24 Fab 40th Birthday Party Ideas for Men!

by Jillian Leslie on

If you are planning a 40th birthday for the man in your life, wait until you see these inspiring 40th birthday party ideas for men.

We've got ideas for party food, party themes, decorations, desserts, and more. You won't go wrong with these men's 40th birthday ideas!

24 Fab 40th Birthday Party Ideas for Men!

We've so many cool ideas for 40th birthday party decorations, party food, activities and so much more. Enjoy...

How Awesome Are These 40th Birthday Party Ideas for Men?!

1: 40th Birthday Dessert Table

To kick off our list of awesome 40th birthday party ideas for men we have the coolest dessert table you'll ever set your eyes on!

This party theme was a 'geek' birthday and the colorful dessert table takes you back in time.

Men's 40th birthday dessert table

2: Tiki Pool Party

If you turn 40 during the summer a cool way to get everyone together to celebrate would be to throw an awesome Tiki-themed pool party!

Create a Tiki bar with loads of cocktails. What more could you wish for?

Tiki Pool Party

3: Casino Birthday Cake

There are so many fabulous 40th birthday party themes for men. One of the most popular is the casino party!

If it's the theme of your choice, then this casino birthday cake is a sure bet!

It just oozes Las Vegas, with all the fondant playing cards, dice, and chips.

Casino themed 40th birthday cake

4: Motorcycle-Themed Birthday Cake

If you are into motorcycles then the best way to celebrate a 40th birthday is with a motorcycle-themed party!

Check out this awesome wheel birthday cake topped with a fondant motorcycle. You couldn't wish for a better cake!

Motorcycle Birthday Cake

5: 40th Birthday Cupcakes

Another popular party theme is a whiskey birthday, and these 'aged to perfection' cupcake toppers are an excellent pick!

Just as whiskey, you too have been aged to perfection!

40th Birthday Cupcakes for men

6: 40th Birthday Cake Pops

A car-themed birthday can be 'just up the street' for a speed-loving man.

These gear stick cake pops are a fun party food idea.

Gear Stick Cake Pops

7: 40th Birthday Cookies

These playing cards and chip sugar-coated cookies are another cool pick for a casino-themed birthday party.

They'll look fabulous on a plate on your dessert table. You can bet your guests will love them!

Casino themed 40th birthday cookies

8: Burger Bar

Everyone loves a great burger so how about setting up a burger bar at your party?

This will allow each of your guests to customize their own juicy burger with a bunch of different relishes, toppings, and sides.

Burger Bar

9: Taco Bar

If you love your tacos and are ready to fiesta how about throwing a Mexican-themed 40th birthday party to remember?

Set up a taco bar with delicious Mexican food to keep your guests happy., and don't forget to keep those margarita and Tequila shots flowing!

Taco Bar

10: Beer Tasting Party

You can bet all your pals are gonna appreciate a beer-tasting party! It's a great opportunity to break out rare and interesting beers that you might never drink by yourself.

Make sure you have a selection of lagers, stouts, ales, and malts for your beer-loving guests.

11: 40th Birthday Welcome Poster

Place a 'Cheer and Beers to 40 Years' welcome poster at the entrance of your party.

It's a great way to signal the way in and set the theme for your big celebration!

40th Birthday Welcome Poster

12: 40th Birthday Party Decorations

Celebrate your big day with some fun 40th birthday party decorations like these!

Get yourself some numbered foil balloons, of the year you were born, and use them to decorate your party!

40th birthday party decorations

13: Whiskey Bottle 'Aged to Perfection Foil' Balloon

Hang a couple of these 'Aged to Perfection' whiskey bottle foil balloons throughout your party venue.

They'll look fantastic at either end of a dessert table, for instance!

Whiskey 'Bottle Aged to Perfection Foil' Balloon

14: Golf-Themed 40th Birthday Centerpiece

This golf-themed 40th birthday is decorated with an awesome '40' flagstick centerpiece.

It's totally on theme and perfect if you love a good round of golf!

Golf-Themed 40th Birthday Centrepiece

15: Beer Bottle Centerpiece

Use old beer bottles as vases and fill them with flowers as an impressive party decoration for your party.

They are perfect if you are throwing a rustic-themed BBQ for your 40th!

Beer Bottle Centrepiece

16: Beer-Themed Banner

Decorate your 40th birthday party with a fun beer-themed banner.

Mix 'n' match from 8+ different bottle designs and personalize your banner by adding your year and name.

Beer-Themed Banner

17: 40th Birthday Drinks

Liquor is a must at a 40th birthday party.

So that you and your guests can drink all night long, create a bar where everywhere can help themselves to a drink.

Fill your bar with a bunch of colorful accessories, such as straws, cocktail stirrers, and cocktail umbrellas.

Bar accessories for a 40th birthday party

18: Star Wars-Themed 40th Birthday Napkins

Star Wars fans are going to go crazy over these 'May the Forties be with You' napkins.

They are perfect for anyone celebrating a 40th birthday with family and friends especially if the party is themed around Star Wars.

19: Casino Party Activity

If you're having a casino-themed 40th birthday, then you must have your own mini-casino to entertain your guests!

Blackjack, roulette, and poker are easy to set up and loads of fun.

Casino 40th birthday Party Activity

20: Axe Throwing Party Activity

Axe throwing is really popular at the moment, although it's probably one of the oldest sports in existence, it's now been bought into an urban environment and its popularity has grown over the past couple of years.

There's something so exhilarating about taking aiming and hitting your target with an axe, so how about setting up a safe axe-throwing activity at your party?

Axe Throwing Party Activity

21: Beer Slingshot Party Activity

There's not a guy out there that doesn't enjoy a good old go at a can toss, so bring it up a level and treat everyone to a great game of beer slingshot!

All you need are a bunch of old beer cans and some bean bags and you're good to go!

Beer Slingshot Party Activity

22: Murder Mystery Party Activity

Go for something a little different and throw a murder mystery party where you and your guests spend the night trying to figure out who among you is the murderer.

It's a great way to spend a 40th birthday and you can rest assured it'll be loads of fun!

Murder Mystery Party Activity

23: 40th Birthday Photo Booth

Men are grown-up kids that love to geek out on superheroes and Star Wars.

So how about creating an awesome character photo booth with a bunch of costumes so everyone can dress up and fool around while having their photo taken?!

You can bet everyone will have a blast!

40th Birthday Party Photo Booth Props

24: 40th Birthday Photo Frame

You could on the other hand simply create a photo booth with this cool 'Cheers and Beers to 40 Years' frame.

Your guests are going to love to pose with the frame and create awesome memories everyone will be able to look back on.

40th Birthday Party Photo Booth Frame

For more inspiration, check out all the stunning 40th birthday parties on our site, and check out these 40th birthday party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party!


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