Groundhog Eve! Better Get Your Booties!

That’s right, woodchuck chuckers. In less than 24 hours, Punxsutawney Phil is going to set us straight on how much winter we have left. 6 more weeks? Bring it on, baby. 🙂

And as I’m usually accustomed to do, I’ll be bringing in the day with some fun festivities. Tomorrow is the family party–we’ll be doing the yearly viewing of Groundhog Day, the movie that gets better with every viewing. (My children are most likely going to hate its guts by the time they leave the house, but such is life. These are the prices we pay for groundhogs.)

Always tinkering with my Groundhog Party, I’ve added some extra twists this year, so if you’re planning one of your own, you might want to think about these ideas. Naturally we have the ever popular Groundhog Games of Skill, but this year, there’s a costume party for Best Groundhog Themed Costume, a skit award for Best Groundhog Skit, and an award for the Best Groundhog Themed Food. (And no, bringing actual groundhog does not automatically win you the award.)

How about you–any of you out there celebrating tomorrow? What festivities do you have in mind?

Off to see the groundhog?

Do you think it’s going to be an early spring?

And for those of you new to me and my blog, who are wondering what in the world is the matter with me, allow me to explain. I have a long, long history of my love for Groundhog Day. I’ve been celebrating the day for more than a decade now. Why? Because it’s a holiday devoted to a large furry creature. It’s got no “religious” baggage to worry about, and it’s a heckuva lot better than Valentine’s Day.

Let’s live here. We’ll rent to start.

Here are some past posts by me on the holiday:

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