Ideas for 40th Birthday Invitations

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Ideas for 40th Birthday Invitations
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A 40th birthday is a milestone in one's life. Whether you're throwing a party with the birthday person's knowledge or as a surprise, a birthday invitation starts the mood for a party. Though most people end up throwing away an invite, it's important to put thought and accuracy into a 40th birthday invite.


As e-mails have slowly replaced letters, e-mail invitations (or "evites") are a way to incorporate technology into a 40th birthday party invite and is a green, paperless option. You can create an evite free through most major e-mail providers or through an outside online source. On these invites you must include the same information as a traditional invitation, and you can e-mail it to anyone in your address book. The only problem with evites is that not everyone has an e-mail address. For these people you have to print out the evite and mail it to them.

Social Network

If your friends and family are on a social network like Twitter or Facebook, you can create an event and send invitations over the website. You can include all the necessary information such as location, party recipient, if you want gifts brought, etc.. and then you can send it directly to anyone who is invited on the social network. Make sure you make the event private, though, so random people do not show up at your party.

Store Bought

Whether you are short on time or don't feel you are creative enough to make a 40th birthday invite, you can purchase premade 40th birthday invites at party or department stores. These may be specific to "Over the Hill" or just general birthday invitation. These sets will include envelopes to mail the invites to party goers.


Create a personalised invitation for the 40th birthday party. You can cut hills out of paper and use creative font to represent "Over the Hill" or print out baby pictures of the birthday person. You can find supplies at department and craft stores such as card stock, stickers and letters. Depending on the party list, keep in mind how many individual invitations you have to make and base the difficulty off that.

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