Six Months Old: Hey,
Where's the Party?
months. A hundred and eighty-plus days. Twenty-six
weeks. Half a year. Call it what you will, to a baby
that's like...forever. A hard-won
accomplishment. A major milestone in their little
for a celebration, wouldn't you think? A half birthday
party, to be technical.
not just for baby. Parents deserve a little pat on the
rear, too. Think of the hundreds of diapers
negotiated. Feedings dispensed. Burps elicited.
Countless hours of sleep forfeited.
it any wonder hordes of moms and dads aren't waiting
till the big oh-one and are raising sippy cups to
toast the half year mark? Just googling keywords like
"half birthday ideas," "half birthday blogs," or "half
birthday whatever" will clue you in on how
enthusiastically people are embracing this burgeoning
occasion, and the thousands of interesting ways
they're celebrating it.
the nice part is, it doesn't have to be an all-out
bash like a first birthday party. We are
talking half here. Keep it relaxed, informal,
inexpensive. Instead of mailed invitations, evites
will do fine (you can find a free one to email guests
Only fun gifts with a "half" theme and a low price
tag, $10 tops, should be allowed.
please, you need only go half out for this. Half a
ration of grog (juice) for the honoree and his little
guests, half caffe coffee for the adults, half a cake,
and an hour and a half at the most will result in a
whole lot of fun. As for decorations and activities,
again let half, and your imagination, be your guiding
principle. You'll be surprised what neat ideas you'll
hatch when you get going on this.
see what other parents are doing to celebrate baby's
midway day, and share in the ineffable joys they're
experiencing at this stage in their child's
development, read their half birthday blog entries,
which are compiled daily at halfbirthday.com/blog-roundup.
headquarters for everything half birthday, halfbirthday.com
offers suggested half b'day gifts for all ages, party
supplies and ideas, a half birthday calculator,
ecards, recipes, games, and much more.
more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.