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100 Happy 30th Birthday Wishes to Celebrate a New Decade


What is the best way to wish someone a happy 30th birthday? Wonder no longer. Here is a list of the best happy 30th birthday wishes for everyone in your life that funny, short, or cute and are perfect for friends and family. We included some happy 30th birthday messages and greetings for birthday cards.

Scroll through to find the best wish for you.

Our Favorite Happy 30th Birthday Wishes

Congratulations on reaching this incredible journey to 30. Wishing you many good things for the years ahead.

Happy birthday! I can’t wait to see what you do with your next 30 years.

Happy 30th birthday to a true troublemaker. Don’t you dare get old on me!

Happy 30th birthday to one of my favourite humans!

Turning 30 is a piece of cake and a few extra candles.

I’ll bet you were hoping no one would notice you were turning 30. Well, no such luck! Happy birthday!

Some things really do get better with age… Happy 30th Birthday!

Ocean sunset with 30th birthday wishes

With 30 years comes wisdom…and wrinkles.

Hope you have a blast on your 30th birthday! Just don’t overdo it – at your age, partying too much can be dangerous.

Happy 30th birthday! And remember: You’re never too old to act like an idiot.

If your candles cost more than your cake, then definitely you are getting older.

Don’t let aging get you down… it’s too hard to get back up again! Happy birthday, 30-year-old!

A very happy 30th birthday, I can’t wait to celebrate with you later.

Cheers to you entering your third decade of life, happy birthday!

May your birthday be as wonderful as you are, happy 30th.

Hopefully you can find a cake big enough to fit 30 candles.

Happy 30th birthday! You know, you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young either.

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Happy 30th birthday to someone who’s awesome at any age.

Don’t think of it as your 30th birthday. Think of it as the 10th anniversary of your 20th birthday.

Happy 30th birthday! Oh, and if you wake up feeling like crap tomorrow, it’s not a hangover – that’s just what it’s like being old.

You know, they say that age is really all in the mind. The key is to prevent it from trickling down into your body. Happy birthday!

Funny Happy 30th Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday! And thank you so much for turning 30 before me!

Every birthday of yours is a reminder for me that I’m not the oldest person here! Happy 30th birthday!

You’re not old! …oh, no wait, actually you are, sorry about that.

It’s OK to light the 30 candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.

They say 30 is the new 20. However, it should be noted that they often lie. Happy Birthday!

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Don’t grow up… It’s a trap! Oh, you did! Happy birthday, in that case!

Cheers on your birthday. One step closer to adult underpants.

You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy 30th birthday!

Uh oh, looks like you can no longer use your 20s as an excuse every time you mess up.

Just wanted to be the first one to wish you happy birthday so I can feel superior to your other well-wishers. So, happy 30th birthday!

Happy 30th! Don’t worry, you don’t look a day over 29 and a half.

I hate to break it to you…. but you’re officially an adult now and it’s time to act like it!

30, still trying to be flirty, and kind of thriving. Happy Birthday!

To my 20s: Thanks for the memories.

Sunrise on a plane with funny turning 30 sayings

At least you’ve officially got 30 out of the way now, onto 40 soon!

Happy 30th birthday! Boy are the hangovers going to really hurt now!

Just to put things into perspective, you’ve now reached the age you thought was old as a kid.

I think it’s clear to say you’re never going to be ID’d ever again. Welcome to being old and happy 30th!

Welcome to your thirties, you’re gonna have a great time!

Congrats you’re halfway to 60, soon enough you’ll be old and grey!

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Belated Birthday Wishes, Funny Birthday Wishes, Happy 40th Birthday Wishes and Happy 60th Birthday Wishes.

Happy 30th Birthday Wishes for Friends

We’ll be friends ’til we’re old and senile… and then we’ll be new friends!

If you’re the new face of 30, then it’s going to be an amazing year. Happy Birthday, dear friend!

To my best friend, you don’t look a day over fabulous! Happy 30th birthday

My friend, you have so much to be proud of at 30. Congrats and enjoy!

Happy 30th, bud! How does it feel to be the world’s oldest kid?

Thirty never looked so good as it does on my best friend!

Happy 30th birthday!  I couldn’t decide if you needed a walker or a cane, so I just got you this Amazon gift card instead.

Three decades of being your wonderful self. Happy birthday, buddy!

30 cheers to 30 great years. Now, let the real party begin my friend!

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Best wishes on your 30th birthday. I’m so proud to have you as a friend… even if you are old.

You look incredible for 30! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, my friend.

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 30th bday!

30 is only a number when you’re forever young. And you, my friend, have such a youthful spirit.

30-years-young and at the top of your game. Can’t nobody tell you nothing!

Happy 30th Birthday to one of my most special friends!

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the kindest friend I know. I hope you have a fantastic 30th birthday today.

Friend – Congratulations on your 30th birthday! What a prime opportunity to stop and reflect on how much you have achieved in so little time. You are an inspiration to all of us. May your future be bright and full of wonders.

Happy Birthday to my best friend! Ready for another trip around the sun with you.

People at sunset with turning 30 birthday wishes for friends

Happy 30th birthday! I’m so grateful for your friendship and all the fun we’ve shared over the years. Here’s to many, many more!

Wishing you the very best on your 30th birthday. Enjoy the attention on your special day, you deserve it my wonderful friend.

The older we get, the brighter our birthday cake becomes. See? It’s all filled with burning candles. Have fun blowing it all! Happy 30th!

Though we couldn’t be with you today, we’re raising our glass and wishing you the happiest of 30th birthdays! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends.

Short Happy Birthday Wishes for 30th

Happy birthday. It took you 30 years to look this good!

Congratulations on three decades of sheer awesomeness!

Thirty is the new awesome. Happy birthday!

Hope your 30th year is your favorite year so far!

Sincerely wishing you life’s finest things at 30.

30 is a birthday worth celebrating, live it large!

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Happy 30th birthday, sweetie! If we gotta grow old, let’s do it together!

Forever be beautiful, inside and out. Happy 30th birthday.

30?! YOU?! I demand a recount! Happy birthday!

I’m so proud to have you as a friend… even if you are old.

The first 30 years of childhood are always the hardest.

I hate to remind you of your old age, but… you’re thirty! Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!! You only look as old as the last selfie you took.

Life begins at 30.

Hiker and mountains with 30th birthday slogans

Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.

Every year of life is a gift, even 30.

You’re like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age.

Life is a book and your thirties are the chapters when it all starts making sense.

30 is fun, fabulous, and absolutely fantastic. It’s your time in the sun.

You have been the same awesome person for three decades. Here’s wishing us many more!

Without you, my life wouldn’t be as complete. Thanks for simply being you, and I wish you nothing but the best as you hit the three-decade mark.

Here’s to 30 years of being the best you!

The secret to staying young is make-up… make up an age, then stick with it!

May you wish on every single candle, and may all 30 of them come true for you.

Sunset with turning 30 birthday wishes

They say too much of everything is bad, but I beg to differ with that statement since too much of you, my sweet friend, is heavenly. Have a lovely 30th birthday.

Happy 30th birthday to the most remarkable and fun woman I know.

Now that you are an old 30-year-old, you now only have 10 years before I call you an old 40-year-old. Happy Birthday!

On this lovely day, I wish you have a fabulous 30th birthday and I pray that all you wish for come true. Happy birthday!

Sending love to my favorite person on her special day. Happy 30th!

Babe, as you add another year and grow wiser today, I wish you long life, good health and may your joy be full. Happy 30th birthday to you.

I believe you forgot my birthday present last year, so now I’m returning the favor. Happy 30th

Wishing you a fantastic 30th birthday, I feel blessed to have you in my life.

Your first 30 years on earth have been filled with wonder, so I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the next 30. Happy Birthday!

You’ve really grown into such a marvellous person, wishing you a happy 30th.

Cheers to you turning 30, hope your thirties are filled with joy and success.

Welcome to your 30s, I’m sure the next decade is going to be the best yet.

Person on cliff iwth wishes for 30th birthday

Wishing you a wonderful 30th birthday, you deserve to have a great day and hope you get extremely spoilt!

Look at that, you’re a whole 30 years old. Hope you have a great day celebrating with all your loved ones.

Three entire decades of you gracing us with your brilliance.

30 years ago today our family changed for the better, happy birthday!

Congratulations on being even more experienced. I’m not sure what you learned this year, but every experience transforms us into the people we are today. Happy 30th birthday!

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest! Happy 30th birthday!

Let this birthday bring peace to your soul and happiness to your heart.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, so live today and enjoy the year.

Happy 30th Birthday Messages and Greetings for Cards

You’re not old! …oh, no wait, actually you are, sorry about that.

Age is but a number that you don’t have to reflect on the outside.

Welcome to 30, an age when you’re still young at heart, but other body parts are starting to falter.

Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.

Turning 30 is a piece of cake and a few extra candles.

The world is a much better place for having had you in it for the last 30 years. Here’s to wishing you many happy returns

At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.

Ocean islands with 30th birthday messages

With age comes wisdom…and wrinkles.

It’s your 30th birthday? Not too late to get up to some mischief!

You look good for 30. Scratch that, you look good, period. Happy birthday!

The best years are still ahead of you. So, make the most of today. Happy 30th birthday.

Here’s to maturing like fine wine. Happy 30th birthday!

Age is but a number that you don’t have to reflect on the outside.

Your birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.

Cheer up! You’re another day older every day.

Cake with funny birthday cake messages

A birthday is a day to celebrate your achievements, your accomplishments, and your future.

Your 20’s are behind you now, which means you can relax now. Happy Birthday!

Look forward to all that this next decade has to hold.

You’re like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age.

If you can still blow up all your birthday balloons without passing out, then you earn the right to still feel “young” at 30. Happy 30th birthday.

Sending you a hundred wishes so that you get everything you could hope for this birthday. Happy 30th birthday!

Congrats on turning the big 3-oh. You’ve accomplished so much in your life, and to think, you’re just getting started.

May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy 30th birthday!

What goes up but never comes down? Your age. Happy 30th birthday!

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy 30th birthday!

Sunset with 30th birthday card messages

Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead. Happy 30th birthday.

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. Happy 30th birthday!

Happy Birthday! You know, you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young, either.

Best wishes on your 30th birthday! I would make fun of you for being old, but I’m afraid you might toss your dentures at me and hit me with your cane!

Everything you have worked for begins to fall into place when you turn 30.

Happy birthday. If your next 30 years are half as good as the first, you will have had a pretty amazing life.

No one would ever guess that you’re 30 years old, and with the right incentive, I won’t tell! Happy birthday.

Happy birthday! And remember you’re not 30 …you’re 18 with 12 years of experience.

This year, I wish for even more time together with the greatest person I know. Happy 30th birthday to you, bestie!

Everything you have worked for begins to fall into place when you turn 30.

Every year of life is a gift, even 30.

As Helen Hayes says, age is not important unless you’re a cheese. Here’s a cheesy birthday wish for you, though.

Look forward to all that this next decade has to hold.

You have accomplished so much these past 3 decades and so many more opportunities as headed your way.

Take a deep breath and step on through. This is your new chapter.

Sunset over ocean with 30th birthday greetings

The older you get, the older I feel. So please stop getting older.

A wise man once said, ‘Forget about your past, you cannot change it’. I’d like to add, ‘Forget about your present, I didn’t get you one’. Happy 30th!

At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.

Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!

A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!

Time to start crossing things off that bucket list.

Just be grateful you’re not thirty in dog years.

It’s great to have a friend to grow old with… glad you’re first.

You have accomplished so much these past 3 decades and so many more opportunities as headed your way.

See age as the gift that it is and you will always be grateful on your birthday.

Pun-ny and Funny 30th Birthday Card Messages

  • Go ahead…cake my day.
  • Turn up the MEWsic and let’s get his PAWty started!
  • Here’s a TOAST to BUTTER days ahead – you deserve to spend the day in BREAD! I LOAF you.
  • What’s a ghost’s favorite cake? I-scream cake.
  • So, you’re spaghetting older…
  • Feliz cumpleanos. Have a FLAN-tastic 30th birthday!
Sunset with funny 30th birthday card messages with puns
  • What did one veggie say to the other on its birthday? Ha-pea birthday.
  • That birthday party was gelato fun.
  • It is your 30th birthday, you BATTER believe it!
  • Dim sum-body say it’s your 30th birthday?
  • Some only dream of big 30th birthday cakes. Others bake it happen.
  • You FETA have a GOUDA birthday.
  • What do you call your 30th birthday? Your BEER-thday.
  • Happy belated birthday! Butter late than never.
Sunset with funny birthday card messages with puns
  • Turning 30 is nothing to WINE about.
  • Happy 30th birthday. You’re one in a MELON.
  • Have a GRATE birthday. Hope that’s not too CHEESY.
  • The cat’s out of the bag – you’re one year older. Hope your birthday leaves you FELINE good!
  • A 30th birthday cake is just like a golf ball. You’ve got to SLICE it.
  • Wishing you a LLAMA fun on your birthday!
  • It’s your birthday? ALPACA my party hat.
  • Have a whaley great birthday!
  • Go, Shawty! It’s Sherbert Day!

30th Birthday Quotes

“At 30 you finally start to catch up on those dreams you’ve been chasing for the last 10 plus years.” — Bonidette Lanz

“At 20 years of age, the will reigns; at 30, the wit; and at 40, the judgment.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I’m now a walking and talking adult.” — C.S. Lewis

“After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” — Bette Midler

Sunset with short quotes about turning 30 my Midler

“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.” — Hervey Allen

“One of the shocks of a 30th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over.” — Marianne Williamson

“When you turn 30, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like your parents.” — Blair Sabol

“I’m turning 30.” – Bo Burnham, “30”

“My life is better with every year of living it.” — Rachel Maddow

“Dirty 30, workin’ on me.” — Drake

“I’m 30… well in November I’ll be 30.” – Creed, The Office

“Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.” – Robert Frost

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“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning

“Live long and prosper.” — Mr. Spock

“The excess of our youth are checks written against our age, and they are payable with interest 30 years later.” — Charles Caleb Colton

“Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life.” — Wilfred Peterson

“As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” — Norman Wisdom

“To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” — Bernard Baruch

“Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Inside every 30 year old is an 18 year old asking what happened?” — Ann Landers

Person looking at ocean with funny 30th birthday quotes by Landers

“Your age isn’t you. Use today to feel your best, celebrate and be your very happiest.” — M. Rivers

“I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and I realize it’s me.” – Dave Allen

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” — Anna Magnani

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” – Emily Dickinson

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Kitty Collins

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.” — Charles Schulz

So that’s our list! Hopefully, you found the best birthday greeting you were looking for.

Now get out there and help them celebrate turning 30!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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