40th Birthday Invitation Wording

When you are planning a 40th birthday bash, the first step is to prepare the invitations. After all, the invites are the first thing guests will see relating to the party, and it's the best way to introduce the theme of the party. Besides the look of the invitations, the birthday invitation wording will go a long way to setting the tone for the gathering.

As with any invitation, make sure the name of the birthday person, the date, the time, the location and any RSVP information is clearly readable. Don't forget to include any important information the guest needs to know, such as how to dress or if bar drinks cost extra.

If the party will be an elegant affair, the wording should reflect this. Besides choosing a sophisticated font for the wording, present the information in a more formal manner. You could include some poetic prose about good friends gathering or how you would be honored that they would join you. Use more formal wording for the location, date and time. Here is one example: Please join us in a formal celebration for Mr. John Smith's 40th Birthday on June 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Parkside Country Club. Hosted by Patty Smith. Please RSVP 555-1234.

When the party will be a more casual event, change the wording to reflect the exuberant nature of the birthday bash. There are many clever verses out there that reflect an "over the hill" sentiment or that of a life well lived. Incorporate a fun-filled tone to the wording to give guests a hint at how to dress and act, as well as what to expect. One example is: "Although she's 40, Jane's got lots left in her, So join friends and family for a BBQ dinner." Come celebrate Jane Kent's 40th birthday on September 1 at 6 p.m. at 321 Oak Street. Bring a dessert to share. Please RSVP at 555-1234.

If the party is going to be a small gathering of just a few friends and family, make sure to convey that appropriately. Consider this example: Please join us at an open house honoring John Smith on his 40th birthday. January 15, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the home of Lily Anderson, 123 Elm Street. Please RSVP at 555-1234.

If you are throwing your own birthday party, the wording should be simple and straightforward. Make sure you convey whether the event is formal or casual and any other important details. Here's an example: Good friends and family are invited to join me as I celebrate my 40th birthday on March 10 at 7 p.m. at 888 State Street. Hosted by James Jones. Please RSVP to 555-1234.

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A 40th birthday really should be a celebration, despite the wariness that the big 4-0 can bring. Some say 40 is the new 30 and that it's not too old to have fun. Have a themed party to celebrate the life of the person who's 40 years old. Many themes for 40th birthday parties can be a big hit the special honoree and guests alike. Here are a few ideas.

When planning a 40th birthday party, it is important to consider what the birthday person would want, how to honor this moment and how to make this party something fun and memorable. In general, although you are celebrating a birthday, you want the moment to be timeless.

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