We 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.
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.
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!
Burn some [half] birthday energy with a game of 1/2 Hopscotch!
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.
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!