Since I stopped drinking and only go to parties when it's a really close friend's birthday, the only kind of Halloween celebration I was part of is now gone. Here, we don't really have trick or treaters, or people who deck out their house with decorations, so the only place I can get my Halloween fix is online.
Anyway, my point is that Halloween isn't for everyone. Not everybody loves it as much as the internet does, and even though I'll still be trying my hand at a few Halloween-themed recipes, there are plenty of other fun holidays throughout the month of October that deserve some of our attention too. Here are just a few that interested me:
What I love about these holidays is that there is so many ways that you can celebrate them. For Balloons Around The World Day, you could literally display balloons in any space that you can think of, or you could simply send some balloons to a friend and make their day.
Improving Your Office could mean adding something, taking something away (for me, that would be the pile of open envelopes and packages that I need to recycle), or rearrange the furniture so that it feels brand new. Do something nice on the fifth, display your pearly whites on the sixth, and try your hand at decorating a cake on the 10th, even if it's just you who is going to see it!
If you're unsure of how to take back your time on the 24th, why not indulge in some self care? Even something simple like reading or having a bath is a great way to take back your time and truly make it yours. Take advantage of National Frankenstein Friday on the 27th and finally get around to reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - it really is quite a good book, and it feels great to finally know the whole story!
It's little novelty holidays like these that add a bit of whimsy to life and make regular days feel a little bit more magical. There are also a bunch of month-long celebrations during October that are a lot of fun, including National Cookie Month, National Dessert Month, National Pizza Month, National Book Month, and heaps more.
If you're ever interested in finding out about more novelty holidays that I haven't mentioned, I recommend the websites Days of the Year and National Day Calendar, as they are where I find most of mine. However you decide to spend the month of October, I hope it is a happy and fun month for you all!
Until next time,