EASY LAST-MINUTE ELECTION PARTY

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As you park yourself in front of the TV and watch the election results roll in, why not make it a party and up the ante – even if it’s just two or a few of you!? We’re sharing fun games for commercial breaks, super easy recipes for patriotic provisions, a couple pump-you-up playlists, printable décor, and more.


LET THEM EAT CAKE

We suggest sticking to convenient comfort foods tonight – small bites that are easy to pick at while pacing the floor in front of the TV. Just hit up Trader Joe’s for any of these fan-favorite finger foods or make a quick visit to the frozen foods aisle of your local grocery store and fill your cart with a variety of appetizers.

Then accent your table with a few of these impressive (but easy!) homemade red, white, and blue noshes:

Cheese Board from Dash of Jazz
Deviled Eggs from created by Diane
Star Chips With Cheese And Onion Dip from Pizzazzerie
Patriotic Taco Salad from Taste of Home (not technically red, white, and blue, but still on-theme!)
Sweet And Savory Fruit Salad from foodiecrush
Dipped Strawberries from The Spruce Eats
No-Bake Berry Éclair Crunch Cake from goodcook
Patriotic Marshmallow Popcorn from Two Sisters


I’LL DRINK TO THAT

If you’re not sure you can brave the night sober, we’ve put together a list of red, white, and blue boozy beverages for you:

Mojito from Feast + West
Lemonade Cocktail from Creative Ramblings
Sangria from Recipe Girl
Champagne Floats (with a kid-friendly version, too) from The Kitchen Is My Playground)
Rocket Jello Shots from Delish

And, of course, a few delightful virgin options, too:

Milkshake from A Beautiful Mess
Piña Colada from Somewhat Simple
Patriotic Fruit Punch from Food.com


LET THE GAMES BEGIN

This could be a nailbiter of a night, so we recommend lightening the mood with these entertaining games!

For The Grown-Ups:
Printable Election Bingo from EphemeralAesthetics via Etsy
Printable Election Drinking Game from EphemeralAesthetics via Etsy
Silly Debate Topics from Debate HQ (so that you and your guests can finally solve that age-old question: pizza or pasta?)

For The Kiddos:
Printable Election Coloring Map from Urban Bliss Life
Printable Voting Kit (where they can vote on anything you like!) from Barley & Birch


DON’T SPARE THE FLAIR

Grab a few of these printables to decorate your home and your guests!

Free Confetti, Banners, and Flags from Urban Bliss Life
Printable Face Masks from VenomousDesignCustom via Etsy
Photo Booth Props from Studio120Underground via Etsy


PUMP UP THE JAMS

Every great party starts with a killer playlist! These tunes are guaranteed to keep people dancing long after the results are in.

Election Day Playlist on Spotify
Mobilize The Vote Playlist on Spotify