Category: Seasons

National Cake Decorating Day – Celebrate with one of these Cakes

National Cake Decorating Day

  October 10 is celebrated each year as National Cake Decorating day. What better way to observe this national day than with a few beautifully decoraated cakes? Whether you are a professional cake decorator or someone who decorates cakes as a hobby, this day is the perfect day to show off your skills. When my…

Fall and Halloween Wreath Ideas – Making Outdoor Wreaths

Wreath ideas for front door

From burlap wreaths covered with bats to a colorful Halloween mesh wreath made with a black kitty cat center, these fall and Halloween wreath ideas will capture the spirit of the season in a spooky and fun way. The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling.  I love this time of the year,…

Witch Legs Decor – Halloween Decorations with Witches Feet

Witches feet decorations

These witch legs decoration ideas will make sure that the wicked witch won’t be flying away on her broom any time soon! Instead her feet and legs are being used in garden planters, as table legs and in so many other freaky ways! Making your own Witches Legs Decorations This is such a fun time to…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holiday season.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. Since October 1 is National Home Made Cookie day, it’s the…

Go Birding Day – April 28

Go Birding Day

Time to get out the bird watching binoculars! Go Birding Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in April. This year it is April 28 and it’s a great time to check out the activities of our feathered friends, the birds. Here are Always the Holidays, we love to celebrate National Days and other special…

National Beer Day – April 7 – Fun Beer Facts and Recipes

National beer day

Beer lovers take note! April 7 is celebrated as national beer day.  It’s a day to pour yourself a cold glass and celebrate with friends. Did you know that the origin of beer day dates back to the prohibition era? So many national days revolve around food and drink. Don’t know what they are?  Be…

April National Day Calendar – Free Printable

April National Days Calendar

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  This is the April National Day Calendar for 2019. It features one national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your foodie, decor and craft activities for the whole month! This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of Always the Holidays…

Easter Fun with DIY Projects, Home Decor & Recipes

Easter, Food, Fun and DIY

Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups.  It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. Decorating for Easter is a lot of…

St. Patrick’s Day Truffles with Bailey’s Irish Cream

St. Patrick's Day Truffles

Are you looking for a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat? Look no further! These St. Patrick’s Day Truffles have a rich cookie center that is infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. The fun shamrock sprinkles add a festive touch to the candy. Any self respecting leprechaun hunter knows that there will be a pot…

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

This tasty day is a favorite with food lovers!  January 10 is known as National Bittersweet Chocolate Day.  Most of us probably over-indulged with chocolate during the holidays and now it’s time to celebrate again. Heaven help us! So many of the national days are associated with food in some way.  Any gathering is made…

Valentine Cupcake Decorations – Decorating Cupcakes

Easy Valentine Cupcake Decorations

Cooking for Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite things to do. Decorating cupcakes is such a fun way to say “I love you” to your friends and family. And when the sweet saying is accompanied by a sweet treat? Even better! I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite quick and…

Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

cream puffs

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. These light and fluffy pastries filled with cream have a taste that is worthy of celebration! What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes. There seems to be a January National Day for pretty much everything you…