Happy 50th Birthday: Wishes, Quotes, Memes

Sometimes the best way to send happy 50th birthday wishes is to wink and smile. After all, people of a particular age don’t always want to be reminded of their age.

In half a century of living, a person is bound to have picked up a sense of humor. So, we like to take a fun approach with our birthday wishes.

By delivering a fun and light-hearted 50th birthday wish, you’ll help celebrate the day in style. We’ve selected these 50 birthday wishes, sayings, and quotes for you to use in everything from birthday cards and gift notes to social media posts and in-person greetings.

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Happy 50th Birthday - welcome to middle age.

1.) Welcome to middle age. You may now begin your mid-life crisis. Have a great 50th birthday!

Happy 50th Birthday - you're vintage.

2.) Happy 50th birthday! You’re not old; you’re “vintage.”

More like 18 with 32 years of experience.

3.) Turning 50? More like 18 with 32 years of experience. Happy birthday my friend!

Over the hill you pick up speed.

4.) So you’re 50 years old. Hold on because you begin to pick up speed once you’re over that hill. Happy birthday!

That knocking at the door is AARP - 50th birthday wishes.

5.) You may not be able to hear it, but that knocking at your door is AARP. Have a great 50th birthday!

the f word is fifty.

6.) Many people will be using the f-word around you today. Cover your ears and have a tremendous fiftieth birthday!

Young enough to party like mad.

7.) They say that when you turn 50, you are still young enough to party like mad, yet old enough to know better. Have a great birthday!

before the Internet existed birthday message.

8.) Turning 50? Look at it this way, at least all the bone-headed stuff you did as a kid happened before the internet existed. Have a great day!

If you haven't grown up bday wish.

9.) If you haven’t grown up by age 50, we’re beginning to lose hope you ever will! Happy birthday.

Can you remember any of your 50 years of knowledge.

10.) Now that you have a half-century of knowledge, the big question is – can you remember any of it? Best wishes on your big day!

50th Birthday Wishes

11.) Fifty years ago, a star was born. May you continue to shine on for fifty more. Happy Birthday!

12.) Wishing you a fabulous 50th birthday full of fun, love, joy, and laughter!

13.) On this special day, you deserve all the best. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Happy 50th birthday!

14.) It’s time for the party to begin. Fifty cheers for 50 years!

15.) Here’s to 50 incredible years. May the next 50 be even better! Have a great birthday.

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16.) Remember how excited you were when you turned five years old? Here’s hoping you are ten times that excited today. Happy 50th birthday!

17.) Here’s to celebrating 50 years of good memories and great friends. You deserve only the best for your birthday!

18.) Are you turning 50? You may not be able to turn back the clock, but you certainly can wind it up again. Have a good one!

19.) A wise man once said birthdays are good for your health. The more you have, the longer you live—peace and love on your special day.

20.) So you’re turning the big 5-0? It’s time to blow out the candles and make your wish! May all your dreams come true on this special day.

21.) May your special day be filled with love, laughter, and a little cake. Have a very happy 50th birthday!

22.) Don’t worry about turning 50. The Greenland Shark can live to be more than 200 years old. So in shark years, you’re only just past puberty! Have a great birthday!

23.) You’ve achieved a lot in your first 50 years. Now go and make the next 50 your best yet! Happy Birthday.

Happy 50th Birthday Wishes.

Happy 50th Birthday Quotes

24.) Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
Fred Astaire

25.) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis

26.) And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abe Lincoln

27.) Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo

28.) Fifty years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point?
Jim Carey

29.) There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it.
Melanie White

Older and Wiser

30.) You take all of the experience and judgment of people over 50 out of the world, and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.
Henry Ford

31.) By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
Marie Dressler

32.) No book is really worth reading at the age of ten, which is not equally—and often far more—worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
C.S. Lewis

33.) I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
Bob Hope

34.) As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.
Alice Walker

35.) I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.
May Sarton

36.) Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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37.) Turning 50 means it’s only a matter of time before you’re regaling your grandkids with the details of your first colonoscopy.
Greg Tamblyn

38.) The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are constantly being asked to do things, yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
T.S. Elliot

39.) Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
Bill Vaughan

40.) Looking fifty is great if you’re sixty.
Joan Rivers

41.) The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after fifty is the face you earned.
Cindy Crawford

50th Birthday Messages

42.) You may be 50 years old, but you are still young at heart – and slightly older in other places. Have a great birthday!

43.) You’re not 50 years old. You’re merely half a century young! May you have a wonderful birthday!

44.) What an inspiration you are to all of us for your approach to living your best life.

45.) Fifty years down and fifty to go. May the years ahead be full of blessings.

46.) My dear sister, you’ve created a beautiful family and a wonderful life. May God continue to bless you, and have a fabulous year.

47.) For your 50th birthday celebration, I give you hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes!

48.) Wishing you a wonderful day and an incredible year full of all the good things in life!

49.) To the best mom and youngest 50-year-old I know. Happy Bday!

50.) Happy birthday to my mentor, best friend, and the guy with the best jokes. I hope to look as good as you at 50.

51.) To my confidant and best friend – happy birthday (the big 50), and thanks for all the great memories.

Sayings for a 50th Birthday

52.) Fifty years young, 50 years wise, 50 years strong! May you be blessed with 50 more. Happy birthday!

53.) It’s time to celebrate another great decade of you being you. Live it up on your 50th birthday!

54.) Let your midlife crisis adventure officially begin! Comfort zones are meant to be broken out of.

55.) You are a remarkable person who is respected and loved. We wish you good health and only the best to come on your milestone birthday! Happy 50th birthday!

56.) A toast to the man of the hour – or should I say to the man of the half-century!

57.) Are you 50 years old? Funny, you don’t look over 49 years and 364 days! Just kidding – I hope you have a great birthday!

Happy 50th Birthday Messages

58.) On this special occasion, I want to take a moment to thank you for all you’ve done for me and wish you a very happy birthday!

59.) Those are not wrinkles; they are smile lines—best wishes on your 50th birthday. Cake all-around!

60.) May the next half-century of your life be as exciting as the first half.

61.) Congrats on hitting half a century! Fifty never looked so great!

62.) You don’t look a day over AMAZING!

63.) You know from 50 on are the best years of your life.

64.) You make turning the big 50 cool, classy, and fun! I can’t wait to join you.

65.) There’s still a lot of thread left on those tires — here’s to your next big adventure!

66.) It’s your special day, so get out there, eat some cake, and have fun!

Funny 50th Birthday Wishes

67.) Congratulations! Age gets much better with wine. Cheers to 50 years!

68.) Don’t fret; some gray hair and wrinkles are a small price to pay for accumulating so much wit and wisdom. Happy 50th!

69.) The fire department has three trucks ready, so it’s time to light the candles on your birthday cake.

70.) 50-year-olds look at life differently — through much thicker glasses!

71.) My dear friend, always remember age is just a number. But in your case, it’s y high one. Happy 50th birthday!

72.) While I’m tempted to joke about your shampoo savings, failing eyesight, and creaky bones, I genuinely want to say that you’re an amazing person, whatever your body condition is. Happy birthday, buddy!

73.) I like to think of you not as 50 years old but as five perfect 10s. Happy birthday, rock star!

74.) They say life begins at 50. The rest is just practice. Have a great day!

75.) You have been upgraded to version 5.0. Please install a party hat and restart your computer. Have a good day.

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FAQ Happy 50th Birthday Messages

Here are some frequently asked questions about happy 50th birthday messages.

What to write in a 50th birthday card?

Consider a funny approach, “You have been upgraded to version 5.0. Please install a party hat and restart your computer. Have a good day.” Or, a more serious one, “Congrats on hitting half a century! Fifty never looked so great!”

What do you say to a woman on her 50th birthday?

Consider saying, “For your 50th birthday celebration, I give you hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes!” Or, “You don’t look a day over AMAZING!”

What is a funny way to say happy 50th birthday?

“Now that you have a half-century of knowledge, the big question is: can you remember any of it? Best wishes on your 50th birthday!”

What’s a funny birthday quote for a 50-year-old?

Bob Hope said, “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

Using These Birthday Greetings

You can use these happy 50th birthday wishes as-is by copying them from this article and pasting them into your social media posts. They make great captions for your photos. Add an old baby picture to the mix for an exciting birthday twist.

You can also personalize them by adding your thoughts and memories to share with the birthday girl or boy. This works exceptionally well when you are sending a traditional birthday card. The recipient will undoubtedly appreciate the effort you made on their big day!

We hope you enjoyed our Happy 50th Birthday images, memes, and messages!

By Greg Johnson and Mike O’Halloran

Greg is a writer and designer, and Mike is the founder of Greeting Card Poet. They are both celebrating the anniversaries of their 50th birthdays on their special days.


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