40th Birthday Jokes

Funny 40th birthday jokes for this momentous occasion. Turning 40 is an occasion worth celebrating, and a good excuse for a laugh too!

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Whether you want to lighten the mood or soften the blow of turning forty, you'll find something funny here to help you out.

Scroll down the page to read all our funny 40th birthday jokes, or click on these links to see a particular subset.

Jokes about Age

Benefits of Aging

You Know You're 40 When...

Grey Hair Jokes

Menopause Jokes

Many of these jokes are short enough for a card message or to include in a 40th birthday speech.

Other ways you might want to use them include as part of the birthday invitation wording, or you could print and frame a one-liner and use it as a part of the 40th birthday party decor. And you can text the birthday girl/guy a joke on their birthday as a funny way to say Happy Birthday!

40th Birthday Jokes about Aging


Age is like underwear. It creeps up on you.


Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get up again.


Middle age: that time when you finally get your head together - then your body starts falling apart.


You know you're getting old when you can't walk past a bathroom without thinking, "I may as well pee while I'm here."


The tragedy of getting old: So many candles... so little cake


You know you're old when you turn down the lights to be economical instead of romantic.


Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age!


You know you're getting older when an "all-nighter" means not getting up to pee.


Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.


Middle age... when "happy hour" is a nap!


Forty's not that old... if you're a tree.


When you're over the hill, you pick up speed.


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Benefits of Age Jokes


Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!


The best part of being over forty, is that you did most your stupid stuff before the internet.


Don't stress about your eyesight failing as you get older. It's nature's way of protecting you from shock as you walk past the mirror.


Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.


40 is the perfect age. You're old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more.


Don't be upset about your birthday. Just think, you're one year closer to getting the senior citizen discount!


Getting older has some benefits... Call it a "senior moment" and you can get away with pretty much anything!


Forget age. If you can still manage to blow out your birthday candles, everything is dandy.


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You know you're 40 when...


You know you're 40 when you're in an elevator when your favourite song comes on.


You know you're 40 when getting lucky means a short wait in the doctor's office.


You know you're 40 when your back goes out more often than you do.


You know you're 40 when your back is hairier than your head.


You know you're 40 when you have a party and the neighbours don't even realise.


You know you're 40 when a kid you once babysat is now your lawyer.


You know you're 40 when someone offers you a seat on the bus. And you don't refuse.


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40th Birthday Jokes about Grey hair



Don't worry, they are not grey hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise.


Those aren't grey hair you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head.


A little grey hair is a small price to pay for so much wisdom.


If grey hair is a sign of wisdom, then you're a genius!


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40th Birthday Jokes about Menopause


Night sweats and hot flashes are nature's way of lowering your heating bill so you can save more money for your retirement.


Menopause gives me the freedom to say anything. The only filters in my house are for the coffee.


When I asked for a smoking hot body, menopause was not quite what I had in mind.


I'm still hot, but it comes in flashes.


I start out each day as Mary Poppins and end it as Cruella De Vil.


The 7 stages of menopause: Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, Psycho.


This one doesn't count as a change-of-life joke, but somehow it feels like it should fit in this section.

I don't want to brag or make anybody jealous or anything... but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.


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"Year You Were Born" 40th Poster

And if you're looking for a really unique and memorable way to wish someone a happy 40th birthday, then do check out our 40th birthday poster full of interesting facts from the year they were born. Easy to edit and print out at home, your gift will be the talk of the party!

Click here to personalize and print your poster


Everyone thought this was really cool and asked me how I made it!'' Rachel, Idaho

We've researched all the interesting and funny facts from the year they were born, and our poster maker formats it all beautifully for you. You can personalize the poster with their name, choose your color palette, and add anything else you want about them.

Click here to personalize and print your poster

More 40th Birthday ideas...

I hope you enjoyed our 40th birthday jokes collection. For more funny 40th birthday ideas, do check out our 40th birthday sayings, 40th birthday quotes and 40th birthday gag gifts pages. And there are more general gift ideas on our Homemade Birthday Gifts page.

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