Happy 50th Birthday.

Best 50+50 Fun and Inspiring Happy 50th Birthday Wishes

Every birthday is important, but reaching that 50th birthday milestone is special. We want friends and families know we love and appreciate them. We also want to acknowledge this amazing life accomplishment.

It can be challenging to find just the right words to express how much you care about them and their birthday landmark. Below is a collection of messages to help you tell the incredible people in your life how important their 50th birthday is for them and for you!

Happy 50th birthday! 😉

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Happy 50th Birthday for Her

She’s a special lady and you want her to know just how important she is to you and everyone else.

  • You have spent the last 50 years taking care of everybody else. Take some time for yourself on this special day. Happiest of birthdays to you!
  • Happy 50th birthday to the sweetest lady I know. Enjoy this precious day!
  • To the best friend I’ve ever had. You are beautiful inside and out. Congratulations on 50 remarkable years!
  • You make 50 look amazing! Enjoy life’s finest things and have a great birthday, my gorgeous friend!
  • You still look fabulous in those skinny jeans. We all envy how well you’re wearing those 50 years! Happy birthday!
  • You are more beautiful than ever both on the inside and outside. Happy 50th birthday!
  • Fit and fabulous and 50? Yes! Best wishes on your special day!
  • No matter what the circumstances, you listen and make me feel better. We laugh and cry together and I value you more than anything. Happiest of 50th birthdays, dear friend!
  • You are getting prettier and smarter every year. What a dynamite combination. Best birthday wishes to you, gorgeous lady!
  • You are that special person I can let my hair down with and just be myself. Do you know how wonderful that is? Love you and wish you the happiest of 50th birthdays!
  • You shine brighter than any star in the sky! Happy 50th, beautiful person!
50 & fabulous. Happy Birthday.
50 & fabulous. Happy Birthday.
You make 50 look good! Happy Birthday.
You make 50 look good! Happy Birthday.

Funny 50th Birthday Wishes for Her

Single or in a relationship, she might need to use some birthday wishes that make her laugh on her 50th birthday.

  • Happy 50th Birthday! Here’s to you and your wonderful husband as you both embark on the midlife crisis adventure together!
  • Congratulations on your big five-oh! Your milestone birthday reminds us of how beautiful you are, inside and out.
  • Welcome to middle age, my friend! Let’s celebrate your 50th birthday like there’s no tomorrow!
  • Now that you have reached the big five oh, it’s time for a new mom makeover – let’s do this thing!
  • May all of your dreams come true at fifty, now that you have officially arrived at middle age bliss!
  • Wishing you lots of luck and love on your 50th birthday! May you have the time of your life celebrating this year.
  • Congratulations on surviving 50 years! Now it’s time to celebrate this fabulous milestone with friends and family.
  • Today marks a whole new chapter in your life – Happy 50th Birthday! Enjoy every minute of it!
  • You’re not getting old, you’re just learning more wisdom, so let’s celebrate this beautiful mom on her big five oh!
  • Welcome to the age of no regrets and endless possibilities, happy birthday gorgeous – may your midlife crisis adventure begin!

Happy 50th Birthday for Him

He’s the best guy you know and you want to tell him how incredible he is on his special day!

  • Birthday wishes to the best buddy anyone could have. Happy 50th birthday!
  • Your kind heart and generosity are amazing. Thank you for leading us through many difficult times. Love you and wish you a happy 50th birthday!
  • You have taught me so much and I will never forget it! Happy 50th birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the best role model a person can have. I appreciate you. Best wishes on your fiftieth birthday!
  • Don’t forget that age is only a number. 50 might be a big number but it’s still a number. And it’s just the beginning of another half century. Happy Birthday, buddy!
  • Your strength has been an enormous comfort to me over the years. Love you.
  • During scary times I remember your courage and that gives me strength. Congratulations on your 50th birthday!
  • Let your hair down and enjoy your 50th. Whoops, let down whatever hair you have left! Congrats on the big day!
  • Let’s celebrate this remarkable milestone! Your courage and leadership are amazing. Happy 50th Birthday!
  • You’re not old, you’re the vintage model! Have a great 50th birthday!
Birthday message for 50th birthday.
Happy 50th Birthday.

Funny 50th Birthday Wishes for Him

He might have an even better time if you make him laugh about his age.

  • Remember, ‘middle age’ is when you’re faced with two temptations and you choose the one that gets you home by 9 pm.
  • Wishing you a fabulous 50th birthday full of laughter, joy and not more cake than what dieticians recommend for your age!
  • Congratulations on your 50th birthday – it’s time to start enjoying retirement!
  • Happy 50th Birthday! You don’t look a day over 49 (Lol).
  • Cheers to the big 5-0! May each year be better than the last.
  • May your 50th birthday bring you as much joy and happiness as you’ve brought to all of us in your life. Happy Birthday!
  • Wishing you plenty of surprises, good food and lots of cake on this special day – happy 50th in moderation!
  • Congratulations on your 50th birthday! Let’s hope you make as much of a mess as possible tonight!
  • Happy Birthday to the man who still has plenty of energy for his 50 years! Have an amazing day!
  • Fifty is the new 30 – enjoy it and party hard at your 50th birthday!
  • You’re 50 years old now – no more wasting time! Let’s get to it and have a wonderful day celebrating! Happy Birthday!

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Inspirational Happy Birthday Wishes and Quotes for Friends’ 50th Birthday

These friends have inspired you and you want them to know you appreciate them!

  • You inspire me every day to be a better person. Thank you for always believing in me. Happy 50th birthday!
  • A half-century is an amazing milestone. You deserve all things beautiful in your life. Congratulations!
  • I love the way you share your wisdom and courage with everyone you know. I have learned so much from you and you deserve the very best. Happiest 50th birthday dear friend!
  • A true friend accepts you just the way you are. You have always accepted me with an open heart and mind. You mean the world to me. Have the best 50th birthday ever!
  • On the day you are turning 50, reflect on how much you have learned and grown during the years. You are an example for the rest of us.
  • I know now matter what happens in life you will be there for me. You cannot put a price on how valuable that is. Happiest 50th birthday my great friend!
  • One of my happiest memories is the day I met you. Your friendship means the world to me. Congratulations on turning 50!
  • As you turn 50, I hope your dreams and wishes are coming true. You deserve the best of everything.
  • At 50, you have learned what is important in life. I know you value your faith, family, and friends most of all. You are the best. Happy 50th birthday!
  • Five decades have passed and you have lived through those years with grace and charm. You are amazing. Thank you for being there for all of us.
Birthday message for 50th birthday.
Happy 50th birthday. Always stay young.
Birthday message for 50th birthday.
Happy 50th Birthday.

Funny 50th Birthday Wishes to Celebrate Half a Century

Along with everything else, you share a sense of humor.

  • They say people get older and wiser. You’ve got the older part down!
  • You’re not 50. You’re 20, plus 10, plus 10, plus 10! Have the greatest 50th birthday!
  • Don’t focus on the fact that you are a quarter-century old. I won’t tell, if you won’t tell. So here’s to the next half century!
  • Just think, you are halfway to not having to pay your life insurance premium! Congratulations and Happy 50th Birthday!
  • Get the fire extinguisher out before you light those 50 birthday candles!
  • Are you having a midlife crisis yet? Guess that happens when people turn 50! Love and best wishes on your special day!
  • Turning 50 means there are all kinds of things to look forward to. Like colonoscopies! Happiest of Birthdays!
  • Does turning 50 make you feel like you’ve been alive since dinosaurs roamed the earth? Here’s to all the best memories a jurassic-big milestone can bring!
  • Don’t forget that you’ve earned all those wrinkles and smile lines through sheer fun! Happy 50th Birthday!
  • Were you on the planet during the ice age? Just kidding. You’re not that old, yet! Happy 50th Birthday!
  • There’s a silver lining in every cloud. In you case, the silver is in your hair! Happy 50th Birthday!
  • What’s that noise? Oh, that’s your knees cracking! Happy Birthday, oldster!
  • Don’t regret turning 50. Just think how much closer you are to retirement! Happy Days!
  • 29 years ago you had the time of your life! Now you are turning 50 so don’t think you can drink as much. Happy birthday and have little bit of fun!
  • Maybe you are not so fast now, but you sure can have the party of your life. Have a great day and Happy Birthday!
  • Today you turn 18 with 32 years of experience! You are like the fine wine that gets more exquisite with age. Happy Birthday and have the best night of your life!
  • The only thing that remains the same after all these years is that dry sense of humor. Your hair, your gut, and even your face has changed. Happy birthday, old guy!
  • You are one 50-year-old who is stubborn enough to refuse someone’s offer to give you their seat in the bus. Happy Birthday and always stay young.
  • Age is just a number. Pace is something that fades with age. Try to make it on time on your celebration. Happy Birthday!
  • The worst thing about your birthday is the fact that the number of candles is going up but the cake keeps shrinking. Happy Birthday and don’t eat all the cake alone!
  • Middle age is when a man has got a handle on life and life has put handles on his waist. Happy birthday and all the best!
  • Looking fifty is great, of course if you are sixty! Have the birthday of your life!
Welcome to the Middle Ages. Happy 50th Birthday Wishes.
Welcome to the Middle Ages. Happy 50th Birthday.
Not old. Classic. Happy 50th Birthday.
Not old. Classic. Happy 50th Birthday.
  • You are the opposite of wine, which gets better with age and time. Happy Birthday!
  • Remember how excited you were when you turned 10 years old? Well now you should be 5 times as excited! Happy birthday!
  • Tomorrow is your big day. Be prepared to wake up with unexplained aches and pains. You’re old now. Happy birthday!
  • For your birthday, I got you a gift card to the local medical supply store. You never know when you’re going to need a walker or bed pan! Happy 50th birthday, old timer!
  • 50 already? Time sure flies when you’re getting old! Happy birthday!
  • I heard you turned 50 today! Days like this make me so happy I am younger. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday! I hope your day treats you well. When I turned 50, I woke up feeling like I was a part of a car accident I didn’t know about.
  • 50 years young! Time for that mid-life crisis of which you’ve always dreamed!
  • I wanted to find you the perfect present for your birthday. Then, I realized you are so old now that you certainly have everything you could ever want.  No presents for you!
  • Are you feeling old already at 50? Give me a call once you reach 75. Happy birthday!
  • Wishing you the happiest of birthdays this year! You certainly don’t have many more to celebrate in your old age.
  • Here’s to you on this momentous occasion! 50 years young! Just remember to start going to bed earlier and drinking more water. Otherwise, next year we won’t be able to continue to pretend you are 35 anymore!
  • Happy 16th annual 35th birthday! I can hardly believe you’re turning 35 again.

50th Birthday Memes before their Birthday Cake

Half a century old - Funny 50th birthday meme
Half a century old – Deserves an honorary award.
50th birthday wisdom will help you see things more clearly Mr Bean Double Vision meme
50th birthday wisdom will help you see things more clearly.
Age gets much better with wine Funny 50th birthday meme
Age gets much better with wine. Happy 50th birthday.
1,000,000 years old. Happy Birthday!
1,000,000 years old. Happy Birthday!
Back in my day, when I was your age I was already much older.
Back in my day, when I was your age I was already much older.
No more Facetime now that you're so old.
No more Facetime now that you’re so old.
Thought you might blow them all out Funny 50th birthday meme
Thought you might blow them all out? Nope. Happy 50th birthday.

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