Win Big with These Election Day Party Ideas

No matter what your political preference may be, we can all agree that this year’s presidential election has been memorable, to say the least.

Instead of watching the election results unfold from your empty living room space this November 8, transform your home into the ultimate viewing party by hosting a festive celebration that your guests will be raving about long after the results are revealed.

Here are some fun DIY election party ideas that will make sure your party wins by a landslide.



Cheese Straws

Photo via Martha Stewart

Who doesn’t love cheese straws? And for election night, they’re the perfect snack to grub on as your guests await the results. Get in on the voting fun by conducting a straw poll using these delicious snacks.


Classic American Pie

Photo via Pillsbury

There’s nothing more American than apple pie. Serve up a slice of the classic treat to remind your guests that no matter what the results may be, the love for America is still alive and well.


Deep-Dish Pizzas

This recipe may be native to Chicago, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be recreated with a Utah twist. Instead of using just one topping, be democratic and give guests a choice of toppings: onions, artichoke, sausage and more.


Democrat and Republican Cupcakes

Photo via Martha Stewart

Celebrate both parties with delicious chocolate or vanilla cupcakes that display the political symbols of the Democrat and Republican parties. Your guests will be able to savor your creations without missing the latest results.



Balloon Drop

Photo via Evite

Celebrate the winning candidate by having a balloon drop as their name is announced or when the state of Utah is called. Using a net or bag, attach the balloon drop to the ceiling with tape. When the big moment comes, just pull the yarn and bam! You’ll have a fun surprise for your guests.


Voting Photo Booth

Photo via Bustle

You’re going to want to make sure you have an abundance of photographic evidence all over your social channels this election night, right? A fun voting photo booth is the perfect way to capture the special moments and have some laughs while you’re at it. Use elephants or donkeys for the backdrop and print out these photo props to complete the photo booth experience.



Map It Out
Your guests will be able to keep track of the winning political party of each state by coloring in the appropriate color on your choice of printable blank maps of the United States. Spice things up a bit and have them predict the results beforehand to see who was closest in the guess game.

Pin the Tail on the Donkey and/or Pin the Ears on the Elephant
You and your guests will surely have a blast trying to complete the two political party symbols. This might even spark up some debate on which party your guests want to pin the piece on.

Election Trivia
Using index cards, write down trivia questions about this year’s candidates, past presidents or even the political process. For every correct answer, hand out patriotic beads. The guests with the most beads at the end of the game wins the race.


How will you be celebrating Election Night? Let us know in the comments below.

By |2018-11-15T12:42:13-07:00November 7, 2016|

About the Author:

Michelle Quintero is a passionate writer who enjoys documenting and learning about the world through different forms of communication. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University who specialized in Broadcast Communication Arts. Along with her knowledge of broadcasting, she is also specialized in conveying messages through other platforms, such as social media, blogs, and news writing. Michelle has always had a fascination with real estate and is looking forward to writing for Coldwell Banker.

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