40th Birthday Invitations - Tips for Planning that Fortieth Party

Need some inspiration for 40th birthday invitations?

Planning any major occasion often starts with the invitations you choose, and a 40th birthday is no different.

Like all events, the way you present this party will set the stage, so you have some planning to do when you choose invitations for your occasion. Whether you're planning for your own 40th birthday, or you're planning an event for someone you love, you're going to need to choose the right invitations.

With a few simple steps, you can have the 40th birthday invitations you need that say exactly what you want and reflect the occasion you're celebrating. Remember that planning is essential, so if you want to have a formal event, make sure to share this on your invitations, but if you're having something a little more laidback or just meant for fun, you should share this as well.

Don't forget the important information

While the wording is a big deal, the information is as well. Many invitations that you can purchase have lines for the date, location, time and RSVP information, and if you're creating your own 40th birthday invitations, you should make sure that you include these.

Now, it might sound funny to you, because it seems so obvious, but you would be surprised to find that many invitations are missing key information. So, here's what you need to include on your 40th birthday invitations:

  • The occasion, which, obviously, is someone's 40th birthday party. You will want to include who the party is for. Consider something like: "Katharine's Birthday - she's 40 years young!"

  • The location. Make sure to include the address of the party. Even if everyone you're inviting knows where you live and the party is at your house, include your address.

  • The date and time. If you're not sure how long the party will last, don't worry; just add a start time and a question mark for when the party will go to.

  • RSVP and any special instructions, such as "No gifts please" or "Funny gifts only, please". Make sure to include contact information so that guests can RSVP. Don't forget this, because it helps in planning.

What do you want to say?

Now, sometimes, you might think that it's easier to choose some invitations that are pre-made from the store, but many people are choosing to make their own these days. If you're creative and have your own great ideas, you may want to consider making your own 40th birthday invitations. You can get as creative and extravagant as you like, or you can choose some simpler designs for the invitations.

It's time to consider what you want to say. If you're struggling to find something fitting for the wording, the first thing you should try to do is relax. Consider something that rhymes or flows well. Remember, you're writing a 40th birthday invitation, not a book, so while you may be inclined to go on and on, you might want to save it for your speech.

Instead, consider the personality of the person you're having the party for. Is your guest of honor, funny, or serious? What does she like to do? Is there something special about this person that you want to share with all your guests?

If you're having a party for someone who is sensitive about turning 40, you may want to lighten the mood, but mention that as well. For instance:

"Katharine is turning 40 soon,
but she's all full of doom and gloom.
A party might be just what she needs
to show her how much fun
turning 40 can be.

Please help us celebrate her special day
with a party to help push her blues away."

Ultimately, what you say should come from your heart, but still be tasteful. Don't be afraid to be a little creative and put some fun into it.

The last thing you need to do is decorate your 40th birthday invitations. Consider a really good picture of the guest of honor, or include images of what your birthday guy or girl is into. Or, if you're having a formal gathering, consider images that convey this.

Remember to give yourself plenty of time to make these invitations, and don't feel bad about having to do several different drafts. Choosing 40th birthday invitations doesn't have to be hard; it's the first part of a really great 40th birthday party that your guest of honor will remember for years to come.

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