visit the Presidential Nominees' web sites
to purchase "official gifts" for your Election Party.
Place Political Cardboard Cut-Outs at the front entrance and around
the room — make it easy and fun for your guests to mingle,
network and take pictures of their Favorite Politicians.
! A large selection of photo-realistic Lifesize Cut-outs of all
your Favorite Personalities
Fun Digital Pics
Take Digital or Polaroid Pictures of your guests (as they arrive)
standing next to their favorite Political Candidate cut-out — fun
Election Party Videos
Use your iPhone or Android Smartphone to record and share your party activities.
Share Party Photos,
Video and Comments
Upload your Digital Party Pictures for Free to Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Shutterfly, Twitter or Google Photos and
upload your Video to YouTube after
your Election Party to share with your family, friends and
co-workers. Post comments and updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share what is happening real-time.
Free Video Conferencing
For those people who can't be at your Election Party (especially your overseas
friends and family), set up a FREE Web Conference using Skype or Google Hangouts — that
way they can participate live during the election. We use Skype and Hangouts for our FREE
International Video Calls, Meetings, Parties and Conferences.
Election Party Munchies
"Red, White & Blue"
Keep your Election Party munchies and menu simple, FUN and patriotic.
Put "American Flag" toothpicks in your
appetizers and fresh fruit bites — colorful
Whip up an "All-American" menu — Candidate Burgers ahd Hotdogs,
BBQ Ribs, Steak, Corn-on-the-Cob, Potato Salad and Baked Beans.
"Red, White and Blue" Desserts — Angel Food
Cake, fresh berries (Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries) and
Whipped Cream (or Red, White and Blue Ice-Cream or Sorbet).
Put out bowls of "Red, White and Blue" Jellybeans
and/or M&Ms for your guests to enjoy throughout the event.
In addition to Beer and Wine (or any alcoholic beverages),
be sure to have plenty of sodas, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee
Order Flowers for the Party
or "Condolence" Flowers to your Family
and Friends after the Election Results are finalized.
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