Thursday, March 29, 2012

40th Birthday Bucket List Scrapbook

For my brother's 40th Birthday my sister and I came up with a unique gift idea. 

She asked family and friends to submit their ideas for a bucket list for our brother of 40 things to do after he turns 40.  Some of them were silly and some were things he could easily accomplish.  I'll share a few of them with you:

  • Go visit your sister {me} in her new home town.
  • Video yourself telling stories for your grandchildren.  {He is a great storyteller.}
  • Take your children to Disney World.
  • Pay for the person behind you in a drive through.
  • Sing karaoke in public.
  • Learn to play the piano.
  • Swim with sharks.
  • Write an account of the birth of each of your children, including your feelings and the reactions of their siblings.
  • Unplug for an entire week: no skype, no cell, no internet, no tv.
  • Go deep sea fishing {I think he's already done that???}
  • Ride a mechanical bull.
  • Sign up for an eating contest.
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain.
I formatted each idea on an 8 x 8 page and she printed them and put them into a blank scrapbook for him.  He can take pictures and record along the way as he completes each item.

 She included photo corners and an acid free pen.  So, all he has to do now is work on the list and take pictures along the way!

What is on your bucket list?  

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  1. OH I like it.. Paris, London, Ireland.. to start.. :)

  2. I love this Idea. Memories are a great gift.

  3. I'm so glad I saw this post! I'm going to do this for my husband's 40th birthday this month. Thanks!

  4. Run an obstacle race! He's doing this one in October :)