I’m holding a 40th birthday party at the end of August. It’s a depressing number, even terrifying, and I reckon that the best way to deal with it is to celebrate it in a way that makes up for all the years I didn’t have a party (that is, most of them).

The design draws on my experiences in social media, with #SoMuchAmaze a reference to the Doge meme. If you look at the blue moon in the left hand corner, you’ll see it contains the face of Doge.

The zebra is a reference to a non-Valentine’s date, and the butterflies to a Jimi Hendrix cover by Sting.

Well, she’s walking through the clouds
with a circus mind
that’s running wild
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
and fairy tales

Hosting a big party is a risk. I hope it pays off with many good memories.