Hey, there’s more to celebrate this season than the big four (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah) — read on for party-worthy events you won’t want to miss.
October 27: Start of MLB World Series: With game 1 of the series scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, there’s no better time to prepare a game plan for watching your team go to bat. Round up your favorite baseball fanatics by sending a watch the game invitation and head to the nearest bar for happy hour, or invite pals to swing by your place for a private viewing party — the game will air on FOX. Dish up this better-than-basic nacho plate — it’s loaded with chicken and cheese to fuel your fandom all night long.
Start time: 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 5 PM PT
October 27: Start of 2015-2016 NBA Season (NBA Tip-Off): Say goodbye to baseball and hello to basketball! Invite basketball enthusiasts over to have a ball watching the start of the season with one of our watch the game invitations. You can even serve this savory rosemary Chex mix for a guaranteed slam-dunk snack. Tune into TNT on Tuesday, October 27, to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls, and the New Orleans Pelicans go to head-to-head against the Golden State Warriors. You can also stream the Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks game by signing up for the NBA League Pass, or watching on FOX Sports Southeast.
Start time: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls: 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 5 PM PT
Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks: 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 5 PM PT
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors: 10:30 PM ET, 9:30 PM CT, 7:30 PM PT
November 1-2: Día de los Muertos: Día de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is all about gathering family and friends in remembrance of loved ones who have passed. There’s no better time to live like there’s no tomorrow, so throw a festive fiesta-inspired party to celebrate using one of our Día de los Muertos party invitations. And be the life of the party thanks to our DIY sugar skull makeup.
November 11: Diwali: Light up your life in celebration of India’s biggest and brightest festival. This five-day festival of lights is celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Make the most of it by inviting friends and family over for a fun-filled night of food, fireworks and gift-giving. Don’t forget to take a look at out our Diwali invitations.
November 20: The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2: Mark your calendars. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for — the last installment of The Hunger Games trilogy. Bid your final farewell and pay tribute to this fan favorite by inviting friends to a night at the movies. Got tickets to the midnight premiere? Host a pre-party (like this Hunger Games viewing party) in honor of part 2 of the final film. Or, plan a preview party a week in advance to watch the first three films before seeing the finale. May the odds be ever in your favor.
November 26: National Cake Day: Have your cake and eat it too! This year, National Cake Day happens to fall on Thanksgiving. Coincidence? We think not. While there’s never a time not to be thankful for cake, give extra thanks for this tasty treat by inviting friends over for cake-baking (or cake-eating … or both!) the previous weekend. Whether you make an ice cream cake or deep dark fudge cake, this holiday is sweet any way you slice it.
November 27 – December 19: SantaCon: Ever wondered what it would feel like to dress up as everyone’s favorite Christmas character? Well, now’s your chance! SantaCon is an annual event held all across the world in which groups of costume-wearing Christmas enthusiasts gather dressed as Santa Claus. Host a pre-party and invite friends to prep for the festivities by sending one of our Christmas invitations. The first SantaCon gathering takes place in Boulder, Colorado, on November 27 and will hit 341 cities and 47 countries before coming to a close in Shenzhen, China, on December 19. For more information, check out the official SantaCon website.
December 18: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens: The latest Star Wars film has been two years in the making and is finally set to hit theaters December 18. Before setting out to see the film, invite moviegoers over for a pre-party with one of our viewing party invitations. Or host a movie marathon and screen all the Star Wars films of the past, offering gourmet movie snacks that go beyond plain popcorn. May the force be with you.
December 22: Winter Solstice: What better way to welcome the start of winter than with a solstice party? Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a party that lasts all night. Plus, it’s a perfect excuse to get the gang together before everyone goes home for the holidays. Make the most of the dwindling daylight by starting your celebration in the afternoon. Then, when night falls, light lots of candles or hang string lights and keep the party going. Serve warm, winter-friendly food and drinks, like this dark chocolate s’mores cocoa. Start inviting guests by sending a holiday party invitation.
December 31: New Year’s Eve: There’s no better time than New Year’s Eve to get friends together for an evening of pre-party primping in preparation for your midnight kiss (our girls’ night pre-party has all the top tips). Not game for a night out on the town? Throw your very own blowout bash right at home and ring in the new year with friends and family by your side (start by sending a New Year’s Eve party invitation). Don’t forget to serve a signature cocktail, like this lemon drop champagne cocktail, then get ready to party the night away. And may your new year be full of celebrations!
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