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40th Birthday Invitations

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If you're tired of the same old clichéd party ideas, and are looking for something more inspiring or just a little bit different, this site is packed with original and creative party ideas. I'm Matt James, an award-winning professional event planner who has produced events for many celebrities including Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Stella McCartney, among others. On this site I'll share professional tips, advice, and trade secrets—that anyone can do—in order to add some creative touches to your party or celebration; whatever your budget.

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40th Birthday invitations

Below are ideas for 40th Birthday Invitations, but don't forget to check the link at the bottom of the page for more 40th birthday party ideas including tips and suggestions for decorations, food & drink, gifts, and more.

40th birthday invitations

40th birthday invitations

Check out this site for the biggest range of 40th birthday invitations. This is probably my favorite site for invitations as there are just so many different styles available; vintage, sophisticated, lighthearted, printable etc and they're much less commercial looking than a lot of other birthday invitation sites.

airmail 40th birthday invitation
elegant invitation
audrey hepburn breakfast at tiffany's invitation
cheers and beers to forty years invitation

I particularly like this printable cartoon-style 40th birthday invitation (below left) where they'll illustrate the birthday boy or girl from any photo (below center for examples).

custom cartoon invitation
custom cartoons
great gatsby invitation
photo collage invitation

Sophisticated Invitations

If you're looking for more chic and sophisticated 40th birthday invitations, iconcheck out this site. Note that they have a lot of great illustrated invitations, such as the ones below, but they are not listed under the milestone birthday section on their website—so be sure to check out their general party invitations too and then just customize the text accordingly.

cocktail martini invitation
high heel shoe invitation
beer bottles invitation
cocktail invitation

Photo Invitations

This site is particularly good for simple and modern photo-based 40th birthday invitations, although they also have some cute illustrated ones too.

custom photo invitation the big 4-O
vintage feast & merriment invitation
custom photo 40th birthday invitation
mustache invitation

Themed Invitations

This site has lots of great themed invitations and is particularly good for unusual or quirky 40th birthday invitations. Just remember that a lot of the themed invitations, such as the ones below, are not necessarily specific to 40th birthdays, so you'll have to widen your search when browsing their site. They also have lots of other well-designed birthday invitations too—not just the quirky themed ones.

vinyl record invitation
cassette tape invitation
pig roast invitation
telegram invitation
Don't Forget

Don't forget to check out my other page of 40th Birthday Party Ideas—with tips for food & drink, decorations, and styling

40th birthday party ideas photo collage
surprise party
40 reasons we love you

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40th birthday invitations

About Matt James

is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.

matt james


  • 40th birthday invitations

    by an award-winning professional party planner