How to Arrange a Half Birthday For Your Baby Under a Budget? 6-Month Birthday
Baby Tee turned 6 months old and we celebrated her Half Birthday. Stick around to know the details.
Birthdays are very exciting for me because I think there should be at least one day a year for everyone. For me, it’s their birthdays.
Celebrating someone’s birthday is a way of showing them that you love them and care for them. And that way you get away from the overwhelming schedule of your daily routine and treat everyone with scrumptious food, fancy desserts, and some pretty cool treats. Here is a helpful post on how to make someone feel special on their birthday.
I love Pinterest, and I have to accept that it has made me somewhat a little crazy about the tuff. I’m either doing my house chores or dealing with Baby Tee or I’m on Pinterest. Are you following me on Pinterest? I have some pretty cool stuff going on there!
Whenever I’m using my phone, I’m using Pinterest 90% of the time. And my husband hates it, at times. Hehe.
So I was just going through Pinterest and this new thing came across HALF BIRTHDAYS. And of course, I loved the idea.
It basically had no concept or logic. But anything that makes no sense is definitely on my list. Plus I love to record everything related to Baby Tee in some way. I’m writing everything in Baby Tee’s journal. I’m taking pictures of every new thing she does and recording it in her Baby Record Book as well.
So I had to record it when she turned 6 months. The best way of doing it was by celebrating her six month birthday.
I decided that it would be really simple. Just me, my husband and Baby Tee, nothing fancy. No guests, nothing else. I just wanted to capture those moments.
So I went ahead to the local art store and bought a few things which cost me no more than 20$.
I started arranging everything. Here it goes.
The theme of the party was pink, black and white. It was named “HAPPY HALF”
First thing’s first. I had to decorate the area. Our lounge was almost empty back then and I needed to make the background, so the scene and the pictures look pretty.
I placed a table and threw a cloth over it. It was a random cloth I had lying around my house.
Then I went ahead and made a banner of “HAPPY HALF”. It was very easy to make. Just cut out 9 pieces of cardstock of the same size, in the shape of your liking. Cut out the words, paste them onto the cardstock and outline with any marker of your choice. You can also use alphabetic stickers. Hang them on the wall using some string, tape and paper clips. OR Click here to get a complete pack of props for you baby boy and here for the baby girl.
Next thing I did was making these crepe paper pom poms. It is the easiest thing to make, honestly. And it makes a huge difference. There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube regarding this.
I blew some simple balloons and stuck them on the wall.
I also added a few fairy lights on the side wall and placed her Baby Chair in the front to cover up space.
I made an invitation. I only needed one, for my husband, as I just wanted to make it as a memory. You can get a lot of ideas on Pinterest or Google if you’re interested.
Here is what I made, very simple, easy and pretty.
Next thing that I did was, I made this chalkboard thing. They are so in and look so chic. I absolutely love them.
I bought a huge chalkboard and cut it in half so it was a perfect size. Then I marked everything that I needed to write down with pencil and then went ahead and used different colored markers to give it the final look. And it turned out amazing. You can play around with it and make it just the way you like it, messy or minimalist, classy or colorful, totally up to you.
This was my favorite amongst the decorations.
It’s time for final touches. I placed a candle, some flowers, Baby Tee’s feeder & rattles, a few photo props, her small stuffed toys, and some other items for decoration purposes.
And I was done.
This is my favorite part when it comes to arranging a party. We love food so yeah..
The menu was something like this:
- Chicken Supreme Pizza
- Garlic and Cheese Balls
- Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Smash Cake for Baby Tee
along with some drinks.
Making these things was so much fun. I baked cakes the night before and frosted it in the morning and let it cool and settle down for the rest of the day.
I made the dough for pizza and cheese balls in the morning, let it rise. Prepared my chicken and other fillings meanwhile. In the afternoon, I baked the two dishes and I was good to go.
If you want details about how I made these items, let me know and I’ll definitely help you out.
Photography credits go to my husband. I was just so busy with other stuff, lol.
Honestly, we had so much fun arranging the night. Food was delicious. The décor looked amazing and we had such a beautiful and memorable night. And it cost me no more than 40$. (20$ for the art supplies & 20$ for some ingredients I needed to make the dishes, remaining I already had at home)
I think we should keep arranging such small events to spice up our family life. It was simple, fun & affordable. What do you think?
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If you’re planning on arranging a half birthday of your kid, let me know how it went. Tag me on your pictures on Instagram with #RukhAZ
I’d love to see them.
& I’ll get back to you in no time. I’m hoping to hear from you soon. Have a good day my beautiful friends! xoxo
Loads of love!