Funny Birthday Cards: Pink and yellow theme

If your friend or relative has a great sense of humor, indulge them with plenty of laughter on their special day. Here’s our guide to funny birthday cards, including some fantastic designs that will put a smile on your loved one’s face. But first, take a look at some wording ideas to help you create a show-stopping birthday greeting card.

Make Them Laugh With These Silly Sayings

If you’re not sure how to make your funny birthday card hit the right note, here’s some hilarious wording inspiration for you to borrow and make your own.

“Whew! Congrats on making it another year, (Name)!”

“We always knew this moment was coming. (Name) is turning 40 — get the wine ready!”

“I didn’t know what to buy you as a gift, so my charming wit will have to do. Happy birthday, (Name)!”

“Forget about your age … it’s just a number!”

“What’s your age again? I’ve lost count. Happy birthday!”

“Congrats on getting older but not a single bit wiser!”

“Birthdays and cheese have a lot in common. They both stink the older they get.”

“Happy Birthday, (Name)! How many years have we celebrated your 30th?”

5 Funny Birthday Cards to Make ‘Em Smile

Online birthday cards are far from boring. Add more festive flair to the moment with one of these funny greeting cards.

1. Things Are Bananas Birthday Card

Funny Birthday Cards: Banana Themed

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Ready to go bananas? This funny banana birthday card is perfect for friends and loved ones of all ages. The design features hand-drawn illustrations with a fun slogan, plus plenty of space on the reverse side for you to go wild with your dedication.

2. Getting Older Birthday Card

Funny birthday cards: getting Older Birthday Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

When you’re younger, turning another year older is the most amazing thing in the world. It means new adventures, new responsibilities, and new things to try. This happy birthday card is a fun reminder to keep that enthusiasm (and kid-like spirit) no matter how old you are. The bold retro colors, combined with the uplifting and humorous message, is a winning combination.

3. Birthday Defined Card

Funny birthday cards: Birthday Defined Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

This hilarious and unusual birthday card spells out the definition of a fun birthday, so watch out! Choose from a gorgeous mix of vibrant and refined color options, or get creative by customizing it with your own color combination. (Maybe with the recipient’s favorite colors?) This one’s the perfect card for that friend who loves to eat, drink, and be merry.

4. You’re Vintage Birthday Card

funny birthday cards: Vintage Birthday Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

We all get older every year, and at some point, it very much becomes the joke. Put a fun twist on joking about someone’s age with this amusing vintage-inspired birthday card. A lava lamp, vinyl record, roller skates, Polaroid camera, and other retro elements give this greeting card plenty of charm. Add a short but sweet note to the front of the design and you have one fun (and funny) birthday greeting.

5. Birthday Sweets Card

Funny birthday cards: Birthday Sweets Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Turn this sweet card into a funny greeting with just a few simple word changes: “Don’t let age leave you sour. Here’s wishing you an extra sweet birthday!” Along with your witty message, the holographic hues give this birthday card a touch of sparkle. Add more punny greetings on the reverse, and you’re sure to make your friend smile.

11 Fun Greeting Cards and Invitations You Can Repurpose

Still on the hunt for the perfect funny birthday card? Here’s our selection of amusing, witty, and punny invitation designs that you can easily repurpose for a happy birthday greeting.

1. Monkey Around Invitation

Funny birthday cards: monkey around invitations green

Design: Jessie Steury

How cute are these little monkeys? This jungle-themed design may have been created for a birthday party invitation, but it’s easy to transform it into a funny birthday card. Simply swap out the last few lines for a joke or birthday greeting, choose from four different colors, and you’ll have a fully personalized card.

2. Birthday Shark Invitation

Funny birthday cards: birthday shark invitations white

Design: Jessie Steury

It doesn’t take much to turn this adorable invitation design into a silly and splashy birthday card. Keep the charm of this musically inspired design and add a funny quote to the bottom. This sweet design is perfect for kids — and parents of young kids — who’ll smile at the fun sentiment.

3. Cool Mom Card

Funny birthday cards: Cool Mom Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Is your mom a cool mom? If so, this funny card is perfect for not only Mother’s Day, but also a birthday celebration. There’s lots of space on the reverse to pack in jokes from “Mean Girls” or leave a personalized note to tell your mom just how cool she really is.

4. Countless Candles Birthday Invitation

Countless Candles Birthday Invitation

Design: Nicole Winn

This witty birthday card is great for friends and family who love a modern look but are maybe more vintage than they’d like to admit. Swap out the birthday invitation wording for a funny birthday greeting and you have something that’ll definitely bring out a smile. Bright, bold colors give this design a fresh feel, but you can easily customize it with your loved one’s favorite colors instead.

5. Hashtag Old Invitation

Hashtag Old Invitation

Design: Nicole Winn

Old as what now? Swap out the party details on this online invitation to poke fun at getting older, or keep it short and simple with a happy birthday message. This amusing birthday ecard is perfect for someone close to you — like your mom, dad, or best friend. Choose between classic color combinations or a fun rainbow version.

6. Forty Years Young Invitation

Forty Years Young Invitation

Design: Ashley Ottinger

Know someone who’s celebrating their 40th birthday? Customize this bold invitation design and transform it into a funny birthday greeting card by personalizing the text. Instead of the party details section, let your close friend or family member know how excited you are about them hitting the big 4-0. Of course, you can always customize this for any milestone birthday.

7. Whoopie! Card

Whoopie! Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

It’s silly and childish, but sometimes that’s what makes funny birthday cards the best. Send hilarious birthday wishes to your dad, brother, or someone close to you with this whoopie cushion card. Whether you layer on the jokes on the reverse side or add an uplifting birthday message is up to you.

8. Corny Dad Card

Corny Dad Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Pay your dad back for a lifetime of terrible dad jokes with this truly corny card. While it’s perfect as a Father’s Day card, we think this amusing design works all year round for birthdays too. Use the reverse side to practice your own dad jokes or remind your father of his best (or worst)!

9. One In A Melon Invitation

One In A Melon Invitation

Design: Jessie Steury

Celebrate someone special with this adorable melon card. Forget about the invitation wording and make this the perfect pun-tastic birthday card by adding a sweet and funny birthday message instead.

10. Better With Wine Invitation

Better With Wine Invitation

Design: Laura Bolter Design

This could be the perfect funny birthday card for the wine lover in your life. You can personalize the text on the bottle and wine glass, so there’s plenty of room to toast your friend’s new age with a pun or two.

11. Cool Dad Card

Cool Dad Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Looking for the ideal birthday card for a dear (and delightfully dorky) father? This cool dad card is just the thing. The classic socks and sandals joke on the front sets you up for a great start, and there’s lots of space on the reverse to throw in a few more jokes for good measure.

Funny Birthday Cards That’ll Have People In Stitches

Life’s too short to be serious all the time — especially if your loved one is hitting one of those milestone moments like a 21st birthday, 40th birthday, 50th birthday, or 60th birthday. Maybe they’re even celebrating their 90th birthday and haven’t lost that wild sense of humor you love.

Whatever age someone is turning, birthdays are always worth celebrating. You can design and send a birthday card they’ll enjoy opening (and forwarding on to the rest of the family). Find your favorite funny birthday cards and personalize them to your heart’s content, then add a riotous birthday message for an extra special greeting that will make them laugh.