Monday, December 30, 2013

40 blows {40th birthday party}

My hubby is 40... over the hill!  I thought I would post what we did for his 40th birthday party.  His birthday was 3 days before Christmas... and a Sunday... and right when we already had other couple's parties to go to.  So, I opted to have a little party after Sunday dinner at his mom's house.

I got my inspiration from this picture I found on pinterest.   The link didn't really take me anywhere.

I went with the idea... and tried to make it a little more manly.

We gave his family members a little bag of bubble gum with the invitation as the treat topper.
 The back side had the date, time and place.
I sat up a little treat table when you walked in his mom's house.
I had jars of bubble gum, blow pops and party blowers.
I made cupcakes with gumballs on top.

I made a larger cupcake for him with 40 candles on it.
(The platter is a cheeseball dish that I glued onto a wooden candle stick and painted.  It has a glass lid, but it wouldn't fit on with the candles)
The treat bags with Pick Your Plum treat bags.  I put gum and suckers in them.  And stapled cute "40 blows" tags on them.

 I made a banner with pictures of my hubby from the time he was a baby.  I hung it in the window with a banner that said "40 Blows" and some balloons.
Our first game, the contestants had to blow 3 balls across the counter into the cup.  Whoever got their balls into their own cups first, won.  For prizes, I had mini gumball machines.
The second game was to see who could fit the most pieces of gum in their mouth and still blow a bubble.
The 3rd game, the kids had to blow up two balloons and see who could keep them both in the air the longest.
After the games, we had cake and ice cream and had the hubby blow out all 40 candles!
Happy 40th birthday hubby!  I'm sure 40 won't really blow:)


  1. I think I would like to have you plan my next birthday. :)

  2. I love your 40 blows bag topper! Do you share your clip art also? Thanks for the fun ideas!

  3. Thank you for inspiring our bag toppers! Love the STORM font! Thank you!