Hosing a party on Harry Houdini's birthday offers a great deal of possibilities and fun.
Invite friends to arrive with a magic trick to share with the group. For a table center piece make a top hat out of black construction paper and place a stuffed bunny inside. Decorate by placing playing cards here and there and, if you can find one, buy a pair of trick handcuffs as a challenge for your guests. Have the latest Houdini movie playing on the TV as background. (Note: Harry Houdini was a master American magician in the late 1890's-1900's. He became famous as a master of escape, freeing himself from jails, handcuffs, chains, and ropes. A most famous magic trick was to escape a locked, water-filled milk can.)
Everyone loves to see spring arrive, and what a great time to throw a party! Consider a "Great Gatsby" theme. Invite your guests to a croquette tournament. Ask them to dress in white from top to bottom! Encourage hats and frills. End the party by showing the movie outdoors that evening if possible. Or, make it easy on yourself and the others and host a simple cookout or picnic in celebration of Spring. (NOTE: Spring comes in between the 19th to the 23rd of March and at different times. It changes on a yearly basis because the first official day of spring is the (Spring) Vernal Equinox. This is when the sun is directly above the equator.)
You do not have to be French to enjoy celebrating this French national holiday. Our friends are often busy doing family things on the 4th of July, so Bastille Day is a fun excuse to gather together once the family celebrations are over. Plan ahead with invitations explaining Bastille Day, and hold back some major fireworks for your party as well. Serve some French foods, and you might even ask your friends to arrive with one new French word they have learned to be shared with everyone. (NOTE Bastille Day is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison in 1789, and was a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.)
September is a great time to have an unusual party, and every American knows of Johnny Appleseed. Why not host a party in honor of this great man's birthday? Have a variety of apples sitting around in baskets for both decor and eating. Try your hand at a homemade apple pie, apple strudel, and applesauce cake or apple dumplings. Have an "Apple Biting" contest by hanging an apple from string on a branch. (Note: Johnny Appleseed was a frontier nurseryman in the late 1700's-1800's. He was a strange, but great man who was very nice and loved by all. This American legend is seen as one who threw apple seeds here and there as he walked the frontier. He also developed nurseries,(not orchards)fencing them in to protect them from the livestock.)
Ideas are limitless when it comes to planning a party on Sherlock Holmes' birthday. Have a "Murder Mystery" dinner by investing in a party game where you assign each guest a role to play upon their arrival and send out a clue to each guest before the actual date of the dinner party. Or, simply decorate your party room with Sherlock Holmes books randomly placed around. As a centerpiece you might have a magnifying glass with a map or dagger looking knife, etc. (NOTE: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional London based detective who first appeared in publication in 1887. Though a fictional character, he was given the birth date of January 9 in the original books.)
Great list. H5
LOL It's party time! H5
Love this list, thank you! H5!
They sound like very good reasons to throw a party to me.h5
Great list of unique party ideas!
Everyone loves a party!
Fun ideas! You can find that every day is set aside as some kind of holiday so there are many choices.
These party ideas are creative and they sound like fun. I am putting Houdini's Birthday down on my calendar!
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