Election Day is nearly here, and no matter whom you plan on voting for, you're bound to be watching the returns with baited breath. Why not ease the tension by having a party with friends and family? Here are 3 great election night party ideas.All-American Potato Salad
1. Bipartisan Hors D'oeuvres
Consider starting by serving red or blue potatoes-either baked or tossed in a potato salad. Look for red bliss and purple Peruvian varieties. For most effect, leave the potatoes whole.
Try swapping them out in recipes like potato salad!
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2. Swing State SnacksPhilly Cheesesteaks
It seems almost certain the winner will be picked by one of only a handful of states. Here are a few snacks inspired by contests in key battleground states:
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3. Candidate Specific Menus
If you're a true loyalist, consider a candidate-specific menu. Get inspired by each candidate's home state, history, and background!
Minty Iced TeaFor a Mitt-specific menu, consider:
Obama fans might serve:
- If you're looking for some healthier options, take a tip from the first lady and consider a salad!
If you'll be serving dessert, what would be more appropriate than an American Flag cake?
What will you serve at your Election Day get-together?
-By Paul Hope
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