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October birthdays are some of the best!
With Halloween bringing excitement and the change of season making everything feel cozy and a little bit magic, it's a brilliant time to celebrate. These ideas for an October birthday party and October birthday gifts will make it even easier to make this year the best ever.
We've found some awesome celebrities that were October babies back in the day, and some special things to note about people born in October too. If you have even more birthdays you need ideas for, check out these [January birthday] ideas, and if you have a tween to plan a party for, then these [tween birthday party] ideas are going to be right up your street.
Get to know some of the famous people born in October, and check out if you or your family share their special date with any of these household names.
Dakota Johnson - October 4, 1989.
Matt Damon - October 8, 1970.
Kate Winslet - October 5, 1975.
Brie Larson - October 1, 1989.
Simon Cowell - October 7, 1959.
Snoop Dogg - October 20, 1971.
Nick Cannon - October 8, 1980.
Julie Andrews - October 1, 1935.
Eminem - October 17, 1972.
Drake - October 24, 1986.
Sting - October 2, 1951.
Kelly Ripa - October 2, 1970.
Julia Roberts - October 28, 1967.
Kim Kardashian West - October 21, 1980.
Gwen Stefani - October 3, 1969.
Jimmy Carter - October 1, 1924.
Bruno Mars - October 8, 1985.
Get to know more about the October zodiac signs, and what the meanings behind them are.
Babies born between the first and the 22nd of the month of October fall into the zodiac Libra. Libras are famous for their charm and good looks. They usually love the finer things in life and have great taste when it comes to anything aesthetic, so they make brilliant designers and artists. The Libra symbol is the balancing scales, and the key to Libra happiness is for them to always be in balance in all aspects of their life. That's why this sign is known for its peace-makers and compromisers, Libras don't have time for arguments and prefer it when everyone is calm. They also love to socialize! These party animals are happiest when they're meeting new people and learning from them.
Any October babies born after the 22nd of the month are Scorpios. The sign of Scorpio might be the most emotional of all the zodiac signs, though Scorpios can be misunderstood by coming across as a little bit intense and sometimes brash. Not one to take a back seat, these tough cookies know what they want and won't let anything stand in their way. They are ambitious, honest, and brave, and these traits often push these October babies to the top of their game. Scorpio's view everything in life as competitive, which can sometimes get them into trouble. The word "compromise" isn't in their vocabulary, and these determined folk are not going to back down without a fight.
October birthday stones include jasper, zircon, opal, aquamarine, and tourmaline. For Libras, the October birthday stone is the iridescent opal, with the meaning of balance and harmony, and the birth stone of Scorpios is topaz, which wards off any negative energy and protects them.
The October birth colors are white and yellow, signifying hope. The October birthday flower is the happy yellow Marigold.
If you're struggling to think of gifts for October babies, then these ideas will help you plan some great October-themed presents.
Show the October-born person in your life that you care by gifting them something made with their October birth stone. From personalized initial necklaces to a Swarovski crystal birthstone bear, there are birth stone gifts for every style and budget.
With the weather turning colder in October, you might want to choose a gift that someone can use over the coming winter months. Hats and scarves and new mittens or gloves are great useful October birthday gift ideas.
Most October babies end up loving Halloween because the holiday feels like extra birthday celebrations when it's so close to your special date. If you know someone who loves Halloween, why not get them a Halloween-themed birthday gift. From spooky lip balms and candles to board games and bedspreads, you name it, they've made a Halloween version of it.
If you want to give an October birthday horoscope-themed gift, there are tons of fun options for those born in October. Why not buy them some October zodiac sign stationery, a zodiac cushion, or even a t-shirt celebrating their sign.
There are tons of October birthday themes to choose from to create an unforgettable party for your child. From pumpkins to crafts, embrace that Fall feeling and enjoy the happiest time of year.
For kids who are born near to Halloween, you can't beat a spooky theme for October parties. Harness the potential of the holiday with ghostly games, creepy treats, and a scary dress code, and you know that guests will have a great time.
The great thing about young kids is that you don't need to spend a lot of money for them to have great fun. If you're looking for a budget party idea for your October-born little one, then a leaf pile jumping party might just be the unsung hero of the season. Doubling as a great way to clean up your yard, hand toddlers brushes and task them with sweeping leaves into a giant pile. Take turns jumping in the leaves and hiding things for them to find, and you'll be amazed at how much fun they have.
For an adorable October party for younger kids, why not plan a trip to the local pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins? You can plan a cute photoshoot to remember the party, and babies and toddlers can enjoy this theme just as much as older kids. Give your food a Fall theme with a delicious sweet potato chili, and of course, pumpkin pie.
Most kids love to craft, and an activity-based party is one of the best for keeping rowdy little ones under control. Depending on the age your child is turning, you might want to hire someone to run a themed crafting party, they range from candle-making to pom pom garlands to dinosaur crafts, and so many more. Check out crafters in your local area and find one that will suit your child. If you'd rather take charge of the party yourself, there are loads of great kits and tutorials online that will give you some ideas. If you're stuck, just make a trip to your local craft shop and let kids' imaginations run wild with buttons, glitter, and googly eyes.
For some October birthday cake ideas, the only way forward is to embrace the tastes of Fall. Apple and cinnamon are delicious when paired with a spiced buttercream, and you just can't beat the classic pumpkin for a moist and tasty treat. For an extra sweet treat, why not try a toffee crunch cake, and if you have chocolate lovers to satisfy, our favorite is a buttermilk chocolate cake with salted caramel icing. Top the most simple cake with pumpkin spiced buttercream frosting by combining pureed pumpkin with buttercream and a pinch of nutmeg, and you're onto a winner.
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