5 Amazing 40th Birthday Party Ideas

Stop moping about the thought of turning 40 and see it for what it is – the perfect opportunity to throw a killer party! Whether you want to keep things low key with your nearest and dearest, or create an open Facebook event, Naughty 40 is the new Dirty 30. And with these amazing 40th birthday party ideas, you’ll be celebrating in style!

40th Birthday Party Idea #1: ‘80s Flashback

Dust off your shoulder pads and bring out the blue eyeshadow – the ‘80s are back, baby! Or at least they will be at your totally rad birthday bash. For a 40th birthday party that’s delightfully daggy in the best possible way, ‘80s Flashback is the perfect theme.

Gather your gang at The Fox, let down your crimped locks, and forget you’re fully-fledged adults with bills, babies and mortgages as you wiggle it to Whitney. For one night only.

40th Birthday Party Idea #2: Classy Cocktail Soiree

Now you’re 40, you’re obviously older, wiser and far classier. Right? No? Well at least you can fake it with a fancy schmancy cocktail soiree at The Fox.

The most versatile 40th birthday party venue in Brisbane, The Fox has eight amazing function and event spaces – all perfect for a swish cocktail do. For an intimate group of 20, our pick is the lush, French inspired Boudoir Room or the travel-inspired Collectors Room.

Want something that’s oh-so-Queensland? Inspired by planation homes, the gorgeous Veranda Room with its punchy wallpapers and wicker furniture is a fresh option for up to 80 cocktail quaffers.

40th Birthday Party Idea #3: Rooftop Party

For your 40th, we think it’s time to get high. The Rooftop is THE spot for sipping Brisbane’s best cocktails, drinking in the DJ beats and epic city views, and munching on mouth-watering chargrilled eats.

With four exclusive booths, you can reserve an area for 20 – 150 friends. Or why not go large, and book out the entire rooftop?

40th Birthday Party Idea #4: Celeb Dress Up

What’s even better than hanging out with Brad or Kimye for your 40th birthday? Seeing your Dad dressed as Elton. A celeb dress up theme is always a fun idea, and it delivers some priceless photo opps.

With white walls and a chilled out, industrial vibe, The Canvas Room is a great blank canvas that allows your outfits to do the talking. It fits 100 for cocktails and canapés, or 60 for a sit-down event.

40th Birthday Party Idea #5: Long Table Feast

Maybe a sit-down meal is more your speed. After all, you’re not 20 anymore 😉

At The Fox, our private dining rooms can accommodate small, intimate groups, while spaces including The Arcadia Room are ideal for larger gatherings.

A long table feast is always a great 40th birthday party idea, with flowing wine and delicious shared entrees, mains and sides. Plus, desserts as well with the 3-course option.

Start planning your 40th Birthday party!

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