How October 3rd Became “Mean Girls Day” and How You Can Celebrate This Year
In 2005, Cady Heron correctly observed: “It’s October 3rd. Since then, the day has been steeped in pop culture as “Mean Girls Day”. Here’s how October 3rd became Mean Girls Day, and the best ways to celebrate it.
How October 3 Became “Mean Girls Day”
In the classic teen movie Bad girls, a key scene sees Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) and Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) having an interaction in math class.
Aaron turns around and asks Cady what day it is. In voiceover, Cady recalls, “With Regina’s blessing, I started talking to Aaron more and more. October 3, he asked me what day it was.
Their conversation then takes place, cutting off Aaron who turns around in his chair and asks “What day is it”.
Cady then responds enthusiastically: “It’s October 3rd.”
The conversation is seen as the beginning of Cady and Aaron’s romance and the disappearance of Regina (Rachel McAdams) and Cady’s friendship.
And just like that, October 3rd became “Mean Girl’s Day”. For the past 17 years, fans have celebrated their love for the iconic film on social media and with their friends.
How to celebrate mean girls day
1. Wear pink
Mean Girls Day might not fall on a Wednesday this year, but there’s no better way to honor Bad girls than wearing pink. It’s Regina George’s favorite color after all.
2. Buy something vintage
As Lea Edwards (Alisha Morrison) walked through the high school hallway, Regina stopped her dead to “compliment” her skirt. “I love your skirt. Where did you get it?”
“It was my mother’s in the 80s” Lea replied “Vintage, so adorable” Regina replied before insulting the skirt.
Who could forget the cute tartan skirt that Regina George described as the “ugliest effin skirt” she has ever seen?
Ignore what Regina said and channel your inner Lea Edwards by visiting a vintage store. You never know what you might find.
3. Watch “Mean Girls” on Netflix
There is no better way to celebrate Bad girls than watching the movie itself and reliving all of the series’ most iconic moments.
From “that’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets” to “she doesn’t even go here”, relax and say your favorite quotes out loud as you watch Bad girls on Netflix.
The Bad girls The sequel is also available on the global streaming platform, but let’s be honest, nothing beats the original.
4. Make the most of happy hour
Serve June George (Amy Poehler) inspired cocktails to celebrate Mean Girls Day. Don’t forget, Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.!
5. Practice for the Talent Show
No one can forget the Plastics routine for the school talent show.
You might think it’s a bit early for Christmas carols, but it’s still a good time to perform “Jingle Bell Rock”.
Alternatively, you can master the rap mathlete of Kevin G (Rajiv Surendra) or blow up a part of “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, Damien’s (Daniel Franzese) favorite song.
6. Prepare for Halloween
Here’s an idea for your 2021 Halloween costume: why not dress up in Plastics at Aaron’s Halloween party.
You can take inspiration from Karen’s (Amanda Seyfried) mouse costume (duh !?), Regina’s Playboy bunny outfit, or Gretchen Wiener’s (Lacey Chabert) chic cat look.
Or you can channel Cady and become Dracula’s ex-wife. The choice is yours.
7. Listen to the soundtrack of “Mean Girls”
Mean Girls is nothing without its 2000s-themed soundtrack which included hits from P! Nk, Kelis, Peaches and Blondie.
As your Mean Girls Day celebrations come to an end, begin the separation by listening to the full Bad girls Soundtrack on Spotify now.
Bad girls is streaming on Netflix now.