Do I really have to have a big party for my 40th ? when I say I don’t want to do anything people look at me like I have three heads ? What did you do ? Should I just push myself to go along with it ?


Posted anonymously, 19th August 2019


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  • It’s your birthday so do as you want to.


  • You do what works best for you but maybe instead of saying that you are doing nothing say you have a nice dinner planned with your family or something you will do for yourself to celebrate.


  • If you don’t want to then dont! I will be going away to QLD for mine, as I would rather spend the money on making memories with my family :)


  • The choice is entirely yours. Most people think they are doing the right thing however it benefits them more than you. Don’t bow to pressure enjoy your birthday the way you want to.


  • I agree with you …. I honestly don’t know why some people want a big party for their 40th, it’s hardly a milestone like 18 or 21 …. some people just want a party for the sake of having a party! Lol! I didn’t have a party, just went out to dinner with family. Stick to your guns if you really don’t want one!


  • No big party for any 40th that I know of, only family. My parents never wanted big parties.
    We had our 21st birthday parties in our double garage. It was relatives and a few close friends. We set the food up as smorgasboard and the cold drinks were in our old metal baby bath with ice. My Mum made our cakes and decorated them. We didn’t see the decorations until just before the party.


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