5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Leap Year 2012!

I like celebrating. No, scratch that.



I had totally forgotten that Wednesday is Leap Year! So as I was making dinner plans with my best friend for Wednesday night, she mentioned it and now I am freaking out. What on earth are we going to do?

Because we have to do something!!

So…I am coming up with ideas for ways to add a little celebratory craziness to our evening. These will work for you too (assuming that you are an adult, aged 21 or older)!

1. Blow up some firecrackers.

When in doubt, my go-to is firecrackers. Add firecrackers into the mix and you’re bound to have a memorable evening. We happen to have quite a large stash in our closet – we bought a ton before New Year’s Eve because our local fireworks store had a buy-one-get-one-free sale.

Y’all know I can’t resist a good sale! I just might bring some firecrackers to shoot off after dinner!

2. Drink an expensive wine or champagne!

Leap Day only happens once every four years, so break out the good stuff! I think I might head down to the specialty wine store and buy a bottle of bubbly – and not the $12.99 Barefoot Moscato Brut that I usually buy…

3. Make an extravagant meal!

My friend is actually cooking dinner Wednesday night, and I’m to supply the wine/champagne, but I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to bring along a fancy dessert?

4. Get dressed up!

I like to get dressed up for no reason at all – I blame it on my not working anymore…I’m always in jeans and a tee or a sundress because I’m always around the house. My days of wearing heels and slacks with pretty blouses are long past me…

Leap Day is a great excuse for putting on a cute dress, a pair of high heels and prettifying yourself with make up and a fancy updo!

5. Spend the day with people you love. 

I can’t be the only one who always thinks to herself, “there simply isn’t enough time in the day.” Take this opportunity to spend the day or evening with the most important people in your life. It’s an entire extra 24 hours to create memories that will last a lifetime!


  1. says

    I haven’t thought of anything special to do Leap Day either! I like some of your ideas though, especially the firecrackers and the wine… but not together. :)

  2. Jeremy says

    I know people who were born on leap year day and do they technically get older every year, but really their Birthday really only comes every 4 years

  3. says

    I’ll take 2, 3 and 5 – but if anyone sets off firecrackers while my 2 year old is sleeping or asks me to dress up I’m knocking them into NEXT leap year lol

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