When I was sending the invites to my friends, I had to explain why we decided to throw her a half-birthday, and some of them thought I had lost it, completely. So, that's why I decided to put together some top reasons why you mamas should celebrate a half birthday party from now on.
1. YOU NEED A GOOD EXCUSE FOR AN AMAZING PARTY
Let's be honest here, we always need an excuse to throw a party right? Especially when I was dreaming of organizing a tropical party for the longest time ever. Who can resist to little piñatas, pineapple cookies and an overload of yummy food during summer time? Not me for sure. Just because we were celebrating a unique half birthday, I did everything mini/half size. Mini sandwiches, mini grapes, mini pizzas, mini caprese salad and we even had a mini birthday cake party. yay to everything mini!
2. YOU HAVE A CUTE BABY
We all know babies grow SO fast. I see Olivia now and it's a totally different baby than a few months or even weeks ago. If you want to keep very special moments like these and celebrate with every friend you have a lovely milestone of a half year, a birthday party will be the perfect fit for you. Olivia wore THE cutest watermelon/popsicle print romper from Supayana on her big day.
In all honesty, I think I'll always have this party in my heart and I'm sure I'll remember it forever.
3. YOU HAVE A WINTER BABY/ YOUR BIRTHDAY IS DURING WINTER TIME
In my case, Olivia is a January baby, one of the coldest months in Montreal (and darkest) so only in my dreams I was going to be able to put together an outdoor tropical party with a dreamy picnic area. I gathered all the blankets, outdoor toys, and even used this beautiful garland to decorate the park. It was so much fun that I think I'll be switching all her birthday parties to summer time.
4. YOU CAN'T WAIT TO USE YOUR AMAZING BIRTHDAY REGISTRY
For Olivia's party, I wanted to keep everything organized with a personalized birthday registry I found using Gugu Guru. I wasn't entirely sure of every item we needed for a 6-month-old baby and thanks to Gugu Guru, we created a perfect list. This new baby registry company offers an amazing detailed service that will recommend what you need to get based on your lifestyle and needs. I loved how easy the process was to find out about our tastes with a fun questionnaire and examples of recommended products to add to our registry.
Check out what Olivia received for her first half birthday!
|This amazing portable hanging chair from Guzzie + Guss, perfect for our family. We live in a condo where space is limited, so being able to hang Olivia's chair in any table was a dream come true. I wish I had known this brand when I had Nico 3 years ago. This chic chair comes in so many fun colors and if you travel a lot, you can take it anywhere with you.|
|I'm such a fan of Aden+Anais bibs. I've been using them since Olivia was born and I simply can't resist having them all. She got this new set of 3 classic snap bibs in this lovely funky design. You can't beat this muslin cotton, it's so soft and perfect for sensitive skin babies like mine, just love it!|
|Olivia is a great eater (already!) and she needed the first set of bamboo utensils to enjoy her foodie moments with mama. She received a perfect set of a baby training spoon with a leash, two feeding spoons and an ideal sized bowl from Bambu Home. Designed with natural and organic grown bamboo, these products will be a delight for your baby feeding time.|
|I was looking for a new baby teether for Olivia and added this lovely little biscuit shaped one to our registry. She received it and we are in love. Lexypexy has the cutest handmade teethers made from natural maple wood and is naturally antibacterial.|
Pretty cool right?
|When you see the most beautiful hand-knit doll from Cuddle+Kind you simply don't resist. She finally got Chelsea, the cat which is absolutely adorable! I adore the philosophy behind this company, donating one meal for each doll sold. We want all the collection!|
|Johanie bakes the cutest and yummiest cookies in the city, absolutely adorable!|
|We enjoyed the new summer line of Glow smoothies, all the kids wanted them so bad I had to share them in tiny cups.|
|How adorable is this garland? Want them all!|
Birthday Registry - Gugu Guru
Mini Piñatas & Cake topper - Lula Flora Design
Tassel Garland - Genwoo Craft
Pineapple & Popsicle cookies - Johanie Les Biscuits
Olivia's romper - Supayana
Smoothies - Glow
DISCLOSURE: SOME OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED ON MY PERSONAL REGISTRY WERE PROVIDED BY GUGU GURU AND RESPECTIVE BRANDS BUT THE CONTENT AND OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE COMPLETELY MY OWN.