Throw a Half Birthday Party in 1/2 the Time!

How to host a half birthday part in half the timeWe had a birthday party in our house the other day. And we’re not talking about turning a whole new number older or that it’s been an entire year since our last birthday. Too predictable! This was a celebration to mark the fact that it’s been a total of six months since we turned a new age. And because it’s been a half year since my little guy turned 4.0, we just had to celebrate his turning 4.5! I mean, who can’t use half of a birthday party mid-way through the year? Here’s how to throw a half birthday in 1/2 the time but with all the fun!

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how to throw a half birthday in 1/2 the time

I love myself a theme! For me, having a theme makes it so much easier to brainstorm and create around. It controls the creative chaos that could ensue if I was given free birthday rein! So given the nature of this party – “halfsies” – I played up the 1/2 theme all the way from decor to activities to yummy treats.

With the exception of purchasing some store-bought cake mix, this party was put together with materials I had at home…in half the time.

I created a simple “Happy 1/2!” banner from scrapbook cardstock and craft twine. I used this to decorate the party table. I complimented this half birthday banner with a 1/2 table covering and a simple “Happy B-day” Plant Stake centerpiece, using supplies that would double as party activities.
How to throw a half birthday party in half the time
Half Party Hats
I saved a few yogurt cups in the days leading up to this par-tay in order to make my Half Party Hats. Together with some more scrapbook paper, some glue and tape, and a few pipe cleaners, create these half hats while your yummy treats are cooking in the oven.
How to throw a half birthday party in half the time

putting together a half party

I’m a fan of children birthday parties that have activities. And hosting a half party in my backyard – for my trio of children – is no exception!

Create 1/2 a Masterpiece
What easier activity is there for kids than arts-n-crafts? Creating a simple faux frame out of scrapbook paper and inserting half of a blank canvas, the half party-goers went to town creating their 1/2 a masterpiece. It might have been half the creative work, but it was still 100% fun!
How to host a half birthday party in half the time
Half Hopscotch
Burn some [half] birthday energy with a game of 1/2 Hopscotch!
How to throw a half birthday party in half the time
Half Cupcakes
What birthday isn’t complete with at least some yummy treat, even if it is half the size? We capped off this half-of-an-event with some 1/2 cupcakes served on half plates.
How to throw a half birthday party in half the time
Whether it’s been a full-blown year  or it’s been a mere six months, why not throw a “0.5” birthday party just because?! There’s always a good reason for some [half] cupcakes and some [1/2] hats!
How to throw a half birthday party in half the time

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8 thoughts on “Throw a Half Birthday Party in 1/2 the Time!

  1. Teresa says:

    So funny, I’m sure he loved it! Can’t let my kids know about this, though, or else I’ll be throwing monthly birthdays parties in no time!

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  2. Mistie says:

    How fun is this! I love your half theme and all the half activities. I have a sweet spot for half birthdays. I used to celebrate half birthdays as a kid because my birthday is in January and I always wished for a summer party. Very creative!

  3. Rachel (Lines Across) says:

    This is such a fun idea. My kids are obsessed with their half birthdays, and would love a fun way to celebrate. I love all of the half stuff, like the half cupcakes. We will definitely have to do something half fun for their next half bdays!

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