Are you or someone you know hitting the big 4-0 soon? Don’t panic under any under circumstance – we have your 40th birthday ideas completely under wraps. Here are our picks for the best ways to celebrate a 40th birthday!
“Those Were the Days” Theme
This decorative theme works at all big milestone birthday parties, and a 40th is no exception. What you want to do is make the decorations inclusive of the decades the guest of honor has been alive, for example the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and today of course.
The last four decades span a whole array of cultural revolutions: the flower-power movement, the disco era, pop-grunge, the era of technology up until today. Incredible things have happened in the last forty years, alongside everything special in the birthday boy or girl’s life, so celebrate them with pictures, decorations, songs, movies and games. Call upon the last forty years to serve as your decorative motif. Pop-culture references, technology, politics – get creative! The most inventive decorations will take your guests on a trip down memory lane.
A must at any celebratory affair whether you are turning 1 or 100: balloons are synonymous with birthdays. The crew at Spencer’s know all about that, especially with their big 40 balloons 5-pack, ideal for your upcoming 40th birthday party.
Banner or Photo Wall
Birthdays are a big deal any year, but this year the birthday boy/girl has made it to 40! That’s massive – so in accordance, celebrate massively. Make sure your 40th birthday party is complete with a banner of the name, birth date or photos of the guest of honor. Another cool 40th birthday idea is to create a phot-wall of different stage of their life – you can even leave markets by this wall so guests can add their own memories and quotes. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your 40th birthday, as it is all about you on your very special day.
So who hasn’t wanted one of these? A champagne fountain is a collection of champagne glasses arranged in a towering sculpture, guests have to take the glasses from the top of the sculpture so as not to break it. You can get the instructions for assembling a champagne fountain here.
Head to your local party goods store and stock up on champagne flutes – 40, for good measure and practice balancing them out beforehand. If your champagne tower is looking more like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you can always dismantle it and use the champagne for toasts. It’s a win win!
What do you do for entertainment at a 40th birthday party? You could hire a band and dance the night away, or create a playlist of songs from the last 40 years. Have plenty of drinking games, or a karaoke set, or even some party games from the guest of honors youth, like Twister. You can have a lot of fun with entertainment at a 40th birthday.
40th birthday parties are fun, and there is no reason turning 40 shouldn’t be. As you’re approaching your new milestone, look back on your life and smile, and proceed to party on!