There are lots of great ideas for Halloween birthdays, but what if your birthday is in October but not on Halloween? October can be about more than just Halloween. Take advantage of rich fall colors and the joys of the chilly season to make your October birthday special.
Skip the black and orange of Halloween and opt for richer fall colors. Gather your inspiration from the changing leaves and harvest colors. The rich reds, bright yellows and earthy browns can make perfect birthday invitation colors. Leaves, twigs and gourds make great accents on your fall birthday invitations. Gem stones for October birthdays are opal and the pink tourmaline. Both of those colors can look great on your birthday invitations, too.
October theme ideas
If you’re looking to separate your birthday from Halloween, there are many great options for you. Since the October weather can be rainy and/or cold keep your activities centered around indoor activities. October days can be warm, but the nights can be pretty chilly. If you do plan outdoor activities – a hayride for example – make sure you let your guests know in the birthday invitation so they can bundle up.
Take the ‘trick or treat’ and even the October out of your birthday plans altogether. There are many great party themes that don’t have anything to do with the time of year. Just because its fall, doesn’t mean you can’t host a luau indoor picnic or barbeque. In fact, a summer-themed party might be a great way to forget all about Halloween. Or go all-out festive with a fun Mardi Gras celebration. You don’t have to let the time of year dictate your theme.
October menu ideas
October is also National Chili month. Turn your October birthday into a chili cook off for your guests. Send out your birthday invitations asking guests to bring their best chili for a contest. Soon you’ll have a houseful of great chili and lots of fun. Look for a chili chocolate fondue for a unique and delicious dessert.
Oktoberfest can be a fun theme for your fall party. In addition to beer, Oktoberfest is also known for big, soft pretzels, brats and a host of hearty German – actually, Bavarian, foods. Put on some accordion or polka music and get down to the celebrating. All across the world, million of people gather to celebrate this rich festival. You can even skip the beer and enjoy an Oktoberfest-themed party. The right tradition of Oktoberfest is a great reason to celebrate.
Fun birthday cocktails – and mock tails – for your October birthday can include warm apple cider and teas in vanilla, cranberry or Hazelnut can be a delicious addition to your menu. Many of these can be made in a chilled variety – perfect to satisfy kids and adults.
Just because your birthday is in October doesn’t mean you have to celebrate in Halloween style. There are so many great colors and themes that can make your October birthday special and memorable. Skip the tricks and treats and make your birthday a great celebration.