Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Our political party

ballot dish
proposition display
yes and no ballots
ballot summary
political party centerpiece
casting ballot
place setting 2
caramel apple place setting
place setting 3
I must confess, I am not the most informed on the plethora of current events in our midst. We and some dear friends thought we'd remedy that with a dinner party where we'd discuss all the political issues on the table before election day. It was exceedingly enlightening to dissect the presidential candidates and the slew of propositions together, rather than succumbing to befuddlement by our lonesome. I whipped up chicken enchiladas with caramelized onions and fresh guacamole for dinner, and all-American caramel apples for dessert, which I made from the bounty of apples we picked from the orchard over the weekend. It was such a fun evening with the Erlbaums, who always encourage and edify us, as we all attempted to discern how we could vote with a biblical perspective in mind, with help from this book, this resource, and most importantly, here. We even cast ballots with little letters into a collecting dish for each ballot measure. I must say, I now feel a ton more prepared to vote confidently on November 6th, thanks to the healthy discourse. Mission accomplished!


  1. What a great idea! I love the little letters and the caramel apples...so cute!

  2. What fun, an educational, idea! the candied apples look oh, so yummy! everything you do is just too, too pretty :o)

  3. This is a genius idea. I am not interesting in politics at all so a party makes it so much more appealing!

  4. these images are so cute! definitely pinterest worthy!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog

  5. i think that is so cool you had a dinner party to discuss and to make sure you are informed. that is impressive instead of giving and saying im not voting you choose to inform yourself. was it a discussion or did some parts of the night turn into an argument?

  6. What an amazing idea! I must do this!! I too am not near as informed as I need to be, but sounds like you've got that covered this year ;) nice job ma'am.

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  8. that is such a great idea!!

  9. This is so cool! I am not informed very well either and I think that this is such an awesome idea. Side note...I LOVE your blue floral plates! Gorgeous!

  10. This is the best idea ever!! Especially having a night like this with friends who edify and uplift you.

  11. This is such a great idea, and it's way more fun than just cruising for info on the internet on your own! I love how you decorated for it, and those caramel apples sound yummy. My boyfriend is super into politics, so I feel like every dinner we have is like a dinner like this...just not as fancy haha

  12. Now, this is my idea of a political debate... turn it into a party. Running out of time to decide...

    Love the caramel apples. They are so pretty. I've been meaning to pick apples this year, but I think I missed the season around here. Boo!

  13. I didn't know you guys were political! That is so cool, this is the prettiest political party I've ever seen!! SO cute. love it all :) Hope we can get together soon! Miss you!


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