|Oh, I forgot.
You hate math.
If you're still reading, don't close out!
I'm making it my job to help you cross over to the nerd side and join in the celebration.
It'll be fun.
Stop your whining. This isn't going to hurt.
THE #1 REASON TO CELEBRATE PI DAY
This year's Pi Day is extra special. It's not just any old Pi Day. It's . . . . .
March 14 (3/14) correspond with the first three digits of π (3.14).
3.141592653 or 3/14/15, 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m.
This only happens once a century!
Each party guest finds a place at the table by locating a place card printed with a number sequence that represents his or her birthdate.
Inside the folded place card, guests will find
information concerning their number sequences
within pi's never-ending decimal.
Visit The Pi-Search Page to find the frequency and location of your particular number sequence.
With all those digits going on forever and ever, it's no wonder mathematicians sought a way to tidy things
up a bit. About 300 years ago, the Math World settled on the use of the Greek letter π to represent this
infinitely long number.
Which brings us to the third reason you will want to celebrate Pi Day.
|#3 REASON TO CELEBRATE PI DAY
The symbol for pi is cool looking.
Don't roll your eyes. You know it is.
It's got way more style than symbols like ÷ and √ and ∞.
On March 14, raise a glass to mathematical coolness.
Speaking of cool, get a load of this napkin fabric.
It drove the color scheme for this rest of the party decorations.
Cardstock circles, printed with the pi equation, were glued to the drinking straws.
#4 REASON TO CELEBRATE PI DAY
Pi is a transcendental number.
Wow. It's transcendental. How awesome is that!
"But what does that mean?" you ask.
Who cares? Just the sound of the word "transcendental"
is enough to establish the importance of π.
In fact, pi is so important that the House of Representatives
designated March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009.
Pi Day even has its own official website: piday.org.
Placemats are 18-inch square napkins.
Each napkin placemat is a different color.
4b + 4p = good times
I chose the frisbee as a party favor because it was shaped like a circle.
However, Lee M-S left a comment on this post, pointing out that the inventor of the frisbee based the toy on baking pans from a certain Connecticut bakery. The name of the bakery? The Frisbie Pie Co.
The History Channel's "This Day in History" post for Jan. 23, as well as a New York Times article entitled "How the Frisbee Got Its Name", appears to support the comment. Thank you, Lee.
An SOS pad was used to remove the logos from the tops of the frisbees.
Pi symbols, cut from black Contact paper, replace the original designs.
Placemats: napkins made with fabric from Jo-Ann's Fabrics
Black dinner plates: no markings, Yard Sale
Flatware: inherited, no information
Frisbees: Big Lots
Black Contact paper: Amazon.com
Canning jar mugs: Goodman's
Napkins: fabric from Spoonflower.com, Pieces of Pi, Black
Hats and noise makers: Party City
Beads: Mardi Gras 2013
This post is partying with Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday, and Between Naps on the Porch.