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Come Party With Me: My Half Birthday — Invite

As crazy as it sounds, I have — for as long as I can remember — always celebrated my half birthday. In my opinion a half birthday is a great excuse to have a fabulous time. The most important thing to remember when hosting a half birthday party is that it's not your real birthday, therefore the shindig should not be more extravagant than your birthday was six months ago. Keeping that in mind, I'm inviting all of my friends to meet me at my favorite bar for happy hour on a Thursday night. To see how I made the invitation,

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To make an invite similar to the one seen here you will need the following supplies:

  • paper in two different colors
  • glue
  • scissors
  • computer and a printer


To assemble the invite:

  1. Start by creating a new document in Microsoft Word. On one page write Happy Birthday in large letters and center on the bottom edge of the page. On the next page write an informal note explaining the party:
    Friends -
    Please join me for happy hour cocktails to celebrate my half birthday!
    5:45 Thursday, March 13 at Rye on Geary and Leavenworth.
    Looking forward to seeing you, PartySugar

    I used size 20 font Bradley Hand ITC TT-Bold. Underneath this text create a line of 1/2s.

  2. Ask a friend to help you — a special thanks to FitSugar — with figuring out the logistics of the design. Print out both pages on plain white paper. The happy birthday is the top outside page and the inside is the note.
  3. Once satisfied with the look print out on the colored paper.
  4. Cut the bottom margin of the 1/2s off so the 1/2s sits at the very edge of the page.
  5. Glue to the back of the happy birthday paper. Fold in half.
  6. Working carefully, rip part of the Happy Birthday in half so it looks like half of the Happy Birthday is gone and you can see the line of 1/2s.
  7. Slide into an envelope and send.

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kimkymkimm kimkymkimm 7 years
oops make that NEXT year! ;-)
kimkymkimm kimkymkimm 7 years
Love it! Net year you need to make the time on the half hour though!!! I'm thinking of doing this theme for an upcoming birthday party for a friend ... like celebrate his being almost the dreaded 5-0 but not quite yet. Great post, thanks! Aloha, KimKymKimm
wolverine1 wolverine1 8 years
hi..this is the first time i encountered half-birthday, so pls. bear with my question...errrr, are guests supposed to bring a gift when attending half-bday parties????
juicylove juicylove 8 years
i love half birthdays!! nobody ever knows what im talking about though.
linkinpark9503 linkinpark9503 8 years
my half birthday is march 22, which happens to be the birthday of a friend, so ill celebrate my half birthday while he celebrates his birthday and then when im celebrating my birthday hes celebrating his half birtdhay...
moss1080 moss1080 8 years
Crazy and creative
jilojamba jilojamba 8 years
Happy Half Birthday ! We celebrate Every day Birthdays but this first time we were heard of half Birthday we wish you all the best. Jeylan, http://www.todaymybirthday.com
Katharine Katharine 8 years
Is your half birthday this Thursday? My actual birthday is on Thursday which would mean my half birthday is your actual birthday!
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Love it - I'll be there. :WINK:
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Love it - I'll be there. :WINK:
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I think it's a great idea.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I think it's a great idea.
nancita nancita 8 years
I would normally give someone a hard time about having a half-birthday party, but this invitation has won me over. How cute and funny.
pipeepoodle pipeepoodle 8 years
I love it! Happy Half-birthday! Today's my real birthday, so I'll be enjoying too!
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 8 years
GASP!!! I thought I was the only one who celebrated my 1/2 birthday. Well, I don't celebrate it, but I do mark the occasion with a little 1/2 birthday song to myself. OK, now I sound crazy (but only 1/2 crazy...hardy har har)
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 8 years
GASP!!! I thought I was the only one who celebrated my 1/2 birthday. Well, I don't celebrate it, but I do mark the occasion with a little 1/2 birthday song to myself. OK, now I sound crazy (but only 1/2 crazy...hardy har har)
javsmav javsmav 8 years
I think that's fun. My half-birthday is St.Patrick's day, a holiday I love anyway (I have red hair and pretend to be Irish). Maybe I'll do that when it falls on a Friday or Saturday (in 4-5 years!)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Not a crazy idea at all. We've always celebrated our daughter's half birthday!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
u are so creative party! i love this :D
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Right on! I thought I was the only one who celebrated their half birthday! My birthday is on the 4th of July and most of my friends are gone on vacations, so my half birthday is much easier to get together for.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
Sorry to say but this is odd to me.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
My friends would think I'm crazy if I do that.
FashionKid FashionKid 8 years
thats so cool
FashionKid FashionKid 8 years
thats so cool
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