40th Wedding Anniversary Party

So you want to plan a 40th wedding anniversary party that is beyond punch, cake and streamers. The good news is having a successful Ruby wedding anniversary party is not out of your reach.



We have all sorts of Ruby anniversary party tips and ideas. Jump to 40th wedding anniversary party entertainment ideas, gift ideas, decoration ideas or tips for buying invitations online.

Remember proper planning is essential to a successful party. If you as the party planner need to delegate some of the tasks, do not feel shy about doing so. A 40th anniversary party that has many people involved in its success will be a good one. Friends and family will love to have an opportunity to help out for this special occasion.

40th Wedding Anniversary Party Decorations

  • Use ruby red cloth serviettes or napkins.

  • For the tables have red centerpieces.

  • Serve ruby red wine.

  • Display a 40th wedding anniversary banner.

  • Small ruby red dishes with candy or chocolates as center pieces.

  • Be sparing on the decorations sometimes less is more!
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    40th Anniversary Party Entertainment

  • Before the party make up a family movie, with a slideshow of pictures to music. Make sure to use lots of different photos from over the years. Ask family members to contribute their photos to the cause. Have the movie played as a screening or in the background.

  • Get the children in the family to write out their best memories of the anniversary couple, collate in a nice book give them a page each. Display at the ruby anniversary party for guests to read.

  • Have a poster board with photos of the anniversary couple over the years, again get family and friends to contribute. These can be designed and then copied at a photo center so original photos do not get lost or ruined.

  • If the family has some talented singers - maybe they could do a song for the anniversary couple.

  • As a gift and for entertainment, do video interviews of all the family. Either their memory of the couple getting together or if they weren't around for that their favorite memory that involve the anniversary pair. For those not able to attend, do a voice recording with there wishes (put their photo on the movie while their wishes are playing.

  • Read out a "did you know" list of facts and interesting things about the couple. Remember to include some funny ones, and to do a bit of research to find little known facts about the anniversary pair.

  • Use items from the anniversary couples wedding day. If the original wedding dress is available, you could even put it on display.

  • Display a nice picture of the anniversary couple at their wedding beside a recent one.

  • Have a 40th wedding anniversary guestbook for people to sign. Remember to put it somewhere that people will see it. The MC could even make an announcement that for those who wish to make a comment there is a guest book available.

  • Have a band or a Dj for musical entertainment. If you decide to have dancing, consider including one or two songs played at the wedding 40 years ago!

  • Remember to have a video camera to record any speeches or anecdotes of the gathering.

  • Speeches are almost expected at such an event as your 40th wedding anniversary party.

    Tips for Buying 40th Anniversary Invitations Online

    When you buy anything online, there are some distinct advantages. You don't need to leave the house, or deal with a pushy salesperson. Often you can get your anniversary invitations cheaper also. A disadvantage however is - you just don't know who exactly you are dealing with. Some questions you should ask yourself about any online invitation store.

  • Do they quality control(eproof) their work
  • Do they offer competitive rates?
  • Do they offer free shipping?
  • Check invitation thickness and paper quality

    We found one company who makes the cut, click to visit this reputable online invitation store. They have a big selection of 40th wedding anniversary party invitations, including personalized invitation services. You can even get them to make your photo ruby wedding anniversary invitations. They also do free eprooffing - this means 3 consultants do a quality check before invites are sent to you. Ships to 50 US States, Puerto Rico and Canada. They offer free ground shipping on some orders.

    If you are wondering how far in advance you should get your invitations and when to send them visit our wedding anniversary invitation timeline for more details.

    A 40th anniversary party wouldn't be complete without gifts! Click here for 40th wedding anniversary gift ideas. Choosing the right gift is important.

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