Since my children were 6 months old, we have held the tradition of celebrating their half birthday with half a birthday cake. We don't do gifts or a big party. I simply whip up half of a cake, top it with the appropriate number of candles, and we sing "Happy Half Birthday". It is a family tradition that the kids love, because it is such a big deal to add that HALF to your age.
We recently celebrated my son's 7-1/2 birthday!
When my son saw THIS cake, the search was over!
What more could you want in a cake when you're 7-1/2, right?
I have to say, this was the EASIEST cake ever to pull together. It takes no skill, and is quick to decorate. I used a box mix and baked it in a large, spring-form pan. When it was cool, I cut it in half, stacked the two sides with chocolate frosting in-between, then frosted all but the cut side of the cake (so it really does look like half a cake).
I used 6 Kit Kat bars, breaking each stick apart and placing around the cake. Then top with a bunch of M&M's. That's it!
Then the trick is to keep the kids from sneaking M&M's before you sing Happy Half Birthday!
It was a huge hit and the perfect half birthday cake for my little guy!