50 Best 50th Birthday Wishes

Looking for the best 50th birthday wishes and messages to wish someone a happy birthday? Turning 50 is a milestone worth celebrating, so time to get creative and help make that person feel extra special as they journey over the hill!

On this page you'll find lots of congratulatory birthday wishes, funny messages, teasing messages, and silly birthday wishes! Click on our quick-links to jump to a particular type of message, or scroll down to page to see all of them.

Congratulatory 50th Birthday Wishes

Funny Birthday Wishes

Teasing Birthday Wishes

Use these messages as a starting point to celebrate the person turning 50. Use your card message to congratulate them on reaching this milestone age, and personalize your message to wish them all the best for the things they're planning to do now that they've turned 50! Or compliment them on all they have achieved to date and what a contribution they have made to their family, their work, or in their community.

Last Updated: 18th June, 2018.

Congratulatory 50th Birthday Wishes

Not sure what message to write on a 50th birthday card? These celebratory messages are perfect when you just want to wish someone a happy birthday in a nice way without trying to be funny or poke fun. They're a great starting point for people who might be feeling a bit apprehensive about turning 50 too, and you can focus on the positives and looking towards a great year ahead!

Happy 50th Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day and a fabulous year being fifty.

Happy Birthday! The world is a better place for having had you in it for the last 50 years, so here's wishing you many happy returns.

Congratulations on your 50th birthday. Wishing you many happy returns for the coming years ahead.

Wishing you many happy returns on your 50th Birthday!

May the next half-century of your life be as wonderful as the first half!

Your first 50 years on earth have been pretty incredible, so I can't wait to see what you get up to in the next 50.

Happy Birthday to a guy/gal who's nifty at fifty!

Happy Birthday to a gal who's fabulous at fifty!

Happy birthday to a guy/gal who's turned 50 but still hasn't grown up!

Go with the flow on the big five-oh! I hope you have a fabulous 50th birthday.

Wishing you a happy 50th birthday and many happy returns to enjoy the finer things in life.

Happy Birthday! The world is a better place for having had you in it for the last 50 years, thanks for all you do for our family!

Congratulations on your 50th birthday! Wishing you many good things for the years ahead, starting with your birthday vacation. Enjoy yourselves on such a well-deserved break!

Happy birthday to you! We hope you have a wonderful 50th birthday and that you are truly spoilt on your big day!

Wishing you many happy returns on this milestone birthday! Have a great day!

Sending you many happy returns on your fiftieth birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. We're sorry we can't be with you, but we will raise our glass to your continued good health and future happiness all the way from [insert location].

Wishing you all the very best on your 50th birthday, and many happy returns for the year ahead. Enjoy the attention on your special day, you deserve it my beautiful friend.

Congratulations my dear friend on your 50th birthday! May the day be a blast!

Happy birthday to the kindest, most generous person I know. I hope you have a fantastic 50th birthday and that the years ahead are long and full of many blessings to you and your family.

Wishing you all the very best on your 50th birthday. We hope you have a great day and that the future is full of many good things.

Congratulations on your 50th birthday! What a great opportunity to stop and reflect on how much you have achieved so far in life, you are an inspiration to all of us. May your future be bright and full of many blessings!

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Funny and Nice 50th Birthday Wishes

These 50th birthday wishes are for when you want a funny 50th birthday message, but you don't want it to come across as mean. Perfect for friends and family who enjoy a bit of a laugh, but nothing too mean.

Don't worry, they're not wrinkles, they're smile lines, and I hope you have plenty more by the time you're 60.

If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent! Congratulations on your 50th Birthday.

Happy 20th Anniversary of your 30th Birthday!

Remember how excited you were when you turned 10 years old? Well now you should be 5 times as excited!

Happy Birthday! Don't worry about turning 50. Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

We call it 50. The Spanish call it cincuenta. The Germans call it fünfzig. The Kalahari bushmen don't even have a word for numbers that big. In whatever language, it's a birthday worth celebrating!

You're not 50. You're 18, with 32 years of experience!

Technically you're not 50. You're only $49.95, plus tax!
(Haha I love this one - I saw it on a 50th birthday mug on amazon)

You're 50 years of age. That's 10 Celcius.

Congratulations, you're...
F antastic
I nspirational
F abulous
T errific
Y oung-at-heart

Look  21
Feel  18
Act   11
That makes you 50!

And these posters are a funny and special way to wish someone a very happy 50th birthday. Choose from fun facts from the year they were born, a funny definition of what it is to be fifty, or write a silly newspaper article about the birthday girl/guy.

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Funny and Teasing 50th Birthday Wishes

These teasing 50th birthday wishes and messages are great for people that you know really well and who don't mind you poking a bit of fun at them, like your coworkers and close friends. Turning fifty is a pretty big milestone afterall!

You've got so much to look forward to in your 50s. In the words of Bob Hope: "I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. That's when it's time for my nap".

They say 50 is the new 40. But let's be honest, 40 was already pretty old.

The English call it 50. The Spanish call it cincuenta. The Chinese call it Wû shí. I call it old. Happy Birthday!

You're turning 50 huh? That's still pretty young... for a tree.

Wow, you're turning 50? In dog years that would be, um... dead.

Happy 50th birthday. Congratulations... from now on you're officially old!

50 is pretty much prehistoric. But at least you're not extinct.

You've got half a century of accumulated knowledge and wisdom! That would be awesome... if you could remember any of it.

Congratulations! You're 50! Smile... while you still have teeth.

You're 50 and you've acquired a lot of common sense... which is lucky, because your sense of sight and hearing aren't what they used to be!

Deepest sympathies on your 50th birthday.

Oh no! Say it ain't so! [John Smith] turns the big 5-0!

So, you're finally 50. Now we can round your age up to 100!

A fun way to write 50th birthday wishes is in the form of little "word poems". Here are a couple that we've come up with, and I'm sure you can create your own too!

50 years old and full of
V igor
I nspiration
A ccomplishments
G enerosity
R esourcefulness
A ttractiveness

Congratulations, you're officially...
O utstanding
L egendary
D istinguished

Congratulations, you're officially...
A ccomplished
N oble
C harming
I nsightful
E ducated
N eighbourly
T imeless

Congratulations, you're officially...
A ntiquated
N ot a spring chicken
C reaky
I nfirm
E lderly
N ot young
T ottering

Things to look forward to...
F iber supplements
I ndigestion
F latulence / Flashes
T oupee / Tiredness
I ncontinence
E ar hair / Estrogen supplements
S agging

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50th Birthday Personalized Message Poster

And if you're looking for a really unique and memorable way to wish someone a happy 50th birthday, then do check out our 50th birthday message posters . 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

What next?

I hope you enjoyed this 50th birthday wishes and messages collection, and I hope you found one that was just right for the occasion. Here are some other pages I think you might enjoy...

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And do take a look at our Fifty 50th Birthday Ideas page for lots of gift ideas for 50th birthday presents.


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