Alternative Holiday Celebrations
If you're tired of throwing parties on traditional holidays, plan a party for a seldom-celebrated special day, such as one of the following (all of which are real observances!):
- Trivia Day (January 4)Games night, featuring Trivial Pursuit.
- Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17)Progressive party in which you arrange a group of friends to perform good deeds for strangers (helping an overburdened mother or disabled person at the grocery store, working at a food bank), and then enjoy a round at a local bar.
- Earth Day (April 22)A tree-planting or gardening party, with a picnic as the focus.
- Towel Day (May 25)A costume party in which guests make their getups from towels.
- Best Friends Day (June 8)A brunch honoring best friendsyours and other people's.
- National Hot Dog Day (July 22)Weiner roast! You can also invite your friends with dachshunds.
- National Homeless Animals Day (August 20)A pet adoption or dog party.
- Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19)A costume party in which guests dress and talk like pirates.
- National Coming Out Day (October 11)A celebration for all your gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered friends.
- Sandwich Day (November 3)A potluck to which your guests bring their favorite sandwiches to share.
- Human Rights Day (December 10)A fundraising party in which guests each bring a cash contribution, which you donate to a human-rights organization, such as Amnesty International.
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Reproduced from Plan a Fabulous Party In No Time, by Tamar Love, by permission of Pearson Education. Copyright © 2005 by Que Publishing.