Friday, April 27, 2007

Happy 40th Birthday Flash Greetings

 
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Monday, April 23, 2007

On your 40th Birthday!!

"At fifteen I set my heart on learning; at thirty I took my stand; at forty I came to be free from doubts..." Confucius.

People say life begins at forty!! True, a whole new Life begins at forty if you are well prepared for it. In older times many people approach their fortieth birthday with some apprehension that youth, love and adventure will be left behind. But it isn’t rue any more. Here is a beautiful song to wish all of them who turned forty.

LIFE BEGINS AT FORTY

(Jack Yellin / Ted Shapiro)
A Musical Monologue by Sophie Tucker

I've often heard it said and sung
That life is sweetest when you're young
And kids, sixteen to twenty-one
Think they're having all the fun
I disagree, I say it isn't so
And I'm one gal who ought to know
I started young and I'm still going strong
But I've learned as I've gone along.......

That life begins at forty
That's when love and living start to become a gentle art
A woman who's been careful finds that's when she's in her prime
And a good man when he's forty knows just how to take his time

Conservative or sporty, it's not until you're forty
That you learn the how and why and the what and when
In the twenties and the thirties you want your love in large amounts
But after you reach forty, it's the quality that counts

Yes, life begins at forty
And I've just begun to live all over again

You see the sweetest things in life grow sweeter as the years roll on
Like the music from a violin that has been well played upon
And the sweetest smoke is from a mellow, broken and old pipe
And the sweetest tasting peach is one that's mature, round and ripe

In the twenties and the thirties you're just an amateur
But after you reach forty, that's when you become a connoisseur
Then it isn't grab and get it and a straight line for the door
You're not hasty, you're tasty, you enjoy things so much more

For instance, a novice gulps his brandy down, he doesn't understand
Observe a connoisseur, the way he holds it in his hand
How he strokes the glass, fondles it, warms it as he should
Smaks his lips, aahhh, slowly sips, hah, boy, it tastes good

Life begins at forty
Then it isn't hit and run and you find much more fun
You romance a girl of twenty and it costs you all your dough
But when a forty thanks you, she hates to see you go

And girls of twenty, all they want are big men
Big men with strong physiques
I don't say that it's bad
But you do get tired of those damn Greeks

Life begins at forty
And I'm just living all over again

(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - November 2002)

So let your hair down and party and flaunt your age by wearing these cool tshirts from cafepress.com

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

30th Birthday Animated Greeting Cards

 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

30th Birthday has a New Meaning Today

Today the 30th birthday seems to be more significant than the traditional 40th, according to Marita Wesely-Clough, Hallmark trends expert. The 30th birthday seems to mean passing into adulthood, perhaps in the way that 21st birthday may have in the past.

"In their 20s, people can get away with behaviors, attitudes and interests that may be less acceptable in their 30s," she says.

As people wait longer to marry, stay in school longer, move back in with mom and dad, divorce early and become a "young single" again, the 20s may be a period of prolonged adolescence.

It seems that the step from 29 to 30 is especially jarring as it signals the beginning of the path to getting older. With the emphasis on youth, 30 is the doorway to adulthood, a new maturity level. Thirty may signal both self-imposed and societal expectations.

For some, the transition may be a relief.

"Turning 30 is a big deal among my circle of friends," says Sarah Bearley, editorial director for Shoebox cards, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday. "It really is the new official 'I'm-an-adult' milestone. I've heard several of my friends say what a relief it is to leave the 'crazy 20s' behind. There's something very liberating about being 30."

As women are marrying older, that "not married" trigger seems to go off at 30, according to Wesely-Clough, rather than at 25, the current median age for marriage.

As a Shoebox 30th birthday card says: 30 isn't so bad. Lots of people would love to be 30… Especially the ones who are 40!

While there may be more celebrating of the 30th birthday because of what it is, there seems to be more interest in general in celebrating or getting together – doing it now.

As a society we've been forced to realize that time is short, and there is an urgency – a push to "make hay while the sun shines," take a stab at something, call up someone, make it a point to get together, send a card, tell someone you love them, go somewhere you've never been – all things that in the past might have been put off, according to Wesely-Clough. Before 9/11/01, we thought that tomorrow would always be there.

Now people look for a reason to get together – even when there is no reason. Of course, a birthday is a natural opportunity to grab, and the 30th is an opportunity that cannot be passed up, especially with the focus on friends and connections of young professionals moving toward 30.

"We're seeing that people are more overt, more open in their reasons, stronger in their desire to get together," says Wesely-Clough. "Gathering brings feelings of safety, support, pleasure. Gathering reinforces, deepens close relationships, and increases the possibility of acquaintances becoming closer. Gathering opens the door for more authentic ways of being together.

"Thirty is the age at which a person realizes that time is limited, that the clock is ticking. In youth, the perception is that 'all things are possible,' but 30 signals a new realization."

Source:http://pressroom.hallmark.com/30th_birthday.html

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Gifts for the 21st Birthday Girl!!

Picking up the right birthday gift for your 21year old Birthday girl is gonna be fun now. Here are some exciting gift ideas that I found here. Take a look and pick the one that suits the personality and your relationship with the new adult!!

Personalized Ceramic Shot glass

The unique ceramic personalized shot glasses have a full color image and can be fully personalized! They are 2.5 in tall and 2 inches in diameter and are dishwasher safe. Perfect for the 21st birthday!!

Hangover from hell

Whether you danced 'til dawn or drank the bar dry, this cooling eye mask soothes tired eyes and eases a throbbing head, leaving you feeling fresh, fantastic and ready for the day ahead. Heaven when you're feeling like hell.

Warhol style artwork for your photo

Give a unique personalized gift. Imagine your favorite photo in this Warhol style artwork by our professional artists!

Ultimate Cosmopolitan Cocktail Gift Set

The Cosmopolitan cocktail kit is a party in a box...packed full of fixin's for the perfect Cosmopolitan. The kit arrives in a chic black box, surrounded by colorful color coordinated confetti shred.

Shoot for the moon bracelet


This Swarovski crystal and silver bracelet is a perfect gift of encouragement. Celebrate a 21st birthday celebration with the Shoot for the Moon Bracelet. With moon charm.

A unique birthday gift she will love!

A one-of-a-kind caricature in ANY situation you describe. Simply send/upload a photo & describe a scene and BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE!

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Monday, April 16, 2007

21st Birthday Party Food Ideas

21st birthday party food ideas

Sophisticated and fun party food – ideally, spiked with alcohol – is just right for this important milestone. And no, we’re not talking about gelatin shots.

For a non-alcoholic twist on this theme, serve soup in shot glasses and dips or nuts in martini glasses.

Featured Birthday Party Recipes from Epicurious.com

risotto
Truffled Red Wine Risotto with Parmesan Broth
chili
Beef and Dark Beer Chili
watermelon salad
Spiked Watermelon Salad

21st birthday party drinks

Long Island Iced Tea

1 part tequila
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part vodka
1 part triple sec
1 part sour mix
cola, amount depends on number of servings
lemon wedges, for garnish

Mix together alcohol and sour mix in a pitcher. Pour into glasses. Add a splash of cola to each, and garnish with lemon wedge.
tumbler

Non-Alcoholic – Root beer and Shirley Temples.

http://www.evite.com/app/cms/ideas/21st

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21st Birthday Greeting Cards

21 at last. 21 forever! This is the birthday everybody looks forward to…and some can barely remember afterwards. Celebrate your independence with these great birthday cards for a 21st birthday party. Send these cool twenty first birthday ecards to your friends or peers who have just turned 21



Hey You Are 21 ! A fun card to wish your son/ daughter/ friend on his/ her Birthday.
Hey You Are 21 !
A fun card to wish your son/ daughter/ friend on his/ her Birthday.
[ Interactive ]


A Wonderful Wish ! An elegant ecard that's gonna make your loved one's Birthday extra special.
A Wonderful Wish !
An elegant ecard that's gonna make your loved one's Birthday extra special.
[ Animated ]



A Coming-Of-Age Mocktail ! A well animated wish for someone special who has just turned 21.
A Coming-Of-Age Mocktail !
A well animated wish for someone special who has just turned 21.
[ Interactive ]


High On Fun ! A funny ecard for your son/ daughter/ friend/ loved one on his/ her big day.
High On Fun !
A funny ecard for your son/ daughter/ friend/ loved one on his/ her big day.
[ Animated ]



Happy 21st Birthday ! An interactive ecard for your son/ daughter/ friend/ loved one on his/ her special day.
Happy 21st Birthday !
An interactive ecard for your son/ daughter/ friend/ loved one on his/ her special day.
[ Interactive ]


Your Own ID ! A fun wish for your child/ sibling/ dear one on his/ her 21st Birthday.
Your Own ID !
A fun wish for your child/ sibling/ dear one on his/ her 21st Birthday.
[ Interactive ]






Turning 21 marks the time when we can legally drink in the US, so choose decorations related to alcohol, from funky swizzle sticks to novelty glassware. Get tacky shot glasses (or ask guests to bring their own) and line up on your bar as a decoration perfect for this birthday rite of passage.

For a unique twist, buy shot glasses made out of chocolate, or make your own in small blocks of ice for the ultimate cold drink.

For variations on this idea, go simple with a martini party theme, or do it up big with a tiki party. Bonus points for creating a retro-cool tiki bar where you can whip up all sorts of potent potables.


shot glasses
chocolate shot glasses
set of 12
drink spots
drink spots -
martini madness
martini game
martini mountain game

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Friday, April 13, 2007

18th Birthday Gift Ideas!!

Someone really close to you is about to step into adulthood. But you are still undecided about the gift. Well, time to belt up and enjoy the joyride down this wonderful alley strewn with the best and the most amazing birthday gift ideas that will make that jewel of a smile sparkle on the 18 year olds face.

Here are some amazing gift ideas for the new adult that I could find today. You can just peep in and pick up the ones that you feel the best.

I was looking out for some cool birthday supplies for the milestone birthdays. This is the one that delighted me the most!! Awesome supplies. Check it out. If you have some cool birthday party themes on your mind do share them. I would love to hear them from you!!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

18th Birthday Flash Ecards

 
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