40th Birthday Party Ideas For a Sensational Celebration

by: Dee Schrock

Is a 40th birthday party coming up and you're at a loss for ideas? Here are a few tips and ideas to help you get started.

You can create your own invitations by drawing 40th birthday theme such as "40" or over-the-hill gag themes.

A great themed 40th birthday party is 70's memorabilia. Have beanbag chairs handy for a groovy gathering. Share old stories about the guest of honor.

Wear bell-bottom Levi's or Wranglers or go all out with your leisure suit. Feather your hair like Farrah Fawcett or Andy Gibb.

Have the guest of honor wear a birthday crown or Happy Birthday hat. Be sure to complement their outfit with an "over-the-hill" cane.

What should you serve? Have a table with punch, both spiked and plain. Foods can be easy finger foods, such as chips and dip, veggies, and cheese and crackers. If you want to put in a bit of extra effort, offer sundaes or create a soda fountain in the corner of the room. Serve your food of choice on these tie-dyed party plates and tableware. Drinks can be served in psychedelic light up glasses.

An easy choice of games is to play a game of 70's trivia. There are several available including Trivial Pursuit 70s/80s editions.

Play clips from 70's TV shows or movies and competing teams guess first what movie/show the song was from.

70's karaoke is lots of fun and gets everyone laughing.

Complete the night with Saturday Night Fever karaoke and disco contests. Happy 40th!

About The Author

Dee Schrock has put together hundreds of theme party tips and fun ideas for easy (and budget conscious!) party planning.

Visit her website http://www.fun-theme-party-ideas.com for tons of popular theme party ideas, including decoration, costume, game, and party drink ideas, as well as printable invitations.

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This article was posted on January 20, 2006