Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Traditions

If you know my husband at all you know that he LOVES America.

He values hard work and making your own way.

He gets excited thinking about raising his kids in a place where freedom is celebrated.

He makes sure we have the big front porch flags out on Flag Day (and through the summer...) so everyone can see his pride.

He has strong beliefs and this year he has the opportunity to vote for the candidate he feels will do the best job running our country according to those beliefs.

So what better way to encourage all those things in our babies than to start a tradition.  Tonight dinner will be special.  Even though they are only ten weeks old, we are going to celebrate this special day with our first election day dinner!

Now, we obviously have certain beliefs and a candidate that we would really like to win but this is more about making sure they know how important it is to be a responsible citizen.  The right to vote should not be taken lightly and should be looked at as just that; a right and a privilege.   As they grow up we want to encourage them and teach them the things we feel are valuable and worth fighting for but we also want them to make their own decisions when the time comes.  Hence, election day dinner!  Because in four years from now when this opportunity comes around again they will be four years old and four years later they will be eight years old and we feel that what we hold near and dear, they will also.      

Here is the menu...courtesy of Martha Stewart {love her}!

Deep Dish Pizza: We are giving family a choice of pizza toppings: pepperoni, green peppers, sausage, pineapple, ham, etc.

Flag Cupcakes: What better way to celebrate the electoral process than with cupcakes decorated with the flag?

Root beer floats: Everyone will unite in support of this classic dessert.  Scoop 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and fill it to the top with root beer.  Yum!

(Who said there was anything wrong with having two desserts?  This is America...right?!)

These are obviously courtesy of Martha Stewart (again) so hopefully if all goes as planned tonight we will have more pictures from our first ever election day dinner.

Now, go vote!

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