High school can be a tough place for a teenager to live. Especially when there are groups of girls like The Plastics to intimidate a new girl in town. Even so, the story behind Mean Girls Day is one that inspires laughter – perhaps because it is true-to-life for so many people!
History of Mean Girls Day
Mean Girls Day has beginnings back in 2004 when the movie of the same name was released into theaters. This slightly exaggerated but very funny film written by Tina Fey (who also acted in the film) offers a fascinating take on what an American high school experience is like. With an all-star cast including Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfreid and Amy Poehler, as well as many others, the film went on to gross $130 million at the box office, becoming a cult classic.
Means Girls eventually went on to become a musical on Broadway and a new release of the film as a musical is set for the 20th anniversary of the film’s original release, in 2024. There was also a direct-to-video movie sequel called Mean Girls 2 which was released in 2011 and everyone kind of pretends never existed!
Fans of the movie will understand the reason behind the choice of this day to celebrate. The scene takes place during math class when Cady Heron (played by Linsday Lohan) is asked what day it is by the boy she has a crush on, and she answers, “It’s October 3”.
Mean Girls Day is here to show some love and appreciation for this movie, and its storyline that includes themes such as female empowerment, society, class, and (ultimately) belonging.
How to Celebrate Mean Girls Day
Enjoy some of these fun ideas or get creative and come up with your own plans for celebrating Mean Girls Day:
Watch Mean Girls
Of course, one of the best ways to participate in Mean Girls Day is to invite some friends over, pop some popcorn and watch the original 2004 movie together. It’s an amazingly quotable movie, so choose the friends who are ready to either quote along with it or, at the very least, not be bothered when someone else does!
Host a Mean Girls Day Party
Get super involved with Mean Girls Day by hosting a bash that is themed around the movie. Invite guests to dress up as their favorite character from the movie Mean Girls and be sure to decorate with everything pink, just to make The Plastics proud! Remind everyone to use phrases from the movie like “That’s So Fetch”, “You Can’t Sit With Us”, or “Grool”. Of course, for entertainment it might be fun to watch the film or, even better, get a few from the group to act out favorite scenes from it!
Listen to the Mean Girls Soundtrack
From 2018 to 2021, Mean Girls the Musical, also written by Tina Fey, ran on Broadway and was nominated for twelve Tony Awards. Unfortunately, the pandemic played a part in its closing, but the soundtrack recordings are still available online for anyone who wants to have a listen!