How did you celebrate the big 4-OH?

SpiderSpider Registered Users Posts: 3,381 Curl Neophyte
Mine is just over a week away,no big plans (no job, no money..oy)

Just wondering if anyone did anything fun or special to celebrate.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Registered Users Posts: 6,959
    Dinner with friends, brunch with the family.

    I have been to a loooooooot of big bashes.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    My (then) husband invited my entire family and a few friends out to dinner, which was a surprise. It was nice.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    unfortunately, i didn't... i'll have to make up for it when i turn 50.
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  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    I went back to England for mine and thoroughly enjoyed it. Had three different things - on the Saturday before (bday was on a Mon) I went out for a nice (posh!) meal with SO, parents and sister and bil, on the Sunday my sister did a birthday tea that the kids could be part of too, then on the day we did afternoon tea at a country house in the Lake District. I was spoilt rotten, it was very nice!
    I'm not a party person and would have hated a big bash.

    I also caught up with friends while I was over there who were turning 40 too, so it was nice to bemoan our age together.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    40 was a big (positive) deal for me. I had a small party at my condo.
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Registered Users Posts: 4,476 Curl Connoisseur
    I didn't celebrate because my family and I were going through a series of illnesses, accidents, and work slowdowns which equaled no money. 4 months after I turned 40 I went out to dinner with a girlfriend, then met up with another girlfriend to get my nose pierced.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Registered Users Posts: 23,780 Curl Neophyte
    I bought the pink scooter I'd always wanted.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    rouquinne wrote: »
    unfortunately, i didn't... i'll have to make up for it when i turn 50.

    Twelve years is a long time to wait. ;)
  • rnconniesfrnconniesf Registered Users Posts: 256 Curl Neophyte
    Got my third ear piercing on both ears. (Got my belly button pierced for my 50th).
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Registered Users Posts: 13,737 Curl Connoisseur
    Speckla wrote: »
    rouquinne wrote: »
    unfortunately, i didn't... i'll have to make up for it when i turn 50.

    Twelve years is a long time to wait. ;)

    oh, if only...

    it's just a bit more than 18 months now...
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  • VerityVerity Registered Users Posts: 616 Curl Neophyte
    My 40th birthday was a nice but very quiet celebration. I had a six-month-old baby at the time.

    For years, I've been saying that I want to go on a trip for my 50th, but unless I go alone, that's not an option. There is no one who is willing to take all three of my kids at the same time so I can travel with my husband, and I don't have a group of friends to go with. (Poor, poor pitiful me. ha)

    I will have to postpone the trip until my youngest child is in college, so I've decided to treat 50 as just another birthday.
  • CaleilaniCaleilani Registered Users Posts: 728
    Margaritas and dinner at one of our fav. restaurants with my DH.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,731 Curl Virtuoso
    The day of my 40th, my boyfriend and I were leaving for a Florida vacation. I went to work for a few hours in the morning and right before leaving at noon I could hear all these people coming down the hallway. They were all there for my surprise party, bringing food and cake, etc.
    Then when we got to Florida, my relatives there had planned another surprise party! Fun day.
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  • reenireeni Registered Users Posts: 149 Curl Connoisseur
    For my 40th my daughter and best friend had a surprise party for me. The big surprise was the male stripper!
    What a WONDERFUL day!!
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    I celebrated it a year early w/ going to see Madonna in Florida & meeting cjc in SoBe :D

    btw...early welcome to the forum! :p

    You gotta do something, girl! If not this year, then the next, right? :)
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Registered Users Posts: 1,031 Curl Connoisseur
    wow that was a long time ago for me, i think we had a music party as usual. now my next birthday will be the big SIX oh and i guess we'll do that again. luckily it is 11 months away so i have time to get used to the idea. at one point i thought 60 would be the time i would cut my hair and let it go gray but maybe i will put it off till 70... :)
    for now my big goal for my 60th is to be healthy of course and BUFF. i got a long way to go....
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Banned Users Posts: 24,963 Curl Neophyte
    banjo...your aunt looks amazing!
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    Pregnant! Our youngest child was born not quite three months later.
  • misspammisspam Registered Users Posts: 5,318
    My husband took me out to dinner at a really nice restaurant so I could pull out all the stops and wear my little black dress and stiletto heels. It was a great night!
  • ShrekLoverShrekLover Registered Users Posts: 2,551 Curl Neophyte
    I was divorced at the time and my girlfriends had a surprise party for me. Nothing rowdy. They gave me a gift certificate to Nordstrom and one for a facial. I am still wearing the $89 leather jacket I got at Nordstrom with that gift cert 15 years later. Unfortunately, I am not in touch with any of those women anymore. That makes me sad.
  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Registered Users Posts: 3,093
    Mine's coming up in March of 09 and I'm going to Costa Rica for a decadent week... I shall be pampered to my heart's content, while lounging pool side / beach side at some all inclusive resort.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    I was laid up with a very, very bad broken ankle and recovering from the reconstructive surgery on it for my 40th birthday. It wasn't a good time.
  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Registered Users Posts: 3,093
    RCW, I was just thinking about you not 5 minutes ago wondering why I haven't seen any of your posts on the board!
  • msmd310msmd310 Registered Users Posts: 4
    I went for a long weekend to Mexico with 8 of my high school friends to celebrate the year of our 40th bdays. We had a blast- sun, drinks, spa, no kids.....
    some of my friends also had parties for their individual bdays- one dicso 70's themed, one 80's prom themed, one bollywood themed.
    For our actual birthdays (10 days apart), my husband and I have planned a long weekend to New Orleans, but have to put it off for business reasons (good business reasons, though)

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