September is the first month of Autumn in the northern hemisphere. Days and nights are getting cooler but it's not too late for a garden party. But there are plenty of other reasons for a party in September.
- Wattle Day is 1 September in Australia – Look at our Australia Day page for patriotic celebration ideas.
- Talk Like a Pirate Day is 19 September – and we have a whole page dedicated to Pirate Paaarghties.
- Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated annually around September 16. Celebrate with a Fiesta
Famous September Birthdays
Have a party to celebrate the birthdays of these famous people or characters. Like current birthdays, you can have them on the nearest weekend.
- 1 – Dr Phil – TV pop-psychologist.
- 1 – Barry Gibb – time for a Bee Gees party
- 1 – Lily Tomlin – Comedian, writer – of Laugh-in fame for those old enough to remember.
- 5 – Freddy Mercury – Lead singer of Queen.
- 5 – Jesse James – The original, an American outlaw of the late 1800s. Commemorate his birthday with a Wild West party.
- 7 – Buddy Holly – Rock'n'roll at a fifties party
- 8 – Peter Sellers – Comedian famous for The Goon Show and playing Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther. Or try something different with Chauncy Gardiner from Being There.
- 9 – Colonel Sanders – inventor of KFC
- 13 – Roald Dahl – Author of many children's classics, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, the Big Friendly Giant, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Matilda. 13 September is also Roald Dahl Day. (see Roald Dahl childrens' costumes from Jokers Masquerade)
- 15 – Agatha Christie – Host a Mystery Party
- 21 – H.G. Wells – famous science fiction author.
- 24 – Jim Henson – creator of the Muppets
- 26 – Olivia Newton John – Go back to the 1950s with Grease or Olivia's heyday in the 70s and 80s.
- 26 – George Gershwin – American composer.
See themes for other months
- January Party Ideas January is the start of a new year and mid-winter..
- February Party Ideas
- March Party Ideas
- April Party Ideas includes Easter, plus lots of TV soap birthdays
- May Party Ideas
- June Party Ideas
- July Party Ideas
- August Party Ideas
- September Party Ideas Pirate Paaarghties and more
- October Party Ideas Oktoberfest and Halloween with lots in between
- November Party Ideas starts with Guy Fawkes Night
- December Party Ideas more than Christmas