This was the official invitation to my 40th Birthday Party. I
obviously covered up Joy's phone number for privacy reasons. LOL.
My 40th Birthday Party was held at our racquet club in
Sacramento. We had custom signs made for the event to match the
Joy did a great job of decorating the outdoor patio area at the Natomas
Racquet Club for my big party!
We had an around the world themed buffet with food catered by different
places. This table featured the American buffet with wings from
Buffalo Wild Wings as well as potato salad.
This table featured sushi from the best sushi place in town,
Mikuni. We also had Chinese food and Mexican food on this table
This table featured Italian, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines.
We had the movie Around The
World In 80 Days
playing on one of the buffet tables as well to
go with the theme of the party.
Some of the guests have just arrived and are enjoying some of the chips
and salsa on the tables. We had this whole area reserved for the
The guests are beginning to dig into the buffet.
I decided to go with Beck's Beer to represent Germany. Jason and
Kenna are seated with me here.
Joy and I are pictured here behind one of the buffet tables. The
club did a great job of setting up tables and providing us with large
bins for drinks.
I thought I would take a picture with the pinata before we whacked it!
My parents are pictured with Joy and me here. I was happy they
live close enough to us now so they can take part in these type of
We are pictured here with Bob. Joy and I actually met through Bob.
My old friends, Trudy and Eric, are here with us. They were at my
30th birthday party too!
Here is a group photo of both our families. Joy's family is also
very nice and cool! Our tennis coach, George, photobombed
Joy got me a custom cake! This cake features the skyline of
Dallas since I am such a big sports fans of all the D/FW Metroplex
teams. The candles are even the colors of the Texas Rangers.
It's time for me to cut my cake!
One of my good friends from back in the college day, Jeff, and I are
pictured here with his son and my friend's daughter.
The kids enjoyed the smaller pool at the club that day also.
The kids enjoyed trying to knock down the pinata!
I opened all my presents once I got home. My friends got me some
great gifts. I love Pendleton Rye now!
Trudy and Eric got me a really cool wine cooler too!
May 19th fell on a Saturday in 2018. 2018 also
marked the 40th year of that great day that I came into this
world. Joy threw me a great 40th birthday party at our racquet
club in Sacramento. The Natomas Racquet Club has a great party
package where they provided us with a hostess for the evening and
access to all the facilities for my guests. We decided to have
the theme be "Anirban Around The World In 40 Years" since I am a world
traveller and LOVE to travel! Joy got food catered from all these
different places. We ended up having sushi from the top sushi
restaurant in Sacramento called Mikuni. Also, we had a caterer I
use a lot for my business lunches do the Meditterean food. My mom
insisted on making some Indian appetizers. In addition, we had
potstickers, crab rangoons, and chow mein to represent Chinese
food. For Mexican, we had tacos as well as chips with salsa and
guacamole. For Italian, we had assorted pizzas. We also had
Buffalo Wild Wings wings and potato salad to represent American
food. In addition, we had lots of beverages including Beck's Beer
to represent Germany, California wine, and lots of non alcoholic drinks
including Italian sodas. Joy also got lots of sweet treats too.
The little kids were able to enjoy the kiddie pool
at the club. The guests were allowed to use our changing
facilities, and the club has towel service so the guests did not have
to bring a lot of stuff with them. Guests could also check out
equipment like tennis racquets, ping pool paddles, etc. I got an
Amazon Echo Dot for the party also. I have many "Alexas" in my
house, but I figured the portable version would be cool since I could
create a party playlist on Amazon Music and stream it via the WIFI at
the club. It worked out great!
Both of our families helped set up a lot of the
decorations and tables. It was great to have both of our families
there. Joy also created a custom guest book for me with pictures
of all my travels around the world. I liked having my firiends
and family sign it so I can remember this day forever. Our tennis
coach, George, even showed up to the party. He ended up
photobombing our family group photo.
The weather was perfect too. We did not have
to worry about some of the food like the sushi spoiling. Everyone
loved the food!
Joy had a custom cake made for me! It had a
skyline of the city of Dallas, Texas. I was so blown away when I
saw it. The cake was great also. After the cake, the kids
got to whack around a pinata that we had. I ended up having to
take it down at the end since it was a little too much for the toddlers.
I will definitely remember my 40th birthday forever.