What to do about the big Four-Oh!
January 14, 2011 1:31 PM Subscribe
My wife's 40th birthday is coming up. She dreads that number! For her, it's the age when people become "old." Help me make her birthday a fun event she will love!
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So my wife is turning 40! I have no problem with this as I love her dearly and on most days, despite being a younger man, I look and feel older myself. I think she's a loving, smart, classy woman and I love to be around her. Her circle of friends also adores her. Unfortunately, they all happen to be younger (20's and 30's) On top of that she's likely one of the more overweight ladies in the group and she has other self esteem issues that she's been working on.
She's got a great sense of humor (a little biting at times) so sometimes she comes off a little sharp - but she's such an empathic person she really cares about her friends and doesn't want to hurt them or their feelings (I wish more people were that considerate)
In spite of her good sense of humor, she is dreading the potential gag gifts and "old" and "over the hill" stuff that's bound to come out.
I am looking for party ideas and ways to head off this sort of thing. So that's it Mefites - tell me your favorite party ideas for either a girl's night out, or a mixed couples party (probably no kids in either case) to celebrate the love of my life and either embrace the age or help her forget, for the first night anyway, that she's "old"!
Location-wise, we are near Orlando/Daytona and may have a few people from out of town join us.