October is knocking on our door and is ready to appear in the next couple of days. This is a great month to host parties due to the beautiful weather, gorgeous fall colors and limitless party ideas. There are tons of great holidays to celebrate and use inspiration for your party. Wedding and Party Network is here to give you great party ideas and tips for the month of October.
Fun October Facts
October is associated with the season autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere. Also, in common years, October starts on the same day of the week. While, no other month starts on the same day as the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years. In leap years, October starts on the same day as August of the previous year. Just some fun facts about October.
Birthstone & Flower
The birthstone for October is opal. It is actually said that the opal will crack if worn by someone whose birthday is not in October. The color of opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta slate, olive, brown and black. It also varies in opal density from opaque to semi-transparent. Use this birthstone as color inspiration for your party or even as part of your party decorations.
For the birth flower, it's the calendula, otherwise known as the pot marigold. These flowers come in beautiful yellows and oranges which represents the autumn weather perfectly. These are a definite must for floral centerpieces!
The astrology signs for this month are Libra, Scorpio or Virgo. Libras are diplomatic, romantic & charming, yet self-indulgent. Scorpios are determined, emotional and yet jealous. While Virgos are modest, shy, yet a worrier.
October Events & Holidays
October 1st – Homemade Cookies Day, World Cardmaking Day
October 3rd – Child Health Day
October 4th – National Golf Day
October 5th – World Teacher Day
October 8th – National Costume Swap Day
October 10th – Columbus Day
October 12th – Farmer's Day
October 15th – National Grouch Day, Sweetest Day
October 16th – Boss's Day, Dictionary Day, World Food Day
October 20th – Monster Mash Day
October 24th – National Bologna Day
October 31st – Halloween
October is a great month to celebrate. Use popcorn, apple and pizza as part of your party menu to represent these national observances. Also, if you have a 1st birthday for a little boy, create a golf or farmer party theme. How cute would that be? Don't forget to go all out for your Halloween party! There are many great ideas out there for your party, so start planning!