This week is jam-packed with exciting national and local events, ranging from sports to music to politics. Some of you collegiettes are lucky enough to be right in the middle of the action, cheering on our football team as we battle the Oklahoma Sooners or cheering for Jack White at Zilker Park. For those that are not able to attend the festivities, don’t fret, you can celebrate from afar and feel like a part of the live action – minus the crowds and sweat. Get out your party hats, start the weekend early and keep the celebration going until next week’s classes.
When: Thursday, October 11 at 8 P.M.
Election day is quickly approaching and while all the focus is on the presidential candidates, their vice-presidential running mates are equally important. Instead of relying on Twitter for a play-by-play of the debate, get together with friends for a viewing party. Becoming an informed citizen and having a good time? Try Thirsty Thursday with a twist.
Popcorn – Mix popcorn with your favorite ingredients, roasted peanuts, red and blue M&M’s, pretzels or raisins for a simple party snack.
Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas – Don’t let your guests drink on empty stomachs. Combine three American favorites – the quesadilla, the cheeseburger and bacon – with this flavorful recipe. Serve with chips and salsa.
Instead of a six-pack, surprise your guests with a patriotic sangria recipe. Or, for those that are exercising their newfound right to vote and are under 21, try a non-alcoholic version here. Try this creative drinking game while tuning into the debate, but make sure to know your limits and drink responsibly.
Your Debate Refresher:
3 c. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sweet Red Wine
1 c. strawberries, sliced
1 Fuji apple, sliced
½ c. basil bunch, stems attached
Raspberry seltzer water
Combine sliced strawberries, sliced fuji apple, basil bunch, and wine in a large pitcher. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Add seltzer, stir, and top with basil to garnish.
Anything red, white and blue will do. Party City has election party supplies ranging from patriotic plates, streamers and balloons, to cardboard cutouts of presidential candidates.