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40th Birthday Ideas for a Woman

Updated August 11, 2017

A woman's 40th birthday could be hard on her, so it is up to you to make it as enjoyable and memorable as possible. You can help make her birthday a special celebration of her life and not about becoming one year older. There is an assortment of ways that you can make her 40th birthday her best one yet.

Group Trip

Allow the 40th birthday to be a time of reflection and plan a trip for her with her favourite girl pals. Ideal destinations include a nice secluded beach in Mexico for relaxation or a wild weekend in Las Vegas to reinvigorate her. Choose either her most favourite current friends or her closest ones from either her high school or college gang, or a combination of both.

'This Is Your Life' Party

Make her party into something extraordinary by incorporating the modelling it after the classic TV show, "This Is Your Life," where important people from throughout her life come to celebrate and tell stories. Make the party a surprise party, and after the shock has worn off a little and everyone has had some food and refreshments, have each guest tell a story or a fact about the birthday girl.

40 Presents

A way to make her 40th birthday special is to give her 40 different presents. You do not have to break the bank, and you also do not have to overwhelm her at once. Start off slow or small and give her a flower or a poem 39 days before her actual birthday. Have the significance and the symbolism of the gifts keep building until her actual birthday, where you can incorporate the last gift into her celebration.

Make Dreams Come True

This present requires knowing the birthday girl quite well. Find out what thing that she has always desired to do but has never had either the time or the resources. Sign her up for a skydiving class or help her book that African Safari. If she has always dreamed about becoming a painter, then enrol her in a basic painting class. Giving her the gift of making her dreams a reality maybe the best gift of all.

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About the Author

Chance E. Gartneer began writing professionally in 2008 working in conjunction with FEMA. He has the unofficial record for the most undergraduate hours at the University of Texas at Austin. When not working on his children's book masterpiece, he writes educational pieces focusing on early mathematics and ESL topics.