Fortieth Birthday Party Ideas


Trolling the Internet I am disturbed by the lack of creativity for fortieth birthday party ideas. I for one think Forty is Fabulous and should be celebrated as such!

My girlfriend Alyssa threw a Seventies themed birthday party for her husband which was pretty fun. Everyone was dressed as their favorite seventies icon, the year of her hubby's birth. I was pregnant but the Mr. and I made a rockin' Captain and Tenille. I talked to Schneider from One Day At A Time most of the night, but I digress.

Last week I booked the place for my fortieth and instantly I had a theme. It's a Spanish tapas restaurant, so I am having a:

Fabulous Forty Flamenco Party!

You know it's gonna be good. Tapas, wine and dancing! Cannot wait.

Other ideas I was toying with?


Fortieth Party Ideas

Great Gatsby Fortieth
- Flapper dresses, deco decor, Dorothy Parker and bathtub gin!

White Hot Fortieth- Guests are dressed all in white, the party is modern and the disco ball would keep them moving.

Sex and the city fortieth- pink drinks, pink everything and fabulous cran-tinis, etc!

Lilly 40th- Imagine the preppyiest, palm beachyest, party ever. Oh and wearing Lilly OF COURSE.

Okay so I need your help. I am doing a little vote. You see, Papercourt Press is doing my invites. She did three fabulous samples.

A. Red Flamenco



B. Orange Flamenco



C. Dot Flamenco


Vote in the pole to the right and comment and let me know!

22 comments:

Bethany said...

What a fabulous idea! Sounds like so much fun! I like option number 2. Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combinations and is the color scheme of a Lilly "Originals" print from spring.

xoxo

KatieSPerk said...

Such a fun party theme!! Sounds fabulous! I heart tapas!

PaperCourt said...

It's been fun helping you! Can't wait to see the vote results. I personally love the dots!

Henley on the Horn said...

Option 2 is my fave! If I lived in LA, I so would crash the party! Fabulous

Anonymous said...

No. 2 (pink and orange), definately.

Melissa said...

Cute! I love 2 the best!

lizziefitz said...

Love Jane Lynch from Glee!!!! She was amazing in Best In Show too!

Jenny S said...

I like #1 the best!

Stereos and Souffles said...

PaperCourt Press is one of my besties, so I love all 3...but I'm voting for B.

Pink in a sea of blue said...

These are great ideas! I need to throw myself a 40th in August!! Although really just trying to take a girls' trip to Europe with friends. I like the dots- #3.

mommy2davin said...

B. Orange Flamenco

Lin said...

What a great theme! I bet everyone at your party's gonna have blast.

Keely said...

What a fun idea! I love the dot Flamenco!

Kiki said...

I like the colors in #2 best, but I like the layout of #1. I love this idea....you know I turned 40 last Saturday and it was AWESOME!!! Celebrating all year I think though, February is with my sisters!!!

Angry Julie Monday said...

You are too funny! I love the second one!

Cari @ Socially Circled said...

How fun!! Even though I'm a huge sucker for orange and hotpink....I have to go with #1! It's fabulous!!!

Courtney said...

What a wonderful idea. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. I love choice(A).

Happy Homemaker said...

She is SOOOO talented!! Love them all but #3 is my favorite! What fun!

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

I have been to a White party themed 40th birthday party and it was awesome. And naturally, as the guest of honor, you could either wear white, or anything but white, to stand out...as you should! I personally like invite A or B.

Cas said...

Option A is my favorite. It's my 40th year too...if I steal an idea I'll let ya know!

Preppy Sue said...

Love the theme and what fabulous invites!

Bella said...

Dear Mrs,
It's been such a long time since I had visited your blog. And always, what an inspiration!!! Love the one about Moms , Bags, Fabulous dinners you give. But my favorite is your 40th birthday pary. As a huge fan of tapas, flamenco and anything with party organizing. I definetly, love #2. Please, keep us posted on the place, decore, outfit. I can only imagine how gorgeous you will look with the red flower in your hair.
Ohh and the centerpieces !!!
Keep us posted...

Isabella
Pearl RR