Tuesday was a big day in the ol' US of A. To mark the occasion, Austin and I hosted an election party with a handful of our closest friends.
The original idea was thought up by our friend Ashley. She is really good at coming up with fun things for us to do, so when she emailed us with the idea of turning the election into a party, I was totally on board. We decided to make it a pot luck, so I came up with a very American menu: chili dogs with potato chips and sugar cookies. Everyone was given their food and/or drink assignments, and we kicked off the party around 7:00.
Here is a picture of our decor for the evening:
|Reppin' the stars and stripes|
I was in a chili-induced freak out. I was barking at Austin that I didn't know what to do and that our entire night would be ruined because the chili didn't have all of the ingredients that the recipe called for. I was also babbling on and on about how we needed to put some of those restaurant-sized pots and pans on our wedding registry. All the while, the chili was beginning to boil and bubble up over the edge of the pot and splash all over my stove. I was in shambles.
Enter my glorious crock pot!
After I cleaned up all of the chili that had bubbled over and the dilemma was resolved, we started grillin' up some dogs...
|Love my grill pan!|
|cups, silverware, cheese, hot doggies, and chips!|
|What is more American than this?|
|Can you tell what party we were all rooting for?|
|My cherry had already sank at this point. Boo.|
|I told you Ashley was great at this whole party planning stuff...|
Did everyone else have fun watching the results roll in?? I think we'll make this election fiesta a tradition.