I must say that there’s no better feeling in the world as to when a client trusts me with their event and give me full creative freedom. This Classic Indian themed 40th birthday party was of epic proportions. Last year, we styled a 40th Classy Lumo themed 40th birthday party for Avinash which was such a hit. I am yet to post that event on our blog! This year, Avinash asked me to plan his wife’s 40th birthday party. Benita loves the colour turquoise and is a lover of all things classical Indian. No stones were left unturned to ensure that Benita’s 4oth was one to always remember.

This Classical Indian themed 40th birthday party started with Benita being welcomed by fire dancers along with Bollywood singers singing hers and her husband’s favourite classic Bollywood songs. The colour scheme we opted for was definitely turquoise as a base colour. We added some vibrant shades of pinks, oranges, purples and turquoise to reflect the richness of the Indian culture. We also included lots of golds to enhance the overall decor set up, taking into careful consideration the role gold plays in the Indian culture.

We created a draped pergola in shades of turquoise and pink along with a long table to seat 25 guests. We filled the tables with vibrant flowers in all sizes and shapes – it looked like a beautiful garden!

Classic Indian themed 40th Birthday Party – Menu

Guests were welcomed with a live chaat station serving a variety of chaats such as Pani Puri
Sev Puri , Aloo tikki, Pav Bhaji  and Wada Pav. Our menu for the day consisted of authentic Indian cuisine. Lamb Seekh Kebab, Punjabi Samoosas, Bombay Aloo and Paneer Chilli were some of the items on our Canapes menu for guests to nibble on while we had some live Bollywood entertainment happening.

Starters were delectable Pahadi Chicken Tikka and Vegetable Cutlets. The main meal consisted of Channa Masala for the vegetarian guests and Lamb Karahi for our non-vegetarian guests. This was indeed a luscious authentic Indian menu and my mouth is watering as I am typing all these details! If your mouth is watering too, be sure to give us a call for your next event. Our variety of authentic cuisines menu will leave you and your guests wanting more. We ensure that your menu is themed to your event. For all our sweet tooth guests, desserts consisted of jalebi, laddoo, rasmalai and mawa kulfi. Absolutely moreish!

Classic Indian themed 40th Birthday Party – Entertainment

As previously mentioned, Benita was welcomed by Fire Dancers and singers singing her and her husbands favourite Bollywood songs. We also had a sitar and tabla player performing before lunch was served. Bollywood dancers and singers took over after lunch and took the guests to a Bollywood extravanganza.

I love planning themed event where Outlandish Events transports you to a different country or era. From start to finish we ensure that you are well taken care of in every aspect and truly feel connected with the origin of the themed event. From food, decor, to entertainment, Outlandish Events ensures that you have an authentic themed experience. Our events are not just events, they are an experience to always remember!

With Outlandish Events, we take care of every aspect of your event so that you can truly relax and enjoy being with your guests. We know that in order for the grown ups to have some fun, we had to keep the kiddos entertained. For this Classic Indian themed 40th birthday party, we ensured that the kids were also well-taken care of. To keep them entertained, we provided a jumping castle as well as a canvas painting station. While the kids were occupied, the grown ups could relax!

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