90+ Happy Birthday Quotes and Wishes for Friends

Published September 12, 2022
Friends surprising young woman with a birthday cake

Celebrate your friends and besties on their birthday with fun, inspired messages that are sure to bring a smile to their face. You've laughed and cried together and shared all your secrets, so find the perfect birthday wishes to capture the depth and magic of your friendship. From a personalized text, to what to write in their birthday card or post on Insta, spread the love with one (or more!) of these sweet happy birthday quotes and wishes crafted for fabulous friends like yours.

Short Birthday Wishes for Friends

Are you a friend of few words? That's okay! Birthday greetings don't have to be wordy to be wonderful. Whether you're looking for the perfect social caption or a short (or silly) text to send, use the succinct sayings below to wish a very happy birthday to a friend.

Young Party People having fun at the beach
  • HBD bestie!
  • Birthday big.
  • Slay, birthday.
  • Happy b-day, buddy.
  • Have a meta birthday.
  • Have a birthday supreme.
  • Have a birthday fit for the best bestie.
  • Have a layer cake day!
  • Rise and birthday shine.
  • Lean in to your birthday!
  • Birthday like you mean it.
  • Bask in your b-day vibes.
  • Longevity looks good on you.

Sweet Happy Birthday Quotes for a Friend

Short, long, or in-between, sweet is one thing that birthday messages should definitely be. Use the birthday quotes and sayings below to send fond, warm birthday greetings to friends who are celebrating another trip around the sun.

Laughing woman preparing birthday cake
  • Have a birthday that's as beautiful as you are.
  • Have a jolly good birthday!
  • May your birthday be magical.
  • Have a fairytale kind of birthday.
  • Happy you day, my ageless friend.
  • May this be your best birthday yet.
  • You've got that birthday glow.
  • May all your birthday wishes come true.
  • Have a shiny birthday and a sparkling year!
  • May your birthday be as radiant as your smile.
  • Have a fabulous birthday that's as original as you are.
  • May today bring you 24 hours of nonstop birthday treats.

Heart Touching Birthday Wishes for a Friend

Sweet is a treat, but some birthday celebrations call for a more sentimental note. Let a special friend know how much they mean to you with one of these heart-touching birthday sayings.

Beautiful woman celebrating her birthday with her dog
  • May your birthday be as sweet as you are special.
  • May your birthday be as beautiful as your soul is lovely.
  • Sweet friend, may the joy you bring to others find you as you celebrate your birthday.
  • On my birthday, I wished for a friend like you. Now I hope all your wishes come true.
  • Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend as true and wonderful and amazing as you.
  • May today be the best day of your life so far, with each new day dawning even better than the one before.
  • Wishing my incredible friend an amazing day! Every year of friendship with you is even better than the last.
  • On your birthday, I'm reminded just how much better my life is because you are in it. Have a wonderful birthday.
  • Wishing a beautiful birthday to one of the most important people in my life. Your friendship means everything to me.
  • The world started sparkling the day you were born, and your light just gets brighter each year. Have a super-shiny birthday.
  • Have I told you how lucky I feel to have you as a friend? May your birthday bring you as much joy as you've added to my life.
  • With all you've been through and how much you do for everyone else, take time out and make your birthday all about you.

Happy Birthday Quotes for a Best Friend

Your very best friend, or anyone in your inner circle of besties, deserves extra-special birthday wishes. After all, they're not "just friends." Your all-star, crown jewel best friends deserve truly special birthday greetings.

Couple celebrating birthday at home
  • Happy birthday to my alter ego.
  • Have a rock star birthday, bestie!
  • Wishing my OG the baddest birthday!
  • Have a beyond bougie birthday, bestie.
  • Have a festive birthday, my favorite friend.
  • Wishing my best friend an even better birthday!
  • You're a first-rate friend who deserves the finest birthday.
  • No one holds a candle to you. Hope your birthday is as amazing as you are.
  • No matter how old you grow to be, my very best friend you will always be.
  • It's great to celebrate the day my best friend in the universe arrived on earth.
  • Look out world, here we come. It's my bestie's birthday and we're looking for fun.
  • Nothing but the very best birthday will do for a friend who is as wonderful as you.
  • Happy birthday to my very best friend. You deserve nothing but happiness today and every day.

Funny Birthday Wishes for a Friend

Who says birthday messages have to be sentimental? Lighthearted and fun wishes are always appreciated... even corny birthday puns. What a great way to brighten the day of a friend who is celebrating a special birthday.

Mature woman holding birthday cake with candles
  • Party today, be old tomorrow!
  • Show this milestone who's boss!
  • Hip, hip, hooray! It's your special day!
  • Thanks for being my even older friend!
  • You're not getting old; you're just leveling up.
  • It's your birthday - do what you want. I'll cover for you.
  • May your birthday be as amazing as your taste in friends.
  • May your birthday be as low-key (or not) as you want it to be.
  • Another year older, another day closer to a new age category.
  • Welcome to being old enough to know better, but too young to resist.
  • Your secret's out. Someone spilled the tea. Happy, happy birthday from me.
  • Cheers to the year that is over and welcome to the new one that's just arrived!
  • You might be forever young, but you're still older than you were yesterday. Happy birthday anyway!

Unique Birthday Wishes for a Friend

Is your birthday buddy a fan of the offbeat? Opt for one of these quirky birthday wishes if your goal is to share a truly unique birthday greeting.

Woman blowing out birthday candles
  • Merry birth anniversary.
  • Greetings and birthday salutations.
  • Keep on marching toward maturity.
  • May your birthday cake be extra-lit.
  • May your OS never become obsolete.
  • Happy age elevation celebration commemoration.
  • Keep on being you, one incredible birthday at a time.
  • Ready or not, a new year has dawned. Make it a great one.
  • The galaxy is better because you're in it. Happy arrival day!
  • May today be the first day of your journey to longevity and prosperity.
  • Tell your parents thanks for making you! And have a great day while you're at it.
  • Birthdays: They're all fun and games until somebody makes a really weird wish.
  • Being your friend is the closest I've come to meeting a real-life unicorn. May your birthday sparkle with joy.
  • Congratulations on completing another trip around the sun. Tidings of best wishes for the new one that's just begun.

Belated Birthday Wishes for a Friend

Did your buddy's big day slip by without making it onto your radar? Never fear, it's never too late to share belated wishes for a beautiful birthday.

Friends congratulating their birthday friend and holding a birthday gift
  • Happy birthday after-party!
  • Happy early next year's birthday.
  • FOMO for real here. Hope your birthday was fabulous!
  • I know I'm late, but I sure hope your birthday was great.
  • Dang, I missed your birthday. Hope it was a bang-up day!
  • Hope your birthday was unforgettable... sorry I forgot it!
  • May I be the first to wish you a happy birthday (for next year)?
  • Sorry I'm tardy to the birthday party. Hope your day was beyond.
  • May the day after your birthday be even better than the main event.
  • Our friendship is unique, just like my sense of time. Happy belated b-day.
  • My greeting might be late, but it's sincere. Hope you had a fabulous birthday this year.
  • Hope you got a lot of great presents. Next year, I promise to grace you with my presence.
  • May it never be too late to say I hope you had an incredibly awesome and special birthday.

Celebrate Your Friends on Their Special Day

Choosing just the right birthday greeting is the perfect way to elevate a friend's birthday from special to spectacular. No matter what quote or saying you decide to share, the sentiment in your heart is sure to shine through.

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