Sometimes the best way to send happy 50th birthday wishes is with a wink and a smile. After all, people of a particular age don’t always want to be reminded of just how old they are.
In a half of 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.
Happy 50th Birthday – Funny
1.) Welcome to middle age. You may now begin your mid-life crisis. Have a great 50th birthday!
2.) Happy 50th birthday! You’re not old, you’re “vintage.”
3.) Turning 50? More like 18 with 32 years of experience. Happy Birthday my friend!
4.) So you’re 50 years old. Well, hold on because once you’re over that hill you really begin to pick up speed. Happy birthday!
5.) You may not be able to hear it, but that knocking at your door is AARP. Have a great 50th birthday!
6.) Lots of people will be using the f-word around you today. Cover your ears and have a great fiftieth birthday!
7.) They say when you turn 50 you are still young enough to party like mad, but yet old enough to know better. Have a great birthday!
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!
9.) If you haven’t grown up by age 50, we’re beginning to lose hope you ever will! Happy birthday.
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. 50 cheers for 50 years!
15.) Here’s to 50 amazing years. May the next 50 be even better! Have a great birthday.
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HBD Messages for Fifty-Year-Old
- Remember how excited you were when you turned five years old? Here’s hoping you are 10 times that excited today. Happy 50th Birthday!
- Here’s to celebrating 50 years of good memories and great friends. You deserve only the best for your birthday!
- Turning 50? You may not be able to turn back the clock, but you certainly can wind it up again. Have a good one!
- 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.
- 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.
- May your special day be filled with love and laughter… and a little cake. Have a very happy 50th birthday!
- Don’t worry about turning 50. The Greenland Shark can live to more than 200 years old. So in shark years, you’re only just past puberty! Have a great birthday!
- 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 Quotes
- Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
- Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
- And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
- Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
- 50 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?
- There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it.
Older and Wiser
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
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- Turning 50 means it’s only a matter of time before you’re regaling your grandkids with the details of your first colonoscopy.
- The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
- Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
- Looking fifty is great if you’re sixty.
- 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.
50th Birthday Sayings
- Age gets much better with wine. Cheers to 50 years!
- You may be 50 years old but you are still young at heart – and slightly older in other places. Have a great birthday!
- You’re not 50 years old. You’re merely half a century young! May you have a wonderful birthday!
- I like to think of you not as 50 years old, but as 5 perfect 10s. Happy birthday, rock star!
- You have been upgraded to version 5.0. Please install a party hat and restart your computer. Have a good day.
- Always remember, age is just a number. But in your case, it’s a really high one. Happy 50th birthday!
- For your 50th birthday, I give you hugs and kisses and a lot of birthday wishes!
- They say life begins at 50. The rest is just practice. Have a great day!
- 50 years young, 50 years wise, 50 years strong! May you be blessed with 50 more. Happy birthday!
- It’s time to celebrate another wonderful decade of being you. Live it up on your 50th birthday!
- You are a remarkable person who is respected and loved. On your milestone birthday, we wish you only the best to come! Happy 50th birthday!
- You’re 50 years old? Funny, you don’t look over 49 years and 364 days! Just kidding – hope you have a great birthday!
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Using These Birthday Greetings
You can use these happy 50th birthday wishes as-is by simply copying them from this article and pasting them into your social media posts. They make great captions for your photos. For an interesting birthday twist, add an old baby picture to the mix.
You can also personalize them by adding your own thoughts and memories to share with the birthday girl or boy. This works especially well when you are sending a traditional birthday card. The recipient will no doubt appreciate the effort you made on their big day!
We hope you enjoyed our Happy 50th Birthday images, memes, and messages!
— 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 anniversaries of their 50th birthdays on their special days.
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