Census Foods!
April 1, 2010 6:38 PM   Subscribe

I'm going to a Census 2010 party and I don't know what to bring!

My fiancee and I are going to a Census 2010 party and want to bring a food and/or drink that is at least vaguely appropriate. So far the only thing we can think of is wine from 2000, the last census year

Surely the Hive Mind can help us come up with something better, right? No idea is too crazy or too flimsily related to the party's theme.
posted by rossination to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Square foods, that you can then put x's or checkmarks inside of or on top of!
Rice krispy squares with drizzled checks on top. Brownies with icing. Wheat thins with various toppings. Freeze ice cubes into x's or checkmarks and use square tumbler glasses for your various beverages. If possible, said glasses should be census blue.
posted by Mizu at 6:43 PM on April 1, 2010

This year's census pretty much only asks how many people live at your address, so maybe a gingerbread house whose roof lifts off to reveal dozens of Peeps crammed inside. Not that anybody would actually want to eat this, but you said crazy was OK.
posted by Quietgal at 6:51 PM on April 1, 2010 [2 favorites]

Tea bags
posted by briank at 6:52 PM on April 1, 2010

it's about numbers, so take cupcakes or something with hundreds and thousands on them. (Brit/Aust term).
posted by jacalata at 7:13 PM on April 1, 2010

Wings and nuts.
posted by MegoSteve at 7:14 PM on April 1, 2010

Chex mix.
posted by rmless at 7:19 PM on April 1, 2010

Carnitas. Delicious and apropos.
posted by clockzero at 7:35 PM on April 1, 2010

Ten of whatever you bring as I've heard there are only 10 questions.
posted by kanata at 7:40 PM on April 1, 2010

That depends. How many people do they expect will be there?

Maybe bring something relating to guns and butter? Gun shaped butter cookies?
posted by applemeat at 8:06 PM on April 1, 2010

Maybe you and your fiancée can dress as a Count and Countess. Take gifts to the other partygoers in great numbers.
posted by Gerard Sorme at 8:51 PM on April 1, 2010

Great ideas so far - keep them coming!
posted by rossination at 9:14 PM on April 1, 2010

Fortune Cookies?
posted by shesbookish at 9:27 PM on April 1, 2010

A laminated map of your state with dry erase markers so everyone can practice gerrymandering. Bonus points if the map has last year's election results by county on it.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 11:42 PM on April 1, 2010

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