Friday 20 January 2023

Best 40th Birthday Party ideas for Her

Best 40th Birthday Party ideas for Her

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Tons of DIY fun and unique 40th birthday party ideas for women, perfect for your girlfriend, wife, partner or sister! Here you will find 40th birthday party themes, games and activities and decor ideas she will love, even if you're looking for ideas on how to celebrate a 40th birthday without a party, we hope these ideas will inspire you!

Revealed: our favourite EVER gift for ladies turning 40! 


1. Novelty diamond ice cubes for drinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are a must to try to make drinks extra fancy and wow your recipient and guests alike! 

2. Make some shimmery cotton candy cocktails πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Make some candyfloss cocktails, where candyfloss is placed in the cup, flute or glass, then drink poured over the top to dissolve the candyfloss within the drink. These look so glamorous and fabulous, the most magical drinks to try that are perfect for your special occasion! Adding edible shimmer will make them breathtaking.


3. Opt for an amazing jumbo birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are amazing and are the perfect way to elevate the birthday cake for your recipient, something they will always remember!

Hello 40 golden jumbo birthday cake topper πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

4. Decorate with some personalised face party bunting πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Why not theme your party decor after your recipient!

5. Make an amazing '40 things we love about you' board πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Such a special idea, this will also double as party decor and is a wonderful way to show your recipient how special they are to you! You could even fill it up with memories or plans you have made together.

6. Create a photo memory wall

Filled with photos of your recipient and your loved ones and family! 

7. Opt for eco friendly confetti balloons πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The zero waste and zero guilt way to celebrate a birthday in style, now there is no need to compromise style and decorative flair when it comes to decking out your party using eco friendly decor! These balloons are eco friendly and biodegrade at the same rate as a leaf, making them perfect to enjoy guilt free at your party - and even more reason to blow up more and fill whole rooms with them!

8. Edible gold flakes for their birthday cake πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

9. Edible diamonds for their birthday cake πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

10. Theme it after their pet

There is no cuter theme! Why not theme it after their furry best friend and even dress up their pup for the occasion, so they can take part and share their birthday!

11. A 'I am 20 today (twice)' party theme 

This is such a funny and delightful party theme to choose, especially if your recipient has a habit of pretending it's their 20 something birthday every year - you can reassure them that they are just turning 20 again for the second time!

12. Gift her the 40th Birthday Game!  πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The perfect party game for the occasion, this will be sure to bring everyone together in celebration!

13. Create an indoor 'drive thru' set up to show home movies 

Watching home movies and videos together is a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday and will be bound to result in hilarity and smiles all round! The drive thru element brings a retro feel, ten points if you also have popcorn, milkshakes and delicious snacks on hand!

14. 40th birthday party napkins πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To deck out the party table perfectly!

15. Set up a gold custom personalised number pinata πŸ‘ˆπŸ» 

No one is ever too old for a pinata! They are so much fun and sure to result in a lot of hilarity, especially when played properly with a blindfold!

16. Set up an afternoon tea themed spread

The best birthday treat at home!

17. Temporary tattoos for guests as party favours πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

These are personalised and tailored to the occasion, they would make perfect funny party favours for guests! 

18. Display cupcakes in a '40' formation

To make a beautiful statement display! You could even make a cupcake '40' pull apart, cupcakes lined up in a '40' formation, with icing or frosting joining them together. This will make the perfect statement centerpiece for your party and be sure to be the main attraction!

19. Make cupcake toppers of their face πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Find a funny picture (or lots) and print to make hilarious cupcake toppers! This is an amazing DIY 40th birthday party decor idea that your recipient will be sure to love and will result in a lot of hilarity at the same time!

20. Make sugar cookies of her face with this personalised photo cookie cutter πŸ‘ˆπŸ» 

 This is possibly the coolest thing ever! A cookie cutter that you can personalise with your recipient's face, based on a photo of them! You can now make sugar cookies of your recipient, perfect for their birthday and sure to amaze them and make them laugh in equal parts, so perfect! 

21. '40' balloon garland decor sign πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

It's not every day you turn 40! A beautiful balloon display will make your recipient feel like a starlet.

22. Try a special message plate surprise

This is such a good trick! Get your hands on a plain white plate or dish and some plate decorating pens or paint - even the kinds kids often use to decorate a plate for Grandma. You can create a really cute design - and then be sure to follow the instructions to let the paint or ink set - it is often recommended to pop in the oven for a certain time. Once it is completely dry, you can set about preparing a meal or party spread and dish it out on to the newly decorated plate. You could even cleverly cover each section of the plate with a different food - just make sure every bit is covered with food so that it looks like an every day white dinner plate. Wait til your recipient starts eating to reveal the cute surprise! They get to keep the memory and relive it every time they use the plate for a meal! It's such a cute surprise idea and you can get really creative with the design and message you choose to give. 

23. Make a 3D '40' photo collage πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

Why not make an amazing 3D '40' photo collage, by creating the base out of cardboard, then covering with some paper mache layers and finally decorating it with all kinds of special photos representing special memories! This also makes for a beautiful party table centrepiece that your recipient will really love and will get guests talking too, the perfect ice breaker and decor in one. If you are short on time you can also order one ready made!

24. Gift her a fabulous 40 birthday sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

To make her chuckle and feel fabulous on her special day!

Pink and gold 40th birthday sash πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

25. Gift her some adorable 40th birthday crystals πŸ‘ˆπŸ»

The cutest and most thoughtful gift for her special day!

26. Gift her a five senses gift

These gifts are extra special and make for the most memorable gifts!

If you liked these ideas definitely also check out these Best 40th Birthday Party ideas for Men and Best Creative Leaving Party ideas!

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