Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Friday the 13th Party

By August 22, 2013 WCC News No Comments

Collage of Superstitious Images

This June brings with it the first Friday the 13th of the year. Why not turn this unlucky holiday into your lucky day with a superstition theme party. We think that Friday the 13th doesn’t have to be a bad luck when you celebrate with friends and fun party decorations and props! Take a look at our tips for a fun event and then throw your own unlucky celebration.

1) Set the Stage – Stare down all the traditional bad luck when you decorate your home with typically unlucky props. Set up a ladder in front of your front entrance to force guests to walk under it. Hang open umbrellas from the ceiling. Set up black cat props to line your halls.  Decorate with horseshoes and other good luck charms to counterbalance the bad superstitions. Music from a scary soundtrack can also help set the ambiance of your event.

umbrellas open indoors

2) Run the Gauntlet – Test your luck and throw caution to the wind with a series of daring tasks that fly in the face of bad luck superstitions. Lay out a row of pennies and see which party guest can pick them up the fastest. Play musical chairs with an umbrella or bowl of salt. Giving the usual party games a bad luck twist can be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.

3) Watch a Spooky Movie – Pop in a scary movie to watch with friends. Horror classics like Friday the 13th and Final Destination let you appreciate just how good your luck really is in comparison to the characters in the films. Make a bowl of popcorn to snack on and make sure you toss salt over your shoulder if you spill any salt when flavoring your treat!

4) Snack in Style – Cater your event with themed goodies. Cut out sugar cookies in the shape of black cats or broken mirrors to fit with your Friday the 13th theme. Deviled eggs and devil’s food cake are more great matches for your theme. Lucky Charms cereal can help balance out all the unlucky fun you will be having!

cat cookies

5) Dress the Part – Invite your Friday the 13th party guests to dress as Jason from the horror movie or in themed clothing. Guests can show up to your celebration dressed in a sexy black cat costume  or an outfit matched with a cute umbrella to fit in with the fun bad luck theme.

Have a bit of fun this Friday the 13th by throwing a superstition party that features a fun way to look at all the things we normally consider unlucky!



Here is a list of all the Friday the 13ths between 1974 and 2030

Month Years
January 1978, 1984, 1989, 1995, 2006, 2012, 2017, 2023
February 1976, 1981, 1987, 1998, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2026
March 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2009, 2015, 2020, 2026
April 1979, 1984, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2018, 2029
May 1977, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2005, 2011, 2016, 2022
June 1975, 1980, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2014, 2025
July 1979, 1984, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2018, 2029
August 1976, 1982, 1993, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2021, 2027
September 1974, 1985, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2013, 2019, 2024
October 1978, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2006, 2017, 2023, 2028
November 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2009, 2015, 2020, 2026
December 1974, 1985, 1991, 1996, 2002, 2013, 2019, 2024



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