Blue Monday is a completely made-up phenomenon, apparently signifying the most depressing day of the year. It’s celebrated on the third Monday after New Year, when you’ve been without a pay cheque for weeks on end, and the afterglow of the festive period has completely worn off.

Whether or not Blue Monday is scientifically the most depressing day of the year, it definitely can feel like it. So, this year, I decided to lean into the festivities and organise a mini Blue Monday party at my house!

Why? Cos I can be extra as fuck!


Anyway, here’s some pics from the Blue Monday fun. Yes, I love a balloon!

The evening basically involved playing games and ordering a huge takeaway. But I also sourced some of our favourite snacks (including some special blue candy), and I made ACTUALLY BLUE blueberry gin cocktails, that were delicious!

We had a lot of fun on Blue Monday. The act of making more effort on a regular Monday ended up lifting this day out of normality and made it feel really special. I think this might be a start of a new tradition πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

PS. Want to make your own Blue cocktail?

Blueberry Gin Recipe

  • Greenall’s blueberry gin
  • Fevertree refreshingly light tonic water
  • Splash of Sprite
  • Fresh blueberries to garnish