Every milestone birthday is an opportunity to take stock and appreciate everything that life has had to offer so far - and turning 40 is no different! A wonderful surprise which will touch the heart of any man or woman turning 40 is to enlist the help of friends and family in the weeks and months leading up to the event. By compiling a selection of messages, memories and well-wishes from people who have played a prominent role throughout the 40 year old's life, you will be creating a very special gift and a cherished keepsake; presenting them with this at their party will be the highlight of the evening. This idea is wonderful because the effort that you will have gone to will make them feel very special, indeed.