30th Birthday Card Messages: What To Write

Published on: May 22, 2024

It’s their big 3-0! How should you mark the occasion? The best place to start is by finding the perfect 30th birthday card that they’ll love, then crafting a message inside that they won’t forget. We know thinking of a good witty joke or heart-warming note can be hard to come up with on the spot, so we’ve put together some ideas of messages to write in their 30th birthday card…

Sentimental 30th Messages

A touching, sentimental message will tug on their heart strings, so here’s a few that’ll make them smile…

  • Happy birthday to you, I hope your 30s will be filled with happiness and success.
  • Your 30th birthday is a great time to look back at your life. Remember your ups and downs, learn from them, and start looking forward to your bright future.
  • Turning 30 isn’t just a milestone, it’s a testament to the last 30 years that you’ve been amazing!
  • As you step into your thirties, embrace the wisdom gained, cherish the memories made, and anticipate the countless adventures yet to come. 
  • The world has been brighter, kinder, and infinitely more beautiful for thirty years because you’re in it! Have a wonderful 30th birthday, you deserve it.
  • In your 30s, you have the perfect mix of youth and experience, so embrace it with open arms. Happy birthday!

Funny 30th Messages

If you’re trying to think of something to make them chuckle, we’ve got lots of funny lines. Remember, now they’re 30 the age jokes can officially start…

  • Say hello to that big 3-0 and goodbye to your 20s because you’ll never feel this young again. Happy 30th birthday oldie!
  • If only maturity came with age, happy 30th birthday big kid!
  • Happy birthday, remember that age is just a number and 30 is a pretty big one!
  • 30’s the age when your back goes out more than you do. Have a blast!
  • Happy 30th birthday! You know you’re getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.
  • May your day be filled with laughter, fun, and the denial that you’re too young to be this old. Happy 30th birthday!
  • You know you’re thirty when ‘sleeping in’ means waking up at 8 am, and you ‘party hard’ but not past bedtime! Happy birthday oldie.

Messages to a Friend

If it’s a card to a friend, why not reminisce on the good times when you were younger or send them your wishes for the future. Here’s a few messages for you…

  • Happy birthday to my wonderful friend! I can’t wait to live out our 30s together and probably the rest of our lives now.
  • Now you’re 30, you’re that bit closer to a mid-life crisis and we all can’t wait to see it!
  • Bad news you’re 30, but good news it I’m not so I’ll keep you young! Happy birthday.
  • For your 30th birthday shall we celebrate by going out or having a night in? Because I’m not sure whether we’re considered quite young or very old anymore!
  • Happy birthday! I’m glad you turned 30 before I did. I can’t wait for you to share your ‘wisdom’ with me. 
  • Happy birthday! I suppose the bad news is that you’re now 30, but the good news is I’m not… don’t worry I’ll keep you young!
  • Happy birthday, I’m super proud of everything you’ve achieved so far. Cheers to turning thirty and thriving!

Messages to a Son/Daughter 

Wish your very adult child a happy 30th with a thoughtful message they’ll cherish…

  • We’ve had 3 decades of laughter, love and joy, cheers to many more! Happy 30th birthday son/daughter.
  • Happy 30th birthday! Your 20s were a great success, I hope your 30s will continue to bring you new and exciting opportunities. 
  • Although we hate that you’re now 30 because it makes us look even older, happy birthday to you!
  • We can’t believe that we’ve put up with 3 decades of you! Happy 30th birthday to our very big child.
  • Trust us, in your 30s you’ll discover that ‘adulting’ mostly consists of Googling how to do adult things. Good luck!
  • Don’t forget you’re still young(ish) so there’s a lot of personal growth and self-discovery in your 30s. Happy 30th birthday, let’s make it a good one.
  • You’re smart, good looking and funny, which reminds me a lot of myself back in the day. Cheers to turning 30 son/daughter!

Messages to a Grandson/Granddaughter 

Don’t forget that the 30-year-old grandkids still need love and support, so show them in their 30th birthday card with one of these lovely messages…

  • When people start questioning the grey in your hair, just do what I do and tell them it’s the colour of wisdom. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy 30th birthday, to my grandson/granddaughter! I’m proud of everything you’ve achieved so far and can’t wait to see what the next 30 years have in store for you. 
  • On this special day, I reflect on the countless beautiful moments we’ve shared and the incredible person you’ve grown to be. Happy 30th birthday to my grandson/granddaughter.
  • I hope your 30th birthday is as vibrant and special as you are. Happy birthday my grandson/granddaughter!
  • Happy 30th I’m glad I’ve had the pleasure of calling you my grandson/ granddaughter for the past 30 years.
  • Cheers to a year filled with more love, bigger dreams, and endless joy. Happy 30th birthday to you grandson/granddaughter.
  • Even though you’re 30, I’ve still slipped you a tenner so don’t tell your mum or spend it all at once! Happy 30th birthday. 

All these card message ideas would be a waste without the perfect birthday card, so browse our range of 30th cards. If your also lacking ideas for gifts, find personalised gifts, extra special luxury gifts, and gifts for their 30th birthday on our website too! It’s never too late to make their birthday extra special.