From Blue BBQ Season, Summer 2018

Getting Started

A house party is usually held in a private home, but it can be any gathering of friends, family, and colleagues. It is all about sharing information and build community. You can have light or no refreshments, or host it as a potluck or dinner party. During the summer, Swing Left Greater Boston helped folks host blue BBQs to help community—it is all about bringing people together.

From the Swing Left House Party Guide:

  1. Bring your friends and other Swing Left members together and get them excited about working to win a swing state. Creating real connections is the most important step towards building a movement, so take the time at your house party to get to know each other.
  2. Create an action calendar to plan out the work you’ll do together, whether you’re near or far from the swing state.

Start with the new Swing Left Host Guide.


Find an Event Venue

  • Most folks host house parties in their home. If you are uncomfortable listing your home address, you can put address supplied with RSVP. You can also choose whether to make Action Network events public or private.
  • Looking for a public venue? Check out our guide to Greater Boston area event venues


Create an Action Network Event

  • Location. You can put RSVP for address, and choose whether to make Action Network events public or private.
  • Include fundraising link in your Action Network event
  • Need assistance? Email us at


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