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Funny 40th Birthday Ideas

Marlene Alphonse Feb 27, 2020
Turning 40 is a milestone by itself. If your loved one or friend is reaching this milestone, here's your chance to surprise them with some funny 40th birthday ideas that would surely make them enjoy the day.
Birthdays are a memorable occasion for people of all age groups. They are synonymous with parties and gifts. They are a very special occasion and must be celebrated with much ado and enthusiasm so that the person never forgets it.
What is more memorable than turning forty and reaching the most important milestone of life! Go out of the usual ideas and think out of the box, for a creative and unique party that will add a hilarious touch. Let's take a look at some funny 40th birthday ideas to make the day unforgettable.

Great Party Ideas

There are many hilarious ideas to entertain everyone and throw a gag at the special person of the day. Make this party a fun for not only the person you are planning to surprise, but also for the guests. Come up with options that are quite amusing and will guarantee laughter from the celebrant as well as the guests.
▪ Select a theme park or a garden as the venue instead of the usual places. Plan a hilarious theme for that day and chalk out a dress code, like being dressed for a children's party or something similar, and make sure everyone adheres to it.
▪ Another surprise is to hire a comedian or a giant gorilla who will jump right in the middle of the party and serenade the 'person of honor'. Make sure the gorilla is strong enough to lift the person up and rock him like a baby.
▪ Another option is to have an 'over the hill' party with the theme concentrating on making fun of old age. Display funny caricatures of the person in his growing years. Also, display the rest of the years in cartoons.
Play games that were played during the high school days. The guests can come dressed up in weird costumes, like T―shirts with stupid messages, over―sized clothes with funky jewelry, etc.
You can plan out the party food by setting up a buffet of old people food, like food that requires least chewing or can be simply gulped down. This can be a pseudo buffet, which may include foodstuffs, like oatmeal porridge, mashed potatoes, gelatin, and prune juice.
At the end of the party, you can give away party favors like medicines, vitamins, and candy.

Gift Ideas

Here are some great and humorous gifts that will be imprinted in his memory forever.
▪ Gift a pair of plastic dentures, spectacles having thick lenses, or an inflatable walking stick.
▪ You can even present a certificate saying that he has won the title of being Mr. Butter Fingers of the Year or any other funny title.
▪ Get a gag gift or prepare a survival kit that has candies named anti aging pills, memory pills, hair regrowth pills, etc. This kit can also have adult diapers, gray hair covering dye, and so forth.
▪ You can gift a tombstone with some hilarious message printed on it. But, make sure you don't hurt the feelings of the person.

Hilarious Quotes

Here are some funny quotes to add a touch of humor. You can attach these sayings to the gifts for a personalized touch.
Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times. ― Helen Rowland
At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all. ― Author Unknown
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then, I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ― Harry Hershfield
I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do. ― Phyllis Diller
The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary. ― Arthur Schopenhauer
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of forty is simply a loss of energy. ― Helen Rowland
The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want. ― L.S. McCandless
Middle age is when your age starts to show around the middle. ― Bob Hope
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ― Author Unknown
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. ― Mark Twain
You can also come up with unique funny 40th birthday ideas and surprise your loved one or friend and make his (or her) special day a memorable one. Have fun!