100 Best 70th Birthday Wishes

Ahhh, the seventies! What a groovy time of shag carpet, lots of love, bell bottoms and…wait. That’s the 1970s.

Well, your dear friend or family member who is about to celebrate their 70th birthday was at least around during that time, right? Even if he or she can’t quite recall the details because things were, you know, hazey.

Regardless, turning seventy is a big deal! Young enough to still paint the town red, but old enough to know they’d better not, that sweet spot right around retirement age is the place we all want to be.

When it’s your special person’s 70th birthday, a great wish for their golden years is a wonderful way to get the party started. 

But if you find yourself poised with a pen over that birthday card, suffering from writer’s block, we have the 100 best 70th birthday wishes for a friend or loved one to inspire your good wishes.

What to Write in a 70th Birthday Card

Looking to fill up just a bit more space in that card? You can go sentimental and sweet by sharing a favorite memory, or you can be silly and witty and make them laugh. We love a 70th birthday message that says it all! 

Maybe start off with a joke, and end with an endearing sentiment? It’s 100% up to you!

If you’re still struggling with what to say in a 70th birthday card, here’s some of our most reliable, go-to options:

  • A favorite quote
  • An inside joke between you
  • Your funniest story about them (“You remember that one time when…”)
  • A poem or limerick
  • On this day in history… (these are especially fun for history buffs) 
  • A meaningful scripture passage

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10 Ways to Say Happy Birthday (that aren’t “Happy Birthday”)

If you really want to avoid saying “Happy Birthday” and wish to opt for something more original, then these are just the right words for you! 

1. I see you have a lot of experience with days like this…

2. It’s your very special day! All the best wishes for today and all through the coming year. 

3. Hoping you get everything you wished for today!

4. It’s time again to raise a glass to you. Cheers!

5. We’ve/I’ve been waiting all year to celebrate with you again! Now where’s the cake…

6. I’ve heard 70 is the new 59! 

7. Let’s party like the disco stars we are! 

8. Hoping your day is as special and as fantastic as you are!

9. You brighten my day 365 days a year — now it’s your day to feel adored. 

10. Age is just a number, but yours is getting up there!

Related: 200 Simple Birthday Wishes for Every Age

Happy 70th Birthday Wishes

Whoever in your life is turning seventy, let’s wish them well! Here are ways to wish just about anyone a very happy 70th birthday.

70th Birthday Wishes for Grandpa

Grandpas can hold such a special place in our hearts, and are deserving of some great 70th birthday wishes!

Celebrate the incredible person he is today and all year through.

11. The happiest of birthdays to the best of grandpas! 

12. My buddy, my support system, my role model, my grandpa. Thanks for being the amazing person you are!

13. You are making 70 look good, Grandpa! Plenty of love, good health, and warmest wishes to you today and every day!

14. You’ve always made my birthdays such a special occasion. Now it’s time to return the favor!

15. Happy birthday to the best man in my life. May God continue to bless you with love and long life, Grandpa.

16. 70 years today? You don’t look a day over handsome…

17. For your birthday, put up your feet, and don’t do a thing!

18. Not everyone makes being a grandpa look so good. Now I’m looking forward to it!

19. To the best grandpa in the world — HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

20. I’m so glad you were born to be my grandpa! Wait, that’s backwards… That I was born as your grandchild! 

70th Birthday Wishes for Grandma

How to even describe Grandma? A special friend, a confidant, the most wonderful woman to walk the planet?

Sounds about right to us. Here are some wonderful 70th birthday greetings to wish her the very best.

21. When it comes to grandmas, you take the cake! But today, I’ll bake it. 

22. To my best friend and the best person I know — Happy Birthday, Gran!

23. You are the light in a sometimes dark world, Gramma. Thanks for being you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

24. I love you more than I love peanut butter!* (*cars, shopping, tacos, whatever is your second favorite thing)

25. If you lined up all the grandmas in the world according to greatness, you’d be at the front of the line! 

26. If I had a quarter for every time I thought about how great my gran-gran is, I’d be rich! Here’s to many more years of happiness and love.

27. Here’s to you, Grandma! Now relax and eat some birthday cake…or else.

28. My favorite memories all involve you. Happy birthday, sweet lady, and thank you for being such a wonderful person!

29. Happy birthday to the mommy of my mommy! 

30. When I count my blessings, I count you twice. Sometimes three times. 

70th Birthday Wishes for Father

If Dad is turning 70, then that means you’re also getting up there…


But it also means you have that many more years of love, friendship, laughs, countless memories — you get the idea! These happy 70th birthday messages focus on what a great dad he is.

31. Happy birthday, Dad! Sorry about all those gray hairs I caused you.

32. I know you know that I know that you know HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU!

33. You’ve been working hard the other 364 days of the year — now it’s our turn to spoil you. 

34. I can’t believe you’re 70, because that means I’m definitely not 29 anymore… 

35. Fishing? Football? TV? Movies? A good book? Anything you’re up for, I’m ready, too! Let’s celebrate your 70th birthday today with all of your favorites.

36. Happy birthday! Thanks for, like, teaching me to walk and stuff. 

37. It’s your day and I am here to make it happen! Thanks for being such a good friend throughout my entire life.

38. Nobody knows you like your dad. I’m so glad you’re mine! Happy 70th Birthday, Dad!

39. Sorry about all those times I snuck out and drove you crazy. Thankful that you stuck around to put up with me, Dad!

40. Happy birthday to the best guy I know. You’re stellar!

70th Birthday Wishes for Mother

It’s mom’s turn to shine! She may be 70, but she doesn’t look a day over perfection. You love her to pieces, so here are some perfect 70th birthday wishes just for her.

41. Happy birthday to the mother everyone else wishes was theirs. 

42. It’s your day, Mom, and I am here to make it happen! Thanks for always being an amazing friend throughout my life.

43. Wishing I could be there with you today, Mom, on this important milestone. Happy birthday and know I am thinking of you all day long!

44. You gave me life. I give you a cake. We’re even, right? 

45. For your present we’re doing anything you want all day long. Let’s have a brilliant day to remember!

46. Out of all the mothers in the world, how did I get so lucky to have you? 

47. You have always been my biggest fan, but sometimes I forget to tell you how much it means to me! Happy birthday, Mom! 

48. Absolutely no chores today, Mom! I’m watching you! 

49. Happy birthday to the mother like no other! We share so many beautiful memories, and I can’t wait to make so many more.

50. I can’t wait to spoil you all day — let’s get started! 

70th Birthday Wishes for a Friend

The time has come for your sweet friend to turn seventy!

What a day worth celebrating! So, without further ado, here are some awesome 70th birthday wishes for a friend.

51. Life is so much better with you in it! Happy birthday!

52. It’s your birthday? Let’s get these shenanigans started!

53. I’ve been waiting 12 whole months to celebrate you again!

54. I know you don’t always love your birthday, but I sure do. Any chance to celebrate your existence is a great day.

55. We’ll start with cake, we’ll end with cake. The in between is all up to you!

56. So lucky to have a friend like you. Happy birthday to my partner in crime!

57. You’re one of the best things in my life (and I have a pretty good life, so that’s saying something).

58. Here’s to you on your big day! Cheers! Now, let’s get down on the dance floor. 

59. Let’s show those whippersnappers how to REALLY party!

60. We’ve come a long way, and I’m so glad you’ve been by my side each step of the journey! 

70th Birthday Wishes for Husband

He was a handsome stud the day you said “I Do,” and he still is!

Seventy is a significant milestone, and there’s no one else you’d rather celebrate. Here’s a great collection of 70th birthday wishes for him.

61. Dang, you make 70 look good, honey buns.

62. Didn’t think I could love you more, but then you gave me a reason to bake a cake. 

63. Happy birthday to the best husband a girl could ever ask for. 

64. Happy birthday, my stud muffin. Love, your trophy wife.

65. We’re just getting started, Baby. 

66. Remember when you weren’t 70? Haha. Good times. 

67. You’re the best thing I’ve got, Hubby! How did I get so blessed? 

68. Happy birthday. I still kinda like you. 

69. Much like a fine wine, you only get better with age, my dear. 

70. To the man who has it all (including a smoking hot wife), Happy birthday!

70th Birthday Wishes for Wife

How do you love her? Let us count the ways for you! On this special birthday, give her some words as sweet as she is. 

71. You’re the best thing to ever happen to me, so I’m taking you out to celebrate!

72. Happy birthday to the prettiest girl I know. 

73. You’re looking every bit as gorgeous as the day I met you, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have you by my side.

74. It’s your birthday and we’re doing anything you want all day! That includes matching pedicures.

75. Time to celebrate the miracle that is you! We’ve reached our golden age, and there’s no one I’d rather spend it with.

76. Happy birthday to the love of my life. You are my greatest gift.

77. I’m so glad you’ve let me stick around. Happy birthday, honey! 

78. I know I got my last birthday wish (cuz you’re still at my side). 

79. You make me look so sharp! Happy birthday, darling!

80. What a whirlwind life we’ve had! I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Funny 70th Birthday Quotes

Alright, if they’re a jokester, silly goose, and all around goofball then these funny 70th birthday wishes are just for them.

81. Turning 70 means two things: you’ve survived the sixties AND your sixties!

82. New and improved 70 year old model! Please note, the 69 year old model has been discontinued. 

83. If you haven’t grown up by age 70, you definitely don’t have to. At least that’s what someone said. I think.

84. 70 isn’t old — it’s retro!

85. Look at it this way: it’s scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays, live longer. 

86. Plenty of people are turning 70 this year! And they’ll all complain and gripe about it. Because that’s what old people do. 

87. Looks 45. Feels 18. Acts 7. That adds up to 70!

88. It took you 70 years to get this perfect. I’m impressed, though.

89. 70? I demand a recount! 

90. You’re not 70. You’re 18 with 52 years of experience is all. 

Best 70th Birthday Cards

So you’ve found exactly what you want to write in their card, but… Oh, wait, you don’t have a card yet!

If you don’t trust your local grocery store to produce a card worth giving on their big day, then keep scrolling and pick one of these gems.

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70th Birthday Gift Ideas

The 70th birthday is also known as the “Platinum Jubilee,” and while real platinum can be difficult (and expensive) to come by, it’s still used as a theme!

Here are a few great gifts that would tie well into their shining celebration.

Sterling Pendant

Suitable for men and women alike, this pendant would make a wonderful gift. Since platinum jewelry is so difficult to find, silver is regularly (and understandably) substituted.

Simple, elegant, and beautifully crafted of .925 sterling, it will complement any style and withstand daily wear.

Custom Platinum LP Record

These custom records are so cool and definitely would put a smile on their face. Have it personalized with their name and up to five of their favorite songs, and you have a wonderfully unique gift that they’ll cherish.

Plus, it’s available in Platinum so it ties in perfectly with their theme!

Platinum Teacup & Saucer

How gorgeous is this Geo Platinum tea service by Wedgwood? If they love to sip their afternoon tea or coffee in style, this is the gift for them!

Wedgwood has been praised for hundreds of years for their commitment to excellence, timeless design, and the elegance of their dinnerware, glassware, and pottery. Adding this beautiful set to your special person’s collection would be an excellent choice.

Hygge Comfort Box

This silver themed Hygge comfort box would be a wonderful gesture on their birthday. Filled with all sorts of great items like tea, a candle, a warm throw, chocolate and more, they’ll be absolutely delighted by it.

“Hygge” is the Danish word for the quality of coziness and contentment we receive from certain items or activities like snuggling under a cozy blanket, sipping a steaming cup of tea, etc. Boxes like these make such thoughtful presents!

1953 Limited Edition Candle

It’s true! 1953 really was a great year, mostly because that’s when your friend or loved one first made their appearance.

This fun soy wax candle is scented with “champagne on ice” which is perfect considering that this is truly a day for celebration.

Looking for more great 70th birthday gifts? Checkout 70th Birthday Gifts That Are Meaningful & Memorable

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