50th Birthday Wishes & Quotes



Your 50th birthday wishes should be as amazing as this milestone birthday. 50 is too big a birthday to play down with just an ordinary card, eCard or text, so don't hold back. Aim 50-feet high!

Don't know what to write? Get inspired by close to 200 examples of 50th birthday greetings on this page. 


BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: OCT. 1, 2020


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It can be hard to write 50th birthday greetings for someone special. But it doesn't have to be. For a little inspiration, jump to any section below with examples of 50th birthday messages that best express what you want to say. 

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50th Birthday Wishes


Happy 50th birthday! I wish you a wonderfully happy day and an even more incredible year as the world's sexiest 50 year old.

Bravo on turning 50! May today and the years ahead be filled with the very happiest of memories and gifts. Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday to someone who's not nifty at 50 (I would say you're the niftiest).


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Happy birthday to someone who's been fabulous at every age and is now more fabulous than ever at 50.

Happy birthday to the coolest (and youngest at heart) 50 year old I know.

Happy 50th birthday. Now that you've blown out all 50 birthday candles on your cake, you've proven, once and for all, you are truly young at heart (or you have what I call "lungevity").


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Happy 50th birthday! May the next 50 years of your amazing life be even more amazing than the first 50.

Happy 50th birthday! At your age, you've earned the right (and money) to truly appreciate the finer things that life has to offer. Enjoy!

Happy 50th birthday! The world is so much more beautiful, all because you've made it a truly wonderful place to live for the past 50 years. I can't wait to see how special you make everything the next five decades.


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Wishing you the very happiest of returns on your 50th birthday!

Happy birthday to someone who's niftier at 50 than any person has the right to be.

Happy birthday to someone who’s more fabulous at 50 than ever.


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Happy birthday to someone who's 50 in body and ageless in mind.

Now that you've turned the absolutely fab 5-0, it's time to just go with the flow (like I know you can). Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday! May the next 50 years of your life be as fabulous as the first 50.


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You're not only nifty at 50 — you're a spiffy, gritty, thrifty, lofty and, when no one's around, frisky 50 year old. Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday just doesn't say enough. "Happy 50th-half century-my back aches-I’m just starting to enjoy life-you look so good-I wish I was you-birthday" is more like it. 

If there was ever a time to enjoy your special day, it's today, your 50th birthday. This is the birthday of second chances. You can redo anything from the first 50 years of your life during the next five decades. Happy 50th birthday!


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At 50, you're not old. You're worn-out, impatient, jaded, set in your ways and weathered... but you're not old. Happy 50th birthday!

Time is even more of the essence when you turn 50. Make every minute count. Spend every waking moment chasing after your dreams (you know, the kind you have when you nap).

Everything good comes to those who turn 50. Good food. Good wine. Good friends. Good love. Happy 50th birthday!


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You know those dreams you've putting off? Well, it's time to do what you love to do and show the world your best. You have what it takes. Happy 50th birthday!

Hey, you're 50, so it's time to start tooting your own horn! Just because you're a half century old doesn't mean you can't have a little sax in your life! Happy 50th birthday!

Yes, 50 is nifty…if you're rich, slim, beautiful and famous. Happy un-nifty 50th birthday!


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When you blow out the 50 candles on your birthday cake, take a deep breath, stay calm and keep the faith. Everything's going to be fab. Happy 50th birthday!

Remember, you're a half century old today, not a century. You may sometimes feel like 100 but you're 50 and more fabulous than ever. Happy 50th birthday!

You may be 50 years of age but you're still younger at heart than many people younger in calendar years. Happy 50th birthday!


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You're finally 50, a half century old. Play it up. Bask in your awesomeness, your achievements, your beauty, your uniqueness. It's your moment in the sun. Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday! It’s easy to drink from the fountain of youth when you're young. It’s hard when you're 50 but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take a sip every once and awhile. Drink up! 

Happy 50th birthday! A half century has come and gone…and you’re still around! That’s already quite a legacy. The next half century, may you be a legend in your own time — or at least in your own backyard.


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There is something so incredible about your 50s, better than anything you've ever experienced. It’s not the peace of mind. It’s not the fat bank account either. It’s not even the freedom. It’s that you’re still around! Happy 50th birthday!

At 50, you're the youngest you'll ever be for the next 50 years. Enjoy the second half of your youth. Happy 50th birthday!

For 50 years, you have pushed the envelope…no matter what. You've leaped over every obstacle in your path and landed straight on your feet. May your courage and strength soar by leaps and bounds the next 50 years.


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Life starts at 50. With all of life’s trials and tribulations behind you, enjoy all the dues you've paid, relax, smell the flowers and appreciate the finer things in life. Have a life-changing 50th birthday!

With all the beauty and joy you've brought to your family and circle of friends during the first half of your life, the next half will be filled with all that is good in the world…just because you've earned it. Wishing you a very Happy 50th birthday.

At 50, you can stop trying so hard to impress everyone. Really, what’s the point? The only person you need to impress is yourself, so stop holding your stomach in and go all out.


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You've always thought turning 50 would make us ancient. I prefer to think of ourselves as vintage, like a Mustang (the car, not the horse). Yep, we're that cool. Happy 50th birthday, dude!

After 50, you need to keep walking to, well, keep walking. Keep marching ahead, no matter how much your feet ache! Happy 50th birthday!

Whoever said 50 is nifty must have been 100 or 25. Happy 50th birthday, you nifty old fart!


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Whether you're 5 or 50, there’s always something special to celebrate on your birthday. You. The day you were born, the world became a better place. Happy 50th birthday!

Turning 50 is no reason to "get your back up." You'd just be asking for aches and pains up and down your back! Happy 50th birthday!

When I turned 50, I started having those "senior moments" everyone talks about. What was I saying? Anyway, happy 50th birthday!


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Your age is merely a number, so you're never too old to be young at heart and soul. Your 50th birthday is the perfect time to release your inner child. Happy 50th birthday.

Happy 50th birthday. The perfect way to celebrate your special day is to stop thinking about your age and start doing the stuff that memories are made of. 

Here's a toast to your 50 amazing years on earth. You have spread so much joy, wonder and love. May you live the next 50 years your special way. Happy 50th birthday!


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Happy 50th birthday. Enjoy turning a half-century, starting today. You deserve it.

At 50, you're halfway through your journey. It’s time to sit on your laurels  — you can even lie down on your laurels…on your hammock. Enjoy turning a half-century, starting today. Happy 50th birthday. You deserve it.

Happy 50th birthday to a wonderful specimen of a person. You look as amazing as you ever did. That's because you have my genes, of course.







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Happy 50th birthday! It's hard to believe that you've only seen 50 years come and go. You have the heart of a 20 year old and the soul of an ancient poet. You amaze me.

Instant karma's going to get you, so all the love you've shared the first half century of your life will come back to you in spades the second half. Happy 50th birthday!

Happy half century seems so drastic, but I guess it’s better than "Happy 438,000-Hour Birthday!" Let’s just stick with "Happy 50th birthday!"


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There's no time like the present to follow your bliss and give your dreams another chance. I know you can! Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday is the least I want to say to you on your special day. The most? You're my idea of what every 50 year old should be: simply great! 

At 50, you enter the second half of your life: an era of new and exciting possibilities. Enjoy every single minute of it! And if need any ideas, I'm here for you, as always. Happy 50th birthday!


You're more than halfway through your life expectancy and just in time for your mid-life crisis. Time to drive off in that car you've always wanted and get your mid-life mojo on. Happy 50th birthday!

Now that you're 50, do yourself a favor and get out of your comfort zone to fulfill a dream you've always had. Happy 50th birthday.

May you now go beyond the "you've-been-there-done-that" refrain and try something new. Happy 50th birthday!


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Happy 50th birthday! Age is in the eyes of the beholder. Some people might think you're "middle aged" now. But you know different. You're just getting started.

You're a vintage classic. With just a little polish, a new set of tires and a few coats of paint, you'll be ready to tackle the road ahead, come rain or shine! Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday! May you stay forever young and beautiful the next 50 years.


Have an incredible 50th birthday! It’s not the beginning of the end — it’s the beginning of a journey that could take you where you've always wanted to go. You need only pick the destination!

When you hit 50, you have to learn how to laugh at yourself, laugh off life's little obstacles and laugh with your kids. It’s better than crying! Happy 50th birthday!

On your special day, eat, drink, twist and shout to your heart's content but no more than that — you do have a 50-year old heart, you know!


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May you never look a day over 39. I mean, really, what else is there to wish for? Happy 50th birthday, beautiful!

May the trials and tribulations of your past fall away. Now's the age to let everything coming your way give you wings. Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday. May the next half-century bring you everything you desire. 







50th Birthday Quotes

Birthday quotes make great 50th birthday wishes. Below are quotes from some of the world's greatest thinkers that you can turn into 50th birthday wishes.


“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.” 

- Sophia Loren

"Getting old is like climbing a mountain. You get a little out of breath, but the view is much better."

   - Ingrid Bergman

"The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind." 

- William Wordsworth


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"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

   - Betty Friedan

"As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness."     

- Alice Walker

“I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.” 

- Mary Sarton


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"You don't get older, you get better." 

  - Shirley Bassey

"As we grow older, we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time."     

- François de la Rochefoucauld

"Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind."     

- Jackie Joyner-Kersee


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“When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.” 

- Marty Buccella

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."

- John Lennon

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” 

- Robert Frost


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“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” 

- Robert Browning

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.” 

- Pearl S. Buck

"The older I get, the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do."     

- Andrew Carnegie


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"Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young."     

- Ben Franklin

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."     

- Gabriel García Márquez

"We don't grow older, we grow riper."     

- Pablo Picasso


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"For the unlearned, old age is winter. For the learned, it is the season of the harvest."     

- Hasidic Saying

"The trouble is, when a number—your age—becomes your identity, you’ve given away your power to choose your future."     

- Richard J. Leider

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.

- Walt Disney


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"We turn not older with years, but newer every day."     

- Emily Dickinson

"This life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are."

- Suzy Rosenstein

"Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you."

- Anonymous







50th Birthday Wishes
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Want to inspire family or friends on their 50th birthday? For ideas, check out the examples of inspirational 50th birthday wishes below.


Welcome to the best chapter of your life — the fifties!  Happy 50th birthday!

Happy 50th birthday! Hope you fulfill every dream you’ve had in life, starting now! In your 50s, dreams come true for people like you.

Happy 50th birthday! At this age, you have what it takes to bring the hardest lessons you've ever learned to life.


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Happy 50th birthday! Now you know what really matters in life. Celebrate the fact that you are here to enjoy them.

Happy 50th birthday! You've learned to take life seriously, but never yourself. That's a gift! Enjoy it!

Hope your 50th birthday rocks, just like you. Your heart and soul just sing.


Happy 50th birthday! You have what it takes to make the next 50 of your life even better than your first five decades. Now that's something to celebrate!

Happy 50th birthday! I know, for a fact, that life’s finest moments start at 50 for people like you.

Happy 50th birthday! Here’s to 50 more years of the incredibly strong, kind and loving you!


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Happy 50th birthday! With everything you've become, the 50s should be the beginning of awesome things to come.

Happy 50th birthday! Knowing you, I bet that every wish you have will come true soon after you blow out all 50 candles on your cake.

Happy 50th birthday! You've made 0-50 look incredible. I can't wait to see what amazing feats are in store for you the next five decades of your life.


Happy 50th birthday! 50 cheers for 50 years of amazing you. I'm sure that the next 50 years of your life will be even more fabulous.

Happy 50th birthday! In this world, there are many kinds of 50 year olds. You're the kind that shines brighter than the 50 candles on your birthday cake.

Happy 50th birthday! At your age, you can look back with pride and look forward with hope.


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Happy 50th birthday! Your life is just beginning. The journey ahead looks beautiful for miles and miles. Just like you.

Happy 50th birthday! Turning 50 is pretty cool, but it's not nearly as cool as you are. You redefine 50.

Happy 50th birthday! With your strength, love and kindness, you could look forward to another 50 years of joy, peace and life's blessings.


Happy 50th birthday! You make 50 look amazing. You're more beautiful than ever. But you're also beautiful where it counts: in your heart and soul.

Happy 50th birthday! When you smile, you sparkle like the brightest stars in the night sky. For you, I know that the fiftysomethings will be the most radiant ever.

Happy 50th birthday! You should be so proud of the person you've become and will be. We are.


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Happy 50th birthday! You needn't worry about getting older. Like scotch, what's unwanted in your life will, from now on, be filtered out with age and what you'll have left shall taste like honey.

Happy 50th birthday! At this age, something strange but amazing happens. You suddenly know who you are, and this knowledge is simply wonderful. Like you.

Happy 50th birthday! You may be 50 years old today but, joking aside, you're still 29 years old at heart, with 21 years of wisdom and experience to guide you. Look forward to happy trails.


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50th Birthday Wishes
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Wondering what to write in the birthday card for your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend? Stop wondering and take a quick look at the examples of romantic birthday wishes below.


Happy 50th birthday, my dearest! The grayer you get, the sexier you become. I love every inch of you, especially your beautiful heart and soul.

Happy 50th birthday, darling! You’re on my mind, day and night. And you're in my heart every second. I love you madly.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetheart! Whether you're 50 or 100, I will always love you more than anyone or anything else in the world, even life itself.


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Happy 50th birthday, honey bunch! Your 50th birthday, because I love you sooooo much, is second only to the biggest day of my life: the day I said "I do" to you and our wonderful life together.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetie! You've been taking my breath away since the day I first laid eyes on you. Now that you're 50, you leave more breathless than ever.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetie pie! Getting grayer and grayer with you is a dream come true. You're the love of my life. I love you.


Happy 50th birthday, cute stuff! You mean more to me than anything or anybody else. You're truly my soulmate, now and forever! I love you until the end of time, and then some!

Happy 50th birthday, precious! Take my love for you, subtract infinity, and I still would have enough love in my heart to fill a trillion universes. That's how much I love you. 

Happy 50th birthday, lover! I felt lost before you found me, picked up the pieces of my shattered life and let me into your BIG heart. I love you so, so, so much!


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Happy 50th birthday, honey buns! Today, at 50, you beam a light brighter than ever into our life together. You've always shown me the way, and always will.

Happy 50th birthday, my beloved! Even at 50, you are still the most exquisite beauty I've ever met. Nobody comes close to you and nothing comes close to our love for each other.

Happy 50th birthday, my love nugget!  I cannot, nor will I ever, imagine what my life would be like without you, my best friend and my lover.


Happy 50th birthday, hot stuff! Forever and a day, I will always love, admire, respect, support, honor, cherish and lust after you.

Happy 50th birthday, love muffin! You are, and shall always be, the love of my life. I’m so glad you bravely walked into my mess of a life. Now, we have an eternity to love each other.

Happy 50th birthday, dear! You love me so much that I will never feel incomplete. With your beautiful, kind heart and fiery, passionate soul, our love is stronger today than ever.


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Happy 50th birthday, my dearest! No matter how wide my smile, it only gets wider when I lay my eyes on you. But you're not only the apple of my eye or the smile on my face — you're the love of my life.

Happy 50th birthday, darling! We share everything — our time, our ups, our downs, our secrets, our passion and, mostly, our love. What a beautiful journey we're on, together.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetheart! Sometimes, you're my best friend, my mentor, my confidant and my hero. But you're always my partner in love. That alone make my day, every day! I love you.


Happy 50th birthday, honey bunch! Today and always, we shall grow old together, gracefully, wonderfully, beautifully, fearlessly, lustfully and, most of all, lovingly.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetie! From here to eternity, we will watch the sun rise and set on another beautiful day, with our hearts, minds and souls intertwined in a timeless dance of pure love.

Happy 50th birthday, sweetie pie! I’m so blessed to have my best friend and the love of my life in one person: you. You're the only one who makes my life beautiful and complete. I love you.


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50th Birthday Wishes
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Need some ideas for your friend's 50th birthday card? Get inspired by the examples of 50th birthday wishes below.


Happy 50th birthday! I wish I was 50. Then, I would be you. You're the happiest person in the world. Your smile lights up every room you're in.

Happy 50th birthday! Today, it's an honor and privilege to know you and, more importantly, celebrate each one of the 50 years that molded you into the incredible, kind-hearted friend you are.

Happy 50th birthday! Your 50th birthday makes me nostalgic for all the moments of joy we’ve shared over time, showing me how fortunate I am to have a friend like you in my life.


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Happy 50th birthday! I hope you know how grateful I am to be your friend and, along the way, your partner in creating a lifetime of unforgettable memories. And I'm blessed that we so many birthdays together.

Happy 50th birthday! Being your friend is an adventure and a blessing. I'm glad you're here to share many more adventures down the road!

Happy 50th birthday! Here’s to you. At 50, you're even more amazing than ever. Your contagious laughter, enthusiasm and kindness makes me glad you're my friend for life.


Happy 50th birthday! Here’s to you. At 50, you're even more amazing than ever. Your contagious laughter, enthusiasm and kindness makes me glad you're my friend for life.

Happy 50th birthday! You’re an amazing individual and an wonderful friend. There's nothing I'd rather do and nowhere I'd rather be than be here and pay tribute to five decades of YOU.

Happy 50th birthday! You’re the best example of what a friend should be: extraordinarily upbeat, fun, wise, caring and there!


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Happy 50th birthday! I know I sound like a broken record but I love and admire you for your boundless wisdom, kindness, strength and love.

Happy 50th birthday! You’re not my friend. You're family. Without you in my life, I'd be incomplete.

Happy 50th birthday! Each and every moment of your 50 years on this planet have made you the amazing friend I love, admire and cherish.


Happy 50th birthday! Exactly 50 years ago, a miracle happened. You were born and the world became a better, brighter and beautiful place. 

Happy 50th birthday! As a friend, you're an extraordinary example to follow. As a person, you're an inspiration to anybody who has the privilege and honor to know you. May your future be as bright and blessed as you are.

Happy 50th birthday to the kindest, smartest and loveliest friend anyone could ever have. 


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Happy 50th birthday! You deserve all the attention coming your way today. If it was up to me, I would celebrate you, my true best friend, every day of the year. You're special.

Happy 50th birthday! I’m incredibly grateful for your friendship and all the moments we've turned into everlasting memories. Here's to you and many more unforgettable times together.

Happy 50th birthday! You are such a generous, caring, thoughtful and upbeat friend that it's impossible for me to list all the things I love about you. You're what BFFs are made of.


Happy 50th birthday! I’m so lucky to have you as my best friend. People like you don't come around that often. I cherish every moment we're together.

Happy 50th birthday! I hope that your special day is as wonderful as you are as a friend. Wow, what a birthday celebration that would be.

Happy 50th birthday! As youngsters, we thought 50 was really, really, really old. Wow, were we wrong! My pal, you are anything but old. You're the youngest 50-year-old friend I have (and that's saying something)!


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50th Birthday Wishes
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Happy 50th birthday. You've reached the age when you can recognize every song in an elevator.

Happy 50th birthday. You've reached the age when "getting lucky" is getting to the bathroom in time.

Happy 50th birthday. You've reached the age when the inside of your ears and nose is hairier than the top of your head.


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Happy 50th birthday. You've reached the age when you're offended by nobody offering you a seat on the bus.

Happy 50th birthday. You know that you're 50 when you finally have a handle on love and love handles on your waist.

Happy 50th birthday. Turning 50 is just like wearing underwear. It sorta creeps up on you and is a major pain in the arse.


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Happy 50th birthday. Looking 50 is amazing, if you were 10 years older.

Happy 50th birthday. When your friends start telling you how young you look, you'll know that you're officially old.

Happy 50th birthday. The next time you're warned to slow down in the fast lane, it won't be by the police — it will be by your doctor.


Happy 50th birthday. By now, you've gained lots of common sense, a good thing since you're losing all your other senses.

Happy 50th birthday. Turning 50 is great. That's what all my 70-year-old friends tell me.

Happy 50th birthday. Your 50th birthday is nature’s way of telling you to start lying about your age.


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Happy 50th birthday! At 50, your life suddenly becomes a vicious cycle of aches and pains. There’s only one thing you can do about it…drink scotch and watch TV. 

Happy 50th birthday! At 50, when everything in your life just sucks and you can't stand the thought of another 50 years on Earth, you know what you have to do…drink wine and eat chocolate.

Happy 50th birthday! At 50, menopause hits you and the last thing you want to hear from anyone is advice, so I’ll tell you the truth. It's better than the alternative: sex.


Happy 50th birthday! At 50, the first signs of aging aren't memory loss, wrinkles, aches and pains — it's when you get your first pair of progressive eyeglasses.

Happy 50th birthday! If you've made it this far, the next 50 years will be a piece of cake! Not! More like a pain in the arse.

Between you and me, it’s fine if you want to celebrate your 49th birthday for the second time. Been there, done that…three times! Happy 49th birthday (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)!


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On your 50th birthday, I wish three things for you: a waistline that impresses the ladies, adrenaline to keep up to them and deep pockets if the first two wishes don't come true!

Don't you just hate it when people say "you're halfway to 100" whenever anyone celebrates their 50th birthday? In fact, you're more than halfway the second after you turn 50. Happy half-century-and-a-bit birthday!

Today, I'm all for celebrating your 49th birthday two years in a row. Heck, I just celebrated mine for, let's see, the 11th time. Have an amazing and  happy 49th birthday…again!


Happy 50th birthday! At this age, you just can't do what you used to do — like exercise, dieting, chores, lifting, flossing — you know, all the stuff that you do not want to do.

At 50, you can really let the good times roll, since you now have a tire around your waist. Happy 50th birthday.

Happy 50th birthday! At 50, you can still do what any 20 year old can do, but only better, like eating, drinking, dancing and , I'm embarrassed to say) f---ing (you know, farting). 


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Hints & Tips


What's the best way to write 50th birthday wishes?

50 is one of the milestone birthdays we celebrate big. Figuring out what type of 50th birthday wishes to write can be daunting.

Should your 50th birthday wishes be something philosophical? Inspirational? Funny? It depends a little bit on what you want to say. Mostly, though, it depends on the personality of the birthday boy or girl.

Here are three tips to keep in mind if you want your 50th birthday wishes to stand out:

  • Write funny 50th birthday messages for people who can laugh at themselves. This is a great opportunity to poke fun at their age and all the aches and pains (figuratively and literally) that come with turning 50. Humor is also often the best way to convey serious, thought-provoking messages. Whatever you choose to do, have fun with it. Be original. Of course, take the serious path for anyone who can't take any type of joke. 
  • Write inspirational 50th birthday greetings if you think that the birthday gal or guy needs a few words of inspiring wisdom. Why? People at 50 tend to be navigating a mid-life crisis and an uplifting message can put some much-needed wind in their sails.
  • You can be sentimental with your 50th birthday wishes (in other words, nostalgic). You don't need to provide a long list of recollections. Even a quick reference to some event in the past is enough to trigger a happy memory. Simply bring the birthday guy or gal down memory lane, adding a hint of nostalgia to warm their hearts.

Whatever route you choose to take, just make sure that the 50th birthday messages you write are as unique as all the 50-year-ol loved ones on your birthday list. 

When it comes to 50th birthday wishes, the bottom line is always the same: you need to make the birthday boy or girl feel truly special on their special day — whether it's your wife, husband, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, friend or colleague. Otherwise, you're just going through the motions with your 50th birthday greetings. 

If you follow this advice, your 50th birthday greetings will befit this major milestone for your family or friends, standing out above the crowd of Facebook well-wishers. 


What are the best type of 50th birthday wishes?

The best kind of 50th birthday wishes, in my fiftysomething mind, are inspirational. In other words, you should write 50th birthday wishes that make the birthday guy or gal feel great about turning 50.

If nothing good comes to your mind, take a moment to read the article, Good Things About Turning 50, to find out exactly what type of 50th birthday wishes that the 50-year-old birthday boy or girl would want to hear from you. 

My favorite inspirational 50th birthday wishes encourage the recipients of your birthday messages that, at 50, they have the potential to take chances and live their lives to the fullest.


How do you personalize 50th birthday wishes for that special someone?

Personalizing the 50th birthday wishes (right above) for the love of your life is easier than you think! Want to know how? 

50th birthday wishes for your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancée, husband or wife should first be romantic. By romantic, I mean that you should show how much you love your partner. 

Of course, the romantic route is the way to go at any age. How you show your feelings is pretty much up to you but the more heartwarming, the better. Nobody ever overdosed from too much romance. 

But you shouldn't stop at romance. When people turn 50, they tend to need a jolt of inspiration, especially if they’re in the throes of a very bad mid-life crisis. 

Don’t skimp here! A serious dose of inspiration is a must-have in any birthday message.

Below are two examples that show how you can change the 50th birthday wishes for anyone on this page to one for your special someone.

  • For anyone: 50 years in and you’re still younger at heart than many people young in calendar years. May you stay forever young the next 50 years. Happy birthday!
  • For him: 50 years in and you’re still stronger, younger at heart and handsomer than anyone I know. May we stay forever young and forever happy together the next 50 years. Happy birthday! I love you! Love always, your [the term of endearment he calls you]!
  • For her: 50 years in and you’re still sexier, younger at heart and prettier than anyone we know. May we stay forever young and forever happy together the next 50 years. Happy birthday! I love you! Love always, your [the term of endearment she calls you]!

Yep, it's that easy! Now, it's your turn!










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