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40th Birthday Party Ideas

A cupcake with candles on it for a 40th birthday.

Be sure to choose a theme that relates to the celebrant's interests for this landmark birthday celebration. This guide contains 40th birthday party ideas.



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Question: Need 40th Birthday Party Centerpiece Ideas

I'm having a 40th birthday party for my husband. I have no ideas on what to do about a centerpiece. There will be 5 round tables. The table cloth will be navy blue and the napkins (cloth) are a cream color (close to beige). He loves baseball, Jeeps, and electronics. Please help.

By Gloria

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By Susan 8 17 05/13/2010

Maybe find some plastic toy jeeps and fill with little baseballs and plastic computers or whatever electronics. might help with some ideas.

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Question: 40th Birthday Party Ideas

I am planning a 40th birthday party for my mom, and need help with ideas. I want it to be a dressy occasion, something fun and very memorable. I have a color scheme (teal and purple, her favorite colors).

I've hired a DJ, and have a location with a dance floor, tables and chairs, but I'm not sure what else to do, such as games, and how to make sure everyone has fun and stays interested. I'm obviously not 40, so I'm not sure what would be especially appealing to this age group. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

By Blue06 from Portland, OR

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By Lelia Jo Cordell 51 1,936 04/23/2009

Depending on the time of day, there are a lot of things you can do food-wise without spending a bundle. Chips and dip, tortilla chips and salsa, etc. A gal I know heats cocktail wieners with BBQ sauce, then skewers them on toothpicks. Not expensive, but adds a touch of class.

For music, the "oldies" like the Eagles, BeeGees, Fleetwood Mac (I confess, I liked Barry Manilow). whatever music your mom likes... on a borrowed stereo or CD player.
Gifts? Again, when I was young and newly-married and broke, I used a small notepad and colorful pen and wrote a coupon book for those little favors my first hubby liked. Maybe your mom would appreciate coupons for you to take her out to dinner, or come in to cook for her, or clean the fridge. Even a home manicure-pedicure might be appreciated, if your mom's fashion-conscious.

btw. I think your mom's lucky to have a thoughtful kid like you!

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Question: Funny 40th Birthday Game Prizes

I am throwing a 40th birthday party and am looking for funny prize ideas for game winners. For example, dinner for two (then you give them a box of mac and cheese, that serves two), a chance to win $100,000 (then give them a lottery ticket), or a new car (winner gets a match box car).

By Karen

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By Melody Bressler-Hay 19 59 05/23/2011

A new designer outfit = a yard of fabric, spool of thread and hand needles; new mixer for the kitchen = wooden spoon; bouquet of flowers = dead roses or just stems (? not great but all I could think of); set of living room furniture (bed room, dining room) = miniatures from the craft store for dollhouses; washer and dryer = metal washer and a kitchen towel; a box of diamonds = a box of cards with only suits of diamonds; portrait of a US President = $1 bill; a $100 bill = an invoice/bill for $100 for services rendered; exercise equipment = a square block with instructions to place on floor, walk around it 6 times [thereby having walked around the block 6 times], a large rubber band for stretches, a cotton swap tinted black for a dumbell/barbell weight. Please post what you do come up with since this is a great idea.

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Question: 40th Birthday Party ideas

I'm having my 40th birthday party in July and my theme is a Runway Diva/or just a Diva. Any ideas on centerpieces or decorating?


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Photo: 40th Birthday Cake

I made this cake for a very good friend. It's a chocolate cake decorated with black and red fondant. It was her 40th birthday so I wanted something simple but spectacular! Everyone at the party loved it!

Source: My own cooking and imagination

By Orquidea P.

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