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6 Great Fortieth Birthday Party Ideas

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Tijon Employee
A person’s fortieth birthday may seem like a time that they will not want to celebrate. After all, a person is getting older. However, there are many people that say that 40 is the new 20. This is because people are far younger than they think even after they hit this major milestone. In fact, there are so many more opportunities to have fun when you are 40 than you could possibly imagine. There is some benefits for a person that is able to provide for themselves and have an amazing time in the process. Let’s take a look at a few fortieth birthday party ideas that are sure to help you go from a boring birthday to one that will last a lifetime.

Before we get into the party ideas, check out these awesome facts on the history of birthdays:


Theme Parties
Who says that adults can’t have fun? Did you know that everyone wants to go to a theme party? There are so many options to choose from that a theme party may just be the best birthday of a person’s life. Depending on your likes or dislikes, you will find that there are dozens of choices available. Let’s look at some of the most popular options.

Vintage: Dress in 1920s or 30s attire and really bring back the past. This means that the women can dress in beautiful dresses and corsets to make the men really get excited. The men can wear fancy suits and ties, or go with the mobster look. In either case, theme-timed music and food will also be a big hit. Don’t forget to add wine and some of the best snacks to go along with the occasion.

Pirate: Many people love watching pirate movies. For couples, it is a great way to throw a themed birthday party. With just an eye patch and some pirate talk, a group of people will feel as if they are a part of a movie. This is even better when there is a pool or some kind of treasure to be found. Don’t forget the beer! Pirates love to drink! 

Ancient: The times of the Romans and Greeks were magical to say the least. In fact, many people choose to wear this timed attire at a theme party. This does not account for much clothing, but a toga and maybe some nice cover-up to ensure that all of your parts are fully concealed.

Country: Some good old line dancing and boots will surely be on the list for a theme party. This is a great way to get everyone together and truly unwind. While this may not be the best choice in a big city, it is something that will always be appreciated in the south. 

There are so many theme options available that a person will never have a problem throwing a party of a lifetime. Just because a person hits 40 does not mean they need to act like it. If a person does not want a theme party, there are other options as well.

Banquet
Many restaurants or colleges will have a banquet hall that goes unutilized for most parts of the year. When this is the case, it doesn’t make sense to not rent them out for cheap. If you choose a restaurant, they will be able to provide the food and all you have to do is invite the guests.
This is a great way to spend time with loved ones on your big day and not have to truly do much preparation. If the hall is big, you can have dancing and games as well. Oftentimes, a simple dinner will get boring. This means that it is essential to mix things up and have the time of your life.

Barbeque
If you have a birthday that falls on a warmer month, it is often better to have a barbeque so that you never have to worry about the cost going too high. This is a great way to bring all of the family together and you do not even have to travel outside of your yard to get there. For a person that enjoys a little relaxation, a BBQ may be the absolute best choice.

If you do not want to provide all of the food, you do have a lot of options available. More often than not, others will be more than happy to bring along food as a gift. Simply ask each person that is invited to bring something along. Someone will bring chips, others soda and others will make large food dishes for everyone to eat. It is a great way to be able to have a more affordable birthday party.

Remember, no matter your age, there are many options available for the perfect birthday. If you are comfortable going to extremes, you can have one of the most memorable birthdays as you grow older. Embrace your 40s and truly have the time of your life
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