What to write in a 30th birthday card

What to write in a 30th birthday card

While some people might not look forward to reaching the next milestone after 21, your thirties really can be the best time of your life! Being in your 20s can often mean late nights out partying and trying to figure out your path in life whereas once you turn 30 you become more self-assured and ready to take on the world. If you know someone who’s about to enter their third decade soon enough, it’s probably time to start thinking about sorting out a 30th birthday card. We know that it can be hard to think of the perfect message to include in your card. So, we’ve come up with a bunch of different 30th birthday messages ranging from kind and funny (and even shockingly rude).

Simple 30th birthday wishes

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to keep things simple, especially if you’re not sure about their sense of humour. So, here are some nice yet simple 30th birthday wishes you can add to your card:

  • Happy 30th birthday to one of my favourite humans!
  • A very happy 30th birthday, I can’t wait to celebrate with you later.
  • Hopefully you can find a cake big enough to fit 30 candles.
  • 30 is a birthday worth celebrating, live it large!
  • Cheers to you entering your third decade of life, happy birthday!
  • May your birthday be as wonderful as you are, happy 30th.
  • Wishing you a fantastic 30th birthday, I feel blessed to have you in my life.

Funny 30th birthday messages

Is this person a proper jokester? Then a short and funny 30th birthday message is the perfect option to add to their funny card. And if you don’t see yourself as being a natural comedian, why not wish someone a happy 30th birthday with our funny messages?

  • Just think, it won’t be long until you can retire. Best get adding to that pension pot!
  • Uh oh, looks like you can no longer use your 20s as an excuse every time you mess up.
  • 30, still trying to be flirty, and kind of thriving. Happy Birthday!
  • You’ve officially been alive for 262800 hours, congrats!
  • I hate to break it to you…. but you’re officially an adult now and it’s time to act like it!
  • Happy 30th! Don’t worry, you don’t look a day over 29 and a half.
  • At least you’ve officially got 30 out of the way now, onto 40 soon!
  • Just to put things into perspective, you’ve now reached the age you thought was old as a kid.

Rude 30th birthday messages

If you’ve got a particularly close relationship with the person, or know they have an extremely dry sense of humour. You might want to include one of these blunter messages to accompany your rude card.

  • Happy 30th birthday! Boy are the hangovers going to really hurt now!
  • Hopefully this is the kick in the ass you need to finally grow up.
  • F*ck?! I thought you already turned 30 a few years ago!
  • Welcome to your thirties, you’re gonna have a great f*cking time!
  • I think it’s clear to say you’re never going to be ID’d ever again. Welcome to being old and happy 30th!
  • Another year of your sex drive going down… you’re officially 10% less horny than when you were 20.
  • Congrats you’re halfway to 60, soon enough you’ll be old and grey!
  • As if the world has had to put up with you for 30 years!
  • How we’ve all put up with you for the past thirty years I have no bloody clue, happy birthday though!

Kind 30th birthday wishes

Do you know what would go really well with your traditional card? A sweet and caring birthday message. But in case, you’re stuck for words we’ve come up with some ideas to get you on your way:

  • Cheers to you turning 30, hope your thirties are filled with joy and success.
  • You’ve really grown into such a marvellous person, wishing you a happy 30th.
  • Welcome to your 30s, I’m sure the next decade is going to be the best yet.
  • Wishing you a wonderful 30th birthday, you deserve to have a great day and hope you get extremely spoilt!
  • Three entire decades of you gracing us with your brilliance.
  • Look at that, you’re a whole 30 years old. Hope you have a great day celebrating with all your loved ones.
  • 30 years ago today our family changed for the better, happy birthday!

Heartfelt 30th birthday wishes for your partner

Perhaps it’s your partner’s birthday coming up and you want a super sweet message that will leave them blushing. No matter how much you care about your significant other, it can be hard to come up with your own romantic note, so here are some to get you started:

  • Happy 30th birthday, to show just how much I care here are 30 reasons why I love you…
  • I’m so happy we met and I can’t wait to celebrate you turning 30 together!
  • Honestly, I couldn’t imagine my life without you. Happy 30th birthday, my love.
  • Happy 30th birthday to my favourite person in the entire world, I can’t wait to spend the rest of forever with you.
  • My love for you can’t even be put into words, you mean the entire world to me – happy 30th darling.
  • Wishing you the happiest of 30th birthdays, I love you with all my heart.
  • From the minute I saw you, I knew that you were the love of my life. Happy 30th sweetheart.
  • 29 birthdays without me but now we get to spend your 30th and onwards together creating new memories. Today is the day all about you, happy birthday beautiful.

And that’s that. Hopefully you can use one of our 30th birthday greetings in your card or at least have a better idea of what you want to say. Now you just need to sort out a gift, but that’s another problem entirely. Not sure what to get? You’re in luck as we’ve got all sorts of gift guides.

If you’ve got another special occasion coming up and still can’t think of how to phrase your special message, check out the rest of our what to write articles (and we’ve got a lot) over on the thortful blog.