100+ 50th Birthday Wishes for Friends and Family


So, it's that time of the year when someone you know is having a birthday, but not just any birthday - they are turning the big 5-0! You are probably wondering how to make your birthday wish stand out, or maybe what to write to make it the perfect message. Well, you’ve come to the right place - here are 100+ happy 50th birthday wishes for your friends and family!

Here you will find heartful examples to send your loved one a happy 50th birthday wish in a card or through their favourite celebrity from memmo.me. Whatever category the 50-year-old in your life falls in, we’ve got you covered!

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50th Birthday Wishes for Your Father

Wish your dad the best for reaching such a legendary milestone or surprise your old man, by getting his favourite footballer to send him a personalised happy 50th birthday message!


  • Wow! You’re half a century old, Dad! Congratulations, and I hope to see many more of your birthdays pass on by.
  • Even though I’m an adult, I need your wisdom more than I ever have. Happy 50th birthday, Dad!
  • Dad, thank you for being a constant source of inspiration in my life. Happy 50th, Dad!
  • "Hope you’ll have what Del Boy would call a 'Crème de la menthe’ birthday" - Sue Holderness
  • Happy 50th Birthday Dad! May all your fish be big, your beers stay cold, and (insert his favourite football team here) have a winning season!
  • For your birthday this year, I bought you this extraordinary gift because I know shiny toys are just as important to old people as they are to children!
  • You’re my hero dad, so it’s only right I got you a memmo from your hero!

Make your dad’s day extra special and see which sports stars could send him a birthday wish!

  • I’m not the best at expressing how much you mean to me, so I got Nigel Owens to say happy 50th birthday with a memmo.
  • I’m sure you know how lucky you are to have me as your child. You’re welcome! Happy Birthday, Dad!
  • Check your emails, Robbie Fowler wants to remind you why I’m your favourite child!
  • 50 is pretty much prehistoric. But at least you're not extinct.
  • Thanks for being my number one supporter, you’re the best dad I could ever ask for and I hope 50 brings you nothing but joy. Happy 50th Dad!
  • Go out and have fun on your birthday, Dad - it’s all on me!
  • On this day 50 years ago, the world was blessed with an amazing man. I’m grateful that you’re my dad, happy birthday!

50th Birthday Wishes for Your Mother

Want to finally be mum’s favourite? Make your 50th birthday wish extra special with the help of her favourite celebrity saying one of these heartfelt wishes.


  • Take it easy on your 50th birthday Mum. If anyone deserves to kick their feet up, relax and eat as much birthday cake as they want - it’s you! Thank you for all you do!
  • “Thank you for being my go-to person, my number one fan, my role model and the best mum I could ever ask for. Happy 50th, Mum!
  • You have so much to be proud of at 50, I mean just look at me! Happy Birthday, Mum!
  • You know how you’ve always had a crush on Will Mellor? Well, he wants to wish you a happy 50th birthday, check your email!
  • Thanks for always being there for us, mum. Wishing you a birthday that is as wonderful as you are!
  • Happy birthday and congratulations, you’re halfway to a telegram from the Queen. In the meantime, put your feet up and enjoy the rewards from all the hard work you put in during your 20s, 30s and 40s.
  • Hope you create as many unforgettable memories in your next half-century as you did in the first incredible fifty years of your life.
  • Happy 50th Mum - may you always be beautiful, youthful and happy!
  • Happy 50th birthday to my mum who looks young enough to be my sister. (If you ever start looking younger than me, we’re going to have problems!)

Check out these actors who'll leave your mum struck on her birthday!

  • I would have got you a funny card, but I know at your age bladder control can be a problem… Happy Birthday, Mum!
  • “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown
  • Happy 50th Mum, hope your 50th is just the beginning of amazing things to come.
  • The world is a much better place for having had you in it for the last 50 years. Happy Birthday, Mum!
  • I’m looking forward to one day being gorgeous and gracious as you are at 50.
  • Happy birthday to my amazing mum! May your 50th birthday bring you all the joy and love you deserve!
  • Though I won’t be able to join you to celebrate this wonderful milestone, I’ll be there with you in spirit but just in case that’s not enough, I got a memmo from one of your favourite actors. Happy 50th, Mum.
  • You're 50 years old today, but you don’t even look like it! Count your blessings as you celebrate this great milestone. Happy birthday, Mum!

50th Birthday Wishes for Your Husband

How do you express your feelings to your husband? You get his favourite footballer to say it for you!


  • “50, wow! You’re getting on..you must’ve seen some stuff, a couple of world wars, the invention of the wheel, the birth of fire, you’ve been around the block but the best is yet to come!” - Angelos Epithemous
  • “The big 5-0! What a milestone! All the best! Have a great future, you’ll never walk alone!” - Michael Owen
  • Happy 50th birthday! You’re not old – you just need a little WD40.
  • Today is the day you can pretend to be young even though you’re not. Happy 50th birthday, my love.
  • 50 cheers to 50 years! Let the party begin for the best husband I could ask for.
  • "There's nothing stressful about turning 50 except people reminding you about it" - Muhammad Ali.
  • Happy 50th birthday, I’m so grateful we get to do this life together because it would be so boring without you!

If your husband is more interested in football than he is in you, he would love a birthday wish from these footballers!

  • I know you love Arsenal more than you love me, so I’ve called in some help - make sure you're sitting down because Paul Merson has a special message for you!
  • Happy 50th Birthday to one of the greatest creations of this century!
  • The world is so much more beautiful to have had you in it for fifty years.
  • Buy the sports car, get the tattoo, take a trip, learn something new. Let the midlife crisis ADVENTURE begin!
  • Celebrating 50 years might take a while. Let’s get started!
  • Who cares about getting older? Plastic surgery can fix those wrinkles and lumps. Happy birthday!
  • I would make a joke about how you’re getting really old, but I didn’t want to hurt your feelings. Then again, you probably won’t remember any of it since you’re getting so old. Happy 50th birthday!

50th Birthday Wishes for Your Wife

She’s your partner, your love and your best friend. Let her know how special she is on her special day!


  • You’re 50 today? There must be some sort of mistake because you don’t look a day over fabulous
  • “You don’t get older, you get better.” – Shirley Bassey
  • “I’ve had a lot of birthdays since I turned 50 and every one of them have been happier and better than the one before so you still have a lot to look forward to, I promise you that!” - Alan Fletcher
  • 50 years old? Just keep telling yourself you’re not old… just retro.
  • You've got half a century of accumulated knowledge and wisdom! Shame you can’t remember any of it.
  • You look great for any age— and incredible for 50!
  • We’ve created a great life with a beautiful family, looking forward to spending the next 50 years by your side.

Want to spoil your wife on her birthday? Get help from these Celebs who can deliver the ultimate happy birthday wishes

  • Half of our budget for celebrating your birthday went to buying candles. Try getting younger or stop getting more birthdays!
  • I know Eastenders is your guilty pleasure, so I’ve called in your all-time favourite character to deliver your birthday wish!
  • Fifty never looked so good!
  • Happy 50th birthday, I’m the luckiest person in the world to have you as my wife.
  • You’re a gift to me in every way, happy birthday my love.
  • The world is so much more beautiful to have had you in it for fifty years.
  • It is a wonderful time for you - you look no older than 30 years old, but you have the wisdom of all lived years.

50th Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend

Turning 50 is a milestone to be celebrated, especially when that person has been there with you through thick and thin!


  • “50, that's a big one isn't it? I loved my 50th birthday, I loved my 50s actually, it’s a lovely decade you’ve got ahead” - Celebrity from memmo.me
  • 50 today? Seems like only yesterday you were 49.
  • You only turn 50 once. Make the hangover worth it!
  • Happy 25th anniversary of your 25th birthday!
  • I hope your 50th year is your best year yet, can’t wait to make more incredible memories with you!
  • “Wow, 50 - you made it, after all those raving years!” - General Levy
  • Happy 50th birthday. Congratulations... from now on you're officially old!
  • You look 22, feel 18, act 10 – guess you must be 50

Check out these comedians who’ll remind your bestie of how old they are getting!

  • If you can still blow up all your birthday balloons without passing out, then you earn the right to still feel “young” at 50. Happy 50th birthday.
  • Thank you for being the best friend I could ever ask for, I hope you have an amazing 50th birthday.
  • Happy 50th Birthday! You don't look even close to 50, and that's a really, really annoying thing about you.
  • "The tragedy of getting old: So many candles... so little cake" Anonymous
  • Here’s to 50 years of incredible you…and an incredible 50 more!
  • Fifty is the new “Who cares?” Relax, enjoy and have fun!
  • "When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old" - Mark Twain.

50th Birthday Wishes for Your Sibling

Siblings are the best friends you get to grow up with, you’ve shared memories and inside jokes that no one will ever understand. Remind them of all the good times you’ve had when sending them a 50th birthday wish!


  • Remember how much we used to love Chuckle Vision? Well, I got you a special message from Paul Chuckle, from me, to you!
  • Happy 50th, I hope I look as good as you when I get to your age!
  • Happy 50th birthday, thank you so much for being the best sister/brother - life would be so boring without you!
  • Congratulations on hitting a half-century, happy to have been here for the ride!
  • If you haven’t grown up by age 50, you don’t have to. I hope we never grow up! Happy 50th birthday!
  • “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” – Victor Hugo

Ever wondered how your sibling would react to a personalised message from their favourite childhood musician? Check out all these incredible musicians!

  • Let’s celebrate the 29th anniversary of your 21st birthday.
  • “You’ve got the fitness level of a 21-year-old with the mentality of a 7-year-old! You are not old mate, welcome to the 5-0 club!” - Mark Billingham
  • You’re the youngest 50-year-old I know!
  • Fifty is the new “Who cares?” Relax, enjoy and have fun!
  • Thank you for reminding me that I’m not still not as old as you yet. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy 50th birthday! I couldn’t decide if you needed a walker or a cane, so I just got you a memmo instead.
  • Happy 50th birthday, you’re too young to look this old!

Funny 50th Birthday Wishes

There's no better way to wish someone a happy birthday than making a joke about how old they are!


  • "You know you're 50 when your back goes out more often than you do" -Anonymous
  • They say 50 is the new 40. Who's they? Probably a bunch of old people like you.
  • Happy 50th Birthday! You may be showing your age, but at least you're not acting it!
  • "You know you're 50 when you have a party and the neighbours don't even realise" - Anonymous
  • "Looking fifty is great - if you're sixty" - Joan Rivers
  • Happy 50th birthday, don't let ageing get you down. It's too hard to get back up again!
  • Don’t think of it as 50. Think of it as 21 with 29 years of experience.
  • 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!

Running out of time for a birthday gift? Check out these celebrities who can deliver happy 50th birthday wishes in less than 24 hours!

  • "Fifty is an excellent age... if you're a bottle of wine" Anonymous
  • Enjoy celebrating your second 25th birthday!
  • You're an oldie, but a goodie!
  • You know you're 50 when someone offers you a seat on the bus and you don't refuse.
  • Congratulations on your 50th! Smile whilst you still have teeth.
  • You are halfway to a hundred but that doesn’t guarantee you will live that long. Happy 50th birthday.
  • If you were a dog, you would be 213 years old. So, don’t feel so bad about your age. At least you’re ageing like a human. Happy 50th!
  • Every birthday of yours is a reminder for me that I’m not the oldest person here! Happy 50th birthday!

So whatever type of 50-year old you know - the ones who are forever young (in spirit, not age!), the ones who are excited about the next 50 years and the ones who are denying their age altogether - you now have 100+ ways to send happy 50th birthday wishes.


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