Parties change the world, I truly believe that. I’ve solved every major problem in my life with a party. Whether the problem was in love (no boyfriend), work (not enough female colleagues and mentors), or family (members not getting along) – I’ve found that each was solved by a party.
Election Day is a month away, and I highly encourage you to plan your Viewing Party now and send out your invites – these invites do double duty of informing people about your party AND reminding them to make sure their voting plan is in order!
These are the questions I asked myself in order to put together my Election Day Viewing Party:
- Where can I have it?
My living room!
- How many people can I host?
- How much effort do I want to put in?
Not very much
- Whom do I want to invite?
Close friends, the type who won’t judge if my place isn’t perfectly company-ready!
- Is it casual open house style or more formal RSVP?
Casual open house style
- What time on Election Day November 6th do I want to host the party? How many hours?
Sunset in Los Angeles is at 4:56pm so it’ll be dark by 6pm, there might be traffic, I think I’ll officially start having people over at 7pm until the last poll results come in around 10pm. (My friends and I are mostly night owls!)
- What drinks and snacks will I serve? Is the time during meal hours, if so, what food will I serve? What do I like to eat? Do any of my guests have food restrictions?
I’ll order Thai food takeout (plenty of veggies for the health conscious) and pizza. I’ll order a grocery delivery of iced teas, beers, chips, guac, and salsa the day before. Thai, Italian, Mexican – the diversity is so very American!
- Is my television working for the main event? Do I have enough chairs?
- Are there any special touches I want to add? Activities? Decorations?
I might have ingredients to make Eve’s Election Day Apple Pie. I’ll also have candles and a lighter that my guests can use to make a prayer with. I’m also going to use the clip art on my website to create fun decorations – maybe origami to put on the coffee table.
- Having figured out all these details, will this party be fun for me? (If yes do it, if not, don’t do it!)
YES! I’m sending out the invite right now.