40th birthdays are fondly celebrated with sarcasm and jokes in American culture. They are a milestone in the lives of both men and women signifying that their best years may have already come and gone…in a joking manner of course.
The guest list for a 40th birthday party can be as expansive as friends and co-workers or an intimate family gathering. Regardless, this is viewed as a time to poke fun of the person who is turning 40.
Have fun with the cake for a 40th birthday party. A cake with black icing or a regular caked accented with in frosted black flowers is always a great centerpiece for the party. Decorate with black balloons and streamers. Tombstones marked with RIP with the guest of honor’s name written on the stone are appropriate when adding the flavor of the theme to the room.
Another great addition to the 40th birthday party is to make a collage of pictures of the person celebrating the birthday. This is a somewhat time consuming project but is relatively inexpensive. With a home scanner you can make digital images of the pictures and reprint them at home so that you can cut and paste these pictures without harming the originals. This is a great time to reflect on past achievements and to celebrate their life up to this point.
All in all 40th birthday parties are a blast to throw and are fun to attend. These are a great way to celebrate and kid a person whom has grown over the past forty years.
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Article by Gail Leino