Traditionally, half-birthdays are celebrated by children who have a birthday close to a major annual holiday, or who were born during the summer and aren’t able to enjoy a fete with their friends who are likely away on vacation. However, these days, the idea of acknowledging the halfway point of someone’s year has taken off with many families, and half-birthdays are commemorated even if the real birthday falls far away from other big celebrations.
Typically more modest than an all-out birthday bash, the half-birthday is a simple and sweet way to mark the midpoint between ages. If you are looking to start a new family tradition with your kids, this might be something fun to consider.
Here are a few ways to creatively mark this unconventional celebration:
- Serve half a dinner, including partial portions of pizza and cake.
- Dip a favourite cookie halfway into chocolate.
- Decorate half a room with a streamers and balloons.
- Fill cups half-full of drinks.
I can honestly say I’ve never celebrated any of my children’s half-birthdays, but I’m curious to know if you have, and if so, how do you acknowledge the affair?