40th Birthday Party Themes

By: Tim Lee

Turning forty is not something that some people feel ecstatic about celebrating, once you get over the issues associated with age however you will soon find out that aging is not so bad after all. In fact, it is a good excuse to throw a fabulous and memorable party fit for you and your loved ones. The only challenge is that throwing and choosing among a number of 40th birthday party themes is not the same as throwing a party for your children or your relatives' children.

An important factor to remember when choosing among the 40th birthday party themes is your personality and personal preferences (if it's your birthday), or that of the birthday celebrant's. There a number of popular 40th birthday party themes and some of them include:

1. Hawaiian Luau

This can be a really cool theme especially if you plan to throw a poolside party. Decorate the venue in a tropical or Hawaiian theme and ask your guests to come in luau attires.

2. Mardi Gras

Turn your party into a festive theme and give your guests an excuse to let their hair down. Serve some alcoholic beverages and give out some Mardi Gras necklaces and prepare games to be enjoyed by the adults!

3. Go Retro

Re-live flower power or the mod era and ask your guests to come in minis, bell bottoms or even hippie outfits. Play songs from popular bands from the era you wish to adopt as your theme and get ready to put out those dancing shoes!

4. NASCAR birthday bash

Party on the fast lane and feel your guests' pulse race as you settle for this theme. Decorate the tables with checkered patterns, and watch some car racing on TV.

5. Celebrity or Hollywood-themed party

If you are the type to go for glitz and glamour then throw a more formal birthday bash and ask your guests to dress like celebrities. Make the party more exciting by asking everyone to dress-up like celebrity look-alikes, and enjoy as you see how far off they go to accomplish this feat. This can definitely be one of the more stylish 40th birthday party themes.

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