It's a big deal to turn 30. The best 30th birthday wishes celebrate the joy of this milestone moment. Do not know what to write? For ideas, check out more than 100 examples of 30th birthday messages below.
Jump to the section that will give you the best way to express what you want to say. Use the 30th birthday greetings below "as is" or combine them to write messages that will make the birthday gal or guy feel special and excited about joining the thirtysomething club.
What are the best happy 30th birthday wishes and quotes for the birthday gal or guy? It all comes down to hope and glory: hope for the future as a 30 year old and glory in all things to achieve in the years ahead.
The thirtysomethings are incredible. Let your loved ones revel in all the joy that comes with them. For ideas, check out the examples of happy 30th birthday wishes and quotes below:
Happy 30th birthday. You probably do not know how much you matter to me, but that will not stop me from telling you over and over again, especially today!
Happy 30th birthday. People like you do not come along too often, so I never take you for granted (not even for a second).
Happy 30th birthday to the nicest person I know (and I know lots of people).
Happy 30th birthday. I hope you know how much I care about you. You are truly special to me.
Happy 30th birthday to one of my favorite human beings on this planet.
Happy 30th birthday. You’re not just my pal. You’re my brother from another mother.
Happy 30th birthday. You’re more than my BFF. You’re my sister from another mister.
Happy 30th birthday to the world's greatest person alive.
Happy 30th birthday. You make the 30s look positively beautiful.
Happy 30th birthday. The thirtysomethings are crazy. I'm glad I have you to keep me sane.
Happy 30th birthday. If your special day brings you even a bit of the love you give others, it's going to be an epic day for you.
Happy 30th birthday from your biggest fan. You are my hero.
Happy 30th birthday. You're there for me, no matter what. I hope your big day is as wonderfully special as you are.
Wishing the best 30th birthday ever to the best person I know, love and admire.
Happy 30th birthday! I hope you know that the 30+ Club could really use a member as amazing as you. I'm glad you signed up for the next 10 years.
To me, you should be proud to call yourself 30. You're now a walking and talking adult. Plus, you're amazing. Happy 30th birthday!
Wow, you’re 30 now. That's something to celebrate. And you're a 30 year old worth celebrating. Happy 30th!
Happy 30th birthday. Your life is just getting started. You have so much to look forward to. Count your blessings.
For you, things are just starting to heat up. The 30s are going to be your hottest years. Happy 30th birthday.
Happy 30th birthday! You have always had big dreams. May your thirtysomethings give you the strength to make each one come true.
At 30, you have what you need to start achieving your life's goals! And you have more going for you than most people I know. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy 30th birthday! Wishing you all the joy and success that you deserve as you embark on the thirtysomethings.
Happy 30th birthday! Don't look so sad! Turning 30 is not so bad. It's actually pretty cool. I think you'll like the thirtysomethings.
Say farewell to the twentysomethings. May they rest in peace! Long live the thirtysomethings. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy 30th birthday! Wishing you all the happiness, health and success you deserve in your thirtysomethings!
Now that you're 30, don't start counting down to age 40. Savor every year of the thirtysomethings, an incredible decade to be alive. Happy 30th birthday!
Everything worth doing I did after I turned 30. May your 30th birthday be the start of your greatest achievements in life.
Happy 30th birthday! For three decades, you've made our lives so much brighter. I can't wait to see how you light up the rest of our lives.
May your 30th birthday be as special as your first one. That was truly special. Today will be, too!
Life's a highway and you're not even halfway to your destination at 30. Enjoy the journey. Happy 30th birthday!
So, the big day is here, the one you've dreaded since you turned 29. You're finally 30 and it's not so bad, after all. And it only gets better. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy 30th birthday. Stop mourning the end of your 20s. Start celebrating your thirtysomethings. So many wonderful experiences lie ahead.
Party as much as you want on your special day, but don't go too crazy. After all, you're in your 30s now. At least try to act like an adult. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy 30th birthday! Turning 30 is a major milestone. It's also when you start to feel more confident about everything that life has to offer. Eat it all up, starting with your birthday cake!
Happy 30th birthday! My birthday wish for you is that you enjoy every second of the thirtysomethings, achieving everything you want.
Happy 30th birthday! I'm here to tell you that 30 is not the new 20. It's 30 times better. Live it up, starting now!
Happy 30th birthday! Take every year of the thirtysomethings and make them your own...and you'll be just great. I know it!
Happy 30th birthday! Don't let the thought of turning 30 scare you. This decade will be your best yet!
Happy 30th birthday! Your life just got better. The thirtysomethings have everything you want: greater joy, greater insight and greater opportunities. Let the party begin now!
Happy 30th birthday! Embrace every change, experience, challenge and moment of joy coming your way. There is so much ahead you'll just love. Love every second.
Happy 30th birthday! Your life just got amazing. You'll see!
Happy 30th birthday! You may have dreaded the idea of turning 30 but don't. Your life is just getting started. You have so many memories to make in your thirtysomethings (all of them priceless, I promise).
I wish you an incredible 30th birthday! But I really don't have to extend this wish to you at all. Everything is incredible about the thirtysomething, starting with your 30th birthday.
Happy 30th birthday! When you were in your 20s, all you wanted to do was grow up. Well, you're 30 now and you're all grown up. Things are just starting to get interesting. Enjoy every moment of joy ahead.
Happy 30th birthday! When you're 40 years old, you'll wish you were 30 again, so enjoy the thirtysomethings while you can. This decade will be magnificent.
Happy 30th birthday! Life is too short and your thirtysomething are even shorter, so enjoy the journey. It's going to be a wild (but great) ride.
Happy 30th birthday! Take one day at a time, so every moment of your 30s will be incredible.
Happy 30th birthday! Look forward to your future. Your best years are ahead of you.
30th Birthday Quotes
"Persist. Don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years."
- David Rubenstein
"If you want to fly, give everything up that weighs you down."
- Toni Morrison
"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it."
- Oprah Winfrey
"Mistakes are portals of discovery."
- James Joyce
“Actually, I think that turning 29 was more difficult, because once I turned 29, I anticipated 30 for the whole year, so by the time 30 came around it really wasn't that bad."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
"Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult."
- C.S. Lewis
"30 is the new 20, unless you’re 20, then it’s the new 40."
- Dane Peddigrew
"The only time you really live fully is from 30 to 60. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits."
- Hervey Allen
"In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time."
- Chaka Khan
"When you’re a teenager, all you want to do is buy beer. But once you hit 30 all you want to do is to get carded."
- Sarah Jessica Parker (in Sex and the City)
"I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that’s kind of a natural progression. But I’m definitely drawn to it. It’s probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older."
- Jodie Foster
"The boy gathers materials for a temple, and then when he is thirty, concludes to build a woodshed."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Everything I know I learned after I was 30."
- Georges Clemenceau
"At age 30, one receives strength."
“It's really something for people who are approaching 30 to take a look at what that means to them. I think turning 30 is a chance to re-identify with yourself."
- Neil Patrick Harris
“I'm turning 30 years old this year. It's better than 20, I'll tell you that. The lessons I've learned."
- Christina Aguilera
“Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30."
- Robert Frost
“30 was the best year of my life until the next year and then the next. Every year since 30 has been the best year."
- Bonnidette Lantz
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."
- John Wayne
"Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."
- Robert Kiyosaki
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."
- Seth Gordin
"If you don’t feel it, flee from it. Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated."
- Paul F. Davis
"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears."
- Les Brown
"A man thirty years old, I said to myself, should have his field of life all ploughed, and his planting well done; for after that it is summer time."
- Lew Wallace
"To my eye, women get sexier around 35. They know a thing or two, and knowledge is always alluring."
- Pierce Brosnan
"Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart."
- Caryn Leschen
"At 30, you finally start to catch up to those dreams you’ve been chasing for the last 10 plus years."
– Bonnidette Lantz
30th Birthday Wishes - Friend -
What are the best kind of happy 30th birthday wishes for friends? My favorite are birthday messages that have the power to make your pals feel both special and inspired on their birthday.
If you need some ideas, take a look at the examples of happy 30th birthday wishes below:
Enjoy every second of the thirtysomethings. These are the best of times. Happy 30th birthday!
Hope that your 30s are not as incredible as your 20s. I hope they're even better! Happy 30th birthday!
Be proud of everything you've already accomplished in the last three decades. I bet it's nothing compared to what you'll achieve in the years ahead. Happy 30th birthday, superstar!
At 30, the best is yet to come. Your thirtysomethings will be epic. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy birthday! You're not 30 years old. You're actually 29 years, 11 months, 29 days, 24 hours and 1 second old. But who's counting!
When you turn 30, you become someone who still looks like you but acts more like your parents. Welcome to the thirtysomethings. Happy 30th birthday!
Happy 30th birthday. Life is short. It's even shorter if you count every birthday candle on your cake. Just count one thing: on making the rest of your life an adventure.
Happy 30th birthday. The secret to enjoying your thirtysomethings is simple. Take one day at a time.
Happy 30th birthday. My advice: Live each day of your life to the fullest and you'll have a full life.
Happy 30th birthday! Here's to a decade of making better decisions.
Turning 30 is nature’s way of rewarding you with the best that life has to offer. Happy 30th birthday.
It's almost unnecessary to wish a "Happy 30th Birthday" to you. You're already such a happy-go-lucky person. So...Here's to your happiest birthday ever!
Happy 30th birthday! Stay focused on the future. You will have a wonderful life in your thirties. And I'll be there with you every step of the way.
Happy 30th birthday! Together, we're going to make the thirtysomethings the best years of our lives.
Happy 30th birthday! Wow, you're turning 30. From now on, your life will be in high gear and I'll be there to take the wheel when you need to take a break.
Happy 30th birthday! The most beautiful years of our lives are just starting. let's make them epic.
The most amazing things start happen at 30. May you always live life with joy and laughter. Happy 30th birthday.
Happy 30th birthday! The love and support you give your friends amazes me. In your thirtysomethings, look forward to all the love coming your way in return.
May the candles on your 30th birthday cake burn brighter with all the love, hope and glory ahead for you.
If your thirties are anywhere as great as you are as a friend, they're going to be simply fantastic. Here's to your thirtysomethings.
Happy 30th birthday to a person who not only has a big heart, but also a young one. May you always be as young and kind at heart.
Happy 30th birthday! You are truly an incredible friend. May your special day be as wonderful as you are to everyone.
Happy 30th birthday! I hope that your 30s bring you as much joy as you bring to the world of friends around you.
Happy 30th birthday! Wishing you all the sweet, beautiful wonders that life has to offer. It's only fair since you bring everything wonderful to life.
30th Birthday Wishes - Daughter or Son -
Happy 30th birthday! I’m very proud of you. You've become a remarkable adult!
Happy 30th birthday! I’m so fortunate to have you as my child. You make me so proud!
Happy 30th birthday! For you, my amazing child, the 30s will be glorious. Just like you.
Happy 30th birthday! I'm cannot wait to see what you'll accomplish in your 30s. Knowing you, it will be epic.
Happy 30th birthday! I loved you with all my heart the moment I laid eyes on you. I love you 30 trillion times more now.
Happy 30th birthday! We love you more and more every day. You are so lovable.
Happy 30th birthday! I don't always say it, but I'm incredibly proud of the special person you've become.
Happy 30th birthday! Wishing you a birthday with all the fanfare you deserve and a decade filled with everything life has to offer.
Happy 30th birthday! Since the day you were born 30 years ago, you've been spectacularly special. You amaze me.
Happy 30th birthday! I’m so lucky to have you as my child. You’re the best kid in the world. We love you and know that you will make an even more amazing person in the years ahead.
Happy 30th birthday! I love you. You can always count on me to love and guide you throughout your thirties and beyond.
Happy 30th birthday! You are the most important person in our lives. And you only become more and more important as the years pass.
Happy 30th birthday! For any parent, the best thing to see is a child's transformation into a grown-up. Today, you make us so proud. You've become a wonderful, loving and kind individual.
Happy 30th birthday! At 30, you're as amazing as you were as a baby. May you have all the love and joy you bring me every day (and that's so much).
Happy 30th birthday! Today, you are a full-fledged adult. You've turned out to be a wonderful person who never disappoints anyone, least of all me. You are so special.
Happy 30th birthday! Your birthday is the most special day of the year for me. You entered my life on this day and made it beyond incredible. With you, every day is a journey I would take over and over again without hesitation.
Happy 30th birthday! Thank you for making my life a beautiful adventure. May your thirties and beyond be filled with all the joy and love you've brought to mine.
Happy 30th birthday! My only birthday wish for you is to know that the years ahead will be the best, because you are the best.
Happy 30th birthday! I hope your special day brings you only smiles and the rest of your life is filled with years of joy.
Happy 30th birthday! I thank God every day since you were born for the gift of love and joy that is you.
Happy 30th birthday! You are 30 today. May you only see the beauty of life forever and a day, whatever comes your way in the years ahead.
30th Birthday Wishes - Brother or Sister -
Happy 30th birthday! I’m so lucky to have someone as special you are in my life.
Happy 30th birthday! Hoping you have the happiest of "happy birthdays" this year!
Happy 30th birthday! I know I'm blessed to have you as my sister and best friend (most of the time).
Happy 30th birthday! I’m grateful and fortunate that you're my brother and BFF.
Happy 30th birthday! You and I are so lucky to have each other. It's wonderful to have you as my brother.
Happy 30th birthday! We are lucky to have each other now and many years to come. Having you as my sister is the best.
Happy 30th birthday! You inspire me to be a better person. I guess that's what amazing brothers do.
Happy 30th birthday! You are more than my incredible sister. You are my all-time hero.
Happy 30th birthday! You deserve everything wonderful and hopeful that your birthday and the rest of the year has to offer.
Happy 30th birthday! You represent everything wonderful about family and friendship, especially at 30. I’m definitely one of the luckiest to have you in my family (and as my best friend)!
Happy 30th birthday! On your special day, I wish you an amazing life filled with all the love, joy and adventure you deserve.
Happy 30th birthday! You are more than family to me. You are an incredible friend and and even more incredible individual. I'm so glad you're in my life, today and always.
Happy 30th birthday! I may not like to share anything with you but I'm so lucky I get to share my life with you. You are one of a kind. The very best kind.
Happy 30th birthday! Growing up with you has been a wild and crazy ride. I can't wait to see where we go next.
Happy 30th birthday! I cherish every memory we made with other. I look forward to making many, many more.
Happy 30th birthday! Thank you for making every day pure joy. You are the most loving and caring brother I know (and I love for it).
Happy 30th birthday! You understand me better than anybody. That's because you're so understanding. That's an amazing gift. You are amazing.
Happy 30th birthday! Nobody really likes their family around them, but I can be around you anytime and love it.
Happy 30th birthday! Thanks for making the rest of us in our family look good. You are a star (and you don't even know it, which makes shine even brighter).
Happy 30th birthday! Mom and dad made us family but I made you my best friend all on my own. You are my BFF. Don't ever forget it!
Happy 30th birthday! You are like the best candy in the world: sweet, delicious and you always want more of it. You are what makes our house a home sweet home.
30th Birthday Wishes - Romantic -
Happy 30th birthday! You are the love of my life. Of all days, I want to tell you just how much I love and admire you.
Happy 30th birthday! I love everything about you. You are my soulmate in everything that matters.
Happy 30th birthday! I love you and everything we do together. I look forward to every day I spend with you.
Happy 30th birthday! You make my life so much more wonderful. I love you more than I can ever show you.
Happy 30th birthday! You turn every moment into a celebration of life. You are truly wonderful. I love you very, very much.
Happy 30th birthday! I don’t know what my life would be like without you in it. I love you so much.
Happy 30th birthday! You are my partner in love and life. I can't wait to see what we do next.
Happy 30th birthday! You are more than my heart and soul. You are my life. I love you madly.
Happy 30th birthday! Celebrating you on your special day is easy. I celebrate you every day. You are a celebration of love.
Happy 30th birthday! I adore the sparkle in your eyes and the big smile on your face. I love everything about you. You are beyond lovable.
Happy 30th birthday! There's nothing better in life that I would love more than to be by your side on your special day. Actually, there is something I would love more: you.
Happy 30th birthday! In a world filled with beauty, there is nothing more beautiful than you. I love you.
Happy 30th birthday! With you, I feel like I'm in heaven every day. On your special day, I'm in ecstasy.
Happy 30th birthday! Love is beautiful. Love is life. Love is you.
Happy 30th birthday! Today, I'm going to show you just how much I love you. I can guarantee that this will be your best birthday ever (until your next one, of course).
Happy 30th birthday! I have never met someone as sweet, loving and beautiful as you. You make me believe in soulmates.
Happy 30th birthday! Let’s celebrate your special day like no one's watching. I love you and it's time to show you.
Happy 30th birthday! I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow or the day, week, month, year, decade and century after.
Happy 30th birthday! The best thing that I ever happened to me was not falling in love with you. It’s loving you.
Happy 30th birthday! You make love what it's supposed to be: sweeter than honey, hotter than the sun and happier than I've ever been. I love you.
Happy birthday to someone so special, so loving and so beautiful that I've thrown any concept of joy I've ever known.
30th Birthday Wishes - Funny -
What type of funny 30th birthday wishes should you write for family and friends? Your 30th birthday wishes should be funny, not offensive.
Turning 30 may not be the biggest birthday milestone in the grand scheme of things, but it's a big deal to the birthday gals and guys who think their cherished youth is slipping away.
Below are examples of funny 30th birthday wishes to get you started with your birthday greetings:
Welcome to the 30+ Club! You have to turn 40 to get out! In the meantime, enjoy the membership benefits, while you still can. Happy 30th birthday!
Lots of people make jokes about turning 30. But it's not too bad...if you don't mind that 40 is just a hop, skip, jump and pulled muscle away! Happy 30th birthday!
When I turned 30, my life instantly improved. I guess moving out of my Mom and Dad's house at 30 was a good idea. Happy 30th!
I’m in the unpleasant duty of telling you that your 20s have lost the battle against time. From now on, the 30s are in command of your hopes and dreams. Happy 30th birthday!
30 is only a number that comes after 29 but, as a rule, never quite arrives on time. Happy 29th birthday...again!
After 30, your body has a mind of its own. Welcome to the middle ages. Happy 30th birthday!
Even with all the medical breakthroughs we see every day in the news, there’s still no cure for the condition known as the 30-somethings. Happy birthday!
Time waits for no man and seems to stop altogether for women aged 29. Happy 29th birthday…for the second time in 12 months.
The only thing that comes easy in life is getting older. Happy 30th birthday!
Turning 30 may not be great but it’s more fabulous than the fab 40s and 50s. Happy 30th birthday!
At your age, you have what feels like the body of a 50 year old and the mind of an 18 year old. Welcome to your 30s. Happy birthday!
The best birthdays you’re ever have are all behind you. Happy 30th birthday!
Hitting 30 is nature’s way of telling you it’s time to get a job and stop living with your parents. Happy 30th birthday!
The best thing to remember about your 30th birthday is everything you did before you blacked out at your party. Happy 30th birthday!
You know you’re 30 when you get a birthday card with no money in it, starting now! Happy 30th birthday!
You’re still at an age when all you got to take to the bank is the knowledge your parents still pay for everything. Happy 30th birthday!
At 30, you suddenly become more mature, more responsible, more self-disciplined, more reliable, more grown-up: more like your parents. Happy 30th birthday!
Now that you’re in your 30s, you’re actually nearer to the big 4-0 than the smaller 2-0. Yep, you’re officially old (I mean, mature). Happy 30th birthday!
Hints & Tips
How should you say "Happy Birthday" to someone turning 30?
30 is a milestone birthday we like to celebrate in a really big way. Although it’s not as big a milestone as turning, for example, 40, 50 or 60, it's still a big deal. Your 30th birthday wishes should mark the occasion with the fanfare it deserves.
You may be asking yourself these questions: Should you pick something heartfelt? Inspiring? Funny? Or should you stick to "happy" 30th birthday wishes?
Whatever the age, I personally err on the side of caution when I can't figure out what to write as a birthday greeting. In this case, I would focus on the feelings you want to express and, of course, the personality of the 30-year-old birthday gal or guy.
Does the birthday boy or girl have a sense of humor? This is always the first question I like ask myself. If so, write funny 30th birthday wishes. But you need to be 100% certain that he or she can laugh at themselves.
If you're not absolutely sure, write happy, clever, cute, inspirational or sentimental 30th birthday wishes, especially with someone who is more introverted.
You also need to consider that most people have mixed feelings about turning 30. On one hand, they like the contentment that comes with the 30s. On the other hand, they now feel that their youth is officially over.
This sense of lost youth may have something to do with what 1960s student activist Jack Weinberg famously said: “Don't trust anyone over 30.” In other words, don’t trust anyone who is no longer young.
Ironically, Weinberg is well over 30 now (he’s almost 80). So, if you decide to poke fun at the birthday girl or boy with funny 30th birthday wishes, be sure that he or she isn't too bummed out about their age.
Want to add some inspiring thoughts to your 30th birthday wishes?
If you would like to add a hint of inspiration to your 30th birthday wishes, read 30 Life Lessons from 30 Years on minimalists.com. It's full of incredible insights that may inspire the birthday boy or girl turning 30.
Here are five of my favorite life lessons from the article:
"Happiness is not for sale in any store."
"Growth and contribution is the meaning of life."
"Health is more important than most of us treat it."
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches on BirthdayMessages.net, has been a content writer since 1993. He created this site in 2012 to share the power of words with you on one of the best days of the year — the birthday of a loved one.