While it is an unofficial observance, National Goof Off Day was declared to encourage everyone to stop and smell the roses. While having a good work ethic and sense of purpose is admirable, too much of a good thing can cause more harm than good. If your birthday or that of a loved one falls on March 22, here are some fun ways to incorporate goofing off into the festivities.
A day of fun-filled goofing off may be hard to pull off unless you get the guests on board first. This party theme can be a lot of fun if everyone plans ahead. If you are organizing the birthday party, try to keep the guest list on the smaller side. This will allow more room for each guest to stretch out and get comfortable for goofing off.
Dress Code for Slacking
Pajama pants, a sweat shirt and a pair of fuzzy slippers can be the standard dress code for this birthday party. Encourage guests to dress down and wear their most comfortable leisurewear, as long as it is in good taste. Gifts along this vein for the birthday celebrant can include fleece throws, soft socks, oversize hoodies or yoga pants. Goofing off is best accomplished while comfortable!
While cake and ice cream can still be on the menu, replace the veggie tray and cheese dip with comfort foods like snack cakes, mashed potato casserole or pizza. Goofing off from the responsibilities of life for a day includes your diet, so feel free to offer up some carbohydrate-laden goods for the celebration. Of course, no one should be burdened with washing dishes on Goof Off Day, so also grab some disposable cups, plates and flatware for the party. As an added extravagance, you could also hire a maid to clean up as the party is ending.
For a day of goofing off, nearly everyone has their own preferences for mindless entertainment. Some people watch soap operas or games shows, while others curl up with a board game and a few friends. Encourage party guests to bring their favorite goofing off activities with them for the whole group to enjoy. Some appropriate gifts for the birthday girl or boy might be a large universal remote, some new handheld games or a heated blanket for cuddling on the couch.
A birthday party on National Goofing Off Day should be a fun, low-key affair. By following these tips, everyone at the party will enjoy themselves and relax.