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,


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.