With Obamania sweeping the nation’s capital, not everyone will be able to get in on the front row action. To avoid the 5 million people who are expected to stampede the historic event, we suggest throwing your own Barack bashment party. With a few tweaks and scene setting devices, it will feel like you’re right in the thick of things.


Lure guests with a fun invite. With the inauguration fast approaching, e-mail will spread the word, and quick. We suggest these Obama invites from evite.com. They’re official and no hassle. 





It’s only right that you arrive in your best political attire. No, we don’t suggest you dress head to toe in red, white and blue, but a cute Obama tee-shirt like this one from House of Dereon fits the bill.











Cook up something befitting the occasion. Try the Commander-in-Chief’s favorite and personal chili recipe, sure to be a crowd pleaser.






These adorable cookie sets, available at tastyprints.com can opt as dessert or fun parting gifts for your guests.








Politicalshop.com offers an array of Obama pins and collector’s items, perfect for gift bag stuffers.