40th wedding anniversary decorations are all about ruby red, which is the stone for your 40th anniversary gift and a great color for your 40th anniversary party, it makes a pop and creates such a statement.
Start by looking at your party room, it might be a room in your own home, a function hall, a tent or your backyard. Look at the room as you would for the party, think about where the tables are going, areas that you want to hide and those that you want to focus on. Don't forget the dancefloor as well!
Start with the room as a whole and hang red paper lanterns from the ceiling, hang them at different heights to create more interest, just don't overdo this - less is more!
Red balloons also can be added to give more height to your decorations, have these at the edge of the dance floor in clusters and also on the tables.
Your tables can have an extra splash of ruby red with a table runner, you could do this in crepe paper, tulle, sari material and Christmas runners if you have been clever at shopping in the sales after Christmas! This time of year has many ruby red decorations that would be perfect for your party and they don't necessarily have seasonal decorations on them.
For your centerpiece it could be flowers; beautiful red roses, tulips, gerbera daisies and lots of others may be in season for your party. Red pillar candles or a classic candelabra would also look stunning, here are lots of candle centerpiece ideas. You can also find some stunning ruby red glass lanterns that would look amazing on your tables and then at the end of the night you could give them as gifts to your friends and family.
A lovely idea is also to have a photo centerpiece, this is where you could show your wedding photos in a frame on each of the guests tables, you could also have a photo from each decade. Keep it in keeping with your party theme by framing all your photos in red frames.
40th wedding anniversary decorations can also be bought with 40th confetti, anniversary banners and balloons. There is lots to choose from!
As well as the ruby theme for your anniversary party you could also have a seventies theme party, it could be fancy dress if that is your style or bright retro party stuff. Everyone must have a photo of themselves from the seventies and the fun you could have creating those into a photo