National It’s My Party Day is traditionally celebrated on October 11 and is a great opportunity to organize a spontaneous party. Whether you want to have a blast or take the time to reflect on memories of school love or unfulfilled dreams, this is the perfect day to do so.
It is believed that the origin of the holiday is directly related to the song “It’s My Party”, first performed and popularized by Leslie Gore. It was written by Seymour Gottlieb, who was inspired by a tantrum thrown by his daughter Judy on her 16th birthday. Judy had been asked by her grandparents to only invite important guests, to which she angrily replied “This is my party and I will cry if I want to.” Gottlieb sent the song to his partner Herbie Wiener, who completed it with the help of a composer. It was first recorded by the Chiffons and later by Leslie Gore.
- Leslie Gore first recorded her version of the song on March 30, 1963.
- In May 1963, the song reached number one on the US music chart.
- In 1981, a remake of the song by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin hit number one on the UK, Scotland and New Zealand music charts.
How to take part
On October 11, why not throw a house party with food and drinks to celebrate National It’s My Party Day? You can also choose to reflect on the past or sing the song the holiday is named after in karaoke. If you find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to have a good cry – it can be a great way to relieve stress.
When is National It’s My Party Day celebrated in 2023?
National It’s My Party Day is observed on October 11 each year.