Fun 40th Birthday Ideas and Gag Gifts: Forties for 40 Sense

My husband turned 40 last week, and I know this was a hard one for him.  Forty must be the guys' equavalent to 30 for women.

I thought some over-the-top gag gifts might lighten the mood and make 40 a little easier for him to swallow.

While I was brainstorming for ideas, I thought of 40 oz beers and how that might be fun.  Then some how I came up with the idea of 40 Sense as a play on the rapper 50 Cent's name.  Forty is a wise age after all, so I thought it was appropriate.

I designed a little graffiti logo to put on an over-the-top hat that my husband would normally never wear.  I tried using an iron-on, but after several failed attempts, I just taped the logo onto the hat.  Thank goodness the hat had a very forgiving pattern that didn't show my mess-ups! Every successful rapper has some bling, so I also made a sparkly 40 necklace with some metallic paper and plastic bead necklaces from Hobby Lobby, too.

I think he had a great time wearing his 40 Sense get-up, and his family certainly got a big kick out of it. We all sampled small glasses of the 40 oz Miller High Life to join in the fun.  In case you don't know, it's the self-proclaimed "Champagne of Beers", so it was perfect for a 40th birthday celebration.

Free 40 Sense Templates:
If you're looking for ideas for a 40th birthday party, I highly recommend going 40 Sense.  Here are some templates for the necklace and logos for your 40th birthday party gag gifts. Turning 40 has never been so fun!

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