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A Fun & Fresh 40th Birthday Cocktail Party

Turning 40 is milestone deserving of a celebration, but save the big party for your 50th birthday. Instead, invite close friends and family to a cocktail party.

To start, choose an invitation that is fun, flirty and shows how happy you are to be turning the big 4-0. This colorful floral piece from FineStationery.com has pops of pretty color and makes for great inspiration for the rest of your party. Have fun incorporating floral elements that match as well as bright colors.

Since this is an intimate gathering for close friends and family, scatter dimly lit candles and serve small hors d'oeuvres with a fun signature champagne cocktail . These ombre style glasses are so unique and will provide extra color to your table.

Still playing off your invitation, add pops of purple throughout the party. Varying types and shades of purple flowers will compliment your overall theme. A textured tablecloth will also bring depth and an overall chic look to your table.

Most importantly, remember it's your birthday! It doesn't have to be over the top for it to be a fabulous night. Make it simple, yet elegant and enjoy it with the people who truly care about you most.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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