How to Celebrate George Washington's Birthday

In just over a week it will be the 285th year since George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Celebrate and honor our first president by trying the ideas the Liv Avenida Blog has for you this Presidents’ Day or any other day of the month. They’re simple and easy to do in your apartment or anywhere else in Chandler, AZ.


Take care of your pet. George Washington bred hound dogs, who he treated like members of his family, according to Some of their names were Tartar, Truelove, and Sweet Lips. While you don’t have to go changing any of your furry friends’ names, you can celebrate the passion you share with the first president of our country by spending some quality time with your pet.


Take care of your teeth. Washington gets a lot of hype for having wooden teeth, but that’s actually a myth. He did suffer from dental problems most of his adult life, but the dentures he used to replace all his teeth were made from materials including bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass screws, lead, and gold metal wire. Last week we talked all about dental hygiene, so take advantage of the many advances in technology and dental care available to us now by taking care of your chompers!


Save a few dollars. We may see good ol’ George every time we come across a wrinkled dollar bill, but pay attention the ones that come into your possession. He had the highest salary of any president of our country at about 2% of the total U.S. budget, but he had other sources of income, such as the 60,000 acres he owned (much of it through his wife’s family inheritance) and his Virginia plantation, which covered 8,000 acres of farmland. Still, he apparently had to borrow money to attend his own first inauguration. So learn from him and make saving a priority.


Go dancing or throw a party. All these tips are important to do regardless of whether you’re celebrating Washington’s legacy or not, but if you want to make your celebrations more fun- and Washington-specific, throw a birthday party for our president (and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is the 12th). says Washington was known as an energetic and excellent dancer, so put on some tunes and consider adding dancing or some other sort of social interaction along with any presidential party games you want to play. (We love the idea to find a poster of your favorite president and cut out some paper hearts to pin on them in a fun variation of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.)


What other ideas do you have for celebrating or learning more about this Founding Father? Let us know by leaving a comment. Have fun!