100 Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to Say You’re Sorry You Forgot and Wish Them the Best
At one time or another, everyone has looked at the calendar and wondered how in the world they forgot a friend or family member’s birthday. Even the best organized and most well-intentioned person can slip up, so the question is, what do you do when you realize that you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday? You simply have to grit your teeth, own up to the mistake and wish them a love-filled and sincere belated birthday.
Because that’s not always the easiest thing to do, we’ve stepped up to assist. The following are some wishes that will help you acknowledge that important person’s birthday with grace, style and maybe a little humor.
- 1 Happy Belated Birthday, Friend!
- 2 Funny Belated Birthday Wishes
- 3 “Happy Belated Birthday” Memes
- 4 Happy Belated Birthday, Beautiful!
- 5 Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for a Family Member
- 6 Happy (Belated) Birthday Wishes for your Girlfriend
- 7 Belated Birthday Messages for your Wife
- 8 Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for my Boss
Happy Belated Birthday, Friend!
True friends won’t mind at all if you’re a little late with their birthday wishes.
- I may have missed the day itself, but I would never forget about wishing you a fantastic birthday. Belated love and hugs to you, my friend.
- It’s not that I forgot your birthday, it’s just that I simply don’t believe you ever age. Hope you had a wonderful special day!
- The guest-of-honor always arrives at the last. So here I am, wishing you a very happy belated birthday. Hope you enjoyed it to the fullest.
- Like we were never on-time for college, for the mess, for projects, how can you expect me to on-time here? A belated happy birthday to you, my friend. Like Spock said, Live long and prosper.
- Friends wish together, best friends wish alone. Now that the whole world has already wished you, it is my turn. Happy belated birthday, dumbo. Stay happy, stay smiling.
- Sure, I could have been like everyone else and delivered your birthday wishes on time but that’s just so predictable. Hope your birthday was unexpectedly wonderful!
- Hey, before it gets to be any later, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I’m so sorry I missed it and the next time I see you, I’ll give you a great big hug to make up for it.
- Okay, I messed up. Time got away from me and somehow I missed your birthday. I hope you had an excellent day and that the upcoming year is filled with happiness.
- Your birthday greetings from me may be late but they will never be insincere. Hope it was the best birthday of them all!
- Here’s to you and the wonderful year you have ahead of you. May all of your wishes come true! Happy belated birthday!
- Happy belated birthday! I hope this upcoming year is one filled with all the happiness and prosperity in the world.
- Remember when Cher wanted to turn back time? Well so do I because I missed your birthday! At least I’m saying it now! Hope you had a great birthday!
- As someone who’s had many birthdays, I consider myself to be an expert on the topic. As such, I now say to you, happy slightly late birthday.
- They say, “Good things come to those who wait.” Here is a good wish of a happy belated birthday to you, my friend! Enjoy this wish and more this next year.
- The great thing about being friends is the ability to be honest with one another about anything and everything. I would honestly like to wish you the best belated birthday ever.
- Oh dear, I did it again. Your birthday passed and I missed it, my friend! Happy belated birthday!
- Here’s to you and all that you mean to all of us here at work. Not only are you a great worker, but you are also an amazing friend. Sorry we missed your big day! Happy belated birthday to a great person all around!
- Blessed are you today and always because of your friendship and good deeds. You are a special person to so many people. May you have a fantastic and joyous year! Happy belated birthday, dear friend!
- Oh no, I’m late with your birthday wishes again. Lucky for me, with age comes patience. Happy late birthday, my friend.
- I decided to send your card late, so the excitement of your birthday would last even longer. The older we get, the more we have to celebrate. Think of all of the memories – good times, bad times, and all of those in between. Every memory has molded us into who we are today and that is a blessing in and of itself. Happy belated birthday to you, my friend!
- I’m so glad you are a woman of faith. Keeping the faith that my card would come served you well! Happy belated birthday!
- Can you believe you celebrated the big 4-0 already? 40 is the new 20, so let’s make this year a wild one! Happy belated birthday to my best friend in the entire world!
- 20 years old, no longer a teenager! Life goes fast, that’s for sure. Be sure and take it all in and learn the valuable lessons along the way. Time is the best teacher we have. Happy belated birthday!
- Once upon a time, I met a very cool friend who changed my life from that point forward. She brought fun and laughter everywhere she went and was the best confidant around. Thankfully, it’s not a fairy tale and you are that awesome friend. I am sorry I missed your big day. Happy belated birthday!
- Moments come and moments go, but memories last a lifetime. Thanks for all you have meant to me and my entire family. Happy belated birthday to such a dear friend!
- Just when I felt my life was organized, I totally missed your birthday! You are a great friend and I feel terrible for my forgetfulness. Please forgive my absent mindedness. Happy belated birthday!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. The happiest of belated birthdays to you!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. There is no one better than you. Happy belated birthday!
- Roses are red. Violets are blue. I hope this card lets you know my wishes are true. Happy belated birthday!
- Every so often, I happen to forget the most important of occasions. And this is one such day. I apologize for my tardiness. Happy belated birthday, friend!
- I am saddened and very sorry I missed your birthday. My birthday wishes to you might be late but that doesn’t mean I don’t cherish you as a friend. Our friendship to me is a priceless gift from above. Happy belated birthday, dear friend.
- I forgot your birthday and I’m being drenched by immense guilt, which is pouring down on me like nobody’s business. Only you can save me by giving me the umbrella of forgiveness. Happy belated birthday. Hope it was a nice one.
- I plead guilty for missing your birthday, and I promise I will make it up to you. But until then, please accept my apology and wishes. Happy belated birthday.
- I can’t believe I forgot my best friend’s special day. I feel bad about it and hope that you forgive me. Wishing you a belated happy birthday.
- A belated happy birthday to you. May all the good things that life has to offer always find their way to your doorstep.
- Despite my wishes being a little late, you know they are straight from the bottom of my heart. I wish you success in all your endeavors, and may Heavens always smile on you. Happy belated birthday, my friend.
- I know you have forgiven me for missing your birthday. So I want to thank you for that and promise that it will never happen again. Happy belated birthday.
- It’s never too late to wish a wonderful friend like you happy birthday. May your life be full of peace, joy, happiness and success. Happy belated birthday, my friend.
- I send you my wishes along with my deepest apology for missing your birthday. Happy belated birthday, dear friend.
Funny Belated Birthday Wishes
If the birthday wish must be a little late, it might as well be a little humorous too.
- What’s that old saying? It’s never better than late to wish someone a happy birthday. Hope you had the best birthday ever!
- Carol King may think that it’s too late, baby, yeah, it’s too late but I’m still going to wish you a happy birthday anyway. Hope your special day was terrific.
- The world is made up of two types of people. Meticulously punctual types on a rigorous schedule and the awesome fun people like me who don’t own calendars. Happy belated birthday, my friend.
- It’s somehow appropriate that as you’re getting on in life, I am getting later with my birthday greetings. Sorry to have missed the day, but I hope you had a fantastic birthday.
- Normally it takes me months to realize that I’ve forgotten a birthday. So when you look at it that way, I’m actually kind of early. Happy belated, my friend!
- From now on, I promise that the older you get, the better I will be at remembering birthdays. I think that’s fair. Have a great belated birthday.
- One of the telltale signs of age is forgetting things. Wait, why was I writing this? Oh yeah! Happy belated birthday.
- They say that forgiving and forgetting go hand and hand. I took care of the forgetting part, now all you need to do is forgive me for being so late with wishing you a wonderful birthday.
- I’ve been so busy trying to forget my own birthday that I got carried away and forgot yours. Sorry! Happy belated!
- I guess I’ve had too much on my plate lately because I forgot your birthday. That also might explain why my scale broke. Hope you had a great birthday!
- It’s not that I’m late with your birthday wishes, I’m just really, really early for next year. Hope you had a fantastic birthday.
- I’m starting to think that living my life using an ancient calendar isn’t working. I mixed up the seasons, ended up with leftover days and now I’ve missed your birthday. Hope you had a great, modern birthday.
“Happy Belated Birthday” Memes
Happy Belated Birthday, Beautiful!
Special wishes for the people in your life who have extraordinary inner and outer beauty.
- As my most on-trend and stylish friend, I knew you wouldn’t mind me being fashionably late with your birthday wishes! Stay gorgeous and I hope you had an excellent birthday.
- To the most beautiful person in my life—I am proud to know you and count you amongst my closest friends. I hope your birthday was as perfect as you are.
- They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Anyone who beholds will agree, you’re a total knockout! Happy (a little bit late) birthday.
- Hey beautiful! Since everyone else wished you a happy birthday on the actual day, I thought I’d be cool and save my greetings for later. Hope you had a fantastic special day!
- There is nothing more beautiful, except maybe you, than forgiving someone who forgot your birthday.
- I am truly lucky to have someone so beautiful willing to share my life. Hope your birthday was as magical as you are.
- In this belated happy birthday wish, I am reminded that you have that combination of qualities I find absolutely irresistible. There’s never been anyone as beautiful to me as you are.
- Beauty is very often more about what’s on the inside than what’s on the outside of the person. You, however are the entire package. Hope your birthday was as special as you are.
- They say that beauty is only skin deep but it’s your beautiful spirit that keeps me coming back again and again. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
- Beauty is a quality seldom seen, except when you’re in the room. Happy belated birthday, my friend.
- I might not be perfect at being on time with my birthday wishes but I’m awesome at picking the friends in my life. Happy birthday, Beautiful!
Belated Happy Birthday Wishes for a Family Member
- I am sorry for not being there on your special day, but you are always in my thoughts. Wish you a belated happy birthday and hope you prosper forever
- There is a reason why families are the most important ties; time doesn’t matter; only feelings do. Even though I am late, you know you are always in my heart. Belated happy birthday to you, dear.
- My wishes might not have reached you on time, but families do not require punctuality. I always have wished the best for you, now and forever. Belated happy birthday, my dear.
- You have always been my favorite in the family, for all the right reasons. I am sorry for being late, but I always pray for the greatest things for you. Happy birthday, buddy.
- I have seen you since you came into this world and seen you grow into a wonderful human being. Even though I am late, you have always been in my thoughts and heart. Belated happy birthday, dear.
- To one of the best person I have met in my life and someone who has been my favorite in the family, a very happy birthday (even though it is belated). Wish you all the happiness in the world, and then some more.
- Our busy lives dictated that we might not stay in touch as often, but family goes beyond that. Even though I got a bit late, my wishes remain true to my heart. A belated happy birthday to you, with my hopes that you achieve the greatness that you deserve.
- Our family is so much better having known you. You bring joy and laughter to our lives and warmth and peace to our souls. You, dear one, are amazing. Happy belated birthday!
- It’s not every day that we are blessed, but the day you joined our family, I knew God was with us. Over the years, I feel like we are not in-laws but rather true family. We have shared laughs, cried a few tears, and made so many memories. It is a joy knowing you. Happy belated birthday!
- Happy belated birthday to the funniest, craziest, most awesome uncle I know! I hope you had a great day because you deserved it!
Happy (Belated) Birthday Wishes for your Girlfriend
- The world might tell you that your birthday is a special day. But for me, every day with you has been special. I know I am late to wish, but love doesn’t seek punctuality. Our relationship is built on much deeper emotions. Happy birthday, love. I wish you achieve everything you have ever desired and more.
- In our relationship, you were always the hare and I was always the tortoise. Even though I am late, you know that nothing is more important to me than your special day. Belated happy birthday, sweetheart.
- I know you are angry, but I always know how to pacify you. From your favorite candy to your favorite jewelry, I am yours to command. Belated happy birthday, my love.
- You must know that you really look cute when you are angry. But you look better when you smile. This is why I exist- to keep you smiling.Belated happy birthday, honey.
- Like they say, better late than never. I say, better a late wish with great surprises than a timely-but-plain one. So, buckle your seatbelt to witness everything I planned for you. Belated happy birthday, love.
- Since you forgot my birthday, I would say we are even. But one a serious note, you sure know that your special day is equally special for me. A very happy belated birthday to you, darling.
- Since I couldn’t be the first, I chose to be the last. Because I always want to stay away from the crowd. Now give me a smile and keep it permanently on your face. Happy birthday, baby.
- Happy belated birthday, my love. I am very sorry for being late in wishing you a happy birthday. I wish I could turn back the hands of the clock, so I could be the first to wish you a happy birthday. But since that isn’t possible, I’m pleading with you to accept my sincere apology. I love you and I promise it won’t happen again.
- Darling, despite the lateness of my birthday wishes to you, please know that I’m ashamed and very sorry for that. I promise to make it up to you. Have a belated happy birthday, my dear.
- It’s late but it’s definitely full of love. Happy belated birthday to the love of my life.
- I’m so sorry that my wishes are late to arrive. I can’t believe I forgot your birthday. I know nothing that I can say or do can fix this. But please find it in your heart to forgive me. Happy belated birthday, my love. I love you so much.
- Honey, I am so sorry I forgot such an important day of your life. Please accept my apology and know that it won’t happen again. Happy belated birthday.
- I may have forgotten to send you a birthday wish or gift, but that doesn’t mean that I care less about you or that my love for you is fading. You are always on my mind and I love you more than I can ever say in words. Happy belated birthday, love.
- Sorry, baby, for my late birthday wishes. Please forgive me and know that I never meant to make you sad. My head might have forgotten, but my heart will always remember. Happy belated birthday, honey.
- Here is wishing you all the great things that this life can offer. I know my wishes are a little bit late but they are sincere and true just like my love for you is. Happy belated birthday, my love.
- While my greetings are a little bit late, my love for you never changes. Wishing the apple of my eye a very happy belated birthday.
- Sorry for my belated wishes. Can you forgive me? I hope you can because you mean the world to me. Happy belated birthday, my love.
Belated Birthday Messages for your Wife
- You and I have reached a point in life where we don’t have to prove anything to each other; our love is mature. Even if I am late, your special day is equally special for me. Belated happy birthday, darling.
- Like all husbands, I do forget great days. And like all husbands, I will make sure that I make up for it. Anything for you, my love. Belated happy birthday.
- We might be busy in our own lives, forgetting are very important. But in the end, we do love each other unconditionally. Happy belated birthday, honey.
- Since I am late, all I can offer is my apologies. And a promise, that even if I am late, I will be ultimately there for you, at every point in life. Happy birthday, sweetheart.
- I am late, but imagine if I forgot! Okay, do not imagine that. What you can do instead, is give me a smile and a hug. Belated happy birthday, honey.
- Life often does not give us chances to remember the important days. But even if I got late, your special day is something I can never miss. Belated happy birthday, my love. Wish you all the happiness in the world.
- You and I are in a relation that lasts for a lifetime (and hopefully beyond). So even if I am late for your special day, all I ever hope for is making your every day equally special. Happy birthday, my loving wife.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for my Boss
- Sorry for missing your birthday. Hope your special day was really wonderful. Happy belated birthday.
- Thanks for being an inspirational leader and mentor. May the years ahead of you bring you immense growth, success and joy. Have a wonderful belated birthday.
- A belated birthday wish that your life will continue to be an inspiration for others. Happy belated birthday.
- Wishing a happy belated birthday to a wonderful boss. May you always have the strength and determination to accomplish your goals in life.
- They say better late than never, so here is a belated birthday wish to you. May your life be blessed with abundant happiness.
- Wishing you a successful, happy, and healthy life. Happy belated birthday to a very special boss.
- You have not only been a great boss but also a wonderful friend. Sorry I missed your special day. Happy belated birthday.
- Happy belated birthday, boss. May God keep rewarding you with success in every aspect of your life.
- Despite being late, this birthday wish is filled with warmth, love and sincerity. May this year bring you success in both your personal and professional life. Happy belated birthday.
- Sending belated birthday wishes to the best boss in the world. I hope your birthday was as amazing as you are. Do have a joyous belated birthday.
Keep this list handy to use the entire year. You never know whose birthday you are going to miss!
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