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Wondering what a half birthday is? It's precisely what it sounds like—a celebration that falls exactly six months after or before your actual birthday.
Half birthdays are a great time to celebrate making it halfway to your next big milestone. Whether you're turning 6 months old or 60 years old, there's no better way to celebrate than with family, friends, and lots of Half Birthday fun!
Here are thirty half-birthday ideas to get you started. As you will no doubt tell, there is half a theme going on here.
1. Have a Half Birthday Cake
No Six Month Birthday is complete without a cake! Get creative and make a cake that's half chocolate and half vanilla, or half iced and half plain. You could even go for a two-tiered cake with one half being fruitcake and the other half being made of sponge. The possibilities are endless!
If you're not feeling particularly inspired. You could just get a normal cake, cut it into two and serve two halves. There you have you're halved theme.
2. Send Half Birthday Cards
Let your friends and family know that they're invited to your Half Birthday celebration by sending them six-month cards in the mail. You could even make your own Half Birthday cards using construction paper, scissors, and glue! Again, taking it to the extreme and cutting your birthday cards literally into two.
3. Play Party Games
What's a party without games? Keep your guests entertained by playing Half birthday-themed games like Piñata Whack-A-Mole (hit a piñata with a stick), Jenga (stack blocks on top of each other and see how long the tower can stay standing), or Half Birthday Twister (twist your body into different positions without falling over)!
4. Decorate with Balloons
Add some Half Birthday fun to your decor by hanging Half Birthday balloons from the ceiling or tying them to the back of chairs. You could even blow up some black and white balloons and use them as part of a balloon release! There's definitely a lot of creative ways to use balloons at any party.
5. Have a Photoshoot
Get dressed up in your Half Birthday best and have a photoshoot to commemorate the occasion! You could even use props like Birthday hats or banners to make things extra festive.
6. Make Treats
No party, birthday or half birthday is complete without some treats! Get in the kitchen and bake some cookies, cupcakes, or cake pops. Or if you're not the baking type, you could always buy some half-themed candy and sweets from the store (breaking stuff up in half is the safe bet, think Kit Kats split into two and the like!).
7. Go On a Adventure
What better way to add some excitement and celebrate your halfway birthday by going on an adventure! Whether it's hiking to the top of a nearby mountain or exploring a new city, there's no better way to get your adrenaline fix than by doing something new and exciting.
8. Have a Picnic
Pack up a picnic basket with all your favorites and head to the park for a feast! Don't forget to bring along a cake or some cupcakes for dessert. Invite your friends along with a real park picnic bash!
9. Have a Movie Marathon
Stay in and celebrate your with a movie marathon! Pop some popcorn, make some half birthday-themed snacks, and settle in for a night of watching your favorite films.
10. Yoga Party!
Namaste your way into bliss with a yoga class designed specifically for Half Birthdays! You could even do some meditation to really clear your mind and relax your body.
11. Get a Massage
Treat yourself to a half birthday massage and let all your stress melt away. You deserve it!
No full or half birthday is complete without a little retail therapy! Whether you're treating yourself to a new outfit or buying a present for someone special, there's nothing like a little shopping to get you in the spirit.
13. Make Art
Get creative and make some art! Whether it's a painting, sculpture, or collage, there's no better way to show your half birthday pride than by making something beautiful.
14. Dance, Dance!
Turn up the music and let loose with a dance party! Invite all your friends and have a blast dancing the night away. Whether you head down to the local club or party at your house, the six-month mark is the perfect excuse to get your groove on, right?
15. Go Swimming
Take a dip in the pool or ocean and celebrate your with a refreshing swim! You could even go for a walk on the beach if you're feeling extra adventurous.
16. Make Some Bi-Annual Resolutions
Use your 6 month mark as an opportunity to reflect on the past six months and set some resolutions for the next six months. Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or learn a new skill, is the perfect time to start fresh (when most people aren't).
17. Beer or Wine Tasting
Sit back, relax, and enjoy some beer or wine tasting! Try out different wines and find your favorite. Don't forget to have some nibbles on hand to cleanse your palate in between tastings - otherwise it could end a whole lot sooner than you'd think/
18. Horseback Riding
Saddle up and go horseback riding! This is the perfect activity for any cowboys or cowgirls out there. Just be sure to wear a helmet and follow all the safety guidelines.
19. Birthday Karaoke
Get your party started with some karaoke! Whether you're belting out your favorite songs or doing some covers, karaoke is always a good time. Whether you host it at your house or head down to the local club and bar.
20. Have a Scavenger Hunt
Get your group together and go on a scavenger hunt! Make a list of half items beforehand (i.e things that come in pairs) so everyone knows what to look for. So think a pair of socks, and have one of the socks held back, a pair of gloves and so on. Then obviously organize a good prize for the winners!
21. Do Charity Work
Give back on your Half Birthday by doing some charity work! Whether you're volunteering at a local shelter or helping out with a food drive, there's no better way to spend your than by helping others.
22. Have a Meal Out
Many celebrations will involve some form of dinner or at least food - eating out somewhere. Whether you're going out to eat or cooking dinner at home, this is the perfect time to enjoy some of your favorite food and drink (even if it is just a takeaway!).
23. Go Go-Karting
Get your Half Birthday adrenaline fix with some go-karting! If you and you're friends are a competitive and thrill-seeking kind of bunch. Then what's better than a Go-Karting battle? Just make sure to keep the competition at least somewhat friendly.
24. Play Mini Golf
Get your putt-putt on with some mini golf! This is the perfect activity for any Half Birthdays that are feeling competitive. Then you can always visit a local cafe to grab a few bites to eat as well.
25. Do Half Birthday Bowling
Strike it lucky with some bowling! What else would you want to do than knock down some pins and hit the arcades for a retro get-together with friends? If you want to invite a bit of competition to the day - then you can't beat an organized trip to the bowling alleys.
26. Visit the Beach
If your Half Birthday falls during the summertime, then what better way to celebrate than by visiting the beach? This is the perfect activity for any halfway birthday that are looking to relax and enjoy the sun. Just be sure to bring along some sunscreen!
27. Have a Bonfire
Gather around the campfire and have a Half Birthday bonfire. Invite your friends around (as well as anything they want to get rid of) and get the grill on. What a great way to spend time together (especially if the halfway point for you resides around the end of October - or close!). Just make sure it is safe and you have the permission of course.
28. Go Camping
Pack your bags and go camping for the 26-week birthday. Ideal for those who love the great outdoors and whether you do it on your own, as a couple or even with a group of friends. There's nothing that quite connects you together and with nature, more than camping does (even for those who prefer the more glamorous aspects of life).
29. Go Fishing
Drop a line and go fishing on your 6 Month Birthday! This is the ideal idea for any angling enthusiasts that are looking to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Just be sure to bring along some snacks and drinks to keep you in the game (and don't forget some for the fish too)!
30. Play Frisbee
Get your putt-putt on with some ultimate frisbee or even something slightly less competitive such as frisbee golf! This is a great stretch of exercise if you are wanting to stay more active and can be enjoyed in a whole group of people. Sure, it doesn't quite have a 'half theme' but it sure is fun!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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