INSIDE: How to easily host a kids half birthday party at home in your backyard with lots of fun DIY birthday party ideas.
We had a birthday party in our house the other day. No, it has not been an entire calendar year since the last birthday. And no, we are not turning a whole number older.
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 100% of whole fun!
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How to Easily Host a Kids Half Birthday Party
I love myself a theme! A theme makes it so much easier to brainstorm and create around. It controls the creative chaos that would definitely ensure 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.
How to Host a Fun Kids Half Birthday Party in 1/2 the Time!
I used this to decorate the party table. I complimented this half birthday banner with a 1/2 plastic table covering.
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. See how I made them here!
How to Throw Half Birthday Party Celebration for Kids
I’m a fan of children birthday parties that have activities. And hosting a half party in my backyard is no exception!
Create 1/2 a Masterpiece
What easier activity is there for kids than arts-n-crafts?
Create a simple faux frame out of scrapbook paper and insert half of a blank canvas. Let the half party-goers went to town by creating a 1/2 masterpiece.
It might have been half the creative work, but it was still 100% the fun!
Burn some [half] birthday energy with a game of 1/2 Hopscotch made with sidewalk chalk!
What birthday isn’t complete with at least some yummy treat, even if it’s merely half the size? We capped off this half-of-an-event with some 1/2 cupcakes served on half paper plates.
Whether it’s been a full-blown year or just a mere six months, why not throw a half birthday party just because?! There’s always a good reason for some [half] cupcakes and some [1/2] hats!
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