It only happens once every four years, so you need to have an election night party! No matter your political persuasion, this is a great opportunity to have your friends over for a casual evening with lots to talk about! Here are some tips to get the party started!
Cocktails – this is the best one out there (and I am not saying it because I am partial to the candidate): The Obama-Rama (go to the New York Times link for the full recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/fashion/02shakenbox1.html?ref=fashion&_r=0). It’s great!
We’re doing this menu for a 50-person buffet dinner – keeping it kid friendly and lots of options. You never know when this particular party is going to end!
Mixed Veggie Platter with Green Goddess Dressing and Hummus
Variety of Chips and Dips (including guacamole)
Sautéed Mini-Sausage with Onions and BBQ Dipping Sauce
Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce
Baby Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Walnuts, Cranberries and Blue Cheese
Chicken Penne Salad with Green beans, Roasted Peppers
Asian Noodle, Veggie and Tofu Salad with a Peanut Sauce
Macaroni and Cheese
Seasonal Fruit Platter
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Election Decoration
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lastly, we found these really fun voting booths at http://www.eddvote.com/pages/booth_3.htm. What a great way for the children at your party to experience this privilege, and a great way to continue the spirit of the day until the last vote is cast! May the best candidate win!