Presidents Day Theme Party Ideas

Celebrated the third Monday of February, Presidents Day was orginally marked as a day to commemorate our first President, George Washington's birthday. Spelled Presidents Day, President's Day or even Presidents' Day, the federal holiday was the first to honor a citizen and was celebrated on his actual date of birth, February 22nd, each year.

It wasn't until 1951 that a committee known as the "President's Day National Committee" proposed a single holiday to celebrate the presidency itself, versus individual presidents.

At the time, March 4th was the original innauguration day and proposed date for this new federal holiday, but because Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday fell in such close proximity to the date, the Senate Judiciary Committee thought the many holidays would be unduly burdensome and shot the holiday down.

You may not know, but Presidents Day was signed into law under the title of Washington's Birthday on June 28, 1968. In the mid-80s however, ad agencies began to push the title "Presidents Day" out into the public.

In honor of this most esteemed federal holiday, our contributor Emily DiRienzo, hosted a party to celebrate all our famous leaders. Take a look at these fun party ideas!

 

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