Party Tips and Ideas for a 40th Birthday Celebration!
Planning a 40th birthday celebration can be as simple or outrageous as the host’s creativity will allow. Just be sure that any inspired ideas fit well with the personality of the guest of honor. Fortieth birthday parties can range from surprise parties, getaway adventures, a dressy night out or fancy dinner party to a day at the spa or the golf links. The variety of 40th birthday party decorations and supplies in our fortieth birthday collection will be a special added touch to whatever type of celebration you plan to host. Keep in mind that forty year olds are more fit and fabulous than ever and deserve to be recognized!
Unique Ideas for Honoring the Forty-Year-Old!
- Purchase forty latex balloons that coordinate nicely with other 40th birthday party supplies from your chosen decorative theme. Before inflating the balloons, place a $1 in each. Use the balloons as decorative elements throughout the party room. It will be up to your guest of honor to find creative ways to pop each balloon throughout the event and collect their forty dollar bounty. Up this to $5 if you want to have other party guests pitch in.
- Enlist the help of family members and locate a photograph from each of the forty years of your guest of honor’s life. Decoratively attach each photo to a piece of trimmed construction paper so you can write each year on the backside. You may also want to include comments or quotes with significant meaning. On the day of the party, inflate 40 latex balloons with helium at your local grocery or party supply store. Fasten a few feet of ribbon from each balloon and connect them to each of your forty photographs. Be sure the balloons and ribbon coordinate nicely with your other 40th birthday decorations. These can suspend throughout the party room for a great trip down memory lane and a fun conversation starter!
- For the birthday girl or boy who is not thrilled to be turning the big 4-0, fill a decorative jar with forty pieces of old fashioned bubblegum. Create a fun label that says “Forty Blows”. Send it home with the guest of honor as a cheeky reminder of their special celebration. You can also find many “over-the-hill” themed fortieth birthday supplies for the birthday boy/girl with a sense of humor
- Let your honoree know how much has changed for the better by hosting a “When You Were Twenty” party. Base the party on what was popular at the time of your birthday girl/boy’s twentieth birthday. Play the top songs of that year and encourage people to dress the way they did when they were twenty. This can be fun for multigenerational parties as you’ll see many different styles displayed. This is also where retro 40th birthday decorations can be entertaining. Have party guests take on the task of learning three new things about the guest of honor’s life at that time. Family and long term friends can share memories of what your birthday boy/girl was like and where they thought he/she might be at forty.
Remember the purpose of the fortieth birthday party is to make your friend or family member feel cherished and loved. Only go the humorous route, with fortieth birthday supplies and decorations, if the guest of honor is fine with being poked fun at. Be sure all of the party guests let the birthday honoree know how thankful they are to have them in their lives. This celebration should be the perfect send-off for the adventures to come of the next forty years.