National Peanut Day isn’t as popular as holidays like Christmas or Halloween, but it is the one time each year where we get to celebrate that salty, crunchy, popular fixture of American culture. Celebrated each year on September 13th we should remember these nutty morsels. After all, they are baseball’s best friend, and the base ingredient for everyone’s favorite nutty spread. In short: the peanut is truly a wonder. Give peanuts their due this year by celebrating the occasion in style.
Items You Might Use on National Peanut Day
- Whole Peanuts
- Peanut Butter
- Cooking Supplies
- Cleaning Supplies
- Dog Toys
- Peanuts Comic Strips
Bake Something Delicious
The best, and easiest way to celebrate National Peanut Day is to eat peanuts or to eat something that uses peanuts in the ingredients. This could be anything from a peanut butter parfait, to roasted peanuts, to salted peanuts in the shell. Whatever you’re craving, there are dozens upon dozens of recipes for desserts, main courses, and even appetizers where our good friend the peanut is the star.
If you plan on cracking peanut shells all day, make sure you have a maid or someone who can act as one on hand. These pesky items are always flaking, and if you aren’t careful can get everywhere.
Treat Your Pets
If you are a dog owner, then surely you know about our canine friend’s affection for all things peanut butter. Celebrate National Peanut Day by treating your four legged companions to a dog toy intended to be filled with peanut butter, or a peanut butter cookie.
Want to really take your celebration to the next level? There are a variety of peanut-themed dog toys on the market. Pick one up and spend the afternoon playing fetch out back.
Kick Back and Read Comics
Charles M. Shultz’s Peanuts comics are classic American reading. Of course there haven’t been any new issues in years, the story lines, characters, and jokes hold up even to this day.
If you are lucky enough to have a maid service, kick up your feet and spend a few hours on National Peanut Day soaking up Mr. Shultz’s comic brilliance. Not up for reading? Put on a classic Peanuts film like the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Go to a Baseball Game
There’s a reason the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” says “buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks.” It’s because no baseball game is complete without a bag of salted whole peanuts, and plenty of time on your hands.
Celebrate National Peanut Day by rooting on your hometown team. Whether they are destined for a pennant race or have been losing all season, there’s no better reason to get out and enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
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Throw a Hoe Down
Everybody knows that a line dancing establishment isn’t worth the wood its built with unless the floor is covered with peanut shells and the music is bumping.
If you’re willing to dedicate a few hours to clean up, or if you have a maid service, invest in a bulk bag of whole peanuts and celebrate National Peanut Day by transforming your yard into a line dancing destination. Clean out some room in your garage, on your patio, or your deck. Then throw out the shells, get the country music blasting and let the line dancing begin. Is this idea elaborate? Absolutely!
These are just a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. How will you celebrate National Peanut Day?