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Jack Daniel’s Inspired 40th Birthday Party

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Jack Daniel's invitation and graphics

Jack Daniel's Dessert Table

Talk about a “party buzz”….this clever “Jack Daniel’s” themed 40th birthday party is loaded with fun details and would most certainly quench any man’s thirst for a masculine birthday celebration.  The stunning invitation and coordinating party graphics created by Shannon of Boutilier Design set the bar for a night of  fabulous fun with friends and family. Cheers to the black and rusty bronze color palette which blended beautifully among moonshine and whiskey barrels portrayed in the vintage poster dessert table backdrop.

Jack Daniel's inspiration board

Authentic Jack Daniel’s whiskey boxes, the photo booth props and the custom luminaries created from various Jack Daniel’s labels will absolutely wet your whistle.

Keep reading about the details Shannon hammered out for this smashing birthday bash! You’ll be schnockered with inspiration for your next “guy party”!

Jack Daniel's invitation, map and directions

Jack Daniel's Party Details

Jack Daniel's party graphics

Jack Daniel's "Smile" Photo Booth

Jack Daniel's custom wine labels and candles

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Shannon…

“I was able to get involved with a 40th Birthday Party for my friend Jack. The concept started because he loved  “Jack Daniel’s”. Since his name was Jack, using the Jack Daniel’s label couldn’t have worked out any better for the invitation. And was a great jumping off point for the rest of the party.  I started by creating an inspiration board with the color and concepts for the party. The colors for the party were black and a rusty bronze.

I wanted to incorporate vintage black and white photography for the backdrop for the dessert table and photo table. I found a some great vintage posters. From men making moonshine to old whiskey barrels. I also used for decor around the space Jack Daniel’s liquor bottles. And as many Jack Daniels boxes I could get my hands on, and stacked them on top of each other. It made such a great impact and the best part, it was free. Doing the footwork was the hard part.

For the tables, I created luminaries using different Jack Daniels labels, and lit them with candles. Also on the tables were empty wine bottles with the number forty on them.

For the photo booth, I setup some fun props from an old frame, comic bubbles and silly mustaches on sticks. I also left some chalk on the table, so people can get creative with their bubbles. It was such a huge hit and we got some great photos out of it too.”

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  1. HiLLjO April 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

    This is like, the awesomest thing ever. My dad would LOVE this or a crown royal party.

  2. roni April 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    it looks amazing! great job!

  3. jacin {lovely little details} April 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    whoa, this is AWESOME.

  4. Forever Lovely April 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

    What an adorable idea! I love the invitation and the old photo behind the dessert table. The color scheme is so simple but makes such a great statement!-Forever Lovelyhttp://foreverlovelydesign.blogspot.com/

  5. QueenBCastro April 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    My girl friend sent this to me, as I’m a huge Jack drinker! This is awesome! I love it!

  6. Mindy April 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

    love the invite!

  7. BCCA April 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    This is awesome! I am getting ready to do a Grand Marnier theme Birthday party for my husband so this is perfect inspiration. I was wondering..What did you guys do for a cake?

    • Shannon April 29, 2011 at 6:59 am

      We actually just made chocolate ganache cupcakes and used copper brown foil cupcake liners.

      Also, thanks so much all the wonderful compliments! It was just such a fun party!

  8. Lala May 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

    My Brother in Law adores Jack and he’s turning 40 next February! OMG! I just love this for him!

  9. Grace May 20, 2011 at 11:52 am


  10. Mae May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    My brother would be so happy with this…

  11. Wendy McArthur January 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I thought the Jack Daniels invitations are the cooloest I have seen. I am having my Wedding at the Monte Sano Lodge in Huntsville, Al. July 6th 2012. I am having a Jack Daniel themed wedding, Jack Daniels Barrels and picture booth and old chalk board. Your site help me so much. This is my first wedding and my kids are so happy I finally found the man of my dreams. Those invitations would be perfect for my theme. LOVE your site :)

  12. Pay January 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I am doing my husband 50th bday from your theme … I was wondering what are the props on da desert table that’s holding the cup cakes?

  13. kelly January 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I am having my husbands 40th in June would love to use this for the theme..How are the invitations made?

  14. heidi January 18, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Excellent! Is there any way of knowing what the message on the portratit of the smilebooth says??? x

    • Melissa March 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      I want to know what the smile booth sign says too because I’d love to do that for my hubby’s 40 th party too.

  15. Shannon March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Melissa and Hedi,

    The smile booth sign, just list the directions on how to use the camera/props for the smile booth. I would be happy to email what the smile booth says. Just send me an email to shannon@boutilierdesign.com. Thanks!

  16. Hamish Masocha April 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    This luks gud.

  17. Anne Bond May 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm


  18. Maribel Giron November 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    this is gud.

  19. Sarah Geaney January 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I'm trying do design a JD invite for a friend any hints or tips these are FAB x.

  20. Sarah Geaney January 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I'm trying do design a JD invite for a friend any hints or tips these are FAB x.

  21. Sarah Geaney January 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I'm trying do design a JD invite for a friend any hints or tips these are FAB x.

  22. Carolyn Eddy February 6, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I have my 40th this year and i want to do these invitations please help where do i start

  23. newmanbrat February 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Hello, what a great ideal. I am also doing a 40th birthday for my husband and would also like a copy of the photo booth sign if you could also tell me how or where to get the luminariesdone. I’m not sure where or how to do that. Thank you so much my e-mail is newmanbrat@aim.com

  24. Jessica March 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    You SOO NAILED IT!! I’m using your inspiration! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  25. Madelien October 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

    This is such a great idea.. How can I order the invites?

  26. Tasha July 24, 2014 at 9:08 am


    I love your table décor. I’m hosting a Jack Daniels themed 40th party as well.. How do I get the same décor?

  27. linda July 30, 2014 at 11:49 am

    omg this is EVERYTHING I want to do for my husbands 50th. he just moved me and I am so lost and trying to throw a party in a new place is soooo hard. Can you tell me were you got all your jack stuff… I too am doing my own photo booth and would love to know what you have on your sign… any help would be great.

  28. michelle September 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Hi Melissa, Love the theme and design! I am having a 40th for my husband and would love to know how or where you go the stuff to do the Jack luminaries! Very cool added touch ; )

  29. michelle September 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Sorry meant Shannon… ; )

  30. Patty Canchola Sedgwick September 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    If you do not need your items, would you be interested in selling them so they can be used for my party? Thanks

  31. Vanessa October 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    How & where did you get the template for the luminaires?

  32. Sandy June 30, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Hi, would just like to know which country you are from? I am interested in the jack Daniels birthday invitations but just need to know how long they would take to make? Needed for end of july. I live in Queensland, Australia.

  33. Rhonda October 20, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Wanted to see what the photo booth says. Please email me.

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