Planning a party of any kind is a big responsibility. You need to make smart choices about entertainment, food, location and the like to please both the honoree and guests. What steps do you need to take as you plan a 40th birthday party?
As you start designing the 40th birthday invitations, you will first need to figure out when you are going to have the party. Will it work to have it on the honoree’s actual day of birth? If you’re throwing a surprise party, you may want to have the party the weekend before or after to really confuse the birthday boy or girl. If it isn’t a surprise, be sure to talk with the guest of honor for a date and time that works best for him or her.
A location is another important part of the plan that you will want to have on the 40th birthday invitations. You can have this type of party at a hotel, on a party bus, at a park, in a restaurant or in a backyard. The location you choose should vary based on time of year and your budget.
To make picking decorations and food a little easier, you should pick a central theme to focus on. Many 40th birthday parties have an over-the-hill theme, but you could also choose to host a murder mystery, sports-centric or picnic-themed party.
Once you have the theme picked, it’s as simple as picking out the food, entertainment and decorations. Try to personalize the food based on what the birthday boy or girl likes. You should also customize the entertainment based on the theme. For example, if the theme is over-the-hill, you could hire a comedian who roasts the ‘elderly’ honoree. Decorations could include floral arrangements or photo collages depending on the theme.
As you plan the party, you need to make sure you have all of the necessary supplies. Whether you’re trying to find 40th birthday invitations or cute decorations, shop the selection at Shutterfly.