41 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!

We've got nice ones, funny ones, teasing ones and silly ones. Click on our quick-links to see a particular type of wishes, or scroll down to page to read all of them.

Nice Birthday Wishes

Funny Birthday Wishes

Teasing Birthday Wishes

Nice 50th Birthday Wishes

These 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 perfect for those people that you're not super close with, like your great aunt or your boss.

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

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

Wishing you many happy returns on your 50th Birthday!

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

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

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, so here's wishing you many happy returns.

Happy Birthday! The world is a better place for having had you in it for the last 50 years, so I hope you live to be at least 100.

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.

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Funny and Nice 50th Birthday Wishes

These are for when you want a funny 50th birthday wishes and message but you don't want it to be mean. Perfect for friends and family.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Wushi. 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...

50th birthday quotes

50th birthday poems

50th birthday jokes

50th birthday gag gifts

Gag certificates, including the "Certified Oldie Award"

101 of the Best Happy Birthday Wishes

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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