Written by monthly contributor, Kristen, from Celebrate Every Day With Me!
One thing I love to do is celebrate. I am easily thrilled by making a fuss over something that really may be nothing at all. To take something silly and make it a big deal. For my family, it adds a little creativity, fun and magic to everyday life.
I am often on the lookout for a wacky or bizarre holiday. I have thrown a puzzle party on National Puzzle Day. We have delivered an ice cream social care package on National Ice Cream Social Day. It is these sort of random celebrations that we delight in honoring.
If you would like to join us this month, I have put together a little list of fun, wacky or bizarre holidays for March. Let me encourage you to pick even just one day and celebrate it with your kids. Who knows, you may start a new household tradition.
Bizarre Holidays of March
March 1st – Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. Try serving something with peanut butter at each meal. Grab the kids and make a delicious chocolate-peanut butter dessert, fill your celery or make these banana people. Anything goes!
March 2nd – Old Stuff Day. This is a day to not do the same old stuff. Try something new. Step out of your routine and do something fun with the kids.
March 3rd – National Anthem Day. This was the day that Congress made the Star Spangled Banner our national anthem. Teach your kids about the history of the song and be sure to sing it.
March 6th – National Frozen Food Day. On this day, I think I may cook up all those half-used bags of frozen vegetables that have been sitting in the bottom of my freezer. That or we’ll have a freezer cooking session . . . or maybe we’ll just keep it simple and eat ice cream.
March 11th – Johnny Appleseed Day. Sort through the truth and legend of John Chapman. Then be sure to eat an apple, make a pie or a delicious apple crunch.
March 12th – Plant a Flower Day. While it is too early to plant anything outside in Ohio, we can seed an indoor plant. Make this a little service project by seeding several small plants and giving them away.
March 13th – Popcorn Lover’s Day. Curl up for a good movie and make some popcorn. Get a little fancy and add melted chocolates and nuts. Mmmm. Sweet & Salty!
March 14th – Pi Day. We will be celebrating Pi Day (3.14) with a little party. What do the guests have to bring? A pie, of course!
March 15th – Incredible Kid Day. Take the opportunity to tell your kid how incredible they are. Write them a note in their lunch box or fill their room with encouraging and uplifting thoughts about what you love about them.
March 22nd – National Goof Off Day or Chip and Dip Day. I couldn’t decide which to focus on here, so be a little silly and make a great assortment of dips to try before dinner. It’s ok to ruin your appetite today!
March 25th – Waffle Day. Need I say more? Eat waffles and add a couple fun toppings.
March 26th – Make Your Own Holiday Day. No, I did not make this up. Give your kids the opportunity to get those creative juices flowing and let them create their own holiday. What will your family celebrate?
March 28th – Something on a Stick Day. Skewer your dinner, eat corn dogs, popsicles . . . hmmm, what food can you put on a stick?
March 30th – Take a Walk in the Park Day. The weather is warming up. Head to a park and spend time together. What can you discover with your kids?
What bizarre holiday will you celebrate?
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.
Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.