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For your 40th birthday, preparations should be made a year in advance, because this is a landmark birthday to celebrate 4 decades on the planet. Forty years of staying focused and dealing with all the challenges which have been thrown at you; all the obstacles that nearly destroyed your confidence; all the doubters who said that you could not or will never do certain things and, in the end you have stepped up and shown that you were in control of your own destiny.

Ideas for a 40th Birthday Party (Celebrate in 3 stages)

How to celebrate my 40th birthday?

The 40th birthday is so important that some of our clients have celebrated their birthday in 3 stages. One of the best parties was held at home and the client had invited just 20 guests, almost like an inner circle of friends. However, there was the most extravagant treats laid on which started with a catering company and waiters for the reception drinks, a steel drum band ensemble, a Caricaturist and close-up magician. During dinner they had a duet singing and playing guitar, followed by a mini disco and firework display in the garden. The next day, all of them were going on holiday to continue the celebrations. Some of our other clients have made use of the amazing view from the River Thames and celebrated with a cruise.

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River Cruises

At night, the city looks amazing and you will need a good camera to capture the best images. The photo below was taken during a celebration cruise in September last year.

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Parties on the River Thames

Hosting your party at a venue where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, is a fantastic idea and there are many venues which are available for hire. If you wish to include our steel drum band for reception drinks, then I can recommend Altitude 360, Tower 24 and the Roof Gardens. You could also check out Paramount Bar at Centre Point and Galvin At Windows which is on the 28th floor at the Hilton Park Lane. If you have never planned a party before and need some help, there is a dedicated party ideas page with popular themes and suggestions on how to plan a succesful party. It is important that you arrange a celebration to remember turning 40, so invite the people who matter the most to you and have drinks in your garden or go out for dinner or afternoon tea at a hotel. You are welcome to submit party images in our special section to help anyone who is seeking ideas for their birthday celebrations.