Hosting an election night party is a daunting prospect this year. Since the race is a nail biter, the night is sure to be fraught with tension and, according to recent polls, you have a 50/50 chance of ending up in tears at the end of the night.
If you're serious about your politics, do you want to curl up alone in a dark room on campaign night, just in case your candidate loses? Or do you want to surround yourself with friends on campaign night? If you do decide to take the plunge and open your doors, here are a couple of things to consider:
• Even though our rational selves know that people with opposing political views aren't soul-sucking aliens, it's safer to keep the guest list to like-minded folks.
• Don't think of it as winning or losing an election, think of it as an end to all the campaigning.
• No matter how crazy you get that day, please don't forget to vote.
• Stock lots and lots of alcohol. Lots.
Are you having people over on November 6nd? If so, what do you have planned? And no matter what your political affiliation, I wish you many happy returns.
(image: Dabney Frake)