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Unique 40th Birthday Party Ideas
Your 40th birthday party is a significant celebration - after all, life begins at 40! Here are some wonderful ideas for theming and creating a truly special day for your 40th birthday party:
- 40 marks the beginning of life, according to the old saying. Take this theme and run with it - this theme is all about new beginnings. We love the idea of publishing a book about the guest of honour's life, leaving half of the book blank - these blank or new chapters represent the start of his or her new life.
- Try a 40 theme - so everything you make, decorate with and serve references 40. Hang 40 decorations from the ceiling, invite 40 guests, serve 40 styles of canapes, play 40 songs, have a 40 shaped cake.
- Does the birthday boy or girl have a great sense of humour? What about an Over the Hill themed party! You could decorate this party like you would Halloween - mock tombstones, scary themed decor, and lots of references to death in a humorous and light hearted way.
- Anyone celebrating their 40th birthday from 2010 - 2019 would have been born in the 1970s, and what a decade that was! Celebrate with a 1970's themed party - ask your guests to dress up in 70s themed clothes, and theme your decorations around Saturday Night Fever and disco. Hire a mirror ball, play some great 70s tuned, serve some retro themed food and you have a fabulous 70's themed party for your 40 year old!
- If your 40 year old birthday boy or girl loves to party, why not host 40 days of celebrations! Not all of them need to be huge parties, but if you are the best friends of partner of the guest of honour - 40 days of fun would be a sensational way to show how much you care. Hosting intimate celebrations at home, going away for weekends with your partner, workplace celebrations - all culminating in a big 40th birthday bash with all of your friends. Wow, what a way to celebrate!
- Try a 1940's themed party featuring gangsters and crooners. Play big band music, hang retro 40s posters from the walls, Think Rita Hayworth and Fred Astair - a glamorous and fun theme for your 40th.
- 40th birthdays are great for adult themed celebrations. Why not try a murder mystery party, a casino themed party or a swanky black tie ball. You can serve up a beautiful themed dinner party for a small number of guests with a caterer to make your budget stretch further but still get an elegant feeling for your event.
Here are some great quotes about turning 40 that might help inspire your imagination for creating a wonderful 40th birthday party:
- "Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times."
- "At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us. At 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us. At 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all."
- "The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40."
Whatever you decide to do to celebrate your 40th birthday party, Australia's leading online party shop, Pink Frosting, is brimming with 40th birthday party decorations and party supplies to help bring your 40th birthday party to life.
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