Celebrating a new presidency doesn’t mean having to stand on crowded streets. Instead, plan a fun at home inauguration party to safely celebrate at home.
Make it as simple or over the top as you want. That’s the best part of holding the party at home – you have full control over what you do.
Decorations and food are your main expenses and even those are incredible affordable. Then, enjoy your party with a few close friends and relatives as America inaugurates a leader.
The first step is to gather decorations. Luckily, the theme is pretty simple – red, white and blue. If you already have some Independence Day décor lying around, you can easily use that. Or, just use a variety of red, white and blue linens, balloons, plates, napkins and streamers.
You can even put together patriotic flower arrangements. Add small American flags in the center and use them as centerpieces.
Decide Who’ll Attend And How
Gatherings aren’t quite as big as they used to be thanks to a pandemic that just doesn’t seem to want to go away already. However, your fun at home inauguration party doesn’t have to be limited to those living in your home.
Set up a big screen TV for friends and family to video chat together as everyone watches the festivities from home. Or, invite a few close friends and family members. You can wear patriotic masks or get tested to ensure it’s safe.
Or, if you want to host a neighborhood inauguration party, set up tables that are safely distanced for neighbors to gather. You can provide food platters at each table and set up a projector screen so everyone can watch the inauguration.
Have The Right TV
Since you’re having your inauguration party at home, you need something to watch everything. A tiny phone or tablet screen isn’t enough for a party. Instead, buy a larger TV so everyone attending can see it easily. Remember, the Super Bowl is coming up too, so you’ll have yet another reason for a bigger TV.
Plan Your Menu
Will you go with simple finger foods and appetizers or do something bigger? Combining colorful fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, gives your party a more festive look. Cupcakes also work well and they’re easy to customize with any color you want. You could even have them arranged in an American flag shape.
Depending on the weather, you could also grill some foods, such as hotdogs and hamburgers. Naturally, in colder areas, this might not work.
Another idea is to prepare foods and drinks inspired by what the new President and Vice President enjoy. Do a little research to find out what their favorites are and create your own inspired menu.
Have Some Games Ready
Simply sitting around watching TV, even if it is a historic event, can get rather boring. Have some fun games ready for your guests. If you’re hosting a virtual party too, make sure you have games you can play online. Opt for themed games, such as presidential trivia or American history questions.
Or, go with something simpler, such as bean bag toss with red, white and blue bean bags. This works well if you’re able to host an outdoor inauguration party.
Turn It Into A Ball
Who doesn’t love seeing what everyone wears to the Inaugural Ball? If you want a fancier inauguration party, buy some smart bulbs to create custom lighting. Then, roll out the red carpet through your home for your guests. Everyone’s encouraged to dress their best. You might even use it as an occasion to buy a new dress or suit.
Of course, set up a place with balloons, flowers and flags for everyone to take pictures. Make sure you have music in the background for people to dance to.
You don’t get to hold inauguration parties often, so go all out. At Nickie Jones Events, we want to help you make this your most memorable party yet. Contact us to see how we can help with balloons and linens.