JANUARY 19TH, 2009 11:38AM PST 

Welcome to One Pretty Thing's Inaguration Roundup! No matter what kind of celebration you're throwing, these links will be sure to help. Looking for more crafts and DIY party ideas? Check out my three Election Party Roundups here, here and here. Enjoy! Note: This is an active Roundup and I will be adding to it as new projects come up.

*Head to Alpha Mom to print a fun variety of Obama-themed cupcake toppers.*Locate an inauguration bash in your area with this party locator from moveon.org. *YumSugar shares fun Chicago-style menu ideas for your inauguration party. *YumSugar has the last meal the Obama's will be eating before the inauguration. Let it inspire your inauguration dinner!
*Not Just A Mommy shares a fun inauguration cocktail idea. *Decorate for the occasion by turning your family into Shepard Fairey-esque posters on Obamicon Me. *Get kids in on the fun with printable USA paper airplanes from Family Fun. *Use this printable star template from Family Fun to create garlands, signs and more.
*Bloomacious shares ideas for throwing a fabulous inauguration viewing party. *Print and assemble your own Air Force One paper model on National Geographic. *Lifehacker has a guide to catching the inauguration from anywhere. *Finding Dulcinea has a guide to throwing an inauguration party, complete with games!
*Times Online shares the menu and recipes for the inauguration lunch. *Felt Cafe shares a needle felted inauguration heart tutorial. *Visit Good Things and find out how to make this amazing edible Obama cake decoration. *Girlfriend Celebrations has lots of great last-minute ideas for throwing a fabulous inauguration party.
*Learn how to make a inauguration gear Shrinky-Dink necklace with ThreadBanger. *Make Inaugural Cheer cocktails with a recipe on The Kitchn. *Visit The Obama Craft Project to download an Obama digital embroidery pattern by Kathy Dederich.*The Crafty Crow shares inauguration party ideas for kids.
*Make easy cardstock Obama necklaces with a how-to from Everything Except the Grill.*Baking Bites shares fun ideas for red, white and blue treats. *Get the how-to for this sweet "Growing Hope" project on Maya Made. This is fantastic for kids!

13 Responses to “Inauguration Roundup”

  1. Junie Moon Says:

    A great way to celebrate a new passage in American life. Wonderful ideas!

  2. liz Says:

    Even down here in NZ its an exciting thing!!

  3. Carol Doughty Says:

    LOVE IT!

    I wish I was in the USA to celebrate!

    Your ideas….are keepers…as is OBAMA!

    Thanks! love the heart!

  4. Mim Says:

    I couldn’t get to the Airforce One print-out. It said the page wasn’t there anymore :( That would have been great fun for my students.

  5. Dawn Says:

    Great roundup! Thanks for the mention. I am heading over to Obamicon my picture :)

  6. Bryssy Says:

    Rachel! We are holding our own Children’s Inagural Ball in the living room. I’ll be sure to use some of these!!

  7. admin Says:

    Mim-I was just able to view it in a couple of different browsers. Is there another browser you could try?

  8. Carrie Leber Says:

    wow – great round up! Thanks for including us.

  9. Dawn Says:

    Awesome collection! Thanks for the shout-out! :)

  10. Claudine Says:

    Great links, I made the Obama chili tonight. It was great. Thanks for adding my cake!

    Have a great Tuesday!
    Claudine

  11. mayaluna Says:

    Thanks for all of the great ideas, Rachel! You are always steaming along with one fabulous list after another! Love that heart! I have post going up at midnight that might fit in:)

  12. Ann Says:

    You people are nuts. Obama chili? good grief…….

  13. Sarah Says:

    Thanks for the shout-out to the Obama Craft Project & Kathy’s patterns. The Obama Craft Project (my other site) will also have a few more inaugural machine embroidery patterns coming in the next day or so…

    Meanwhile, that pizza is looking yummy!

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