This month we hosted a party for my daughter's half-birthday. Several parents asked me about my reasoning and they all thought it was such a good idea that I decided I should share it with you.
My daughter's birthday falls during a difficult time of the year: the beginning of September. Most years, the weekend before her birthday is a holiday weekend and lots of folks like to be out of town. And with her birthday falling at the beginning of the school year, my daughter usually doesn't know her classmates very well yet. We originally thought that maybe we'd wait until the beginning of October, but then Halloween activities began to pick up, ...then Thanksgiving... and Christmas...
So we decided to scrap all idea of celebrating with my daughter's friends until her half birthday.
We still had a small family get-together close to my daughter's birthday, but her friends seemed just fine celebrating her half-birthday instead. And several parents who have children with summer birthdays have decided they might just have to steal the idea for their own kids some day!
Happy Half-Birthday, Baby Girl!