Being a great mom isn’t as much about face time as fun time. Creating family rituals and celebrations is a big part of the happy home equation.
For a while I tried to milk the major holidays for all they were worth. Halloween began a month early with a trip to Target for decorations, then decorating was a party in itself, and finally we had a Halloween party for the neighbors – all before the big day arrived. We milked the new seasons (winter, spring…) the same way but then I discovered more obscure holidays to celebrate, the ones that might just make your kid call you “The most fun mom on the block!”
This week we milked National Donut Day.
If you missed donut day, don’t fret. There are plenty more.
But first, the scoop on how to milk a national food holiday:
1. The Announcement
Between one week and a day in advance (based on age of your child) excitedly announce that on XYZ day you will celebrate National ____ Day!
Scope out the best ____ shop in your city. The dumpier the better.
3. The Celebration
Head to your top spot, take photos as you would any other special holiday, and indulge. Or, bake from scratch and create an at-home thematic celebration.
Here is a list of National “Holidays” to earn you the “Fun Mom” title through 2013:
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