I saw something posted a while ago about celebrating 1/2 birthdays for younger kids. Not to celebrate with presents and a large party, but to just acknowledge it with a small celebration. We decided to give it a try. The kids love helping make birthday cakes, and it is something I enjoy doing, so for David's 1/2 birthday yesterday, this is what we came up with. We really had a lot of fun, and the other kids are already planning their 1/2 birthday too. I figure I only have a few years where they will want to have these fun cakes, so why not maximize the fun while I can.