All you need to know about National Donut Day and easy ways to celebrate this fun holiday!
History Of National Donut Day
The first National Doughnut or Donut Day was celebrated in 1938 in Chicago, Illinois as a way to recognize the Salvation Army “doughnut lassies” from WW1.
Thanks to social media, international donut day has become more popular. Many bakeries will give away free donuts on Donut Day.
When Is National Donut Day 2021?
National Doughnut Day is held on the first Friday in June each year. This year, it will be on Friday, June 4, 2021.
Where to Get Free Donuts on National Donut Day
Many local bakeries will give away a free donut! We will update this list as we get more news of free donuts!
- Krispy Kreme– go to your local Krispy Kreme to get a free donut of your choice! No purchase necessary.
- Dunkin’ Donuts– Get a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage. Check here for the nearest location.
5 Ways To Celebrate Donut Day
1. Do A Donut Run!
Duh! The first way to celebrate this fun June holiday is to eat donuts. It’s kind of a no-brainer, but maybe there’s a good donut shop you’ve wanted to try or you have a favorite donut that is more of a drive. Just do it.
2. Have A Donut Party
In honor of the Salvation Army Lassies who served doughnuts to soldiers during WW1, you could host a donut breakfast for neighbors or friends.
My mom would let us invite one friend over for a donut breakfast and it was such a special thing. So even if you aren’t up for hosting a huge group, a small party will still be memorable!
Use these cute Donut Party printables. Just click print for a donut banner, donut sign, donut cards, and labels!
3. Send A Card Or Deliver Donuts
Surprise someone with a box of donuts!
Or maybe you know someone who doesn’t love donuts? You can still brighten their day by sending some happy mail their way!
Just print off these cute donut cards and write a note!
Use these cute donut tag printables to make the donut package extra cute!
4. Make Donuts
Try something new by making doughnuts! This is our all-time favorite doughnut recipe that we make each Fall. You can half the recipe and share with your friends.
5. Eat “Healthier” Donuts
I get it. With so many holidays and celebrations, maybe you need a break from sugar. Don’t worry! Here’s two fun healthy donut ideas for you:
Core an apple. Cut the apple horizontally into thick rings. Spread with cream cheese or peanut butter and add sprinkles! These healthy snacks look like donuts but are much better for you!
Bagels & Cream Cheese
Bagels are also a great alternative to donuts!
Happy National Donut Day!
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