Now a 40th birthday only comes once in a girl’s life. “Sweet 16”, 18, 21 and even 30 us ladies can repeat over and over, but in all honestly no one has two 40th birthdays. 40 is that year where you stand back and say “OMG I can’t believe I am 40”. It’s the start of your mid-life and a reexamination of where you have been, where you thought you would be and where you want to be in the future.
This year I turned 40! Yes, I know hard to believe when I still feel & look 25. Hence I had to do something totally fabulous to commemorate the passing of my 30’s and welcome in the new decade. Being quite the expert now at planning kid’s birthday parties for my two boys, it was time I planned my own amazing “over the top” event.
Flowers, wings, boas, diamonds & so much “glam” more, let me give you the details of my Fabulous “White Hot” 40th Birthday Party and help you plan a similar party for your own big day. 🙂
Cocktails with a View at 1-Altitude
For a fabulous party you need an even more fabulous venue! My over-the-top party venue was the 63rd floor of 1-Altitude (the world’s highest rooftop al fresco bar).
The party started right before sunset, so the guests were able to see the all the colors as the sun went down over the Singapore skyline and then the party continued on, so guests could see the stars sparkle into the night. Totally fabulous & amazing!
Signature 40th Birthday Drink
Now cocktails, mocktails or whatever you fancy, setting the mood from the beginning of the party is important. Nothing says “Fabulous 40” (or “SuperMommy”) more than a fancy, passionfruit & raspberry vodka martini.
And needless to say the guests were impressed. Thank you to the 1-Altitude bartender for coming up with this super fabulous, special drink. Loved it!
Flowers Instead of Balloons
Balloons at a cocktail party – NO WAY, but then the room looks bare, so instead flowers are for the way to go for an adult affair. Flowers add a bit of elegance and color to any occasion.
My fabulous flowers were ordered from “A Better Florist” in Singapore. I love their new start-up concept of same day flower delivery and express 90 minute service (I mean sometimes a girl needs flowers ASAP and can’t wait 24 hours). Ladies (and any guys that are reading this article) please take note and pass on A Better Florist’s contact to your spouses & significant others. Definitely a good website to bookmark on their phone. ?
Personally, I still am a firm believer in balloons and usually order them by the 100’s for the kiddie parties. But I have to agree, that fabulous is definitely a “flower”event, not a balloon event.
Naughty or Nice? Photobooth
At the entrance, a Naughty or Nice photobooth by Selfiebox. A totally great way to get the guests in the mood for a fun fabulous night.
With a custom 40th backdrop, props and unlimited picture print-outs, guests just kept coming back for more.
Ten Tiers of Delicious Macarons
Nothing says over-the-top like a 10-tier macaron tower! A macaron tower is something still new and very trendy for fabulous parties. This is definitely a must-have for a party to show that you can keep up with the times, not to mention those little macaroons are so yummy.
My macaron tower was from Macarons.sg and guests were not only in awe of how fabulous the tower looked in the alternating colors, but also at the delicious taste of the macarons!
Even the lil’ ones got to enjoy a taste of my fabulous night, with so many macarons (over 220) on the tower, guests were able to take as many macarons as they desired home for their sleeping kids to enjoy in the morning.
Super Fun Custom Tattoos
Kids are not the only ones that know how to party. Make your guests get in the party mood with some custom party tattoos.
Almost every single guest commented on the custom tattoos and absolutely LOVED them!! Even days later my guests still hadn’t washed the tattoos off and kept telling me how awesome they were.
The Thirty Inch Cupcake Tower
6 tiers of of cupcakes, cake and rhinestones – need I saw more?
Six Liters of Vodka, Moet & More
Now six liters of Belvedere vodka may be a tad bit much, but totally a crowd pleaser!
And then there was the Moet…
And of course some food to eat.
From Sunset to Sunrise…
Alas all parties, even the fabulous ones, must come to an end.
When the party is over, you don’t want your guests to go home empty handed. A little token or souvenir of the party helps ensure that your guests remember your fabulous night for the days to come. And just in case they can’t see for themselves, a “blinged-out hot sauce bottle” indicating how HOT you still are will totally do the trick. 😉
SuperMommy’s Wise Words At 40!
Yes, my 40th was fabulous and yes I spent countless hours planning it (and probably got a few more wrinkles & grays in the process). Was it worth it – yes. Would I do it again – yes. It was time I celebrated myself. As moms we spend most of our time celebrating our kids, or our husband’s accomplishments. Many of us don’t take times to celebrate ourselves.
If you are hesitant about throwing your own fabulous party – don’t be. Do it, you deserve it!
Cheers to a new decade and to the new & fabulous 40 year-old me!!
Super Note: Just in case you are wondering, the next big party I will have is when I turn 50 (and Zayden & Xavion can plan it for me as a tribute to all the amazing parties I host for them each year – lol)!!
Simply fell in love with your 40 party !!
Want to plan a similar one for my daughter.
Please let me know if you are available on April 20, Saturday.
Thank you for reading my blog. I am actually not a party planner – lol. I just plan parties for my own kids (and this 40th birthday). All the vendors I used are in the article – please do let me know if you need any additional help. Wishing your daughter an amazing 40th Birthday!! 🙂
Here is a party checklist. Hope this helps. 🙂
– Venue: 1Altitude
– Decorations: Purchased online at various stores including Lazada, Shopee, Amazon, Party City, etc.
– 40th logo & invite: Made by a graphic designer
-Rhinestone Picture Frames: Amazon & the pictures were printed & modified by me.
– Hot Sauce Bottles: Labels designed by me & rhinestones attached with a glue gun.
– Photobooth: Selfiebox
– Flowers: A Better Florist
– Macarons: Macarons.sg
– Cake: Cake tower & cupcake wrappers purchased on Amazon. Rhinestones attached to the cake tower with double sided tape. Cake topper purchased on Etsy.
– Tattoos: Etsy