How to Throw a Donald Trump Inauguration Watch Party (Slideshow)
January 13, 2017
Whether you love the president-elect or are hoping he won’t make it through year one, here’s how to throw an inauguration watch
How to Throw a Donald Trump Inauguration Watch Party
From décor to drinks to a menu inspired by Trump’s favorite foods, blunders, and time on the campaign trail, we’ve put together a way to throw an inauguration watch party for everyone, no matter your political views. So fry up some eggs, steak, and taco bowls, turn on the TV, and get ready for the next four years.
Bacon and Eggs
One of Trump’s favorite foods is the classic American combination of bacon and eggs. In an interview with People, he said liked his bacon “medium” and his eggs done “over-well,” meaning that the egg is cooked in a pan, with the yolk cooked all the way through.
Booze (and Lots of It)
Though Trump himself stays away from alcohol and caffeine, that (probably) doesn’t mean that the next era of Prohibition is coming. So, drink up! If you voted for Trump and can’t wait for him to take office, pour some Champagne to celebrate. If you’re dreading his presidency… well, poor a stiff whiskey cocktail. It’s going to be a long four years.
If you’re pro-Trump, deck your home out in red, white, and blue. American flags, red baseball caps, and streamers will fill your home with the sort of patriotism that the president-elect inspires. If you’re anti-Trump, fill your house with whatever will make you feel better. Whether it’s photographs of puppies, bright floral arrangements, or even Halloween-style decorations for mourning America, do whatever makes you happy.
Though he claims to be a billionaire, while on the campaign trail, Trump became notorious for his average American eating habits. He was a frequent guest at fast-food joints and local diners. Channel Trump’s love of fried fish sandwiches, French fries, and cheeseburgers by catering your inauguration party with fast food.
If you’re not a fan of Trump’s, mock the president-elect’s failed Trump steak line by cooking up your own rib-eyes, medium-rare, of course. If you love the president-elect, honor him by grilling your steak until it’s well-done. Though cooking your steak until it’s brown all the way through makes chefs shudder, it’s how he prefers them. Just make sure you have plenty of sauce to help wash that beef down.
Though it clearly didn’t affect him in the long run, one of Trump’s biggest blunders during the campaign was tweeting out that he “loves Hispanics” on Cinco de Mayo while eating a taco bowl from Trump Tower’s restaurant. While we can still laugh about these things, make your own taco salad to eat while watching the inauguration, complete with a fried tortilla bowl.