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Matching Your 40th Birthday Invitations with the Occasion's Theme

Dec 14, 2007
Making 40th birthday invitations will be much easier if you already have a party theme from which you can pattern your invites. In most cultures, turning 40 is a big event and celebrants and friends often give a lot of thought on how the special day should be celebrated.

In creating 40th birthday invitations, the importance of the event should always be taken into consideration. If you're at a loss on how to design these invites, the pointers below might be of some help.

1. Consider the celebrant's personality. If you are making the invitations for someone else, make sure that you have the measure of the celebrant's personality. If he or she is the quiet type, a quiet get-together with close friends and relatives might be more appropriate. Whether it is a formal or a casual dinner or get-together, the invitations should be subdued like the event. Use designs that bring the celebrant's best characteristics to the fore. Light colors might be more appropriate than screaming shades of reds and violets. Remember, it is a quiet, subdued celebration that you are designing for.

2. Take note of the theme. When we say theme, this includes everything from the required attire to the venue decoration to the cutlery that will be used. Although information about what, where and what kind of event will be held will be included in the invites' words, the design of the invitations should also mirror the type of party that will be held. Guests should have an idea what kind of celebration they will be attending by just looking at the design of the invitations.

3. Make a background check on the guests. Are they close friends who can appreciate a cheeky invitation design? Business associates who have a casual or formal relationship with the celebrant? Tact should always be exercised when you choose the design and message for the invitations. A humorous and gregarious invitation design might be appropriate for a party with only a handful of people close to the celebrant, but might not be the right theme for a formal occasion with high-profile, not-too-familiar guests. Always take into consideration that people who will be receiving and reading the invitations and make your design decisions based on their personalities.

4. Estimate the time you have before the actual event. If you're running out of time and will not have enough time to hand-make the invitations, use what's available on the Internet. Or hire a party organizer (if you can afford it); professional event planners take care of everything from the party to the invitations. There are also invitations that you can buy from specialty stores, although design options might not be as diverse as you would wish them to be.

In making 40th birthday invitations, the amount of time you have, the nature of the party and the personality of the celebrant are the main factors that will decide what design you should use. Just keep in mind that 40 is an important number in every person's life.
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