Host An Election Party!

After months and months of campaign controversy, repetitive commercials, and a whole lot of election hullabaloo, the day we’ve all been waiting for will finally be here…tomorrow. I can hardly believe it. Living in Chicago, the chosen location for Obama’s election night party, tomorrow will be both exciting and overwhelming. Our city will undergo a huge test of transportation efficiency tomorrow as an expected 800,000 people try and get themselves to Grant Park for the party. What’s my plan? STAY HOME!

Those of you that don’t live in Chicago are probably slapping themselves on the head for my insistence on not going to such a historical event right in my own hometown. It’s just that I don’t know that I can put up with a crowd of 800,000 people at an event with no end time and a commute that will require me to miss a whole day of work and I think a lot of people in this city can agree.

So what to do next? Plan an election party at home!

A couple months ago, I put together this article of menu ideas and recipes to help you plan an election night party in your very own home. For those of you who live in the suburbs of Chicago or anywhere else in this country, this is for you! For anyone who lives in the city, don’t expect your friends or family to make it to your place,  I think it’s a little bit too much to ask :)

Nothing will set the mood as well as presidential salsa or a fancy baked brie. Spread the excitement with these delicious appetizers.

Presidential Salsa
Easy Baked Brie
Artichoke Wonton Bites
Congressional Bean Soup in a Crockpot
Goat Cheese Spread

Main Courses
Enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends while pledging your support. Encourage and hope for more times like these!

Salmon Poached in White Wine and Orange
Prime Rib Roast
Quick and Crunchy Chicken Parmesan
USA Flag Pizza
Burstin’ With Flavor Burgers

Side Dishes
Senator Russell’s Sweet Potatoes
Tasty Buffalo Wings
Baked Ziti
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic
Warm Dijon Potato Salad

Dessert is definitely the time to flash the red, white and blue! Serve a patriotic parfait or a red white and blue American pie!

Patriotic Parfait
Red, White and Blue American Pie
Melon Tray with Fruit Dressing
Red, White and Blue Torte
Patriotic Trifle

Put everyone in a relaxing mood with some of these homemade delicious cocktails and beverages!

Academy Cocktail
Champagne Fruit Punch
Reagan’s Protein Drink
Apple Cider Punch
Classic Iced Tea

Click here for recipes or on any of the category titles!

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  • StephanieInCA

    I’d like to add my personal favorite, the Hot Chuck Toddy

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