50+ 30th Birthday Quotes for an Extra Special Celebration

Published September 6, 2022
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Every birthday calls for celebration, but turning 30 is a special milestone that closes out your twenties and feels more like you're officially entering adulthood. Shout out to yourself with a captioned birthday selfie, or wish the youngest 30 year-old in your life a fabulous day with your favorite sayings from this fun and poignant curated collection of 30th birthday quotes.

30th Birthday Quotes for Yourself

You're 30 years-old; no need to wait for someone else to wish you a happy birthday to start the celebration. Share your birthday best selfie with the world alongside one of these 30th birthday quotes for Instagram.

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  • Hail 30.
  • Ready to own 30.
  • Look out 30s, here I come!
  • Puttin' my unique spin on 30.
  • Don't envy me because I'm 30.
  • Three decades in the making...
  • 30s: Where have you been all my life?
  • Goodbye roaring 20s, hello terrific 30s!
  • Does this birthday cake make me look 30?
  • This is me at 30, and I couldn't be happier.
  • Decade number three is gonna be awesome for me.

Short Birthday Quotes for Turning 30

Sharing a brief, well-chosen message is the perfect way to let the youngest 30 year-old in your life know you're thinking of them on their birthday. They're sure to smile when they peer at a text from you to find one of the following quotes.

Fashionable woman sitting in convertible car
  • 30 happens.
  • Embrace 30.
  • Be fabulously 30.
  • Welcome to level 30.
  • Welcome to your 30s!
  • 30 looks great on you!
  • Goodbye 20s, hello 30s.
  • 30 is the best age ever!
  • It's time to level up a year.
  • Party like you're turning 30.
  • Another year, a new decade.

Happy 30th Birthday Quotes

When you're looking to go beyond a basic "happy birthday" message for someone who has just turned 30, the expressions below are perfect sayings to consider.

Happy young woman sitting on sofa at home
  • Happy 30th! May you have a magical year.
  • How does it feel to be of a certain age? Happy 30th!
  • Age is just a number; 30 is a great one! Happy birthday.
  • Happy big 3-0! Celebrate like it's the dawn of a new decade.
  • May your 30th year bring you health, happiness, and success.
  • Age is just a number. Of course, 30 is a pretty big number! Happy birthday.
  • Greetings and salutations in honor of the onset of your fourth decade on earth.
  • Happy 3-0! Congratulations on turning the page to the next decade of your life.
  • May you have a wonderful 30th birthday that leads to the decade of your dreams.
  • The sun has shined a little brighter for the last 30 years, starting the day you were born.
  • Happy birthday! Welcome to the year that you find out firsthand what nostalgia feels like!

Inspirational 30th Birthday Quotes

If you're looking to share some inspiring words with the birthday celebrant, opt for one of the motivational messages below. Your thoughtful message just might help set the stage for them to achieve great things in the coming year.

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  • May all of your dreams for your 30s come true.
  • Three decades behind you, with the best ones yet to come.
  • I can't wait to see the great things you will accomplish during your 30s.
  • May you rise to the occasion and move forward into your 30s with grace and style.
  • With maturity comes experience and wisdom. Best wishes for a wonderful 30th year.
  • You spent the last 30 years turning into an incredible human who is sure to continue doing great things.
  • Life only gets better when you have the wisdom of 30 years behind you. Best wishes for an incredible year.
  • You're never too old to make birthday wishes. May all of your dreams and goals for the coming year come true.
  • Celebrate turning 30 today, then turn your attention to what you want to achieve this year so you can celebrate even bigger next year.
  • Each of the 30 candles on your birthday cake is a testament to the amazing moments in every year that have brought you to this moment.

Funny 30th Birthday Quotes

No one's 30th birthday would be complete without receiving at least a few funny messages about their new age. You're sure to garner some lighthearted giggles when you share one of the below messages with the birthday person.

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  • What happened in your 20s stays in your 20s.
  • Are you really 30? Or are you just 29 twice? That is the question.
  • You always knew you'd turn 30 someday. That day has arrived!
  • 30 is just right. You're too old to be too young, but too young for a midlife crisis.
  • Happy birthday, friend! You'll always be older/younger than me. Thanks for that!
  • You're never too old to blow out candles on a birthday cake. Just keep a fire extinguisher handy this year.
  • Remember wondering if people would ever see you as old enough? Guess what? You have arrived. Happy 30th!
  • Welcome to your first 30th birthday. Now you get to decide if you're 30 and holding, or if you're going to keep counting!
  • As you turn 30, remember to keep telling yourself that 30 is the new 20.
  • One good thing about turning 30 is that people tend to stop asking how old you are because they're afraid they might offend you.

Celebrate 30 With Just the Right Saying

A person's 30th birthday is too special for an off-the-shelf birthday card that isn't personalized at all. Whether you create your own card or add a creative saying to a store-bought birthday greeting, use a special saying like the ones above to let the newest 30 year-old in your life know that you really put some thought into wishing them a wonderful birthday and an incredible upcoming year.

50+ 30th Birthday Quotes for an Extra Special Celebration