"Doughnut Miss Out!" A Glazed and Amazed Guide to Celebrating National Donut Day

"Doughnut Miss Out!" A Glazed and Amazed Guide to Celebrating National Donut Day

Hey there, sweet treat enthusiasts! Get ready to sprinkle some joy into your life because National Donut Day is rolling around the corner!

This isn't just any ordinary day—it's a whole 24 hours dedicated to celebrating the hole-y grail of breakfast pastries: the donut!

A Hole Lot of History!

Did you know that National Donut Day isn't just a marketing gimmick but actually has roots in history?

That's right! It began back in 1938 when the Salvation Army created this day to honor the "Donut Lassies," the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

These treats were a sweet morale booster on the front lines, cooked right in the soldiers’ helmets.

Talk about a battlefield bakery!


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Sweet Stats to Chew On 

  • Americans consume 10 billion donuts each year. That’s enough to circle the earth if you laid them side by side!
  • The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 3,739 pounds—now that's a heavyweight champion in the world of sweets!

Donut Miss These Fun Activities

  1. Donut Decorating Contest: Grab some plain donuts, icing, sprinkles, and whatever wild ingredients you can think of. May the most creative donut win!
  2. Donut Hole Pong: Think beer pong, but with donut holes! This is a fun game for all ages. Just don’t forget to eat your points!
  3. Donut Pairing Party: Which beverage complements a Boston cream? Is it coffee or perhaps something fizzy? Experiment with different drinks!
  4. Donut games: Try this cute instant download printable donut trivia game. It's fun for all ages!


donut day party games


Donut Jokes to Make You Glaze Over

  • Why did the donut visit the dentist? To get a filling!
  • What’s a donut’s favorite day of the week? Fry-day! 
  • Why was the donut sad? It was feeling a little doughnutty.
  • What do you call a donut with no holes? A danish!
  • How does a donut say hello? With sprinkles and frosting! 


The Ultimate Donut Challenge

Why not end the day with a donut-eating contest? See who can eat the most donuts in two minutes. Remember, it's all in good fun (and maybe a bit of a sugar rush)!


So there you have it, folks!

National Donut Day is not just a day for eating but a celebration of joy, community, and a little bit of history. Whether you’re into yeast-raised, cake-style, or old-fashioned, grab your favorite dozen and share them with friends and family.

Happy National Donut Day, everyone! Let’s make this a day to remember, filled with laughter, joy, and, of course, lots and lots of donuts! 🍩💖


Oh and by the way...

Don't forget to download and print your donut trivia game! It's adorable, easy, and fun for everyone. 

Get it here.

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