February 27th Open That Bottle Night

Finally, a night to celebrate instead of a day! This holiday always falls on the last Saturday in February and was created by Dorothy Gaither and John Becher in 2000. Why? Because, “it’s five o’clock somewhere”. Now I have to admit when I first heard of today my mind went instantly to those bottles of wine or alcohol that are like 500 years old that no one opens until just the right occasion. But nope, this is just about opening any bottle and getting busy drinking. At least it suggests that you wait until night to do it.

How to celebrate – Open a bottle! Drink with a friend. Nothing says that bottle has to be alcoholic so open any bottle you choose!

October 31st Halloween

You know, there might have been a time when Halloween was considered bizarre but not really so much anymore. What is bizarre is if you don’t know October 31st is Halloween. It originally was a day set aside for driving evil spirits from your life but today it’s really all about the candy and the costumes. This Halloween is likely to be different from past Halloweens but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be fun. And as long as we keep it fun, not taking it too seriously, everybody can enjoy letting their hair down a little. Maybe this year we need Halloween to break up the routine.

How to celebrate – Get a costume ready. Go trick-or-treating. Decorate your house for Halloween.

October 29th Frankenstein Friday

Ron MacCloskey of Westfield, New Jersey placed Frankenstein Friday on the last Friday of October in 1997 to have some fun. To, in a way, start Halloween before Halloween started. Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley wrote Frankenstein back in 1818 at the age of 21. He creature was different from the one we now celebrate, it’s up to you whether the newer version is better or the older one. Either way, today, or maybe tonight, you should celebrate Frankenstein because it would be a monstrous shame if you didn’t.

How to celebrate – Dress up like Frankenstein. Read “Frankenstein”. Watch old Frankenstein movies.

October 11th It’s My Party Day

The origins of this day are not clear but it believed by most to be a day to celebrate Leslie Gore’s hit, “It’s My Party” in 1963. She was just 16 years old at the time she recorded the #1 hit. Of course it could also be just because someone wanted to have a party today. Well, whatever reason you want to credit today for, it’s time to make it your party! The only drawback is that it’s a Tuesday. Oh well, you can always listen to the record.

How to celebrate – Throw a party. Listen to Leslie Gore’s, “It’s My Party”. Have a teddy bear tea party! (Just don’t tell anybody about it)

September 15th Make A Hat Day

Hats can be fun, but they can also be expensive! So, to keep your budget within reason maybe it’s time to learn how to make your own hat. Hats can be made out of practically any material. Some may be more practical than others though. It use to be that hat makers could only work for so long because the use of mercury was so heavily relied on that the Mad Hatter Syndrome was a real problem. (Go ask Alice) Anyway, it easy to make your own hat out of paper if you choose. It might not work well in the rain but is it all about the making or the wearing? You decide.

How to celebrate – Decide what kind of hat you want to make. Decide what you want to make your hat out of. Wear your hat proudly!

April 3rd World Party Day (SOCIAL DISTANCING Suggestions included :))

Of course, I guess any day can actually be a party day depending on your attitude. And I am sure people have birthdays everyday, but today is the official Party Day – So, party day it is! You don’t really need a reason to party, just being alive is reason enough! And it doesn’t have to be a big party… but I do think you have to have a least two people to officially call it a party. Oh what the heck, you can still have a party and fun by yourself too (Social Distancing). Maybe include some fur babies.

A party is a great time to wear a hat. I doubt anyone would say anything to you. Hats certainly show your personality and style so they are ideal for partying.

Do realize you may be the highlight of the people’s day so give it your all. Sing some songs, dance a little, and tell a few jokes. Actually, anything you do will probably brighten their day.

So go wild, go mad, go crazy! It’s World Party Day and somewhere, someplace, someone is waiting for you to make their day!

How to celebrate SOCIAL DISTANCING STYLE – Find some reason to party today. Have a games party with your household family. Throw a virtual party and use your phones or computers to share your parties in realtime. Make sure to wear a hat to show off to all those friends!

December 5th National Bathtub Party Day

National Bathtub Party Day December 5th

Created and copyrighted by Thomas and Ruth Roy under the ever-watchful eye of Wellcat.com National Bathtub Party Day brings back that image of “Rub-a-dub-dub. Three men in a tub”. Not an image I care to think too much about but, if bathing is your thing, today is your day! It’s all about what you put in the tub that makes it a party.

How to celebrate – Take a bath tonight! Remember to invite your favorite ducky. Make sure you fill your bath with oils and soaps to honor the true spirit of this holiday.

Dec. 5th Bathtub Party Day

December 5th Bathtub Party Day

So this holiday could go one way or the other. You can make it very innocent by putting every bath time toy in your tub with you. Or you can make it a little more adult by adding real friends to your tub. Now I have to admit, taking a bath does have some health benefits to it, it is relaxing and can melt away a day filled with stress. I just sort of look at a bath as swimming in a lake. You take all the dirt with you that you are trying to get rid of, sit in it, and then call yourself clean. Maybe take a shower first. The day was created by Wellcat.com.

How to celebrate – Throw a party in your bathtub! Gather up all your bath time toys and don’t forget your rubber ducky! By some bubble bath.

September 20th National Punch Day

This day is open to your celebrating a number of different things, since none are highlighted I guess it’s your choice! You can punch someone (in the arm), you can have punch as a drink, you can use the tool called a punch to cut through wood or metal, or you can celebrate Punch and Judy the puppets. I am sure there are probably more punches out there that I’m not familiar with. So pick your punch and celebrate, but if it’s the hitting kind, be nice! Maybe you can celebrate them all on the same day if you are ambitious!

How to celebrate – Pick your punch and go for it. Dress up like Punch (from Punch and Judy). Remember all those times as a kid you tried to spike the punch!

March 5th Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday

Today is Mardi Gras, in some places better known as Fat Tuesday and Shrove Day. The idea of it is simple, because the following day is Ash Wednesday where you have to give up something you really like for Lent. Fat Tuesday becomes your day to splurge and over do the things you will be giving up the next day. It is famous in New Orleans, along Bourbon Street, where the idea of throwing beads into the crowd from parade floats is the highlight for many.

How to celebrate – List the things you like to do most and figure out which you will be giving up. Throw a party. Wear a mask so no one knows who you are.