Buckle up for a wild ride of fun as we dive into hosting the ultimate groundhog day party. A charming day, often overlooked, deserves it's own celebration with adorable decor, delicious treats, and a cozy ambiance that will leave your guests smiling.
As we say goodbye to the Christmas wreath cookies and say hello to the Valentine's cake pops, there's an underrated day in the beginning of February that often gets overlooked. But this year, get ready for an unforgettable day of Groundhogs, giggles, and good times!
Groundhog day, celebrated on February 2nd, is a quirky weather-related tradition that involves a groundhog predicting more weeks of winter or soon-to-be spring. The famous Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, emerges from his cozy burrow in Pennsylvania, with a critical message – a forewarning of a long winter or an exciting announcement of an early spring.
The anxious news that comes with Phils decision has turned an otherwise ordinary day into another reason to celebrate in North America and parts of Europe. Whether it's a peculiar reason to celebrate or not, I think any reason to celebrate is a great excuse!
Groundhog Goodies : What's on the Menu?
From sweat treats to hearty brunch options, these are some of my favorite things to serve at a Groundhog day party.
The kids love being able to help with the baking process and since both of these recipes are so easy, they always turn out delicious. To mark the beginning of spring, I like to add a little bit of green frosting to the tops of the cupcakes.
Along with cookies and cupcakes, it's good to serve some "real food" alongside the treats. Groundhog day pancakes paired with an eggs Benedict casserole or air fryer sausage makes for an easy, yet delicious brunch menu.
You can also serve some chocolate or powdered donuts to fill up the table. Print off little groundhogs to go in the center for an extra special touch!
If you live somewhere with cold weather, a festive hot cocoa bar with marshmallows, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings is a great way to wash down all the cupcakes and cookies.
For something unique, feel free to serve green christmas drinks under the spring theme!
How to decorate for a happy groundhog day
You can't have a big party without a little decor! The good news is, all you need is a little brown and green decor for the perfect groundhog day tradition. Here are some of the best ways to decorate for a ground hog party...
- Brown plates with compliments of green cups or napkins
- Place little groundhog cut outs in the inner circle of the donuts
- A stuffed animal groundhog, we got our big groundhog from build a bear and little one online
- Have the kids DIY some groundhog banners or signs you can hang
What do people wear for Groundhog Day?
This depends on where you live, but those who go to Gobbler’s Knob, which is near the town of Punxsutawney, need to dress warm as it's chilly there in February.
While sometimes people where top hats to resemble the men who are televised on groundhog day, but other than that, there is no dress code. Dress according to the season where you live!
Bringing it all together
Celebrating the often overlooked day of groundhog day is a great way to bring some extra joy into our busy lives. Whether you have time to go all out for a party or simply whip up a batch of groundhog cupcakes, it's sure to bring a smile to your kiddo's and guest's faces.