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, good food, and good times! Happy 40th birthday!
#2 Happy 40th birthday to a wonderful person! May your day be filled with all of the love, positivity and light that you bring to others every day.
#3 Let the fun and festivities begin! It’s your 40th birthday and you’ve earned the party of the century!
#4 Happy 40th birthday, to a kind, generous, and beautiful soul. May this day be a special one. We are so blessed to know someone like you.
#5 Wishing the happiest 40th birthday to a very special someone! May this day be filled with blessings, laughter, and love.
#6 Let the party begin! Happy 40th, to one of the great ones. You make our lives so special, and we wish you all the best.
#7 Here’s to another 40 years! You are such a special, amazing person, and we wish you all the best on your birthday.
#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 Wishing you a very blessed 40th birthday. You do so much for everyone around you, and you mean more than you’ll ever know.
#10 As you look back on 40 years, may you feel all the blessings and love you’ve given to so many all your life. Happy birthday.
#11 Let the celebrations begin! Someone truly special is turning 40, and it’s time to get the party started. Happy birthday, to a wonderful human being.
#12 Wishing a day filled with joy, friendship, fun, and good memories as you turn 40. Happy birthday to a wonderful soul!
#13 May your birthday celebrations be bright, cheerful, and filled with love as you turn 40! Happy birthday, to an amazing person.
#14 Wishing you infinite blessings and moments of pure happiness on your big day! Happy 40th birthday, to my favorite person.
#15 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.
#16 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.
#17 May the Lord bring more great things into your life, today and every day. Happy 40th birthday.
#18 Someone special is turning 40! Let the champagne flow and the good times begin. Happy birthday!
#19 Wishing a sweet and special 40th birthday to someone as caring and amazing as you. We are so blessed to have someone with your giving heart and warm spirit in our lives.
#20 Here’s to spending your birthday surrounded by all the people you love! Happy 40th, to someone very special.
#21 We love you because of all the good things you bring to the people around you every day. Happy 40th birthday, to someone wonderful.
#22 All of your life has been leading to this special moment, 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 Wishing you all the blessings that the world has to offer on your special day. Happy 40th birthday, to a magical soul.
#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 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!
#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 pick up the phone when someone needs help, advice, or just a caring voice. You are truly special.
#30 Happiest 40th birthday, to the class clown and life of the party! The world would be a whole lot darker without you.
#31 Once in a lifetime, we are blessed with someone who teaches us what friendship really means. Happy 40th birthday to a wonderful 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 special day. Happy 40th birthday.
#33 Let’s celebrate 40 years of blessings! Happy birthday to someone who fills every day with sunshine.
#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 It’s time to celebrate! Wishing the happiest 40th birthday to a person who makes every day feel like a party!
#36 Happy birthday to someone who has made the world a better place every day for 40 years. We’re so glad to know you.
#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 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 Someone’s turning 40! Happy birthday to a very unique and wonderful person who makes every day an adventure.
#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. Cheers to 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 I hope your 40th is full of people who love you. Cheers to you on your special day. Happy Birthday!
#47 Happy 40th Birthday to a beautiful person inside and out. Cheers to you!
#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! Cheers to 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 Cheers to your 40th! Hope your new life chapter is all blue skies and sunny days. Happy Birthday!
#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’ll stand out in the middle of anything. Happy 40th Birthday!
#59 I would say 40 is the new 30 but you don’t look a day over 25. Happy 40th Birthday!
#60 It’s your 40th! Put on your best outfit and hit the town. There’s lots 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 beautiful day. Happy 40th Birthday!
#64 Congratulations on meeting this milestone with so much success under your belt. Cheers to you. 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 beautiful day. Happy 40th!
#67 I hope your new decade feels like an afternoon stroll in wine country. Have the most beautiful 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 beautiful to watch you accomplish everything you’ve ever wanted. Cheers to your 40th Birthday.
#70 Happy 40th Birthday! I hope you shine today and every day. Cheers!
#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 Happy 40th Birthday, to the most fabulous person I know!
#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 a 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 I hope your 40s are jam packed with blessing and sparkle. 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 You are the strongest link in our chain. We are so lucky to have you. Have a wonderful birthday! Cheers to you on your 40th!
#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 The number of friends, memories and success are more important than the age. Have a wonderful day surrounded by the best of things. Happy 40th!
#105 Happy Birthday! May all your dreams and wishes come true! Cheers to a beautiful day.
#106 May you find all that you seek this year and all decade. Have a wonderful birthday! Happy 40th!
#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 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 May this year be as much of a blessing as you are to everyone around you. Hope you have a wonderful day. Happy 40th!
#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, I hope this decade is no different. Happy 40th Birthday!
#117 Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean we can’t get irresponsible on your birthday. Cheers to you! Let’s have a blast!
#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 most 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 in intoxicating. Keep doing you!
#124 I don’t like “middle age”, I prefer “happy hour”. Cheers to 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 We’ve had so many fun times over the years, and we’re just getting started! Cheers to your 40th!
#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 special day!
#128 Thinking of you on your 40th Birthday. Hope you’re getting spoiled by your loved ones. Have a beautiful day.
#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
Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
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.”
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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.
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.
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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