So how do you dress up the party, Republican style?
Well, there are the pink blazers and gold sandals. (“You look like a golfer! Sooo cute!”) And then there’s the decor: Heavy on the red, white and blue — from the balloons to the sheet cakes with frosting piped on in a nice rendition of Old Glory.
To be sure, that was kind of expected.
The sensibly-sized chocolate cupcakes — cut that fat and waste! — of course. Sam Adams beer, that was a natural.
But a fountain spouting pink punch out of an elephant’s trunk — that was a special touch.
“Never seen that before,” said Joel Hussey, candidate for Position 1 in the 45th District state House race, who gamely caught the spouting pink punch in a plastic glass and swallowed it down.
“Safe and sane,” he said, without even flinching.