Here is a list of 150 amazing 40th birthday messages that will make them smile.
#1 Today is the big day! May you spend it celebrating with good friends and great food, making fantastic memories! Happy 40th birthday!
#2 I would say 40 is the new 30, but you don’t look a day over 25. Happy 40th birthday!
#3 An intelligent, admirable, and compassionate person like you understands that a 40th birthday means endless opportunities and infinite chances for even more growth. I hope this year and every year to come, are full of amazing, unforgettable experiences. Happy birthday!
#4 Happy 40th birthday to a dear friend. I hope that today marks another decade filled with happiness, joy and laughter. You truly deserve the best and I feel very lucky to call you a friend.
#5 Your energy and vivacity would make even the most agile of teenagers jealous! Never change, keep being the most fun and reliable friend you have always been! Happy 40th birthday!
#6 Let the party begin! Happy 40th, to one of the great ones. You fill our lives with happiness, and we wish you all the best.
#7 Here’s to another 40 years! I have really treasured our friendship all these years. I hope you have a fun birthday with spectacular memories that last a lifetime.
#8 Happy, happy, happy 40th birthday, to the most amazing person I know! May your day be filled with laughter, warmth, and so much love.
#9 Happy 40th birthday! The sky is the limit is for the next 40! It’s a wonderful milestone to be able to celebrate with friends and family alike, enjoy it!
#10 Let the fun and festivities begin! It’s your 40th birthday and you’ve earned the party of the century! It’s time to take a breathe and look back at all your fabulous accomplishments. Here’s to another 40 years of shooting for and hitting the stars!
#11 You make everyone around you say, “that’s how I want to be when I’m forty,” and that’s no easy feat. Have an amazing day and a happy 40th birthday. You deserve it.
#12 Best wishes on your 40th birthday! A new chapter of your life begins today and I sincerely hope that it treats you well. You deserve the greatest things that life has to offer a wonderful person like you.
#13 Congratulations on your 40th birthday! You always live life to the fullest and I hope that your birthday is a spectacular day that you’ll look back on fondly for many years to come. Sending all my love and good wishes.
#14 Happy birthday to one of the most loyal, genuine and caring people I know. You have been terrific for the last 40 years and my wish for you is that you become even more terrific for 40 more, here’s to you!
#15 Wishing you an extremely happy 40th birthday! I hope you have a life of abundance and happiness this year. May all your obstacles transform into learning opportunities before your very eyes!
#16 Today is a fantastic occasion for a fantastic person. Your presence in my life has always been prized immensely, and I hope that moving forward, we continue strengthening our bond. Sending you the warmest of wishes on your 40th birthday!
#17 I wish you the happiest of 40th birthdays! A remarkable and inspiring person like you deserves to be celebrated. I am grateful to be able to celebrate with you today.
#18 I have never seen somebody make every day count like you can. On this day, I hope it really counts as one of the most memorable ones! Have a happy birthday!
#19 Congratulations on the big 4-0! This is such an incredible milestone and I hope that your day is as amazing as you are. Wishing you all the best on your birthday.
#20 Sending you warm wishes on your 40th birthday. I want you to have a fantastic day that is made up of fun, laughter and good times. You are an inspiration to all who know you.
#21 I hope that your 40th birthday is positively wonderful, just like you. I am so proud to have you as one of my closest friends. You possess wisdom beyond your years. Happy birthday!
#22 All of your life has been leading to this spectacular milestone, and now that it’s here, it’s time to celebrate! Happy 40th.
#23 Some people are an inspiration to everyone around them with their love and compassion. Happy 40th birthday, to someone who inspires me every day.
#24 Happy birthday to an incredible friend on your 40th. If your next 40 years can live up to your first 40, then you will live a truly spectacular life! Here’s to making more memories together!
#25 Every so often, someone enters our lives and shows us what true love and compassion looks like. Happy 40th birthday to someone who has taught us all so much.
#26 Good food, good wine, and good friends. May your 40th birthday be spent with all of your very favorite things!
#27 Wishing you an amazing 40th birthday! I am thankful for your friendship every single day and I love that I have the opportunity to celebrate you today. Never change.
#28 Today is your time to celebrate! I am so fortunate to know someone as amazing, caring and giving as you. Happy 40th birthday.
#29 Happy 40th to the person who will always picks up the phone when someone needs help, advice, or just a caring voice. You are truly an extraordinary treasure.
#30 I wish to congratulate you on your 40th birthday! Here’s to 4 decades of amazing, fun-filled memories and good times. I know that there will be many more to come with you by my side.
#31 If we are lucky, we will meet someone during our lifetime who teaches us what friendship really means. Happy 40th birthday to a phenomenal friend. We are so fortunate to have you in our lives each day.
#32 May your glass be full of wine and may your heart be full of laughter as you celebrate your important milestone. Happy 40th birthday.
#33 Wishing you an extremely happy 40th birthday! I hope that life continues to treat you well and that all of your hopes, dreams and goals come to fruition. All the best!
#34 Happy 40th birthday! It is such a gift to have you in my life. May your day be filled with wonderful moments and long-lasting memories.
#35 Let’s celebrate 40 phenomenal years of YOU! Happy birthday to someone who fills every day with sunshine.
#36 Happy 40th! I find myself extremely grateful to call you my friend on this tremendous day. Wishing you the best of celebrations with the best of people.
#37 Here’s to another year around the sun! Happy 40th birthday to someone whose personality is out of this world, and whose spirit shines as bright as a star.
#38 Happy 40th birthday! You are an outstanding person and I am so grateful to have you in my life. You make every single day that much brighter.
#39 Happiest 40th birthday, to the class clown and life of the party! The world would be a whole lot darker without you.
#40 Today as you turn 40, we celebrate a person who has made the world a better place. May your day be filled with beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Wishing you a very happy birthday.
#41 The fabulous 40s are upon you, grab some wine and enjoy the ride! Happy Birthday!
#42 On your 40th birthday, it’s time to take a breath and congratulate yourself for all your accomplishments. Let’s celebrate you today and every day. Happy birthday!
#43 Sometimes we run so fast toward our goals that we forget to enjoy the ride. It’s time to sit back and take in the scenery. Happy 40th birthday!
#44 Your forties are a time to stop and smell the roses. May your path be lined with flowers in bloom all year long. Happy 40th birthday!
#45 You are at the threshold of the most beautiful years. The years when you reap the rewards for all your hard work and settle into a life designed just for you. Happy 40th birthday!
#46 Happy birthday to someone who has made the world a better place every day for 40 years. We’re so glad to know you.
#47 Someone truly impressive is turning 40! Let the champagne flow and the good times begin. Happy birthday!
#48 I hope you approach your birthday with all the sass, all the class, and lots of wine in your glass. Happy 40th Birthday!
#49 You’re 40! It’s all about you from here on out, and don’t let anyone tell you differently! Happy Birthday!
#50 Being 40 is the best. You have the energy and the money to do whatever you want. Buy the toy, take the ride! Let’s celebrate your 40th!
#51 You are surrounded by so much love and so much appreciation for all that you do. I hope you really feel that today and all year long. Happy 40th Birthday!
#52 You’ve always been fabulous, you just get to really claim it now. Happy 40th!
#53 We love you because of all the good things you bring to the people around you every day. Happy 40th birthday, to someone wonderful.
#54 You do so much for all the people around you. Today, it’s all about you. Happy 40th Birthday!
#55 Now that you’re 40, nothing needs to change. Live exactly as you wish. Happy Birthday!
#56 You wear your 40s like a designer brand. You’re made for the red carpet. Happy 40th Birthday!
#57 Hope your birthday goes down like a perfectly mixed martini. Happy 40th!
#58 Today you’re officially middle-aged. But let’s face it, you stand out in the middle of anything. Happy 40th Birthday!
#59 Happy 40th birthday to an extraordinary person! May your day be filled with all of the love, positivity and the light that you bring to others every day!
#60 It’s your 40th! Put on your best outfit and hit the town. There’s a lot to celebrate. Happy Birthday!
#61 May your birthday be filled with love and all the sweet and beautiful things life is made of. Happy 40th!
#62 Happy 40th Birthday! There are so many people eager to celebrate you today. Have the best day.
#63 You do so much for everyone around you. Please know it does not go unnoticed. Hope you have a spectacular day as you celebrate your big milestone. Happy 40th Birthday!
#64 Congratulations on meeting this milestone with so much success under your belt. It’s time to celebrate! Happy 40th Birthday!
#65 You are such an inspiration to all of us. We are so lucky to have you. Happy 40th Birthday!
#66 You’re a timeless beauty. Have a very special celebration of your birthday. Happy 40th!
#67 I hope your new decade feels like an afternoon stroll in wine country. Have the most phenomenal day. Happy 40th Birthday.
#68 You are my inspiration. Congratulations on this new milestone. Happy 40th Birthday!
#69 You have proven that you really can do anything you set your mind to. It’s been amazing to watch you accomplish everything you’ve ever wanted. Happy birthday to your 40th birthday.
#70 Happy 40th Birthday! I hope you shine today and every day. Let’s celebrate!
#71 May this be the start of your luckiest decade. Happy 40th Birthday!
#72 May this day bring you belly-aching laughter and something to smile about all year long. Happy 40th Birthday!
#73 As you enter a new era of your life, do so knowing that you accomplished all the most important things along the way. May this decade feel like a vacation. Happy 40th Birthday!
#74 May you find yourself by a beach, on a mountain path, or in the beautiful American countryside more often than expected all decade long. Happy 40th Birthday!
#75 May your 40th exceed all expectations. Have a most wonderful birthday!
#76 Wishing you all the beauty that the world has to offer on your special day. Happy 40th birthday, to a magical soul.
#77 You’ve always kept your head down and worked hard. It’s time to reap the rewards. Happy 40th Birthday!
#78 Your intuition is unparalleled. It’s been a treat to watch you carve the path especially meant for you. Happy 40th Birthday!
#79 You’re a special soul and you deserve the best life has to offer. Happy 40th Birthday!
#80 You’ve never let life pass you by, and that has been my biggest source of inspiration. Enjoy your 40th Birthday!
#81 You make aging look exciting. Have a fabulous 40th Birthday!
#82 You make middle age look like the Hollywood Golden Ages. You’re such a star. Happy 40th Birthday!
#83 Enjoy your 40th Birthday knowing that you’re aging like fine wine. Have a beautiful day.
#84 It’s time to celebrate! Today and every day, I am so thankful to know someone who is as sweet, silly, and wonderful as you. Happy 40th birthday!
#85 I hope you get flowers every day this year just to remind you how appreciated you are. Happy 40th Birthday!
#86 May this be the start of a lucky year. Wishing you good health, so much love and lots of success. Happy 40th Birthday!
#87 Hope this birthday is unforgettable. You are one of my favorite humans. Happy 40th!
#88 Wishing you a year full of success and beautiful memories. Happy 40th Birthday!
#89 May all the things you wish for be yours. Today and always. Happy 40th Birthday!
#90 I am so lucky to have you in my life. I hope you feel lucky just to be you, today and always. Happy 40th Birthday!
#91 Happy, happy, happy 40th birthday to the person who makes every day so much brighter! I am so thankful to have you in my life.
#92 Wishing you the warmest wishes on your special day. Thank you for all that you do. Happy 40th Birthday!
#93 You are a wonderful person who means so much to so many people. Happy 40th Birthday!
#94 May this year bring home all the fruits of your labor. Have a fabulous 40th birthday!
#95 You do an amazing job at everything you put your mind to. You are such an inspiration. Happy 40th Birthday!
#96 Everything you touch really turns to gold. I am so honored to have you in my life. Happy 40th Birthday!
#97 Wishing you a happy life all year long. May your days be full of only your favorite things. Happy 40th!
#98 You are such a pleasure to be around. I can’t wait to celebrate you. Happy 40th!
#99 You make life easier just by being in my corner. I am so thankful for you. Happy 40th Birthday!
#100 Thank you for all the care and attention you give to everything and everyone in your life. You are one in a million. Happy 40th Birthday!
#101 May your 40th birthday be relaxing and enjoyable. You deserve it. Have a wonderful day.
#102 May all the joy you spread to everyone else come back to you on this birthday. Have a most wonderful day. Happy 40th Birthday!
#103 Happy 40th birthday, to the biggest heart I know. You are such a joy to know. Have a lovely day.
#104 Having good friends, great memories and success are more important than our age. Have a wonderful day surrounded by the best of things in life. Happy 40th!
#105 Here’s to spending your birthday surrounded by all the people you love! Happy 40th, to someone very special.
#106 Wishing an extraordinary 40th birthday to someone as caring and amazing as you. We are so grateful to have someone with your giving heart and warm spirit in our lives.
#107 Happy 40th Birthday! A decade of the sweetest adventures awaits. Have a wonderful day!
#108 Happy 40th Birthday! May your year be ruled by luck and success. Happy 40th Birthday!
#109 I don’t know a lot about astrology, but I think you’re exactly where you’re meant to be. Happy 40th!
#110 So happy to be celebrating the 40th birthday of one of the sweetest people I know. May it be a blast. Happy Birthday!
#111 May your year and your next decade be blissful. You bring peace and happiness to everyone around you. Happy 40th Birthday!
#112 May your year be as bright as the light from all your candles. Happy 40th birthday to a young soul!
#113 This milestone is a chance to let your past worries wash away and to get excited about what’s to come. I hope you enjoy your special day. Happy 40th Birthday!
#114 The beautiful thing about being you is that you don’t need to look at birthdays as a fresh start but a celebration of all your accomplishments and all the achievements to come. I am so proud of all that you do. Happy 40th Birthday!
#115 Over the years, you’ve brought sunshine and smiles to so many. Today on your 40th birthday, may you feel all of that love a thousand times over.
#116 You are the person who taught me that life doesn’t happen to you, you happen to life. You’ve always lived with so much heart, and I hope this decade is no different. Happy 40th Birthday!
#117 Wishing a day filled with joy, friendship, fun, and fantastic memories as you turn 40. Happy birthday to a wonderful soul!
#118 You are such a generous person to everyone in your life. Your kindness does not go unnoticed. May the universe reward you all decade long. Happy 40th Birthday!
#119 No one wears their shoulders more elegantly. It’s a talent, hiding so much weight in plain sight. You are a superhero. Happy 40th Birthday!
#120 Wishing you a fantastic year and a decade full of laughs and love. You’re a very special soul. Happy 40th Birthday!
#121 I hope you’re reminded of how great you are each day this year, and even then it won’t be enough. You are truly one of a kind. Happy 40th Birthday!
#122 You’re now at the age where all your wild views on the world are considered wisdom. I am excited for all we stand to learn. Happy 40th Birthday!
#123 Happy 40th birthday, to a wild child! Your lust for life is intoxicating. Keep doing you!
#124 I don’t like “middle age,” I prefer “happy hour.” We’ve had so many fun times over the years, and we’re just getting started! Let’s celebrate you on your 40th!
#125 I can’t believe we’re celebrating your 40th! The time flew by, but looking around, I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re living the dream. Happy Birthday!
#126 Let the celebrations begin! Someone truly phenomenal is turning 40, and it’s time to get the party started. Happy birthday, my friend.
#127 Happy 40th Birthday! I hope that at this point in our friendship you know there is no getting rid of me. Looking forward to spending the next 40 together. Hope you enjoy your important day!
#128 Thinking of you on your 40th birthday. Hope you’re getting spoiled by your loved ones. Have a phenomenal day you will never forget.
#129 May you meet your 40s in good health, a smile on your face and a little bit of something strong in your cup. Have a most special day. Happy 40th Birthday!
#130 Happy 40th birthday, to the wittiest person in any room. May your smile always be the brightest and your laugh the loudest. Have a day deserving of you.
The Best Bible Verses to Include with Your Happy 40th Birthday Message
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.
Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.”
In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.
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