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100 Happy 38th Birthday Quotes, Captions and Wishes

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Edging ever closer to 40, turning 38 can feel like a big one and it is definitely worth celebrating. To help you celebrate, we have put together a list of the best happy 38th birthday quotes and 38th birthday captions that capture that feeling perfectly.

We have even included some happy 38th birthday wishes.

Whether it’s your turn to celebrate your 38th or a friend’s, these happy 38th birthday to me captions and quotes for turning 38 can help you mark the occasion.

You might also like our lists of Funny Birthday CaptionsFunny Birthday WishesFunny Belated Birthday Wishes and Funny Birthday Quotes.

Jump ahead to the category you like best or scroll through to find the best 38th birthday caption or quote about 38th birthday.

Happy 38th Birthday Captions

Check out a few of our favorite 38th birthday captions.

  • Got so distracted by cake, I forgot it was my own birthday.
  • I don’t care how old I’m turning, so long as there’s cake. #SoThisIs38
  • Of course, I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age before!
  • Never too old to wear a birthday crown.
  • Let’s do some ‘we shouldn’t be doing this’ things.
  • 38 is so fun I think I’ll repeat it again next year.
  • Made it to 38! I know. I’m as surprised as you are.
Beach sunset with happy 38th birthday captions
  • I’m grateful for life and for growth. I wish myself a happy birthday.
  • Got so distracted by cake, I forgot it was my own birthday. #SoThisIs38
  • Another year older, but I’ll need some extra time for that ‘wiser’ bit. #38
  • Love, kisses, and birthday wishes.
  • Cheers to the one day of our lives, when we actually celebrate getting old. Happy 38th Birthday to me.
  • Say hello to my new favorite 38 year old.
  • Going with the idea that nothing can stop me this year.
Reflected mountains with funny birthday captions for your 36th
  • It’s my birthday, so I’m celebrating everything.
  • Happy Birthday to the smartest person in this world, Happy Birthday to Me!
  • I’m officially in birthday mode. #38
  • My good vibes speak for themselves.
  • So this is where aging ends, right? #Forever38
  • Pop the champagne, because this girl is 38.

Happy 38th Birthday Quotes

Here are some of the best birthday quotes for turning 38 from our list of Funny Birthday Quotes and Funny Getting Older Quotes. Find your favorite 38th birthday quotes for myself now!

  • “Rollin’ with my homies.” — Coolio, “Rollin’ With My Homies”
  • “30 is the new 20, unless you’re 20, then it’s the new 70.” – Dane Peddigrew
  • “I make the moves up as I go.” — Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
  • “After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” — Bette Midler
  • “That’s the funny thing about birthdays, they’re kind of an annual thing.” – Rapunzel
Person walking on beach with happy 38th birthday quotes by Rapunzel
  • “Be excellent to each other. And party on, dudes.” — Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • “When you turn 30, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like your parents.” — Blair Sabol
  • “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings
  • “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” — David Bowie
  • “Turned my birthday into a lifestyle.” — Drake, “Pop Style”
People on dock with happy 38th birthday quotes
  • “The party don’t start till I walk in.” — Kesha
  • “Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!” – Nicky Gumbel
  • “Go shawty, it’s your birthday.” — 80 Cent
  • “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” — Ausonius
  • “Throw some glitter, make it rain.” — Kesha
  • “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” — Sammy Hagar
  • “It’s my birthday. I’ma do what I like. I’ma wear what I like. I’ma party tonight.” — Anne-Marie
  • “Make it pop like pink champagne.” — Ariana Grande, “Pink Champagne”
Beach sunset with happy 37th birthday quotes by Ariana Grande
  • “I’m ready to paaaaarty.” — Bridesmaids
  • “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” — Steven Wright
  • “There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” — Lewis Carroll
  • “My life is better with every year of living it.” — Rachel Maddow

Happy 38th Birthday Instagram Captions

Enjoy these happy 38th birthday Instagram captions for your birthday post.

  • So am I a real adult now?!
  • I think 38 chances aren’t enough!
  • 38? Who cares. I just want cake.
  • Turning 38 is nothing to wine about.
  • Chapter 38. Time to make some memories.
Volcano with happy 38th birthday Instagram captions
  • I’m 38 now but age gives no guarantee on maturity.
  • In honor of my birthday, please share 38 reasons why you love me.
  • 38 years, 38 reasons to celebrate.
  • Another year older, but I’ll need some extra time for that ‘wiser’ bit. #38
  • May this 38th birthday mark a fresh beginning in my life.
  • It took 38 years to get this awesome.
  • Say hello to the world’s latest 38 year old.
  • Woke up a little older… but not wiser.
  • On a scale of 1-10, feeling a solid 38.
Sunset over ocean with 19th birthday instagram captions
  • Is this what growing up feels like?
  • Say hello to my new favorite 38 year old.
  • 38 and you’ve never looked better. Here’s to you!
  • Thanks for letting me bother you for the past 38 years.
  • Who knew 38 could look this good? Aging looks good on you.
  • Helping this one ring in 38. Cheers to another lap around the sun!
  • 38 years of being your favorite pain in the butt. Here’s to 38 more.
  • Can’t believe you’re 38. Here’s to another year of amazing memories.
  • How good is 38? It’s only the best age of all time. Enjoy your birthday, friend!
  • Thankful to be ringing in 38 with the best people I know.
  • Cheers to good friends, good vibes, and another 38 years.
  • Another lap around the sun with the best people I could have ever asked for. Here’s to 38!
  • Age is just a number, but friends like these are forever. Thank you all for helping me ring in 38.

Happy 38th Birthday to Me Captions

Check out these happy 38th birthday to me captions and quotes. Find your favorite happy 38th birthday captions for yourself in this list.

  • I don’t care how old I’m turning, so long as there’s cake.
  • I should start getting serious, but I’ll eat confetti cake and wear a crown instead.
  • Life’s too short to not celebrate every chance you get! Happy 38th Birthday to me!
  • I’ll enjoy the best of today and laugh like never before because it’s my 38th Birthday.
  • I wish myself a happy 38th birthday since I am the definition of awesomeness.
  • I want to thank everyone for my special 38th birthday, come and join me as I celebrate it.
  • I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age!
Sunset with happy 38th birthday to me captions
  • Don’t wanna be sappy so… let’s just say 38 is already one for the books.
  • 38 – time to make some pour decisions.
  • Wishing on 38 candles and chasing my dreams.
  • Follow the call of the disco ball.
  • Growing and glowing. #38
  • That birthday glow. #Feeling38
  • You really gonna scroll without wishing me a happy 38th birthday?
  • It’s time to kiss 37 goodbye and welcome 38.
  • I have mixed drinks about turning 38.
  • Clock ticks, and suddenly I’m 38. #timeflies
Sunset over ocean with funny 38th birthday captions
  • It’s my birthday, so I’m celebrating everything.
  • Another year, another candle on the cake. #38
  • The thing is I love birthday celebrations, but only when they’re mine.
  • 38 is looking pretty good to me.
  • Ringing in 38 with the best crew.
  • Age 38 but forever the baby of the group.

Short 38th Birthday Captions

Here are some of our favorite 38th birthday Instagram captions. Choose the best 38th birthday captions for Instagram here, then head to our list of Short Captions for more.

  • Talk thirty eight to me.
  • Made it to Level 38.
  • 38 is the new 29.
  • Make a wish. #38
  • My day, my way. #38
  • Favorite day of the year. #38
People running into ocean with short funny birthday captions
  • 38: When life truly begins.
  • 38 38 38 38 I feel like 38.
  • Aging and raging. #38
  • Started from the bottom, now I’m 38.
  • Act my age? Maybe next year.
  • Enjoying life, eating confetti cake.
  • Now we start planning for 36!
  • My day, my way. #38
  • It took me 38 years to get this cute.
  • Hello, 38.
  • Stay in your birthday magic.
  • Achievement unlocked: 38.
Clouds and mountains with short 38th birthday captions for Instagram
  • 38, what a time to be alive.
  • I’m officially the big 3-8.
  • 38 and glowing.
  • Be good to me, 38.
  • Schoolin’ Life at 38
  • Here’s to the next chapter.
  • Chapter 38, Page 1.
  • Experience level: 38.
  • 3.8.
  • Cheers to 38!
  • Season 38, Episode 1.
  • Lap 38 around the sun…
  • Yes, I become 38.
  • It’s no time to be 38.
  • Hey Siri, count the candles.
  • 38? Bring it on.
  • So this is 38.
  • Level up. #38
  • 37 no more.
  • Big 38 energy.
  • I’m 37 plus one.

Funny Birthday Captions for Your 38th

These funny 38th birthday captions will make you smile. Check out our lists of Funny Birthday Captions and Funny Captions for more.

  • I’m wearing the smile my 38th birthday gave me.
  • Year 38, I’m ready! Toss the confetti.
  • The only things getting LIT today are the candles on my cake!
  • Turning 38 is a big deal so I deserve a big celebration!
  • Honestly, my birthday should be a holiday.
  • It’s my 38th birthday and that’s the tea.
Beach sunset with funny birthday captions for your 38th
  • Doughnut crush my vibes on my 38th birthday.
  • I can’t keep calm, it’s my 38th birthday.
  • It’s my 38th… I’ll wine if I want to.
  • Follow your birthday bliss.
  • A year older, a year bolder.
  • Wow, never been 38 before.
  • Cheers and beers to 38 years.
  • Birthday behavior! #38
  • And so begins Chapter 38.
  • Well look who just turned 38…
Person looking at ocean with funny birthday captions for your 38th
  • Staying 38 until further notice.
  • I doubt tequila is the answer, but it’s worth a shot.
  • Cheers to another lap around the sun. Hello, 38.
  • I’m ready for something new now that I’m 38.
  • 38, the year to thrive.
  • Cheers and beers to my 38 years.
  • Shine like gold, sparkle like glitter.
  • It’s perfectly OK and normal to not have your sh*t together at 38.
  • Old enough to know better, still young enough to get away with it.
  • 38 years old. That’s, like, a real adult.
Mountains and rivers
  • Ready to live my adult life blessed.
  • Here for cake, and cake only.
  • Birthdays are good for me. The more I have, the longer I live. lol.
  • Heaven has been really good to me by adding another year to my age.
  • At 38 everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly
  • POV: You can’t believe I’m 38 now.
  • 38 has never looked this good. Happy birthday!
  • Wow, the cake’s really lit this year…
  • I’m too young to be this old.
  • Keep calm and celebrate 38 years.
  • Officially 38, but still mentally about five.
  • I don’t get older; I level up.

Selfie Birthday Captions for Turning 38

You’ll love these selfie captions for 38th birthday. You might also want to check out our lists of Cute Selfie Captions and Funny Selfie Captions.

  • Getting older but my inner child is ageless.
  • I didn’t choose this 38th birthday, this birthday chose me.
  • Stuck in them thirty-somethings.
  • Aged to perfection.
  • I’m not getting older. I’m getting better.
  • Today is a great day cause it’s my birthday!
  • Thanks for letting me bother you for the past 38 years.
  • Hugs, kisses, and 38 birthday wishes.
Mountains with selfie birthday captions for turning 38
  • Selfies, kisses, and lovely birthday wishes.
  • 38 never felt better.
  • Birthday mode: the youngest I’ll ever be, and the oldest I’ve ever been. #38
  • Favorite day of the year. #38
  • Staying 38 until further notice.
  • Who knew that 38 would look this good?
  • Keep calm — it’s my 38th birthday.
  • Sunshine and birthday wishes on my mind.
  • Vibin’ and thrivin’.
  • Manifesting the best 38th birthday.
  • POV: this is what 38 looks like.
  • I think 38 looks good on me.
Woman taking selfie with selfie Instagram captions for 18th birthday
  • Celebrating 38 years of life.
  • 38 years of me. Lucky you.
  • I can finally rent a car without extra fees!
  • 38th birthday selfies hit a little different.
  • Here’s to another 388 days of being fabulous.
  • This is my obligatory birthday selfie.
  • Couldn’t turn 38 without posting my birthday ‘fit.
  • Hey Siri, count the candles.
  • Wow, never been 38 before.
  • Another year, another candle on the cake. #38
  • 38? Who cares. I just want cake.
  • Made it to 38! I know. I’m as surprised as you are.

Happy 38th Birthday Wishes

You’ll love these meaningful or funny happy 38th birthday wishes. Head to our list of Funny Birthday Wishes and Short Birthday Wishes for more. Find your favorite 38 years birthday wishes here!

  • “On your 38th birthday, I hope you take time to reflect on all your blessings and give thanks for another year of life.”
  • “Your birthday is the perfect excuse to get drunk on a weekday. Bottoms up!”
  • “May your birthday cake be moist, and may no one use that word to describe it.”
  • “Life without you would have no meaning, so take a seat, let us bring out the birthday cake, and celebrate many more years with you. Happy 38th birthday!”
Ocean with happy 38th birthday wishes
  • “Statistics show that those who have the most birthdays live the longest. Happy 38th Birthday.”
  • “You know what they say about more candles… A bigger wish! Happy 38 Birthday.”
  • “For your birthday, I wanted to give you something that was both funny and charming, but then I remembered you already have me in your life. Happy 38th Birthday!”
  • “Forget about the past you can’t change, the future you can’t predict, and definitely forget about the present because I didn’t get you one. Happy 38th!”
  • “Friends celebrate friends on their birthdays. Real friends get you drunk on your birthday. Good thing for you I’m the second kind.”
Person looking at lake with short birthday wishes
  • “Happy 38th Birthday! For your special day I made you a cake. BOOM YOU’RE A CAKE! You’re so very welcome.”
  • “38 looks good on you.  May all your dreams come true today.”
  • “Let’s get you so drunk that you end up believing it’s my birthday and buying me drinks all night. Happy 38th birthday!”
  • “I can’t believe you are turning 38 years old.  Does that mean you’re old now, or worse am I old now? Lol, just kidding, happy 38th birthday!”
  • “My 38th birthday wish for you is that you all your birthday gifts are exactly what you had hoped for.”
Person walking in water with short and sweet birthday wishes
  • “I spent 3 hours searching the internet for the perfect birthday message for you and then I gave up. Happy 38th Birthday.”
  • “Older? Definitely. Wiser? …mmm debatable. Happy 38 Birthday!”
  • “Are you having that amazing feeling when you wake up and realize that today is your 38th birthday?  Well it is, and now we get to celebrate you all day long.”
  • “Here’s to another year of questionable life decisions! Happy 38th birthday.”
Cupcake with short funny birthday wishes
  • “I believe you forgot my birthday present last year, so now I’m returning the favor. Happy 38th Birthday!”
  • “You’re turning the perfect age. You’re old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more. Happy birthday!”

Birthday Cake Quotes for 38th Birthdays

Find your favorite birthday cake quotes for 38th birthdays, then head to our lists of Birthday Cake Quotes and Cake Captions for more.

  • “Birthdays are a great time to stop and appreciate gravity. Sure, it makes things sag as you get older, but it also keeps your cake from flying all over the room, so you don’t have to chase it.” – Greg Tamblyn
  • “I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender
  • “For me, the end of childhood came when the number of candles on my birthday cake no longer reflected my age, around 17 or 38. From then on, each candle came to represent an entire decade.” — Yotam Ottolenghi
  • “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” — Edward Morykwas
Birthday cake with quotes for 38th birthday cake by Morykwas
  • “If life is a birthday cake let my face be smeared with its icing of cognac and kindness.” – Aberjhani
  • “Celebration is life’s frosting: isn’t frosting the very best part of the cake?” – Bethenny Frankel
  • “Cake, cake, cake, cake.” — Rihanna, “Birthday Cake”
  • “Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” – Bobby Kelton
  • “You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’” — Jerry Seinfeld
  • “Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” — Buddy Valastro

And that’s it for our list! We hope you were able to find all the 38th birthday Instagram caption and 38 years old quote you were looking for.

If you like birthday captions, you might also want to see our lists of the best captions for 19th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 39th, 40th and 50th birthdays.

Now get out there and celebrate!

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have a favorite birthday caption for your 38th we missed.

About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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