By: Faye Smith

Turning half a century is a BIG DEAL. Think of all the memories they'll have, all the nuggets of wisdom under their belt and all the plans they can look forward to in this new stage of their life. Celebrate their special milestone birthday with a 50th birthday message they'll love. Whether they're the type of person who adores a cheeky joke, they get inspired by famous quotes or your loved one is a sentimental type, we have a tonne (50 in fact!) of 50th birthday wishes to choose from. We've scoured the internet for lengthier 50th birthday messages, ideal for the classic birthday card, as well as shorter, snappier 50th birthday quotes and wishes for sharing the birthday love on social media.

Funny 50th Birthday Messages

  1. You may no longer be young as you turn fifty. But nothing is stopping you from being naughty and nifty. Happy birthday.
  2. They say 50 is the new 40. Who's they? Probably a bunch of old people like you.
  3. Happy 50th Birthday! You don't look even close to 50, and that's a really, really annoying thing about you.
  4. Happy 50th Birthday! You may be showing your age, but at least you're not acting it!
  5. Don't let ageing get you down. It's too hard to get back up again!
  6. Welcome to middle age: that time when you finally get your head together, then your body starts falling apart. Happy 50th birthday!
  7. Congratulations on your 50th! Smile whilst you still have teeth.
  8. Congratulations, you've finally reached the wonder years… wonder where your car is parked? Wonder where you left your phone? Wonder where your glasses are? Wonder what day it is? Happy 50th birthday!
  9. Don't worry, those aren't wrinkles, they are smile lines and each one is as beautiful as you. Wishing you all the best on your 50th birthday!
  10. You're not 50. You're 18 with 32 years of experience.
  11. You know you're 50 when your back is hairier than your head.
  12. Enjoy celebrating your second 25th birthday!
  13. Forget age. If you can still manage to blow out your birthday candles, everything is dandy! Happy 50th birthday!
  14. You're an oldie, but a goodie!
  15. You're basically a classic now. Congratulations.
  16. At our age we've seen it all, heart it all, done it all. We just can't remember it all! Happy 50th birthday and cheers to many more memories we might forget!
  17. It's amazing how good you look for your age considering everything we've been up to over the years. Happy 50th!
  18. You know you're 50 when you have a party and your neighbours don't even realise.
  19. You know you're 50 when someone offers you a seat on the bus and you don't refuse.
  20. Happy birthday to someone who's 50 in body and 15 in mind.
  21. 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!
  22. Yes, 50 is nifty… if you're rich, slim, beautiful and famous. Happy un-nifty 50th birthday!

Meaningful 50th birthday wishes

  1. Hope you create as many unforgettable memories in your next half-century as you did in the first incredible fifty years of your life.
  2. Here's to marking the next chapter of your life with a momentous occasion!
  3. Congrats on hitting 50! May your day be filled with the happiest of memories and lots of fun and laughter.
  4. You have blessed so many lives in your fifty years of life. Anyone who knows you is so lucky, including me.
  5. Happy birthday to someone who's been fabulous at every age and is now more fabulous than ever at 50.
  6. Happy 50th birthday! You've earned the right to truly appreciate the finer things that life has to offer.
  7. The world is so much more beautiful to have had you in it for fifty years.
  8. Everything good comes to those who turn 50. Good food. Good wine. Good friends. Good love. Happy 50th birthday!
  9. It doesn't matter that you're 50. Whatever age you have been, are, or will be, there is always something to celebrate on your birthday. You. The day you were born, the world became a brighter place.
  10. 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.
  11. What a wonderful world to have such precious souls as yours within it. Happy 50th birthday.
  12. For every step you have made over 50 years is a step towards the wonderful life you lead and the grace and presence you have among others is an inspiration to us all.
  13. Happy 50th birthday! Hope your day is filled with beauty, fun, love, joy and laughter!
  14. It is a wonderful time for you - you look no older than 30 years old, but you have the wisdom of all lived years.
  15. 50 cheers to 50 years! Let the party begin for one of the best people I am honoured to know.
  16. Wishing you many happy returns on your 50th birthday. I hope it is filled with all of your favourite things.

50th birthday quotes

  1. "I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry" - Alan Bleasdale.
  2. "When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old" - Mark Twain.
  3. "A man has reached middle age when he's warned to slow down by his doctor instead of the police" - Henry Youngman.
  4. "There's nothing stressful about turning 50 except people reminding you about it" - Muhammad Ali.
  5. "I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… Suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you" - Agatha Christie.
  6. "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?" - Jim Carrey.
  7. "By the time we hit fifty, 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.
  8. "Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty" - Coco Chanel.
  9. "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" - George Eliot.
  10. "Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out." - Phyllis Diller.
  11. "Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip, that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you're not careful and don't embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence" - Dawn French.
  12. "If you're 50, you're never going to be 50 ever again, so enjoy being 50. If you sit through the year wishing you were younger, before you know it, it's going to be over, and you're going to be 51" - Julianne Moore.

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