Cool 40th Birthday Ideas for My Wife

Updated November 21, 2016

Show that you care by arranging a special 40th birthday celebration for your wife. There are a wide variety of options available for birthday celebrations including party ideas and a number of activities. You can plan a celebration that includes friends, family or just the two of you.

Suprise Party

Plan a surprise party for your wife by arranging for guests to gather at a planned location. You can reserve a room at a restaurant or have a budget party at your own home. Personalise the party by decorating the space with childhood photographs of your wife and making a play list of all her favourite songs. You can also choose a theme for the party and ask the guests to dress up. Choose a theme that your wife would appreciate, such as a 60s or 70s theme.

Wine Tasting

Arrange a wine-tasting tour at a vineyard or winery. This is an activity the two of you can enjoy together or you can invite friends along to share the experience. If you have a larger budget, you also have the option of planning a trip to Italy or France where you can enjoy a wine-tasting tour of the country's finest vineyards.


Find out what theatre productions are taking place in your area and buy tickets for you and your wife to see a show that she would like. If you have a larger budget, you can also plan a surprise trip to New York to see a Broadway show with your wife. If theatre is not for you, celebrate the birthday by attending another event, such as a ballet or a musical performance.

Day Out

Take your wife out for the day on her birthday to visit a different town or city. You can enjoy what the destination has to offer in the way of sightseeing, attractions and activities and then go for a meal and drinks at a restaurant of your choice. Take your wife shopping and buy her a special gift. This activity can suit a range of budgets, and it can also give you the opportunity to spend quality time with your wife.

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