40 Ways to celebrate your 40th birthday

40 ways to celebrate your 40th birthday

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While some people may dread turning forty, it’s actually a huge milestone and one that should be celebrated no matter how you feel about reaching four decades. It’s the perfect time to set new goals, try new things and get a fresh start! More than anything, your fortieth birthday is a great excuse to start checking some things off your bucket list or simply to spend a day doing nothing more or less than exactly what you want to. Here are forty ideas for how you can celebrate the big 4-0. If you have any other suggestions, we’d love to hear them!

  • Visit a country you haven’t been to.
  • Enjoy a beach day.
  • Go scuba diving.
  • Take an overnight train trip.
  • Take a road trip to a city you’ve always wanted to visit.
  • Go for a hike or bike ride.
  • Have a girls’ night.
  • Get a tattoo.
  • Go to a concert.
  • Go on a hot air balloon ride.

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40 Things to do on your 40th birthday

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  • Take a ride in a helicopter.
  • Spend the day at a Korean spa.
  • Take a new fitness class.
  • Splurge on a shopping spree.
  • Go to the movies alone.
  • See a Broadway show.
  • Have a movie marathon of your favorite genre.
  • Tour a vineyard.
  • Take a beer brewing class.
  • Book a race car driving experience.

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40 Ways you can celebrate your fortieth birthday

  • Run a 5k.
  • See a burlesque or magic show.
  • Go to an amusement park and ride every ride.
  • Participate in a sip and paint event.
  • Have a themed birthday bash.
  • Dress up just for the heck of it.
  • See an opera or ballet.
  • Take a gourmet cooking class.
  • Take a cruise on a luxury yacht or sailboat.
  • Get the pet you’ve always wanted.
40 things to do on your fortieth

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  • Buy that piece of jewelry you’ve been lusting after.
  • Get a fresh haircut and style.
  • Buy yourself flowers.
  • Invest in a new hobby.
  • Make reservations at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • Take a guided tour of your home city.
  • Visit a wild animal sanctuary.
  • Donate to a cause close to your heart.
  • Spend the day with the people you love the most.
  • Relax or party it up! Just do you.

Celebrating your fortieth should be fun for you, even if it isn't a huge party! Here are some ideas of how you can spend this important milestone birthday. #fortieth #40th #birthday #midlife

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Shayne is a freelance lifestyle writer with expertise in all things parenting, food and travel. She regularly contributes at MamasLatinas.com, CruiseCritic.com, independenttraveler.com and familyvacationcritic.com. Her career has allowed her to live out her passions while she raises her young family.