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Half Birthday Party Ideas

half birthday

 

Half Birthday parties are for kids whose birthday's fall in December and January and have their birthday's are overshadowed by the holidays.  And they can also be used as a special informal party for kids whose birthdays are at any time during the year! The easiest way to determine when the half birthday party should be is add 6 months to the date of their actual birthday.  If a child's birthday falls on December 24th then have the party on June 24th.

A fun way to remember them and make their birthday special is to have a half birthday party. 
Set the date as close to 6 months from their real birthday as possible. 

 

Half birthdays should be casual and fun and funny!  Be creative and you won't have to spend a lot of money to celebrate. 

 

Half birthday party supplies from Amazon

 

Be sure to sing the Halfie Birthday party song!

 

Halfie Birthday to You

Halfie Birthday to You

Halfie Birthday dear __________

Halfie Birthday to You!

 

 


 

Half Birthday Invitations

 

These are our favorite ideas for half birthday party invitations.  Be creative and have fun!

On a blank note card make all the party information line up so that it is only on one side of the card.

Cut Birthday party invitations in two and send in 1/2 an envelope (be sure to include all the party information on the 1/2 card).

Start the party on the half hour i.e. 3:30.

 

 

 

 

 

Half Birthday Decoration Ideas
There are so many ways to decorate for a half birthday - here are just a few.
Decorate only half of the party room.  Decorate only half of the party table.  Decorate half of the room with streamers and the other half with helium balloons.  Buy heavy duty paper plates and cut them in half and set the party table with them.  Fill drink cups only half full.  Or serve drinks in 1/2 cup measuring cups.

 

If you are serving appetizers or food only put them them on 1/2 of the serving tray / dish.  Decorate the party table with two tablecloths of different colors. Decorate the party area with a Happy Birthday To You banner cut in half.  Hang up signs or have a banner that says "Happy Half".

 

 

Wrap only half the box of the presents. 

 



Half Birthday Party Games

Play half of some games or take two games and combine half of each of them into one new game.  Play classic birthday party games such as musical chairs, egg and spoon races or pin the tail on the donkey.  Only play half of the classic game or combine it with another game for a surprise ending! 
Have a half time show if your child likes sports.  See our list of birthday party games and choose several that you can play 1/2 of the game. 

 

Race to fill up buckets of water using 1/2 cup measuring cups - have kids race as teams or against each other.

 

 

Fun Ideas

Wrap several small presents and let the 1/2 birthday child open them every half hour during the party.  Or if you are inviting guests to the party set a timer for every 1/2 hour and when the timer goes off all the children have to run to the party table to open a present no matter what they are doing.  If the timer goes off in the middle of a game or activity then they all have to stop until one present is opened.

 

Wrap several small gifts and let the birthday child open them on the half hour.  Label each present with the time it should be opened.  6:30, 8:30, ect.

 

Instead of presents give the child coupons that they can use for the remaining part of the year (they should expire on thier real birthday) for things such as staying up 1/2 hour later at bedtime, having you read them an extra 1/2 a story, getting an extra half of a piece of dessert one night, etc.  

 

 

Half Birthday Party Food Ideas
Bake a cake and before frosting cut it in half.  Ice both halves completely (you will need extra frosting). 

 

1/2 Cookies or use two different colors of icing on each cookie.

1/2 Sandwiches or serve half of a pizza with the pepperoni cut in half.

1/2 of a cake

Hamburgers cut in half

 

 


 

Party Games for all ages - Birthday Party Games

 

Scavenger Hunts with free item lists
Scavenger Hunts

 

Half Birthday Party Favors
1/2 bags of candy
1/2 sheet of stickers

Half Birthday Goody Bag Ideas

Wrap up candy in a 1/2 Cup plastic measuring cup

 

The Unbirthday Song from Alice in Wonderland

 

A very merry unbirthday to me
To who?
To me
Oh you!
A very merry unbirthday to you
Who me?
Yes, you!
Oh, me!
Let's all congratulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you!
Now, statistics prove, prove that you've one birthday
Imagine, just one birthday every year
Ah, but there are three hundred and sixty four unbirthdays!
Precisely why we're gathered here to cheer
A very merry unbirthday to you, to you
To me?
To you!
A very merry unbirthday
For me?
For you!
Now blow the candle out my dear
And make your wish come true
A merry merry unbirthday to you!
  

 

Baseball 

 

Lion and Lamb

 

Bumblebee

 

Puppy / Kitty

 

 Owl

Bug & Flower

Flower

St. Patrick's Day Games

 

 

 

 

 

Truth or Dare

Sidewalk Chalk

Water Balloons

 

Backyard Games



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