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Presidential Inauguration Party Tips
"How to Host an Inauguration Party"
It's Inauguration time! Invite your
friends to a FUN Inauguration Party. Watch live on TV
or the Internet as the Presidential Inauguration takes
place in Washington DC — or record
the show to watch later with your guests if you're hosting
an evening event.
Inauguration Day / Night Party
Your House / Fun Location
To Celebrate This Historic Event
Past First Family
Add a bit of mystery to your party. When your guests arrive at your
place and knock on your door, have them give you a special "secret
password" before gaining
entry. FYI, see previous Secret
Service Code Names:
President Barack Obama: Renegade
First Lady Michelle Obama: Renaissance
VP Joe Biden: Celtic
Jill Biden: Capri
Inauguration Party Invitations
Be creative with your invitations — if you don't want the expense of buying printed
Inauguration Party invitations, you can always print your own. If you want to go high-tech, use Eventbrite.com — the online service can be used to send free invitations, or you can charge for tickets to your event. You can also make the event public or private. Other options include sending an email, using Facebook.
Inauguration Party Supplies
Decor / Party Favors
Order online or visit your local Party Store for Fun "Patriotic" Theme
Decorations and Party Favors — Red, White and Blue Balloons,
Giant Red, White and Blue Stars, Flowers, Confetti, Glitter Top Hats
upside down and fill them with
popcorn, or Red, White and Blue Jellybeans or M&Ms),
patriotic Stars & Stripes paper plates, cups and napkins...
idea. And don't forget to put out an American Flag... or two.
Put your favorite
face and personalized words on your favorite candy!
M&M Words, Faces & Colors!
"Red, White & Blue"
Keep your Inauguration Party munchies and menu simple, FUN and patriotic.
Put "American Flag" toothpicks in your
appetizers and fresh fruit bites — colorful and patriotic.
Whip up an "All-American" menu — Burgers,
Hotdogs, BBQ Ribs, Steak... and all the trimmings.
"Red, White and Blue" Desserts — Angel
Food Cake, fresh berries (Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries)
and Whipped Cream (or Red, White and Blue Ice-Cream or
Sorbet). And of course, you can't go wrong with good ol' American
Put out bowls of "Red, White and Blue" Jellybeans
and/or M&Ms for your guests to enjoy throughout the event.
Party Champagne /
and Soft Drinks
Celebrate this historic event with
Champagne or Sparkling Wine as you toast to your new President.
addition to Beer and Wine (or any alcoholic beverages), be
drinks, bottled water and
coffee on hand for non-drinkers and "designated drivers."
Presidential Inauguration Info
— Swearing-In Ceremony & Festivities
Info on Inauguration Celebration, including Theme, Inauguration Ceremony,
National Mall viewing,
Star-Studded Events... and more!
Place Political Cardboard Cut-Outs at the front entrance and around
the room — make it easy and fun for your guests to mingle,
network and take pictures of their Favorite Politicians.
Fun Digital Pics
Take Digital or Polaroid Pictures of your guests (as they arrive)
standing next to their favorite Political Candidate cut-out — fun
Inauguration Party Videos
Use your iPhone or Android Smartphone to record and share your party activities.
Share Party Photos,
Videos and Comments
Upload your Digital Party Pictures for Free to Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Shutterfly, Twitter or Google Photos and
upload your Video to YouTube after
your Election Party to share with your family, friends and
co-workers. Post comments and updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share what is happening real-time.
Free Video Conferencing
For those people who can't be at your Inauguration Party, set up a FREE Web Conference
using Skype or Google Hangouts — that
way they can participate live during the awards.
Order Flowers for the Party
Flowers to your Family
and Friends to celebrate this historic event.
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