Bored? No pumpkins to carve? Costumes to buy? No annoying political calls? No ads to watch on TV? Not to worry—the holidays are around the corner and both November and December have plenty of other stuff to celebrate. If your mood is more bah humbug than ho ho ho, read on.
The national holidays in both months have something to offer even the least creative. Among other things, November is national Pomegranate Month, Roasting Month and Peanut Butter Lovers Month (it's all about food).
December is the Birth Month of Bingo (celebrated nationally I'll have you know), Choose a Summer Camp Month and, lastly, Tie Month (could it be that more ties are sold at Christmas than in any other month? I betcha!). Try having an Ugly Tie Party…the winner gets, uh, an even uglier tie.
Let’s move on to Saturday nights. Since we can’t rely on Saturday Night Live still being a must-see, better have fun between 7 and 11!
Hockey Mask Invented (1959)-- Sarah Palin will be partying, you should too!
Abet and Aid Punsters Day--invite people over to make dreadful puns--or not.
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day—sounds like the perfect time for a bold and pungent pot luck!
National Bundt Day—have a contest; there’s more than 40 shapes available.
Elephant Roundup at Surin, Thailand—I couldn’t pass this up.
Alascattalo Day—honoring humor in Alaska (haven’t we been doing that? And, oh, by the way, theoretically an alascattalo is when you cross a walrus with a moose).
International Aura Awareness Day—invite guests to share their aura!
Wow…nothing but Howie Mandel’s birthday—no big DEAL.
Ira Gershwin’s Birthday—time for a Broadway sing along, no?
Missouri Earthquakes Anniversary—the most prolonged series of earthquakes in US history, let’s shake, rattle and roll!
National Day of the Horse—time for a Night at the Races video party!
Anniversary of the TV premiere of The Dating Game—pretend it’s the Newlywed Game or We’ve Been Married Forever.