About to have a first today….celebrating my daughter’s half birthday at preschool this morning!
It’s been hard to explain, she keeps asking “So, I’m turning 3 again?” Classic thinking from a toddler.
I’m struggling to explain she’s half-way there to being 4 years old. In any case, she’s totally jazzed she gets to eat a Hoodsie cup at 10:30 in the morning with her class.
The reason for the mid-year celebration is that my daughter is a summer baby, and her teachers don’t want to exclude those kids from having their special day during the school year. So, they gave us parents a choice if we wanted to participate in a half-birthday celebration.
Of course, I said yes! I celebrate my birthday for an entire week, so a LITTLE half birthday won’t hurt anyone.
I personally think it’s a great idea for school celebrations, but I do think it’s excessive to hold a party and invite people. I’ve heard of this being a thing where invitations are sent out and people serve half a birthday cake. It kind of makes me chuckle me a bit.
However, there are a select few who could benefit from this type of celebration. And it doesn’t have to be just kids.
- Babies– half milestones are a big deal when you’re super small. So, having a quaint celebration with your family is kind of cute.
- Kids whose birthday falls in the summer – A mid-year celebration is a great idea to make your little one feel special with their classmates.
- Anyone who has a birthday on or near a major holiday – Sometimes people who have birthdays on major holidays or close to, often get forgotten. A half birthday is an alternative way to make them feel special.
What do you think? Do you celebrate half birthdays? Would you? Or do you think it’s another ridiculous trend?