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Birthday parties are my favorite thing to plan! I normally don't plan big lavish parties but you don't turn 40 everyday. I wanted to plan a wonderful evening with friends and let them know how much I love them all! I highly recommend planning your OWN 40th birthday
Movie night concession stand- goes with outdoor movie screen. have guests bring pillows or lawn chairs for lounging at your outdoor/backyard movie theater!
Book exchange party- I'm totally doing this. I think everyone should bring two books, one of any genre, and one on a theme for the month. Maybe...
Photo Wall and Personalized Bottles Document a life and make a big, bold visual statement at the same time. It's a snap to do -- and inexpensive, too. Print photos in various sizes. Lay them on the floor in the shape of the birthday number to determine your arrangement. Then tape them to a wall. Attach more images to bottles with double-sided tape.