40th Birthday Invitation Ideas

Having a Fortieth Party? Here are my 40th birthday invitation ideas.

Turning forty can be fun - and it is great to celebrate with a party. But we all need some ideas from time to time - and deciding on invitations is no exception!

Here are some invite ideas you can use - and some example free printable invitations to match!
40th Birthday Invitation Ideas - Free printable invite cards

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Take your time deciding on your invite.

Try to find something that matches your party theme - and your personality.


40th Birthday Party Ideas


Invites come in all shapes and sizes - just like 40th birthday parties! So it pays to spend a little time getting ideas for the invites.

Photograph Invites

It is popular to use a photograph of the birthday person on your invites and wording such as 'Guess Who's 40!'. Sometimes a baby picture is used in place of a current photo - or the two are placed side by side.

If you need a little help in making this type of invite, why not use this invitation template. Print and fold - then glue a photograph inside the picture frame.

40th Birthday Party Invitation Ideas - Free printable fortieth invites

40th Birthday Party Invitation Ideas


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Free 40th Birthday Party Invite.

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Printable Fortieth Party Invite


These invitations are free for your personal use only. The watermark in the images below will not appear in your printed version.

Funny Invitations

Humor goes a long way (although I know there is nothing funny about turning forty!!).

It can be fun to play on the age thing in the invite. In the design below I have used a fire truck putting out the candles on the cake.

Funny 40th Birthday Invitation Ideas

40th Birthday Party Invitation Ideas


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Other ideas for funny invites would be to use wording like 'not quite over the hill' or 'maturing like a fine wine'. If you would like to see how these could look check out my other funny 40th birthday invitations.

Personal Invitations

You could design the invitation to suit your hobbies or interests.

Are you a keen golfer? Try a golfing picture or stick the names of famous golf courses on the front. A quilter? Why not use a photograph of one of your quilts?

You can use pictures from the internet from sites such as Clker.com - just do a search for the hobby you are interested in.

Get creative. A keen theater goer could make invitations that look like tickets. A keen gardener could use the front of old seed packets as the front of the invites. A fashion fanatic? Cut invites shaped like handbags!

Just stop and think about the things you love, and you are bound to come up with some great 40th birthday invitation ideas.

Surprise Party Invitations

Is the party a surprise? Why not use wording such as 'keep it under your hat' on the front of your invite. Take a look at my surprise party invitations.

General Party Invitations

Of course, you don't even have to mention that you are having a 40th on the invitation itself. (Hey - let them think you are 30!)

That opens up a whole new world of invitations to you - like these printable party invitations.

Best Printable Invitations

I hope that gives you some ideas to get you started. And I hope you have a great 40th birthday.

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"We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty,
but we know it and admit it."

- Jules Renard.




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