100 Happy Birthday Wishes for Friends, Family, and Loved Ones
Last Updated on August 11, 2021
A birthday of a close friend or family member is a special anniversary. It’s the surest symbol of their existence. So naturally, you’d want to pull all the stops to mark this auspicious occasion in style. Traditionally, that would mean showing up on their birthday party and showering them with the most precious gifts that money can buy.
However, it might happen that you can’t make it to their birthday party in person, or that there’s no event altogether. In such cases, your next best way to celebrate their birthday anniversary is by sending them cute, creative, and even hilarious happy birthday wishes. Not only do the right birthday wishes for your family, friends, and colleagues make them feel special. It also helps to strengthen the ties that bind you.
We’ve prepared a collection of sweet and impactful birthday wishes to send to your near and dear ones. We understand that each birthday anniversary is unique. As such, we filtered out all the cliché birthday messages you’re probably already familiar with, to come up with a list of 100 cute and original birthday wishes. Browse through the collection and hopefully, you’ll find something to write on your birthday card the next time a friend or family member turns a year older.
100 Best Happy Birthday Wishes
1. A birthday is a time for celebration- it’s a time to celebrate the life of someone special. Here’s to you getting love, joy, and lots of happiness on your big day.
2. A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. You are not only strong and wise, but kind and thoughtful as well. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you how much I care and how grateful I am to have you in my life. Happy birthday!
3. A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here wishing you great happiness and a joy that never ends.
4. A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!
5. Age and glasses of wine should never be counted. Happy Birthday.
6. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Happy Birthday.
7. All the words in the English dictionary are simply not enough to express my gratitude to you for always being there for me all my life. On your birthday, I want to wish you a birthday that is extremely joyful and colorful. I hope all your dreams come true.
8. Another adventure filled year awaits you. Welcome it by celebrating your birthday with pomp and splendor. Wishing you a very happy and fun-filled birthday!
9. As you commemorate your Big Day, I pray that true happiness will be your companion from this special day until the end of time. Thank you for always bringing a smile to the world.
10. As you go through each year, remember to count your blessings, not your age. Count your amazing experiences, not your mistakes. Happy Birthday to an insanely awesome person!
11. Believe it or not, I never thought I would love anything more than chocolate, until you walked into my life. Happy birthday, my precious one!
12. Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You are a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!
13. Birthdays may not mean much to you, but they mean the world to me when it is someone like you we are celebrating!
14. Congratulations on being even more experienced. I’m not sure what you learned this year, but every experience transforms us into the people we are today. Happy birthday!
15. Congratulations on successfully making the journey around the sun. As you celebrate today, know that ever since I set my eyes on you, I made it my mission to put happiness in your life. Thank you for making my world sunny and colorful.
16. Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead. Happy birthday.
17. Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!
18. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow the drudgeries of life begin anew. But today is your day, and we’re going to celebrate it with a bang!
19. Enjoy your birthday, dear precious one. Celebrate your special day with the knowledge that I will treasure you until my heart stops beating. Thank you for giving me what no human in this world can give me – true happiness.
20. Enjoy your favorite ice cream today, and I hope that the year is just as sweet, if not more so. Cheers
21. 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.
22. Every time you blow out a candle it marks another year you have contributed to the world with your humbling presence. Thanks for that and happy birthday!
23. For your birthday, I bought you a double chocolate cake and fudge ice cream, just like you like! Your birthdays are always the best celebrations.
24. Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. And forget about the present, I didn’t get you one. Happy birthday!
25. Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.
26. Happiness constantly reigns in my life because of a wonderful person like you! Mom, may your birthday and all the days after it be decorated with sunshine. I love you.
27. Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember without a Facebook reminder.”
28. Happy birthday to the man/woman who inspires, amazes, and motivates me every day. I love you with all of my heart.
29. Happy Birthday! You know, you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young, either.
30. Happy birthday! Your life is just about to pick up speed and blast off into the stratosphere. Wear a seat belt and be sure to enjoy the journey. Happy birthday!
31. Have a wonderful birthday celebration, my dear. It is my prayer that happiness and your heart will always remain the best of buddies.
32. Hope your birthday is as wonderful and extraordinary as you are.
33. Hope your birthday is just like you…totally freaking awesome.
34. Hope your special day brings you all that your heart desires! Here’s wishing you a day full of pleasant surprises! Happy birthday!
35. I don’t know everything new that you learned this year, but I know that whatever it was it will propel you into your best year yet- Happy Birthday and congrats.
36. I found happiness the very second I found you. May your birthday bring you the extraordinary happiness you bring into my life. Love you.
37. I hope you are smiling from ear to ear because your birthday is finally here. Make it a day to remember.
38. I may not be by your side celebrating your special day with you, but I want you to know that I’m thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful birthday.
39. I must be the most blessed person in this world to get the opportunity to spend the rest of my life with the most amazing man/woman to have ever graced the surface of this earth. Enjoy this special day.
40. In moments like these, I’m reminded of your warmth, humor, confidence, and shrewdness. Many thanks for being the best friend/mom/dad anyone could ask for. Have a blast!
41. Life brings about uncontrollable circumstances and unexpected surprises. But there is one thing that I can always count on and that’s your unfailing, undying love and support. Thank you for always being there for me. Kisses and hugs.
42. Life is a great journey, so make sure you enjoy every mile. Happy Birthday!
43. Life without you is unimaginable. So every opportunity we are blessed with, I am going to show you how much I care. Enjoy God’s blessing all your days.
44. Like the sea waves, may the goodness in you surge and be a blessing to everyone it encounters.
45. Many years ago on this day, God decided to send an angel to earth. The angel was meant to touch lives and that happened! Happy birthday my sweet angel!
46. May God make your happiness His lifelong project. Wishing you only the best.
47. May it be a year of promise for you, and may all that you lay hands on prosper. Sending hugs and kisses your way.
48. May this day be so happy that smile never fades away from your face.
49. May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. After all, you yourself are a gift to earth, so you deserve the best. Happy birthday.
50. My dear, as you mark another special day of yours today, may your life always attract the incredible blessings of God. Have a fabulous birthday and may you have all the success you deserve!
51. My sole mission for today is to make your birthday celebration unforgettable because you’re the best. I love you!
52. No matter how old you get, always remember to stay young at heart and make every year count. Happy Birthday to you!
53. No one has the ability to gladden my heart and send me to the moon like you do. Enjoy your special day, and keep illuminating our lives and the world with your incredible love.
54. On this day, it seems words are not enough to let you know what you mean to me. You are my best friend, confidant, and always push me to achieve my dreams. You mean the world to me and I adore you, best friend! Happy Birthday!
55. On your birthday friends wish you many things, but I will wish you only two: always and never. Never feel blue and always be happy!
56. On your birthday, I thought of giving you the cutest gift in the world. But then I realized that is not possible because you yourself are the cutest gift in the world.
57. On your birthday, I want to wish you nothing but a lifetime of good health, peace and absolute happiness. You deserve it because you have sacrificed a lot to put a smile on my face.
58. On your birthday, I want you to know how lucky I feel to have an awesome friend like you. Happy birthday, brother! May all your aspirations come to pass.
59. 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. Happy Birthday
60. Out of the over 7 billion people that inhabit this world, you’re my favorite. I cherish you in a way that even God can’t fathom. Happy Birthday!
61. Recalling the days of my childhood, you have always been present. It is my wish that we continue to celebrate life as best friends together for years to come.
62. Roses may be red and violets blue, but you put all the colors in the rainbow to shame. Happy birthday to the brightest, best person I know!
63. Sending heartfelt birthday wishes to my guardian angel! Thanks for teaching me to be strong and protecting me from life’s challenges. Make sure to have your favorite soup and wine today.
64. Success only comes to people who are hardworking and perseverant like you. All the important things I have learnt in my professional career, I learned from you. Thank you so much for everything.
65. Thank you so much for giving me the chance to be in your wonderful life. You make my life sweeter than honey. I hope that someday I can fill your life with happiness beyond measure.
66. The joy is in the air because your special day is here!
67. The only thing of worth besides other presents I can give you today is the knowing that when you’re not here you are missed, when you’re present your love is felt, and when you’re leaving I already miss you.
68. The world is a better place because of kind and generous people like you. I’ll never forget your years of support and encouragement. Please take a day off from saving the world, and have a blast! Cheers.
69. The years we shared while growing up are like treasures to me. I can remember our every moment of laughter. Happy Birthday, my dear friend.
70. There are few words that express how much we care for you and appreciate your presence in our lives. Our best wishes!
71. 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!
72. There is no day that goes by that I don’t appreciate all the amazing things that you do for me. If all people were lucky enough to be blessed with a friend/brother/sister/mother/father like you, then the world would be full of happy people. God bless you.
73. This birthday, I wish you abundant happiness and love. May all your dreams turn into reality and may lady luck visit your home today. Happy birthday to one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known.
74. 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.
75. To the love of my life: if fate had not brought us together, where would I be? I’m sure on some other path that I’d hate, and worse, there would be no love in my life. Happy birthday and thank you for always making me smile.
76. Today I would like to raise a toast in honor of my incomparable man/woman. In fact I would intend to raise 1000 of them.
77. Today is special not simply because it’s your birthday but even more because we are blessed with the opportunity to honor such an extraordinary person.
78. Today, I celebrate the man/woman who empowered me to believe in myself and dream big dreams. But for your guidance, I would be wandering the streets visionless. Here’s to lots of red wine and fun.
79. True and dear friends are forever no matter the weather. Wishing you the best, sign: your bestie.
80. Warmest wishes to the most magnificent man/woman in my life. If someone asked me to give them reasons why you mean the world to me, I would give them a billion reasons.
81. When I am looking for strong motivation and grounding in my life, I always turn to you. Your words are always exactly what I need. Best wishes, I love you.
82. When you are blessed with the most wonderful friend/mom/dad/sister/brother in the world, it would be extraordinarily greedy to ask for more from life! Best wishes. You’re my greatest gift in life.
83. Wherever your feet may take, whatever endeavor you lay hands on. It will always be successful. Happy birthday.
84. While the average person on earth experiences Christmas once every year, I enjoy Christmas every blessed day because I have you in my life. May your birthday be as happy as you make me feel.
85. Wishing a glorious birthday to the only sunshine I need in this cold world. May oceans of happiness fall upon you on your anniversary.
86. Wishing an incredibly fabulous birthday to you. You are God’s greatest gift to the world. I love you more than I can ever say in any language here on Earth or up in Heaven.
87. Wishing you a new year full of caught opportunities, met goals, and peaceful moments. Many happy returns!
88. Words alone are not enough to express how happy I am you are celebrating another year of your life! My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and will always be, happy and healthy. Don’t ever change! Happy birthday my dear.
89. Words alone would never be sufficient enough to thank you for the immense happiness that your love brings into my heart.
90. You are not only a gift to me, but also a gift to all mankind. On your anniversary, I wish you nothing but good fortune galore all the days of your life.
91. You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. Happy birthday!
92. You are the reason my face is always aglow with happiness. Never in my life have I come across someone with an exterior and interior beauty that is as breathtaking as yours. I hope you enjoy a truly blissful birthday celebration.
93. You are truly one-of-a-kind, and today I mean that in a very good way. Wishing you a birthday that is as magnificent as God’s love. I will always love you dearly.
94. You have always been there for me through thick and thin. I know that I will never be able to repay you for all that you’ve done for me. All I can say is thank you. And I mean it from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
95. You know me so well and yet you stick around. You are either a sensational friend or a little bit crazy. Either way, you are here! Have a blast, buddy! I hope to reciprocate your devotion of friendship in the years to come.
96. You may feel lonely at times, but you are not alone. My heart is with you always, and I would never forget to send my love on your birthday.
97. You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy birthday!
98. Your birthday is always a day that I celebrate with great joy because it is the day you were brought to this world to decorate my life. I wish your heart is always filled with the type of happiness that can only be found in paradise. Have a great one.
99. Your birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.
100. Your birthday only comes once a year, so make sure this is the most memorable one ever and have a colorful day.
There go our top 100 happy birthday wishes for friends, family, and loved ones. Remember, you can still personalize these messages further, depending on whom you’re sending them to and how you want them to feel.