40th Birthday Party Ideas: 5 Best Ideas That You’ll Love (Free $25 ChefXChange Gift Voucher Included)

Like they say life begins at 40! 40 seems to be this magical number and a big anniversary, that’s why it’s even harder to think of a great idea for a birthday party than usual. Any round anniversaries are tough, but 40 and 50 may be one of the toughest. Especially so, if you are trying to prepare a surprise for your husband or wife, it may seem like you have used all the best ideas already. Do not worry, because we are here to throw you a life raft! We have some great 40th birthday party ideas that will definitely surprise your loved one and help them to cross the line into the ‘adult life’ with style.

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40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Do you feel like organizing a big party is not in you skill set on your CV? Do not let the planning scare you off. Organizing a party is more fun that it seems even if you’re not a pro. A great tip to enjoy it more is to find some help. It’s always better to have an extra pair of eyes to look over the plan and help out with bookings and calls. The best way to go about a big party like the 40th birthday is to start early. The more time you have the better the party can be. Some of the ideas require bookings in advance: it can be a venue or a chef, or an activity. If you start early, the chances are you will be 100% prepared when the day comes and you will have the most amazing party up your sleeve.

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40th Birthday Party Ideas: 5 Best Ideas That You’ll Love 

1. Hot air balloon flight with landing at a surprise party

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Our first 40th birthday party idea is taking a flight in the hot air balloon. It is definitely not an everyday activity. It will be a great surprise. You can enjoy a glass of celebratory champagne with breathtaking views from up above. The best part is that when you land the party begins. Ask your friends to come to the landing destination with few bottles of wine and a birthday cake. It will be an amazing surprise.

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2. Road trip without destination 

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Who doesn’t like a weekend away? It can be even more fun when you just gather a bunch of friends, get into a car and just head off into the sunset. The best way to celebrate the birthday if the birthday girl/ boy is an adventure seeker. 

3. Hire a private chef for dinner

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This is one of our favourite 40th birthday party ideas. You know why? 🙂 An amazing solution to celebrate the birthday if you are both foodies. By hiring a Private Chef you enjoy amazing, restaurant quality meal at the comfort of your home. Invite your friends and make it a dinner party. It’s a great alternative to pub night out and ultimately you save a good amount of money on drinks!

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4. Party with nature

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Take a camping trip. Party doesn’t have to be loud. If peace and quite is what will make your celebrant happiest, go for a weekend away and spend it surrounded by nature. This idea will be a great one if your life pace is intense and you want to get a bit of rest. 

5. Retro party

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Take your loved one on a trip down the memory lane. Organize a dress up party with a theme from your 20’s or perhaps from your childhood. Prepare accurate music and food. You will have the best time. A cool touch up would be bringing all the guests old photos – from childhood or teenage years and making a guessing game who is who. You will be surprised how much some of you have changed.  

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Are you looking for more 40th birthday party ideas? Look at our post with 5oth Birthday Party Ideas. If you are interested in some dinner menus that will suit your birthday celebration look at what our Private Chefs are cooking.