Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fete Day's coming!

My friend, Maleen, invented a holdiay. She calls it Fete Day. (Fete means 'party' in french--pronounced 'fet') She decided that August needed a holiday, so she made one up! She told me about it a couple of years ago, and I thought it sounded so fun to take part in a made up holiday, but as of yet I have not. Now that I am part of the blogging world, I thought I would share the details of this holiday, and invite you to join in the fun! (I did get Maleen's permission, and hope that she will correct me if I lead any of you astray.) So...here's how you celebrate Fete Day:

  • Every year there is a different Fete Day color. As of yet there is no set color (but I'm sure there will be one once it's a national holiday!). There are lots of ways to decide on a color. You can pick it out of a hat, have people vote, or just decide! (I've decided that in my neck of the woods we're following the rainbow colors, starting with red.) Everyone wears that color to your Fete Day festivities, and each person who is participating draws names, then buys a small gift (under $5) for their person in that color.
  • The official dessert of Fete Day is ice cream cake.
  • There should be an activity of some sort (in can be anything from miniature golf to horse shoes, bowling to water balloon toss--it can be ANYTHING, as long as you have fun while you do it...and it's legal and moral)
  • The date of Fete Day is August 16th (ish). Since it's a made up holiday, you can be flexible!

I think that's it! I would love to spread the Fete Day cheer, so choose a color, draw names, make or buy your ice cream cake, and get your family and friends together! I would love to hear about your festivities, whether I know you or not. I will be posting soon after our celebration next week. Spread the word, and spread the cheer!

11 comments:

denise b said...

I am always looking for new ways to celebrate so I'm going to try this. We have a High School Musical party planned for the 17th so I'm not sure I'll be able to put together something on the 18th but I'm sure going to try. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Kellie said...

Fun! You are so cute! maybe i will try it... we'll see... My kids would love it!

Ker said...

I think I may be having a High School Musical party too- but I think we can party twice in one week. SO-hmmm maybe we should invite all the bloggers of our neighborhood for the celebration. I love it! Party on!

shawna said...

deanne, love your page. your kids are soo great! And it was awesome getting to see you at the family reunion. Perhaps next time around we'll get a chance to chat a bit more. Thanks for the email. . . My mom and I are going to try it. We'll tell you how it turns out. I set up a blog too. . . so stop on by sometime a yumariddles.blogspot.com. I love the Fete Day idea too. Always room for more celebrations! Love ya!

Jodi said...

I am SOOO excited for Fete Day! I have my family's "red" all picked out! So...what is my assigment? Do you want me to try and put together an ice cream cake? On second thought...you are the "cake master" so that better be your assignment! I'm sure they have a cute idea on FamilyFun.com! Let me know! I'm ready!

Jodi Fairbanks said...

With our anniversary tomorrow and my 25th birthday next Monday- we have plenty to celebrate in August! But, it does sound like a cute idea! Leave it up to Maleen to be so creative!

Frog Gel said...

I think it might be a little last minute for some, but I think we could still pull it off if there is enough interest in it. I'm willing anyone else? Sorry about my font I'm still new at the whole blogging thing. So I think I fixed it will you go back and see if you can read now? Thanks!

shawna said...

I fixed my comments setting on my blog. Hope it works now. Thanks to Jodi I figured out what was wrong! Have a good one!

Renee said...

Hello Deanne! I was so happy to finally meet you. Jared had told me all about being with your family when he was younger. I am so glad that you found my blog and we can now keep in touch. Love the Fete Day idea! We'll see if I do one. We just spent a weekend long of celebrating my birthday.

Camille and Eric said...

way to go deanne, I am glad you are participating in Maleen's made up holidays, they are fun:)

Maleen said...

This is actually Tyler, but I'm masquerading as Maleen because she has an account. Anyhow, congrats on the rules—that's the most succinct I think we've ever seen the rules. Here's to Fete Day!