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How to Host an Election Party


Stars & Stripes - USA Flag

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.

What:
Election Day / Night Party

Where:
Your House / Fun Location

When:
Anytime during November

Why:
Your Patriotic Duty



Electoral College
270 Electoral Votes Needed to Win

Watch live 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.

NOTE: 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.
Source: Reuters Oct. 2008


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.


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Election Party Supplies
Theme 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 (turn them upside down and fill them with popcorn, or Red, White and Blue Jellybeans or M&Ms), patriotic Stars & Stripes paper plates, cups and napkins... you get the idea. And don't forget to put out an American Flag... or two.

Republican Party Supplies

Democrat Party Supplies


Personalized M&Ms
Put your favorite face and personalized words on your favorite candy!
Favorite Face on M&Ms
Personalized M&M Words, Faces & Colors!



Political Darts
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.
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Patriotic / Political T-Shirts & More
Buy special "U.S.A. and Patriotic Gifts" to wear or give out to your guests at your Election Party.
Fun Patriotic/USA T-Shirts & More

Or visit the Presidential Nominees' web sites to purchase "official gifts" for your Election Party.

 

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Political Cardboard
Cut-Outs

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.

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Fun Digital Pics
Take Digital or Polaroid Pictures of your guests (as they arrive) standing next to their favorite Political Candidate cut-out — fun take-home souvenirs.

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 and patriotic.

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.

Election Beverages
In addition to Beer and Wine (or any alcoholic beverages), be sure to have plenty of sodas, soft drinks, bottled water and coffee on hand for non-drinkers and "designated drivers."

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Flowers for your Election Party or to send Friends and Family

Order Flowers for the Party
Send "Congratulations" or "Condolence" Flowers to your Family and Friends after the Election Results are finalized.


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