297 happy birthday quotes & wishes for your best friend

Say Happy Birthday lớn a friend or best friend with a fabulous birthday wish! On this page, you"ll find lots of messages and quotes written to lớn help you find the perfectly worded wishes lớn kick off your friend"s brilliant birthday celebrations!


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Our happy birthday friend messages cover all types of friendships. There"s beautifully crafted birthday wishes for best friends và friends that you"ve known for years, as well as short và sweet greetings for friends và acquaintances. Plus, there"s a selection of birthday wishes for friends who live far away, as well as belated birthday messages for when you"ve forgotten their special day (whoops!).

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Birthday Wishes for a Best Friend

Is it your best friend"s birthday? Hooray! Start their day with a smile & some birthday love with one of these happy birthday best friend wishes. These are sure to lớn let your bestie know just how much you care and how special their friendship is lớn you!

It"s time khổng lồ party! I hope your day is as special as you are, và the year ahead even better still. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my crazy, fun, fabulous best friend! I love you lớn the moon và back. I am so grateful for your friendship và all the fun times that we"ve shared this year. I hope you have a great day!

It"s your birthday, let"s party! Cake - check. Candles - check. Drinks - check. Gift - check. Coolest birthday girl ever - check!

Happy birthday khổng lồ my gorgeous friend, you"re the best! I hope you have a brilliant day.

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. Happy Birthday to my best friend!

Happy birthday to my fabulous, witty, kind, brilliant best friend. There is no one else I"d rather spend the day with. Let"s celebrate & have lots of fun!

You"ve been there for me through all life"s ups & downs, and I hope you know that I"m always here for you. Thanks for being such a wonderful best friend. I hope you have a great birthday, và the year ahead is the best yet!

Happy Birthday to lớn my Bestie! Wishing the happiest of birthdays to lớn my favorite human.

I never guessed that when we first met, we"d become best friends và make lots of silly memories together! Thanks for all the fun adventures, và here"s lớn many more in the coming year!

Has anyone told you how great you are? Because I think you"re the bee"s knees, the greatest thing since sliced bread, out of this world... Basically I think you"re the best! Have a great birthday, my brilliant, fabulous best friend.

Short & Sweet Happy Birthday Friend Messages

These simple birthday messages are for friends, from close buddies lớn new acquaintances! They"re a quick và easy way to lớn let someone know you"re thinking of them on their birthday. These wishes take no time khổng lồ send in a text message or post on their social media.

I hope your birthday is full of sunshine and rainbows, love và laughter! Sending many good wishes khổng lồ you on your special day.

Wishing you a wonderful birthday & a fantastic year ahead! Thanks for being a great friend.

Happy birthday to a fabulous friend! Wishing you many blessings for the year ahead.

Happy birthday! I"m so grateful for your friendship & all the fun times we"ve had together this year. Here"s to many more!

If I had a flower for every time you made me smile, I"d have a beautiful garden! Happy birthday!

Happy birthday dear friend! I hope you have a very special day & a wonderful year ahead!

Congratulations on your birthday! Wishing you a truly fabulous day.

Happy birthday khổng lồ a great , I hope you have a fun day today!

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day, and the year ahead is full of many blessings.

Let"s celebrate, it"s your birthday! Wishing you an awesome day và a brilliant year ahead!

It"s your birthday, let"s get up to lớn some mischief!

Wishing you a very happy birthday và all the best for the coming year. Thanks for being a great friend!

You"re such a generous and kind person. I"m so lucky lớn have you as a friend. Wishing you an extra special birthday và best wishes for the year ahead.

Happy birthday! Love you lots và can"t wait lớn celebrate your birthday with you . Thanks for being such an amazing friend!

Happy birthday to my best buddy! I hope you have a good one.


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Happy Birthday Wishes for Friends in 2022

We lượt thích to keep birthday wishes light-hearted. Still, we can"t ignore that many of us have had a difficult time with illness, loss, uncertain employment, & isolation due lớn COVID-19. With that in mind, here are some examples of birthday wishes for best friends and close friends that you could use as a starting point to lớn write your own cảnh báo of encouragement.

This birthday thẻ is packed full of virus-free hugs và kisses just for you! We hope you have a very happy birthday & that we can see you again soon. Until then, cheers to lớn you from afar for your good health and happiness!

Sending you all our love on your birthday. We might be apart today, but you"re always in our hearts. Take care và stay safe in these uncertain times. We miss you!

Happy birthday dear friend! Sending lots of love to you on this special day, và looking forward lớn the day we can see you again. Take care of yourself & stay safe.

Happy Birthday friend! We might be separated today, but I am still raising a glass khổng lồ your good health & happiness from afar. May you keep strong, stay safe, and take care of yourself. I miss you!

Happy Birthday! We"re sorry you"re celebrating your birthday isolating. When this is all over, let"s celebrate properly!

We are so grateful for all the sacrifices you have made this past year to tư vấn and serve others. May your birthday be a time for you to lớn rest & recover & reflect on all you have achieved. Sending all of our love khổng lồ you and our prayers for a better year ahead.

Happy birthday dear friend. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts và prayers every day as we remember và miss him/her terribly. We know your birthday this year will be very difficult, and we wish we could gather around you in person to tư vấn you more. We are sending all our love from afar, & if there is anything you need, please let us know.

Fun & Funny Birthday Wishes for a Friend

These funny birthday greetings to lớn a friend are guaranteed lớn bring laughter and happiness to lớn their day! Tickle their funny bone with one of these humorous birthday messages.

Don"t worry, you don"t have gray hairs, you have "wisdom highlights". You just happen to be extremely wise!

It"s OK lớn light the candles on your birthday cake now; I"ve already alerted the fire department!

is a perfect age. You"re old enough khổng lồ recognize your mistakes but young enough khổng lồ make some more. Happy birthday!

You suck at aging! Can you at least try khổng lồ look older?

You"re not getting older... Just more distinguished! Happy birthday.

A wise man once said, "Forget about your past, you cannot change it". I"d like to add: "Forget about your present, I didn"t get you one".

Happy birthday. It took you years khổng lồ look this good!

Those aren"t gray hairs you see. They"re strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head. You"re just ready to lớn party!

Don"t let aging get you down. It"s too hard khổng lồ get up again!

Q: What goes up & never comes down?A: Your age!

Middle age... When "happy hour" is a nap!

How vị you know you"ve hit middle-age? In preparation for a big sneeze, you cross your legs really hard and hope for the best!

You"re how old?! Better take that cake outdoors lớn light the candles! Have a very happy birthday.

Congratulations, you"ve finally reached the wonder years... Wonder where your oto is parked? Wonder where you left your phone? Wonder where your glasses are? Wonder what day it is? It"s your birthday!

Don"t bao tay about your eyesight failing as you get older. It"s nature"s way of protecting you from shock as you walk past the mirror.

Want more ideas for a funny birthday message for a friend? Click here khổng lồ read more funny birthday wishes for friends.


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Inspiring Happy Birthday Quotes for a Friend or Best Friend

Our collection of endearing & funny quotes about friendship and getting older, are perfect for your bestie! These wishes include happy birthday best friend messages / SMS khổng lồ send khổng lồ a good friend on their birthday.

Do you want khổng lồ express how you feel about a best friend or friend that you"ve known for a long time? These first quotes are all about friendship và what friends mean to lớn you. From sentimental to lớn funny, these messages capture the magic of a close friendship and are a great addition to lớn birthday wishes for best friends.

A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you.~ Unknown

True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable, & always in style.~ Nicole Richie

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is khổng lồ understand & to be understood.~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good friends don"t let you vì chưng stupid things... Alone.~ Unknown

We"ve been friends for so long I can"t remember which one of us is the bad influence!~ Unknown

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.~ Aristotle

Best friends are the people you can vì chưng anything & nothing with & still have the best time.~ Unknown

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.~ Misty Copeland

Friendship isn"t a big thing. It"s a million little things.~ Unknown

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.~ Unknown

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.~ Unknown

Gently tease a friend on their birthday with one of these funny happy birthday quotes about growing older. These wishes add a bit of fun & laughter khổng lồ birthday greetings for a friend - perfect for friends who enjoy a laugh!

I"m so glad that we are growing older together & that you"ll always have a head start!~ Unknown

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don"t mind, it doesn"t matter.~ Mark Twain

Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.~ Chili Davis

You don"t get older, you get better.~ Shirley Bassey

We"ll be friends until we"re old và senile... And then we can be *new* friends!~ Unknown.

I"ve reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me.~ Unknown

The secret to lớn staying young is make up... Make up an age, then stick with it!~ Unknown

A true friend remembers your birthday, but not your age.~ Unknown

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.~ John Grier

These next happy birthday quotes for a friend are also about aging, but they are more reflective & philosophical. These wishes could give comfort và encouragement lớn a best friend who feels anxious about their age.

Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.~ George William Curtis

The important thing lớn you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years!~ Edward J. Stieglitz

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.~ Ausonius

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to lớn stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.~ Albert Einstein

Today you have added another candle of knowledge & wisdom khổng lồ your life.~ Debasish Mridha

In youth we learn; in age, we understand.~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Today is the oldest you"ve ever been & the youngest you"ll ever be again.~ Eleanor Roosevelt

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to lớn us khổng lồ give ourselves the gift of living well.~ Voltaire

Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.~ Stanislaw Lec


Birthday Bible Verses & Blessings for a Friend

Here are beautiful birthday scriptures & blessings lớn write in a greeting thẻ to a close friend on their birthday. These messages thank them for their faith and encourage them in their faith. They make a lovely addition lớn birthday wishes for best friends who are religious.

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Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 2

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy Philippians 1:3-4

Perfume & incense bring joy khổng lồ the heart, và the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. Proverbs 27:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls và has no one khổng lồ help them up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Carry each other"s burdens, & in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

The LORD bless you và keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you và be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you & give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

May God bless you today on your birthday & every day after. May you be comforted by His presence in your life, and always follow His guiding light. Amen

I pray on your birthday that your faith in God continues khổng lồ grow as you grow older, & that you find comfort in God"s love for you. Wishing you many blessings on your special day.

Happy Birthday! Remember that for every day of your life there is Someone taking care of you, and may God continue lớn hold you in His gentle hands & bring you peace.

Looking for more friend birthday wishes và quotes for your Christian friends? Click here khổng lồ see our full collection of bible verses for birthdays & birthday prayers.


Birthday Wishes for Friends - from a Distance

On occasions lượt thích birthdays, the sense of distance can feel more significant. Making an effort khổng lồ wish your friend a happy birthday & tell them you"re thinking of them, can make a difference to their day. These happy birthday greetings khổng lồ a friend or best friend are written with that thought in mind.

Happy birthday all the way from . I hope you have a fabulous day - be sure khổng lồ eat an extra slice of cake for me!

Happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day today, and looking forward khổng lồ seeing you in .

Happy birthday dear friend! Raising a glass lớn your continued health và happiness all the way from . I hope you have a great day!

Thinking of you on your birthday! We hope you have a great day và wish you all the best for the coming year. We"re so excited that you"re coming khổng lồ visit in , & we can"t wait to lớn see you then!

Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes all the way from .

Wishing you a very happy birthday & all the best wishes for an exciting and fun-filled year ahead. With lots of love from .

Many happy returns lớn you on your birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day full of friends, family, & cake! Sorry that we can"t be there this year, và we hope to lớn catch up next time we"re in the neighborhood.

Happy Birthday lớn a friend who"s always there for me, even when he/she"s many miles away.

Wishing you all the best on your birthday! Sorry khổng lồ miss you on such a special day. We"re thinking of you all the way from & raising a glass khổng lồ your good health.

Wishing you many happy returns on your birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day, and we look forward khổng lồ seeing you in /or .

Wishing you many blessings on your birthday. We miss you!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

Oh no! Did you miss your friend"s birthday? In this section, you"ll find a range of light-hearted & funny happy belated birthday wishes to lớn help you get back into their good books!

Happy belated Birthday! I"m so sorry I forgot khổng lồ write earlier, but how do you expect me lớn remember your birthday if you never look any older?

I promise this card isn"t late. It is intentionally arriving after your birthday because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!

HBBD! That stands for Happy Belated Birthday! Love, YTDF (Your Terribly Disorganized Friend)

I know you think this card is a few days late. It"s actually worse than that. This is your card from 2010 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!

I"m so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday friend! Don"t think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here"s wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Sorry I missed your birthday by several days, but happy birthday anyways!

I"m so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year, I"ll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

You can see the full belated birthday wishes collection here.

Meaningful Birthday Wishes for Friends

Want lớn send a message straight from your heart on your friend"s birthday? You"re lucky to have such a special friend. You have so many lovely things khổng lồ say about them, that you aren"t sure how to lớn put your thoughts into words. In this section, you"ll find a range of meaningful & heartfelt happy birthday wishes to lớn help you.

Happy Birthday! You are one of the most positive people I"ve ever known. You inspire me to lớn be kinder, more patient and to always view life as a gift. I hope that this year brings you everything that you desire - love, health, peace, joy, and so much more.You shine so much brightness and joy into the lives of everyone around you. Thanks for being such an amazing person. I hope that on your birthday, that brightness shines right back at you!

Happy Birthday! I can"t believe all of the beautiful memories that we"ve made together over the years. I love you so much.

Many birthday blessings! I know this past year has had tough times. I hope that the coming year brings you all of the good fortune that you deserve. You"re a great friend - I am so thankful for your presence in my life.

Happy birthday to one of the most supportive, kind, funny & special people in my life.

Stay true to lớn who you are. You are an amazing person & the best friend a person could ever hope for! I hope that you have a fantastic birthday và a great year ahead.

Happy birthday to lớn one of the best people I"ve ever met. You bring such a spark of positivity in my life và I love you dearly. You are one of the truest friends I could ask for. When we are together, our time is always a wonderful adventure.

Happy Birthday! I hope that your day is fabulous & fun. I can"t imagine a day without you, let"s celebrate the many good times we"ve shared through the years.

Happy birthday lớn my best friend và partner in crime! I don"t know where I"d be without such a fun, caring person lượt thích you in my life. Thank you for all the nights we"ve spent talking until late và for your amazing advice and perspective on life. I love spending time with you & all the adventures we get up to! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead và that your dreams come true!

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Milestone Birthdays Wishes (30 / 40 / 50 / 60)

Every birthday is special, but some are *extra* special! Use our age-specific happy birthday friend wishes, quotes, poems, và jokes khổng lồ wish your friends an extra-special birthday on their big day!

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Personalized Milestone Birthday Posters

Looking for a quality birthday gift? Our personalized birthday posters are a fantastic gift to lớn celebrate a friend"s *extra* special birthday.

Choose a màu sắc palette to lớn suit their personality & customize the text as much or as little as you wish. Easy khổng lồ format and download at home, this poster will make a memorable gift for a milestone birthday.

What is the Best Birthday Message for a Friend?

What vì you say on someone"s birthday, to lớn make their day super special? bởi vì you need a little help coming up with your own quality birthday wishes for friends? Are you not sure what lớn say on someone"s birthday? Follow these đứng top tips khổng lồ write the nicest birthday wishes for your friend, that will make him or her feel loved và extra-special on their birthday!

1. Congratulate your friend on their birthday - especially if it"s a milestone age!

2. Acknowledge and celebrate your friend"s personality and what you love about them.

3. Thank them for their friendship. Mention something specific you appreciate about them.

4. Reminisce over a fun memory you"ve shared together và how much you love being with them.

5. Wish them well for the coming year. Mention something you know that they are looking forward to.

You could write something like this, personalized to lớn your friend:

"Happy birthday to lớn my best friend & partner in crime! I don"t know where I"d be without such a fun, caring person lượt thích you in my life. Thank you for all the nights we"ve spent talking until late và for your amazing advice và perspective on life. I love spending time with you và all the adventures we get up to! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead and that your dreams come true (especially our summer vacation plans!)."

Great Words to lớn Describe a Friend

Here"s a short danh sách of adjectives you could use to describe your friend. It"s a starting point khổng lồ help you think about what"s so special about your friend. In your birthday wishes to a friend, you could use some of these words to describe their best traits you love and appreciate.

AdventurousCreativeHelpful
AmbitiousDeterminedPhilosophical
BrightDiligentPractical
CalmEasygoingPersistent
CapableEnthusiasticReliable
CaringFaithfulResourceful
ConfidentFunSensible
CleverGenerousUnassuming
ConsiderateHappyWitty