On April 2, I celebrated my 40th birthday. That’s right, 40! When I say it out loud, it’s hard to believe I’ve been around for so many years! Last year when I realized that I’d be turning 40, it was with mixed feelings and all these random thoughts.
But as the day got closer, I realized that I was really okay with it. Even better than okay, I was happy. I feel that at 40, life is just going to get better. I am more comfortable with who I am, I am more confident in myself, I’m happier and I have direction in my life. I was missing so much of that when I was in my 20’s.
And so many people that I have talked to who have already celebrated 40 say that it really just gets better!
To help celebrate my milestone birthday, my hubby and my family worked together to throw me a surprise party. If you know me, I’m not big on surprises, I like to know everything that is going on. So when I walked into my house and a whole bunch of people were all dressed up and yelled “surprise!” you can imagine that I was overwhelmed!
Once I was over my initial reaction of surprise and maybe a few…ehm..tears, I had an amazing time with my family and friends!
Our house had been turned into a fun restaurant/bar with round tables,white table cloths, appetizers, servers, dinner, giant balloons, and an awesome photo booth.
There was also an amazing slide show that made me laugh, cry and remember.
Of course what made it really special were all my family and friends who were there to celebrate with me.
It was a really wonderful night, something I will remember for many years to come! Now the pressure is on for me to start planning the hubby’s 40th party which is still a few years away, shhh.
*All photos taken by Third Eye Weddings
16 thoughts on “Celebrating My 40th Birthday”
What a fun time!! Love the photo booth and decor!
Thanks Sarita, it was so fun!
Did you have a hint that something sneaky was going to occur?
It was so fun. I knew there was something going on cause people were being a bit odd but I didn’t expect what i walked into!
The pictures are really good,u look owesome
Thanks mom 🙂
What amazing photos for great memories !! So FUN 🙂 Happy Birthday Salma
Thank you Tazeem! And yes, so many wonderful memories.
Fun, and I am happy to see your family and friends didn’t use an “Over the Hill” theme. Because you aren’t. Far from it! Happy 40th (from someone the other side of 60).
Hopefully they will save the over the hill theme for a few years down the road 😉
It was such a great night and I am so honoured to have been a part of it! Love you lots!!
I am really happy you were there too! <3
Oh wow, the photos look like you had an amazing time!! Parties are a great way to celebrate reaching milestones.
We did have a great time Sandy, thank you. And yes, this was a very memorable milestone.
I just love this! What a great celebration.
It was such a wonderful surprise last year!