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#1 of 8 Old 01-29-2014, 06:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So I am turning 40 and want to throw a party. NEED ideas. So throw them at me.

Flavors?

Theme?

food?

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Do you want it to be a family friendly party or just adults?

My dh is turning 40 soon so I will be following this thread.  He wants a family friendly active event.  This is hard because not all adults really want to participate.  We have thought that bowling & pizzas might work.  I know that he would love to go to our local trampoline place, but so many of the adults that we are friends with wouldn't be able to jump.  If he were only born in the summer. . . he is such a lake guy, we would do a BBQ/picnic and be on the beach.  

 

I also turn 40 (in the summer no less!) but I really don't want a party.  


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Yes, I would have to have children. Maybe I could do something in the summer?? My b-day is in Feb and we are getting ALOT of snow.

 

I LOVE the muppets. SO maybe I could be something fun with that??

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Yes, I would have to have children. Maybe I could do something in the summer?? My b-day is in Feb and we are getting ALOT of snow.

 

I LOVE the muppets. SO maybe I could be something fun with that??

Sledding or a tubing hill works for the snow!  You could do something in the summer and (while I don't know how/what) I think it would be fun to incorporate the muppets.  


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I'd wait until the summer, and do something that can combine indoor and outdoor activities. When my sister turned 40, we did games for different age groups with prizes. All the kids got prizes one way or another. The adults actually played pin the tail on the donkey. We had so much fun being kids again! Maybe you could do pin the tail on Fozzy bear? You could have a room and play your favorite Muppet episodes. Have a Muppet cake too!


 
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How about a carnival? You could have a ring toss, knock over the bottle, Bozo-style ball/bucket game, temporary tattoo stand. Maybe a cake walk? Junk food - corn dogs, pretzels, hot dogs, soda (special occasion, right?). Or lemonade if you don't want to do soda. 

 

Or you could do a "drive-in" movie - get a projector to put the movie on a big screen (white wall or suspended sheet would work), serve movie food and spread blankets on the floor. For little kids, let them design their own "cars" to sit in from cardboard boxes (which would be a great activity pre-movie so the adults could mingle). 


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If you're a summer fan do a summer themed party even if it is Feb. Kinda like a Christmas in July spin off. Maybe you can check with a local hotel or place that might have a heated pool. BBQ/picnics are good no matter the time of year. Honestly the party guests might enjoy the taste of summer during the winter lag. Add in some go away winter games like melting a snowman or something.


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Thank you everyone. Muppet cake!!! YES that is already in the works...

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