40th Birthday Ideas for Women

You can start planning a party with these great 40th birthday ideas for women if someone you know is turning 40.

Turning 40
One of the things you can do is simply have fun with the number 40. There are lots of neat things you can do for 40th birthday presents. Make sure the cake is large enough to hold 40 candles, invite 40 friends to the party and put the announcement that she's turning 40 in the local newspaper. Other ideas for using the number 40 include a scrapbook with a page in it for each year for life. You can also give her 40 coupons she can use at places such as the local fast food restaurant or bookstore.

Celebrate the Milestones
Turning 40 is a major milestone in every woman's life, so why not celebrate? It took a lot of hard work to get there. Celebrate her 40th birthday just like you would any other major event in her life - with something special. Give her a day all to herself. Send her off for a day of pampering at the local spa, arrange for her to have her hair and nails done and schedule a pedicure, too. Make it all about her. Present her with a scrapbook or photo album celebrating all the wonderful things she has done over the past 40 years.

Give Her a Gift Basket
Gift baskets make wonderful presents for any birthday. On her 40th birthday, make her day extra special. A big basket lined with a plush bath towel, scented bath oil, candles and a bath puff is easy to put together. If she has a hobby, such as gardening, put a basket together with items she can use to enjoy her hobby. Make a gift basket filled with items for dinner for two, and then spend the evening cooking for her.

Get creative and take some extra time planning something special for the woman in your life turning 40, and you won't regret it. She'll appreciate for years to come.

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A 40th birthday really should be a celebration, despite the wariness that the big 4-0 can bring. Some say 40 is the new 30 and that it's not too old to have fun. Have a themed party to celebrate the life of the person who's 40 years old. Many themes for 40th birthday parties can be a big hit the special honoree and guests alike. Here are a few ideas.

When planning a 40th birthday party, it is important to consider what the birthday person would want, how to honor this moment and how to make this party something fun and memorable. In general, although you are celebrating a birthday, you want the moment to be timeless.

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