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200 of the Best Birthday Messages to Make Someone’s Day Special

Only the best birthday messages and wishes can make loved ones feel special, spouses feel cared for, and even make co-workers or employees feel appreciated. These wishes can brighten someone’s dreary day, show your caring nature to a friend and can say a lot about you as a sensitive and loving person.

The anniversary of someone’s birth is an actual symbol of their existence. This is probably why people feel so much joy when they organize a birthday party and all the friends they have invited show up to honor that old tradition! However, in case there’s no event on a person’s birthday, sending them a proof of your love through a birthday message is a brilliant idea.

Whether they are sweet and sentimental or if they take the smiling road to a whole-hearted wishing with an impact, birthday messages will not only do the job but they are going to stir emotions of true happiness. Thoughtfulness can never go unnoticed; wish your friends “Happy Birthday” by sharing these joyful happy birthday images and you can bet it is going to be appreciated! Here we go!

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Sweet Happy Birthday Wishes to Someone Special

These soft and fuzzy messages can be sent to almost anyone – from good friends to crushes, from members of your own family to the most gorgeous person in your life.

  • Love you every day, and on your birthday love you more. Here’s to a truly wonderful person!
  • I am celebrating your presence in my life today. 
  • Sending you buckets of joy today and a joyous year ahead. 
  • Hope your special day is one blessing after another.
  • Sending you virtual monster bear hugs on your birthday.
  • Wishing you a day that’s as sweet as you are.
  • My heart is with you, and I love you, too. Hoping you get all the wonderful things life can bring you!
  • Hope this birthday is as happy as birthdays can get.
  • Wishing you a blissful and blessed birthday and hoping all your birthday wishes come true.
  • You’re in my heart today. Sending love and hugs.
  • It’s your birthday. May you celebrate yourself with gusto.
  • Sending you peace and tranquility on your special day. Hope all your wishes come true.
  • Happy you-day to you. Wishing you the best birthday imaginable.
  • You’re the only person I’d save if we were aboard the Titanic. Happy to be celebrating your special day with you today.
  • I wish you abundance on your big day. Have a very happy birthday indeed!
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Happy birthday to you.
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Happy Birthday.
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Happy Birthday! Wishing you an unforgettable day.
  • May your birthday be full of friends, fun and food.
  • Wishing you a birthday that’s perfect. Sending all my love to you today.
  • May the sun shine in your heart today.
  • Virtual hugs coming your way on your happy day.
  • May your birthday be sweeter than wine.
  • May your birthday be full of sweet surprises.
  • Wishing you a birthday that’s as beautiful as you are.
  • May this day be your best-ever day.

What is a Cute Birthday Message?

Here are a few ideas for cute birthday messages:

  • Wishing you a day as sweet as you are! Happy birthday!
  • Hope your birthday is as wonderful and adorable as you are! Have a great day!
  • Sending lots of love and cuddles on your special day! Happy birthday, cutie pie!
  • Happy birthday to my favorite person in the whole world! I hope your day is as amazing as you are!
  • On your birthday, I just want to let you know how much joy and happiness you bring into my life! Have the best day ever!
  • Hoping your birthday is a jolly good time.
  • Wishing you lots of cake and ice cream on your birthday.
  • May you see fairies and unicorns on your birthday.
  • Wishing you a magical, fantastic birthday that sparkles like the night sky.
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Sending the Best Happy Birthday Message to a Friend

These birthday greetings are a bit more personal, relaxed and occasionally humorous. Your dear friend will be delighted to suffer aread them.

  • Sending love and smooches to my bestie on her wonderful birthday.
  • We weren’t true friends until you gave me the Wi-fi password. I guess we must be best friends now because now when I come over it connects instantly. Happy birthday, cyber partner.
  • We all know you’re the kind of friend that says you’ll be there at eight and shows up at nine- I’m ok with that as long as I can be late with you! Have a fantastic birthday, bestie.
  • Happy to be celebrating this wonderful day with you today and wishing you a wonderful year ahead.
  • It’s your birthday. Go out and light up the world.
  • A faster way to enjoy the privileges of a senior citizen is to age faster. Happiest of birthdays, senior friend.
  • Hoping for a smashing birthday for my gorgeous and dear friend.
  • Hope your day is full of beautiful birthday bliss. Wishing a happiest-ever day to my beautiful friend.
  • Our lives may have changed, but our friendship has stayed strong. Happy Birthday, my true friend! May all your heart’s desires come true on your special day!
  • Let’s celebrate your birthday all week. Who could tell this wonderful person is such a party animal?! Wishing you the hottest birthday celebrations.
  • My words of wisdom on this wonderful day is to have as much fun as you can and to keep smiling while you still have all your teeth intact.
  • Sending you big bear hugs on your birthday. I love you beary much, you’re such a great friend!
  • Happee Happee to you. You get more fabulous every year.
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Hope Your birthday Rocks
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Fabulosity has no age limit. Happy Birthday.
  • Happiest birthday wishes coming your way on your fun-filled birthday.
  • Over-the-top and happiest-ever birthday wishes to you.
  • Hope your day is like a nonstop fireworks display. After that, an adventure filled year awaits, so buckle up!
  • Big birthday love for my epic and show-stopping partner.
  • Wishing you love and lots of presents on your birthday.
  • Loving birthday thoughts coming your way all day today.
  • May your birthday bless you with monumental bliss.
  • Wishing you the best possible birthday and then some.
  • Sending you big birthday love and happy dreams come true.
  • May your birthday be the day you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Celebrate your birthday by celebrating you.
  • Happy birthday from your biggest cheerleader.
  • Sending sweet birthday wishes and a giant chocolate birthday cake.

For original birthday wishes in Spanish, click here; if you’re looking for the basic ways to wish Happy Birthday in Spanish, take a look here.

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Short Birthday Wishes and Messages

These wishes get straight to the point.

  • Wishing you pancakes and syrup for your birthday.
  • Best birthday wishes to make your day epic.
  • I’m celebrating your birthday. Are you, birthday boy?
  • If it weren’t for your birthday, there wouldn’t be a you.
  • I know it’s your birthday, but you still can’t text while driving.
  • Here’s a selfie of me thinking of you on your birthday.
  • Happee Happee Happee! I love you to Jupiter and back.
  • May your birthday be as good as homemade apple pie.
  • For your birthday, five rescue cats will be coming to live with you.
  • Don’t forget to celebrate your birthday.
  • So much love for you on your birthday.
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Happy Birthday.
  • May your birthday be amazing. May your gifts be exquisite.
  • Let’s go shopping for your birthday. I want to buy you something special.
  • May your birthday cup overflow with goodies.
  • Wishing you an unforgettable day and a very happy birthday.
  • Hope all your birthday wishes come true and then some.
  • May your birthday celebrations take fun to the next level.
  • Hope your day is off-the-charts stellar. Happy bday!
  • Birthday alert! Put on your party hat. It’s time to boogie.
  • Today is a celebration of you. Happy Birthday!
  • Your birthday is a big deal. May it be extra-fabulous.
  • Celebrate yourself today. Eat steak, salad, ice cream and chocolate cake.
  • I wish you dancing girls and fine wine on your birthday.

Birthday Quotes to Write as Happy Birthday Card Messages

Inspirational quotes from famous people can jazz up your messages, especially if the quote seems like it was written for the person having a birthday, so go ahead and use it in your birthday card.

  • George Burns said, “When I was young, the Dead Sea was still alive.” Happy Birthday, and may you outlive the Dead Sea.
  • According to Bernard Baruch, “Old age is always 15 years older than I am.” Happiest birthday wishes, and may you always be younger than old age.
  • Audrey Hepburn once said that “the thing to hold onto in life is each other.” May your birthday be full of all the people you hold onto.
  • It takes a long time to grow young.  ~ Pablo Picasso
  • According to Liz Taylor, “Big girls need big diamonds.” You’re a big girl now. I hope you are blessed on your birthday with many big diamonds to prove it.
  • To quote Dr. Seuss “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Stay true to yourself and stick around. Happy Birthday!
  • Emily Dickinson said: “We turn not older with years but newer every day.” Here’s to the freshest person I know today!
  • Liz Taylor said, “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” Wishing you an adventurous and exciting birthday.
  • As Mark Twain has put it, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” My best birthday greetings to a truly ageless individual.
  • According to Wilson Mizner’s famous birthday joke, “The first hundred years are the hardest.” Happy birthday and get used to the ride!
  • As the ancient Greek tragedian Euripides famously said, “If we could be twice young and twice old, we could correct all our mistakes.” Best birthday wishes to someone who likes getting better by the day.
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Happy Birthday.
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Happy Birthday.
  • One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. ~ Virginia Woolf
  • As Joseph Joubert put it, “Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.” Happy birthday to someone getting wiser and wiser.
  • Here is a Liz Taylor quote for your birthday: “I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.” Today, may you celebrate yourself.
  • According to Marilyn Monroe, “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” May you have the most beautiful, mad and ridiculous birthday ever. At least it won’t be boring.
  • Our thoughts determine our age. Yoko Ono
  • “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new”, said Sammy Hagar. This year, here’s to new starts. All my love.
  • According to an uncredited quote “Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” Tonight, let no one ask you neither!
  • Horace once asked “Do you count your birthdays with gratitude?” My warmest wishes to a truly grateful optimist.
  • This birthday quote from Marilyn Monroe says it all. “We should all start to live before we get too old.” You’re not too old to start living, and if you’ve been living, do it more.
  • May you live all the days of your life. ~ Jonathan Swift
  • When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. ~ Mark Twain
  • “I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and I realize it’s me.”, said Dave Allen. Hope you’ve got mirrors, you beautiful museum exhibit! 😉
  • Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same. ~ Hayao Miyazaki
  • This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unique Birthday Greetings for a Special Person

Here are some unique birthday greetings for those unique people in your life.

  • May this birthday have you soaring the skies and circling the stars.
  • Happy Birthday! Wishing you beautiful birthday surprises and a ton of chocolate cake.
  • Wishing you the birthday you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Blessed, beautiful birthday wishes coming your way all day today.
  • Happiest birthday wishes ever. Hope your birthday is as zesty as you.
  • May your special day be blessed with sunshine, sparkles, fairy dust and love.
  • Happy birthday to one truly special person I can’t imagine life without.
  • Sending you lots of love on your birthday. I hope you get a carload of presents, a cheeseburger and a large order of fries.
  • Crazy happy bountiful birthday wishes are presently heading your way.
  • May you live long and strong with many happy birthdays to prove it.
  • A birthday wish that’s coming true is presently on its way to you.
  • This big huge birthday love that I’m sending off to you will make your most romantic dreams come true.
  • I paid an entertainer to dress up as a chicken, come to your house and sing “Happy Birthday.” Please remember to tip the chicken.
  • I hired a marching band for your birthday. They are presently on their way over.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous! - Birthday card / Greeting card

Happy Birthday Text Messages to Send to the Birthday Girl or Boy

A lovely happy birthday wish by SMS can also bring a smile!

  • No matter how old you get, always remember to stay young at heart and make every year count. Happy Birthday to you!
  • May your heart always guide you to find the truest form of happiness- because you deserve it all. Happy birthday!
  • Wishing your birthday is beautiful and you get more than half of what you want! Happy birthday, boy!
  • Happy birthday, genius! Hope it’s the best one yet!
  • You rock. I love you. You are brilliant. Have I said enough yet? My warmest happy birthday wishes.
  • Hoping your birthday is magical and fun and as bright as you are. Of course, that is easier said than done, but let’s give it a whirl together.
  • I hope you love your new age as much as it loves you. You still look amazing! Happy birthday, you’re the bomb dot com.
  • May the brightest star always light up your life path.
  • The government has called: they say you’re old enough for them to consider making your birthday a national holiday next year.
  • Sending warm, fuzzy wishes to you on your birthday!
  • To an amazing person who has touched my life in so many ways- you deserve all the joy, love and happiness that the world has to offer. Happy birthday, sweetheart.
  • I hope your birth(day) is as cool as you are and your birthday night is super hot! Happy birthday, babe.
  • Life is a great journey, so make sure you enjoy every mile.
  • See today as a launch pad for your future- it’s going to be awesome!
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You’re how old?
  • Dear girl, how old are you today? Never mind, I already know the answer as always: +1. Best wishes on your birthday!
  • Scientists agree that too many birthdays can be bad for your health… Enjoy this day and take it easy on the cake!
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  • If you are 30+ today, it’s time to start putting money aside for anti-wrinkle treatment, because I’m not sure your insurance would cover that.
  • Wishing you the very best and a very happy birthday! For one who has just turned 60, you look awesome. Of course, I don’t have my spectacles on.
  • I can’t believe that despite all the overcrowded candles on your cake, you still look 18… from a distance! Have a great one!
  • They say you have to respect your elders but I guess that doesn’t apply to you anymore since you don’t have anyone to respect at your age. Enjoy this day. And by the way I am writing an article on the ‘Aging Process’, I wonder if I can interview you.
  • There is a saying that good people die young. If this adage is really true, then I guess you are one heck of a bad fella. The best wishes to the baddest guy on the block!
  • Sending loving birthday wishes to you on this very special day of yours! You are a great inspiration and role model to me.
  • This is your big day and I hope you see this day as more than just a reminder that you are getting older, but as an amazing opportunity for you to gather with great friends, have fun and relive all the amazing memories of the previous years! Happy birthday to you, dear!
  • If some kids ask you how old you are- just tell them and then eat their cake while they keep counting. Just kidding, they probably can’t count that high.
  • Let there be some peace on Earth, but not until tomorrow after we party it up tonight on your birthday. Good plan, right?
  • Dance. Party. Eat Cake. Celebrate. Sing. Shake it. Why not? It’s your birthday!
  • I wouldn’t know what to write in a birthday card, so I spent the money to get you some birthday drinks! Cheers to this birthday guy/girl!
  • You know, it’s important to support wildlife: so go wild at your birthday party! You deserve it.
  • Hoping you have a truly wonderful, unimaginably fantastic birthday filled with love and laughter!
  • Cheers to another year of success, happiness and a fun-filled life for you!

10 Beautiful Happy Birthday Messages to Inspire them

  • Every milestone is a small victory on the road to fulfilling your life’s purpose. May you achieve everything you dreamt about. Wishing you good luck and a bright future on this special day.
  • You have been the shoulder on which I could cry, the arms in which I could feel safe and the ears that could listen to my deepest secrets. Thank you, my friend, for everything.
  • Having you in my life has opened my eyes to love, mercy, and forgiveness. I am so thankful for your friendship. Enjoy your day!
  • Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, while the easier ones lead to nowhere. Be wise in your choices and never-give-up!
  • Congrats on your birthday! You are the greatest and the wisest – which often comes with age.
  • To the best person I know – Happy Birthday! Take this wish today, because competition between good people is constantly rising…
  • Count wishes and birthday cheers- just don’t count the years, they’re not few.
  • Celebrate your birthday. Celebrate today. But most of all, be happy and healthy every day!
  • I know my birthday message is not the only one you will get today- but it will have to do until the others arrive.
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Happy Birthday!
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Hope your birthday is beyond your wildest dreams.

Short Birthday Messages for your Best Friend

These are some truly inspirational happy birthday wishes for that wonderful friend in your life. Share a perfect birthday message on your bestie’s birthday and wish them all the happiness in the world.

  • Even when we’re far apart, our friendship never fades. Thanks for being for being a one in a million friend.
  • Enjoy this special occasion. For me, it’s truly exciting to celebrate an extraordinary friend like you.
  • Dear friend, you’re getting old but you look younger than ever. Never lose that youthful glow. Have a brilliant birthday!
  • I may not be a perfect person but I strive everyday to be the perfect friend that you deserve. Sending you the kindest birthday wishes.
  • Happy birthday to the best buddy a man could ask for. You deserve the very best on your very awesome birthday.
  • There is no present that money can buy. There are no words that can ever fully describe the love, joy and happiness I wish to you this night.
  • Happy birthday to you, my friend. Take a step outside and enjoy this beautiful day made especially for you.
  • We have many good memories with more to come. Celebrating my dearest of friend means the world to me.
  • I wanted to make you a big surprise, but then I realized there is nothing so nice. Have the best Birthday you deserve all the best.
  • Today is special because it’s the day you arrived into this world. You are the greatest gift to this planet.
  • Nothing can be stronger than our bond. We should celebrate your birthday with your favorite song.
  • There is nothing more special for me than this day, because it is my best friend’s birthday.
  • The distance is nothing, our meaningful and true friendship is stronger than that. Until we meet again, I am sending all my birthday love through text.
  • You are my source of laughter and sanity. You are a godsend in my life. Hope your bday brings you many blessings.
  • Here’s to you and your best friend today! May you use today to recall the good times and plan for many more ahead!
  • Our friendship is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Happy Birthday to the best friend one could ask for!
  • There’s no keeping secrets from you because you know me better than myself. Thank you for everything and have a very happy birthday.
  • I know I don’t say it enough but you’re the best friend I’ve ever had. Never forget that. Wishing you the sincerest of birthday wishes.
  • Happy birthday to the only one that gets me. You can tell what I’m thinking with just a facial expression.
  • Everyone deserves a friend like you. But I’m the lucky one to call you my very best friend. Have a great birthday. You deserve it!
  • Your friendship is a valued presence, treasured gift, and incredible prize in my life. Because of you, I have learned great lessons and hold many unique memories. Happy birthday to one amazing friend!

Wrapping up

Celebrating a special someone’s birthday is an exciting and memorable occasion. With so many wonderful birthday messages to choose from, you can find the right message that expresses the perfect sentiment for the lucky person in your life.

From funny and lighthearted to heartfelt and sentimental, these 200 of the best birthday messages are sure to bring a smile to their face and make their day extra special. Whether you’re looking for something short and sweet or longer with more detailed expressions of love and appreciation, there’s something here that will help you make this birthday even more enjoyable.

With words like these, they will feel truly appreciated and valued on this joyous day as they celebrate yet another year of life!


Happy Birthday to You

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Happy Birthday, dear ____ _____
Happy Birthday to you.

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Yiannis Kalliantas (He/Him) has worked for more than 15 years in the hotel industry, organizing all kinds of social events like birthday parties and wedding receptions.

He has been one of the top contributors on Birthday Wishes Expert since the launching of the site. Yiannis has curated hundreds of articles and he is committed to the mission of our site to helping people from all around the world find the right birthday wish on every occasion.

He has an MBA in Tourism, and is an avid city photographer. His recent work on street photography in Athens, Greece can be found on his website


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