For all the donut lovers out there, mark your calendars. June 4th is National Donut Day. A day that’s ‘holey’ meant to honor the sugary circled goodness. If you’re wondering ways to celebrate this day with bellies full of donuts, JCPenney has got your back. You will find a wide range of bakeware to satiate your sweet tooth. Scroll below to learn a few donut-related trivia on why this holiday is worth celebrating and keep an eye out at your local bakeries for a free donut giveaway!
Once Upon A Time
Let’s first clear the confusion of it being donut or doughnut. Both are right! Although donut is widely accepted. This tasty holiday was celebrated in 1938 in Chicago to recognize the Salvation Army from WWI. It started as a fundraiser to provide donuts and coffee to the men serving in the war and help during the Great Depression. Now it’s celebrated across the country. So, in the delicious spirit of National Donut Day, here are a few fun ideas you could indulge in.
Start with Basics
Although there are a lot of bakeries who give away free treats on June 4th, you “dough-not” want to miss the opportunity to make your own at the comfort of home. Whether you’re planning on making classic glazed donuts, chocolate donuts, or apple cider, you need the right equipment. Start your dough process with a good set of mixing bowls. You will find a variety of them available in different sizes to suit your need. Team it with measuring cups to mix your dough with the right amount of ingredients into each of your recipes.
Fun Ways to Celebrate the Day
Obviously, the best way to celebrate the day is to eat the dough treats belly full. But lately, if you have had the unshakeable craving to try something new or a good donut shop that you’ve wanted to try. Now is the time! Make that donut run now. Or, have a donut party at home with neighbors or friends. Host a breakfast celebration with close friends if you’re not keen on calling too many people. You could also lean on the Salvation Army idea and drop a box of donuts at your nearest police stations or veterans.
Indulge in some donut-themed activity with your kids. For instance, whip up some healthy donuts. Core an apple and cut it into slices crosswise. Use cream, peanut butter, or Nutella, and then let your kids decorate with some sprinkles. Take the fun up a notch up by making donut jewelry with cereals. Pick circular ones like cheerios, fruit loops, or apple jacks.
There is no shortage of fun when it comes to celebrating Donut Day. Whether you’re planning for a fun spree with kids or make it a weekend event, take loads of pictures. Tag us at #AllAtJCP and then follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.