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With enough time and the right people, you can create just about anything on a small scale.

With just a little thought and planning, you can make a 40th party that is fun, memorable, and anything but typical.

Turning 40 ranks up there with turning 16 or 21 when it comes to traditional ways to celebrate; just be sure to add untraditional twists to make it meaningful for the person who's celebrating.

If you've chosen a venue other than home, it is essential you call ahead and reserve the space before you invite your guests.

Theme and d├ęcor for a 40th birthday party can range from a simple cocktail party with no decorations to a fully themed party.

Find out someplace that your birthday person has always wanted to visit, and gather as many friends as possible for a special surprise party.