With warmer weather, celebrate a child's half birthday
April 16, 2009
Not everyone can be a spring or summer baby, so because of this some parents have started to celebrate something called a half birthday for children.
The idea behind the nontraditional celebration is that a child's half birthday takes place exactly six months from their actual birthday.
This rising trend is especially useful for children whose birthday falls in the middle of a hectic holiday season, which may deter some people from having the time to attend a party. Staging a half birthday during a less stressful time can give the child the party just like all their friends get to have.
Parents can embrace the idea of halving something further through the party decorations and food. Serving cupcakes cut down the middle on paper plates that have been cut in half can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the day.
The theme can also filter into party games (playing half a game, using only half the pieces) as well as the birthday song, where people may be inclined to only sing a portion of it.
The best part? Parents are likely to get a whole smile from their kids for their half birthday efforts.