When you’re looking for 40th birthday ideas, there seems to be an abundance of “over the hill” gifts, but what do you do when you want to be nice to the guest of honor? With a little planning ahead you can put together some fun surprises yourself, or with the help of party guests when you use the invitation to request what you need.
If you’re willing to do a little brainstorming, some research, or a bit of shopping, you can pull off a fun 40th birthday that the birthday guy, or gal, will look back on with fond memories for years to come. Just remember that if you are eliciting the help of guests, you’ll want to confirm who is definitely attending the 40th birthday party before the day arrives so that your gift isn’t missing any important pieces.
This list will give you some fun ideas to start with. Feel free to share your own ideas in the comments section as well!