It’s My Party Day

The famous Lesley Gore song always comes to mind on this day, but hopefully, no one will be crying on It’s My Party Day. It falls on October 11th, and the idea is that we relive our Sweet 16 days and theme the celebrations accordingly.

So, the peak of the teenage years is to be celebrated, but how? Besides reminiscing about that teen pop star you used to love and laughing at all the atrocious haircuts we may or may not have had, it’s time to find out.

History of It’s My Party Day

It can be traced back to 1963 when “It’s My Party” came out and was a hit. However, the day itself has not been around for so long. At the time when she was singing the song and all over the radio, Lesley herself was 16. Not bad, since the tune went to number 1.

Also, it started as a pressing of 100 copies that were sent to radio stations. Still, there isn’t an official link between the song and the day, which means everything is on the table. It doesn’t have to be a Sweet 16-themed party. Actually, it can be any theme.

Since it is close to Halloween, dressing up is a genuine possibility. The song itself is about a girl whose boyfriend leaves the party with another girl, so hopefully, this is not part of the theme at anyone else’s celebration!

How long the day has been observed is hard to tell, but one thing is for sure: there should be no excuse needed for a party. On October 11th, why not plan your next big bash, or try and make it the day that you host something special?

How To Observe It’s My Party Day

The first thing to do is think of a theme. As mentioned, the Sweet 16 party is popular on this day. This is where everyone dresses up in the way they would have at that time. Those pop stars you used to have posters of should all be blaring out of the speakers as friends gather and laugh, possibly cringe.

If you want to follow the theme of Lesley Gore, why not play some of her most popular tracks? None are going to be as recognizable as “It’s My Party,” which needs to be the first and last song played, of course. There are films that feature the iconic song, but if you are looking to just enjoy the excuse to let loose, there are plenty of other options.

It can be as simple as a BBQ with friends and family, with the music playing and the drinks flowing. The party doesn’t even need to be at home. Why not arrange for a bunch of friends to meet at the beach and take a portable speaker with you? There is always a park to have fun at. A good choice on It’s My Party Day is to meet up and have fun anywhere with space to dance.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 11 Friday
Next year (2025)
October 11 Saturday
Last year (2023)
October 11 Wednesday
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