Creative Birthday Ideas and More!7 Great 40th Birthday Ideas

40th birthday is one of those birthdays which is always marked down as 'special'. The saying goes 'life begins at 40' so need to mark it with some killer creative birthday ideas.

40th birthday is one of those birthdays which is always marked down as 'special'. The saying goes 'life begins at 40' so need to mark it with some killer creative birthday ideas. After all, 40th birthday represents the start of the second half of life and the transition into middle age. So if are looking for some great 40th birthday ideas for anyone else approaching 40 read on.

First of all could organise a themed party which could be fancy dress or may just represent a decorative theme. This could reflect the era when grew up such as the eighties including the big hair, electronic music and shoulder pads. Equally could choose a specific theme for decor guiding guests as to what to wear. A great example of this is a Hollywood party, with house dressed up in scenes from famous movies, and guests as movie characters. Whilst this is the one of the most creative birthday ideas (allowing lots of scope for creativity) it is also the hardest work but as 40th birthday ideas go it can be the most rewarding.

Number two on the list is to go away for a weekend, a week or longer - perhaps to somewhere that have only a childhood memory of, or somewhere have always longed to go. What about going for the weekend or even longer. London, New York, Paris, Munich (as the song goes) all await visit!

Third on my list of great 40th birthday ideas is an 'experience day' - sometimes known as a 'red letter day' where can go and do something have always wanted to do - such as wing walking, driving a racecar around a racetrack, or a trip in a hot air balloon. These are one off events organised through a specialist company and are ideal as a special 40th birthday present. As far as creative birthday ideas go this takes some surpassing.

Need more 40th birthday ideas? Why not get tickets to favourite sport, or favourite band, or the theatre. Then go out for a meal with the one love. only get to be 40 one time so treat loved one, family or friends!

My fifth suggestion is to get away from it all on a themed weekend - such as a murder mystery weekend, or a spa break designed to relax. Many hotels or guest houses offer very reasonably priced weekend packages.

Number six in the list of 40th birthday ideas is to hire somewhere out exclusively for friends - a yacht, a manor house, a nightclub, a bowling alley - anywhere can be all together but still 'doing something'

And finally to number seven. The ultimate of creative birthday ideas is to not do anything at all. Do nothing on 40th birthday! Have a lie in, watch telly, get a takeway, read a book, watch a movie, get drunk. Do absolutely nothing or as little as possible for a day. This could be the best of all the 40th birthday ideas!