The worst of winter is now behind us. March is here and with it comes countless opportunities for making memories. From St. Patty’s Day shenanigans to March Madness to the arrival of Spring, this month offers us several excuses to celebrate, have more fun…and elevate the everyday!
Whether you are planning your kid’s big birthday bash, St. Patty’s Day shenanigans, an epic movie night at home or a Banana Split Picnic in the park to celebrate Spring’s arrival, there are so many days, and oh so many ways to celebrate this month. I hope to offer you inspiration to have more fun, to imbibe in mimosas and milkshakes, to have styled celebrations and to intentionally celebrate life while creating more magical moments and meaningful memories.
Enjoy these 31 ways, over the next 31 days to make your most memorable March imaginable!
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MARCH 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Celebrate simple with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or turn to google or pinterest for a fun new peanut butter inspired recipe.
MARCH 2: National Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
National Read Across America Day offers the chance to come together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading. It occurs every year on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, so grab a fun Seussian hat or tee and share a little family fun reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book(s). Can you believe 6 of his books rank in the top 20 best selling children’s books of all time? Will you choose Cat in the Hat, Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hears a Who or other fun classic?
MARCH 3: National I Want You to be Happy Day
I hope you don’t need an excuse to spread a little joy and happiness, but Wednesday March 3 is the perfect excuse to spread cheer through random acts of kindness and selflessness.
MARCH 4: National Hug a G.I. Day
Celebrate the servicemen and servicewomen in your life with a hug (or a handshake), write a letter of gratitude or send a care package.
MARCH 5: Raya and the Last Dragon
Disney releases the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Raya and the Last Dragon to theaters nationwide and will also be available on Disney+ with Premier Access. If you have been considering Disney+ make sure to gain premier membership for a blockbuster Friday Family Movie Night to kick off your weekend.
MARCH 6: National Oreo Cookie Day
Celebrate America’s favorite cookie this weekend. Whether you dunk it in milk, melted chocolate, imbibe in cookies and cream ice cream or whip up a fun Oreo inspired recipe the whole family is sure to enjoy celebrating this classic cookie that dates back to 1912.
MARCH 7: National Cereal Day
Skip Sunday brunch this weekend and dive spoon first into your favorite cereal.
MARCH 8: International Women’s Day
The opportunity to come together worldwide to celebrate the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. Oh and, go ahead and pat yourself on the back today for being one kick ass woman.
MARCH 9: National Barbie Day
Yes, the blonde bombshell with her unrealistic proportions has caused some controversy in the modern era. However, 73% of Americans played with Barbies as a child. So even if for old time’s sake, blast some “Barbie Girl” by Aqua on the speakers and have some good old fashioned Barbie fun, Ken doll and dream home optional.
MARCH 10: National Ranch Day
Today we celebrate what 40% of American’s claim as their favorite dressing, #RanchEverything
MARCH 11: National Promprosal Day
Moms of teenage boys unite with your hot glue guns and creative ideas. Help make his Promposal one she will remember forever.
MARCH 12: National Girl Scout Day
Show a little love to your favorite Girl Scout. If you don’t have one in your life then it is totally acceptable to celebrate this day with your favorite Girl Scout cookie instead. Are you a thin mint junkie?
MARCH 14: The Grammy’s & National Potato Chip Day
There wasn’t much to celebrate on March 13, so we are going to make the 14th twice as nice with double the fun. So kick back to enjoy the 63rd GRAMMY Awards on CBS with a big bowl of America’s #1 snack food, potato chips.
MARCH 15: Bachelor Finale
Are you a loyal member of Bachelor Nation? I have to admit The Bachelor & Bachelorette just so happens to be one of my favorite guilty little pleasures. And I can’t wait to see who Matt James gives his final rose to in the Season 25 Finale airing on ABC at 8:00 pm EST followed immediately by The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.
MARCH 16: National Artichoke Day
Did you know the artichoke is the official veggie of California? Today is a great excuse to enjoy some Spinach and Artichoke dip, plus it allows you to get your green started early for St. Patty’s Day.
MARCH 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Are you ready for shamrocks and shenanigans? St. Patty’s Day offers so many ways to celebrate. Make sure you have your green on all day and get ready for the fun. Take in a parade, enjoy a tall cold glass of green beer, make a shamrock shake, or have a treasure hunt for the kids.
Need a little inspiration to elevate your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? You will love the ideas in Shamrockin’ Family Fun for St. Patty’s Day!
MARCH 18: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
I have to tell you I have never actually heard of this holiday prior to writing this article. However, when I came across it I knew it was something I had to share with you. In honor of Absolutely Incredible Kid Day you are encouraged to write a young person a note letting them know how absolutely incredible they are. You may be surprised by the impact your inspiring words can have.
MARCH 19: March Madness
Thursday March 19 is the official start of the March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament. Unofficial kick off to the tourney is on Sunday March 14 with the Selection Show. You can expect a little preliminary action on March 18th when the First Four hit the court to earn their spot into the big dance. Make sure your bracket is complete, cheer on your favorite team, and enjoy a whole heck of a lot of basketball for the remainder of the month as the Final Four starts on April 3.
MARCH 20: First Day of Spring
Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and Spring is officially here. Winter is behind us and it’s time for a little happy dance. The best way to celebrate is to get outside if you can or plan a spring fling. If you ask me, the only thing to not look forward to about Spring’s arrival might be that dreaded Spring Cleaning.
MARCH 21: National Crunchy Taco Day
This is one of those holidays that admittedly I celebrate a little too often. Sorry, not sorry…I love tacos! Taco-bout a Sunday Funday in the making. Head to your fave Mexican restaurant for tacos and margs on the patio to celebrate Spring’s arrival or have Taco night at home. Just be sure you opt for Crunchy tacos today.
MARCH 22: National Goof Off Day
I don’t make the rules friends, but I sure as heck follow them. This Monday gives you the perfect excuse to have a little more fun, celebrate the silly and goof off a little extra. Don’t forget to extend the invitation to everyone in the family.
MARCH 23: National Puppy Day
Celebrate the love of your fave pup today. Go ahead and spoil him or her rotten. Consider shooting and sharing some photos. The day is designed to raise awareness on a cause near and dear to my heart, speak out against puppy mills and spread the message of advocating for pet adoption.
MARCH 24: National Cheesesteak Day
Celebrate Philly’s fave sandwich, now an all time classic. Turn to google to find the best Cheesesteak in your town or order the legendary original classic straight from Philly to your doorstep. The debate is likely to remain unsettled, but I just have to know…how do you like yours, cheez whiz or provolone?
MARCH 25: International Waffle Day
Light and fluffy goodness smothered in butter and syrup…it’s hard to not appreciate the deliciousness of a waffle. Pull out the waffle maker or better yet, head to your fave local breakfast spot. But be sure not to miss this celebration, even if you need to Eggo it because well, Thursday morning obligations.
MARCH 26: National Wear a Hat Day
A fun and fabulous way to raise awareness for brain tumor research.
MARCH 27: National Joe Day
We probably all know one, and poor Joe…he is always just an “Average Joe.” Not today my friends, today is his day. Be sure today you celebrate all the Joes in your life, including a hot cup of joe and maybe even, the Sloppy Joe.
MARCH 28: National Something on a Stick Day
How fun is this? It just seems that somehow, someway, if it’s on a stick it’s better! And this holiday allows you to enjoy that fact with ultimate flexibility. I’m thinking corn dogs, shish kabob, s’mores, popsicles, cake pops, however you choose to celebrate, let your imagination run wild with this one.
MARCH 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners’ Day
Shop small, shop local and support the small business owner in your life. A fun and free way to celebrate him or her is to shout out your fave small biz owner on social media. They will be appreciative of the extra exposure. (I give you full permission to shout out this website…wink wink).
MARCH 30: Doctors’ Day
Not all superheros wear capes, celebrate the enormous contribution doctors make in our country and show your gratitude and appreciation to the special doctor in your life.
MARCH 31: National Crayon Day
Live colorfully! Grab the family and the box of 64 to create some memories…and masterpieces.
Of course, you may not want to celebrate every single one of these super fun, sometimes silly occasions. But I hope this list will inspire you to pick a few of your faves and have a little extra fun this month. St. Patty’s Day will likely be the highlight of March. But I believe you can spread cheer and joy, create happiness in your home and in your heart when you can celebrate the everyday too!
So go out there…create some magical moments and meaningful memories. And, just have a little more fun my friend.
Tell me in the comments below, what are you most looking forward to celebrating this month?