Aged to Perfection: 40th Birthday Party

Photography by: Castaneda Photography

I love living in Austin, it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with so many creative people, and business owners.  So when my friend Jordan of Jordan Flowers and Events told me she was coordinating this styled shoot, of course I was thrilled to participate. The theme of this shoot was Aged to Perfection, a 40th Birthday party any guy would love!

This men’s Whiskey themed Birthday Party from Mint Event Design is perfect for any guy!

We hosted the event at a local whiskey distillery, STILL Austin. The venue went perfectly with our whisky theme. We set up our table in front of their absolutely gorgeous wall of various whiskies. It made a perfect party backdrop. When I’m planning an event, I like to always keep in mind the architecture and features of each venue, and highlight what makes that location special.

Any guy would LOVE this 40th Birthday Whiskey theme from Mint Event Design, Austin based party stylist!

Because we were going for a more masculine aesthetic, I went with darker colored decorations that had a very vintage look. I also included a buffalo check tablecloth from Premiere Events Online to add some texture to the table.

I also went with greenery rather than my usual floral arrangements, giving the party a more manly look. 

How perfect is this Whiskey barrel shaped cake? This whole party from Mint Event Design is perfect for any guy!

Instead of my traditional cake stands and serve ware, I used things like wood slices, planks, and slates. I think these gave the masculine look we were going for.

Masculine 40th Birthday party any guy would love from Mint Event Design

We filled our table with a variety of small bites like quiche along with empanadas, and a fruit & cheese tray.

Love the use of wood planks in this men’s 40th Birthday party from Mint Event Design
Meat and cheese charcuterie board at a men’s 40th birthday
Quiche and other tasty treats elevate this 40th birthday party
Mini Empanadas on on a wood plank gives this 40th birthday a rustic look

We also had some mini cupcakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, and chalkboard sugar cookies.

Mini Cupcakes on rustic cake stand
Chocolate covered pretzel rods are a welcome treat at any party! Love the use of the slate with hand lettered label
Chalkboard 40th birthday sugar cookies
Party foods don’t have to be all cupcakes and sugar cookies— try elevating your next gathering with fruit and cheese boards

Dream Bakery Austin created this amazing whiskey barrel shaped cake. Isn’t it beautiful? They did a great job!

Any man would love this Jack Daniel’s barrel shaped cake!
Any man would love this Jack Daniel’s barrel shaped cake!
Any man would love this whiskey barrel shaped cake! Perfect for a 40th birthday party!

I asked my friend Jourdan of Texas Soul Lettering to create the chalkboard signs that I used on the food and dessert tables, along with the whiskey tasting table.

A Whiskey tasting bar— what a great idea for a men’s birthday party!

The whiskey bar featured many varieties of STILL Austin’s whiskies along with shot glasses and whisky accessories.

A Whiskey tasting bar— what a great idea for a men’s birthday party!
A Whiskey tasting bar— what a great idea for a men’s birthday party!

It was a great opportunity to collaborate with some of Austin’s best party industry vendors. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to join them!

Love this Jack Daniel’s barrel shaped cake and this whole party from Mint Event Design!
Charcuterie board from Mint Event Design
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Mini empanadas at a men’s 40th birthday

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Aged to Perfection 40th Birthday Party & Whiskey Bar from Mint Event Design

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Vendor Credits

Event Styling: Mint Event Design

Event Coordination and Flowers: Jordan Flowers & Events

Venue: STILL Austin

Desserts: Dream Bakery

Signage: Texas Soul Lettering

Linens: Premiere Events Online