It’s my 40th in the summer and I really want to dress up whether that is cocktail dresses or just glam but not the usual 80s rock etc. Think Great Gatsby or the likes but I’m not sure I want friends to have to spend money to try and dress up like that.
Sorry for posting here but posting for traffic. So can I ask Mumsnetters to please help me first to find the perfect theme if you agree that I should have a theme and also the perfect colour scheme. I was thinking black & silver in the venue. I’m not very much into gold but did like rose gold but think it has been overused recently.
Lastly it will be for around 70-90 people. Do I just create a Facebook group go get confirmation of who will be coming and then send invites. Of course a select few is not on Facebook and I will be contacting those people separately. Some has suggested no need to invites in 2019 anymore.
Possibly outing, but we did a 1940s theme for our 40th, and I was amazed how many ppl made the effort - potential to theme an existing frock is high for women (red lippy and victory rolls/similar, seamed stockings if you're that way inclined) or lots and lots of vintage rip-offs fairly cheap (lindybop/collectif are pretty cheap) and a few blokes grew dreadful moustaches, but most wore lounge type suits/shirts and chinos - we had a good number who dressed up as forces. Would that work?
Friend of mine did a wedding themed 40th. You could wear your old wedding dress, or come as a guest or bridesmaid etc. Loads of blokes wore white wedding dresses and loads of women wore top hat and tails.