Funny 16th birthday card ideas

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Funny 16th birthday card ideas
The 16th birthday is ideal for a funny card. (birthday cake image by palms from

Sixteen is one of those milestone birthdays that can either be taken extremely seriously, or can be made lighthearted and fun. Turning 16 is often thought of as the virtual line in the sand when a person goes from being a child to being a young adult. In many states, people can get their first driver's license at 16. This all gives plenty of room for some funny 16th birthday card ideas.

Funny Cards for Girls

Many girls who are turning 16 will have a big Sweet 16 birthday party. These parties can be akin to a wedding in their grandeur and formality. This makes a funny card the perfect counterbalance to the formality of the affair. A card that pokes a bit of fun at her can be just right, focusing on perhaps her love to shop. Include something along the lines of "It's your sixteenth birthday, so have a ball, we know where to find you, at the mall!" Or "we would have sent you a birthday card, but we couldn't figure out how to text you all of those candles."

Funny Cards for Boys

Although boys don't typically have a big, formal party, turning 16 is still every bit as big of a deal to them as it is for their female counterparts. Probably the single biggest implication of this milestone birthday for a boy is getting his driver's license. This of course makes spoofing this event the ideal material for a funny birthday card. Giving a 16 year old boy a card that includes a key is sure to get his engine revving. Telling him that it is just a key to a bike lock is sure to get a chuckle--at least from those that are watching him open the card.

Funny Cards For Anyone

For a less gender specific way of poking fun at the birthday boy or girl, you can come at the milestone birthday from another angle. Turn the tables on them by pointing out that, as much as they have been waiting anxiously to turn 16, their parents are waiting almost impatiently for another upcoming birthday, the one where they turn 18, and can move out. A verse along the lines of "Today you turn all of 16, and oh what a wild ride its been. Just think though, in just two short years, you'll be out of the house and we can say cheers! Finally turn your bedroom into something cool, like a gym or a den or an indoor pool!"

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