This really should read, “It’s My Pity Party Day” and we all have them. We like to let people know we are suffering and that they should feel sorry for us, for some unknown reason it really does make us feel better. It made Leslie Gore feel a whole lot better when it became a #1 hit in 1963! She was only 16 at the time and the most natural age for anyone to have a pity party! Why October 11th? Well no one seems to know to be honest. The fact that today exists at all is because people want others to join them at their party and be just as miserable as they are.
How to celebrate – Have a party! Get a copy of Leslie Gore’s 1963 hit! Write down all the reasons people should feel sorry for you, draw one out of a hat and you have your reason for the party!
There are times you might wish to live in Germany. They say it is a beautiful country made even more beautiful during October Fest! The date commemorates the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in 1810 and the dates today do vary, but it’s all about beer and food and the party! That’s a win-win-win! It begins in Munich, Germany quickly making it’s way through all of Germany. So break out your Lederhosen, Stein and Sausages and have a good time celebrating the upcoming, and by gone, marriage that helped unite Germany.
How to celebrate – Visit Germany. Learn how to make your own beer. Buy some Lederhosen.
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!
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.
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 starts. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote Frankenstein back in 1818 at the age of 21. Her 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.
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)
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!
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!
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.
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.