Look To the Western Sky

A blog about single life as a parent & the dreams of a writer by Margo L. Dill

Do You Celebrate Half-Birthdays in Your Family? Take the Poll

Today is KT’s half-birthday, and she treats it like a holiday–I mean, who wouldn’t, right? I’m not sure how we got started on this half-birthday idea–I do remember when I was 4 1/2, my mom made me a birthday cake. Don’t worry–I’m not doing that! So I’m guessing that at some point, Grandma told KT about this “holiday”, and now here we are! Today, I’m picking her up from school and taking her to the mall, so she can pick out a JoJo Siwa bow and eat an Auntie Anne’s pretzel. 🙂

This is a Jojo bow.

Yesterday, her dad let her have a donut for breakfast in honor of 7 1/2, so this kid has got it made. But these events made me wonder: Do you celebrate half-birthdays in your family? And if so, how?

Do you celebrate half-birthdays in your family?

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A quick Google search on half-birthdays turned up a ton of posts, believe it or not, with tips and ideas on what to do for a half-birthday. Sometimes, families will celebrate a half-birthday instead of an actual birthday because the actual birthday is on a holiday, like Halloween or Christmas. So the child feels special and not forgotten or overlooked on the holiday, he or she will get a party on the half-birthday.

There are even great half-birthday cakes that look cute and delicious, and I’m not that big of a cake fan. I really like a blog post on this topic from the blog: Mom of 6.  She has 5 ideas for celebrating half-birthdays, and they are practical–even more so than my mall trip with Katie. 🙂 This Mom of 6 blogger definitely gets a Practical Moms Unite award for suggesting things like: Wake them up by singing happy half-birthday and letting them stay up a half-hour later than normal–easy-peasy and things kids love. To read her full post and see some cute cake ideas, click here.

So if you know KT and see her soon, say: Happy half-birthday and ask her how the day went! And even Mother Nature is blessing her today with a beautiful spring day full of sun and nice temperatures.

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  1. Cute idea, though not something our family has done. I can definitely see the value for children born on or near a holiday. My bd is December 23, so the two biggest days in a kid’s year (Christmas and birthday) all got smooshed together. Ah well. I survived! 😉

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