October Content Calendar/Social Media Ideas 2021

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

And POOF it was October. Crazy how fast this year is going by. Don’t let time get you, make a social media plan going into the month! Below are a few of my favorite post ideas, topics and prompts for the month of October and all of the goodness it brings. Enjoy! (this post has been updated with the correct 2021 dates).

  • Month-wide

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

  • Here you can post about survivor stories, anyone in your company with 1st hand experience, show support to charities, or simply post about your support and recognition. 


  • National Bullying Prevention Month

  • You could highlight what makes your brand “weird” or your company culture “geeky.” Show the idea that everyone has attributes of being so-called “loser”. Bullying is irrelevant if everyone showed up as their true selves. 

  • You could also highlight charities and other organizations that your apart of. 

  • You could also take the leadership approach. Highlighting good human traits.


  • National Diabetes Month

  • Diabetes facts vs myths 

  • Low sugar recipes 

  • How to stay active during Fall 


  • Fall General

  • Cider drink recipes

  • Pumpkin carving/ painting contest or showcase

  • Fall DIY Decor 

  • Hayrides/Pumpkin patch

  • Fall fashion 


  • Halloween Content

  • DIY costumes/ costume 

  • Spooky drinks/food ideas

  • Favorite Halloween movie line up 

  • DIY décor 



  • Highlighted weeks

  • 1st week in October: Get Organized Week

  • Organization tips & tricks

  • Where to start organizing your living space.

  • How to elevate your space

  • Optimizing your week

  • Planning tips

  • Motivational tips to stay organized

  • 4th -8th October: Customer Service Week

  • Highlight your team

  • Highlight members on your team

  • Share customer service tips

  • Share customer service facts about your business


  • Conventional Holidays

  • October 11: Columbus Day

  • October 16: Sweetest Day

  • October 31: Halloween


  • Non-conventional Holidays

  • October 1: International Coffee Day

  • Share your coffee spot

  • Share your current coffee cup

  • Share your favorite mug

  • Share your favorite coffee recipe

  • Share your favorite Fall coffee fix

  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day

  • Share why you went vegetarian

  • Easy recipes

  • Your favorite recipe

  • How does being a vegetarian help you

  • How does being a vegetarian help your environment

  • October 1: World Smile Day

  • Smile

  • Team selfie

  • The importance of a smile to you

  • October 4: National Taco Day

  • Eat tacos

  • Share your favorite taco recipe.

  • Share your favorite taco spot.

  • October 4: National Vodka Day

  • Favorite cocktail recipe

  • Favorite Vodka

  • Have a happy hour with your followers on live

  • October 5: World Teachers’ Day

  • Thank your teachers

  • Do something nice for your local school system

  • Highlight your favorite teacher memory

  • October 5: Do Something Nice Day

  • Do something nice for yourself #selfcare

  • Do something nice for your loved ones

  • Do something nice for a stranger

  • October 6: Mad Hatter Day

  • Crazy hats

  • October 9: Curious Events Day

  • Highlight your favorite conspiracy theory

  • October 9: International Beer and Pizza Day

  • Self-explanatory – have fun

  • Favorite local pizza shop

  • Favorite beer

  • Do another happy hour with your followers on live.

  • October 10: World Mental Health Day

  • How do you train your brain?

  • Helplines or local counselor numbers

  • Success stories

  • Interview an expert

  • How do you balance mind body and soul

  • October 14: National Dessert Day

  • October 15: Global Handwashing Day

  • Handwashing routine

  • Touch on your current anti-COVID sanitary products or routine

  • October 15: World Students Day

  • Highlight education

  • What are you currently a student of?

  • How to get started being a novice again.

  • How far have you come since college or high school?

  • Highlight your interns!!!!!

  • October 16: National Boss Day

  • Highlight your boss

  • Explain what makes a good boss

  • How to be your own boss

  • October 19: Evaluate Your Life Day

  • Self reflect

  • Have you met your life goals? Are you on the way to meet them?

  • How can you level up?

  • What is your plan?

  • Life advise for yourself from yourself

  • “If I could go back to myself 5 years ago and tell her/him…”

  • October 17: National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

  • Remind people to declutter digitally too!

  • You favorite digital organizational tips

  • What organization software do you use?

  • October 20: Office Chocolate Day

  • Bring your favorite chocolate to your office

  • Interview your office on what their favorite chocolate is

  • Have a chocolate taste test during lunch

  • October 21: National Apple day

  • share apple recipe -fall like

  • Apple Picking

  • Apple cider

  • Favorite apple farm

  • October 21: Celebration of Mind Day

  • How do you train your brain?

  • Helplines or local counselor numbers

  • Success stories

  • Interview an expert

  • How do you balance mind body and soul

  • October 23: Make a Difference Day

  • Pick up trash, Make homeless food, Etc.

  • Make sure to be authentic. Don’t just do it for the photo. Share how your act made you feel or share the importance of why you do something. If you pick up trash, tell why. Did you do it because ocean life is important to you? Did you do it because you believe in a beautiful environment for all?

  • People can tell if you are being fake.

  • October 23: Take Back Your Time Day

  • How do you unplug or reset?

  • What are your favorite anti-burnout tips?

  • October 24: United Nations Day

  • Highlight your favorite countries to visit

  • October 25: World Pasta Day

  • Favorite pasta

  • Favorite recipe

  • Highlight your favorite local restaurant

  • Cook with your followers on live

  • October 25: International Artist Day

  • What does art mean to you?

  • Highlight your favorite artists

  • Interview a local artist

  • Collaborate with artists (giveaways, events, etc.)

  • October 26: National Pumpkin Day

  • Carve pumpkins

  • Pumpkin carving contest

  • Pumpkin recipes

  • Favorite pumpkin food/ bev

  • Paint pumpkins

  • Pumpkin patch

  • October 27: Black Cat Day

  • Something spooky

  • Black cat stories

  • October 28: National Chocolate Day

  • Self-explanatory

  • Go crazy with the chocolate theme

  • You get brownie points, pun intended, if you can make it spooky for Halloween.

  • October 29: National Cat Day

  • Highlight your furry friends!!

  • October 31: National Magic Day

  • Do you know any magic tricks? Show them!



I hope this list helps you when it comes to planning your October content calendar. Come back each month for a list of post ideas like this. If you are looking for some social media help either in strategy, content or full management get in touch with me and I can help you create your dream social media, THAT CONVERTS!

Happy Spooking!


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