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100 Best Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend to Celebrate Their Day

Since buying a gift for your best friend is always a good idea, make it even better by attaching one of these messages to it. You can also send a birthday wish as a text, write inside a card or share on social media as an Instagram caption along with your favorite besties photo.

100 Touching ‘Happy Birthday’ Wishes for Your Best Friend

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They say your friends are the family you get to choose. If you’ve chosen wisely, you already know how much value they can add to your life. Best friends hold a special place in our hearts, but the benefits of having a close friend run much deeper. Simply put, if you have at least one friend, who you can look at like a sister (or brother), and count on no matter what, consider yourself lucky.

So, what better time than your bestie’s birthday to let them know how important they are to you? Express your feelings with heartfelt “happy birthday” messages to make their special day shine even brighter. We’ve compiled a robust list of unique birthday messages for your best friends to spark inspiration. Some are funny and will make them laugh, while others are more on the sentimental side — sure to warm their hearts. This wide range of messages and blessings will resonate with your friend and speak to your unique friendship.

Don’t Forget the Gift!

Since buying a gift for your best friend is always a good idea, make it even better by attaching one of these messages to it. You can also send a birthday wish as a text, write inside a card or share on social media as an Instagram caption along with your favorite besties photo.

And use our sweet messages for mom and your dad as inspiration when their birthdays roll around!

Simple Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend

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  • Wishing my bestie, the absolute best on her best day of the year!
  • Cheers to more fun, more memories and cake! Happy birthday.
  • HBD to my favorite secret keeper!
  • Wishing my bestie, the best day ever!
  • I can’t imagine life without my best friend. Happy birthday!
  • Friends make everything better. Happy birthday!
  • I can’t think of a better gift than your friendship. Happy birthday!
  • Cheers to another trip around the sun! Keep shining.
  • Happy birthday to the best confidante!
  • Let the cake games begin! Happy birthday!
  • You’re the brightest star in the galaxy! Happy birthday, bff!
  • Wishing my favorite partner in crime a very happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend in the whole wide world!
  • Cheers to your personal new year! Let’s live it up.
  • Today a true queen was born and I’m so happy to be in your court.
  • You’re one of a kind and deserve everything that this special day brings!
  • Wishing you the best birthday yet.
  • Happy birthday to the person who knows all my secrets
  • I hope all your wishes come true today, my friend.
  • You make the world a better and brighter place. Happy birthday, bestie!
  • Happy birthday to my beautiful friend! You’re the best!
  • Enjoy your special day to the fullest, bestie!
  • Happy birthday to my gorgeous, smart, and loyal friend. Live your best life!

Funny Birthday Wishes

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  • They say the older you are, the smarter you become. At your age you must be a genius! Happy birthday!
  • As we age looks may fade, but personalities never change. Good thing it’s always been about your personality! Happy birthday.
  • If you’re waiting on your birthday gift, close your eyes and make a wish. Surprise, it’s me! Happy birthday!
  • Stop counting the candles, it will take you until your next birthday to finish! Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the most fabulous woman I know. Oh wait, it’s not my birthday!
  • Happy birthday to an old lady who still knows how to party!
  • You’re still hot after all these years, but not as hot as your cake with all those candles!
  • Your birthday is the perfect time to recognize all your wonderful qualities, including the fact that you’re older than me.
  • Follow These Steps: 1) Eat cake. 2) Eat cake. 3) Eat cake. 4) Repeat until you’ve had a Happy Birthday.
  • I must be insane because I don’t know anyone else crazy enough to endure you! Happy birthday, bestie!
  • Here’s to another year of our silly shenanigans! Happy birthday to my crazy bestie.
  • At this rate, the candles should represent every decade of your life — otherwise, the cake could catch fire if they represented every year. Happy birthday!
  • We may need to call the fire department to help blow out all those candles. Happy birthday!
  • Let’s get to the real reason to celebrate cake! Happy birthday, BFF.
  • We’re both getting old, but who’s counting? Happy birthday!
  • I’m sure you feel pretty lucky to call me a friend. Not everyone is as fortunate as you. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday, bestie. I hope you’re not looking for a present because my presence is my precious gift to you.
  • Without you, my therapy bills would be outrageous! Happy birthday, BFF.
  • Don’t focus on getting another year older, just think of it this way: you’re one year closer to getting all those senior citizen perks!
  • Don’t worry, they are not gray hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise!
  • Best friends are awesome, especially yours. Happy birthday, gorgeous!
  • May all your birthday wishes come true — except for the illegal ones.
  • Getting older is inevitable. Growing up is a choice! Happy birthday, to the biggest kid I know.
  • We’ve been friends for so long I can’t remember which one of us is the bad influence! Happy birthday!
  • Don’t think of it as aging, think of it as becoming a classic!

Thoughtful Birthday Messages

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  • Life has its ups and downs, but with a friend like you by my side, I can endure it all. Happy birthday to my best friend!
  • A friend who can make you smile on your darkest day is a bright light that can never be diminished. I’m so grateful for you. Happy birthday!
  • Friends may come and go, but real ones never leave. Thank you for your unwavering friendship. Happy birthday!
  • When I think about some of my favorite memories, you’re always a part of them. Cheers to more fun times together. Best wishes on your birthday!
  • Nothing makes me happier than seeing my best friend happy. Happy birthday, bff!
  • If there’s one person I can always count on, you’re the one. Wishing you a happy birthday!
  • Friends are one of life’s greatest treasures. I cherish you today and always! Happy birthday.
  • Nothing can shake our unbreakable bond — and for that, I’m forever grateful. Happy birthday, bestie.
  • We’ve shared so many good times together and I can’t wait to see what’s next! Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the person who can make me laugh when I want to cry. You’re the best friend any girl could have.
  • When we met, I knew that you’d always be a part of my life. I admire your kindness, fun personality and your heart. Happy birthday!
  • A true friend is someone who will go to the ends of the earth to make the other person happy. You’ve done that for me countless times — thank you and happy birthday!
  • A friend doesn’t leave when times get hard. You’ve shown me that you’re here for the long haul and I’m forever grateful. Happy birthday.
  • You have no idea how much your friendship means to me. I may not say it often, but I love you and wish you nothing but happiness today and always. Happy birthday!
  • You shine as bright as the candles on your cake. Keep lighting up every room. Happy birthday!
  • A friend is a friend, but a best friend is even better. Happy birthday to the best friend anyone could ask for!
  • On this day, a very special person came into this world and I’m forever grateful. Happy birthday, BFF.
  • Every year on this day, I am reminded to count my blessings because I get to call you a friend.
  • To me, this day will always hold special meaning since it marks the day that the world was made better by your presence. Happy Birthday!
  • You brighten my life, and I am so grateful to have you by my side. Happy birthday!
  • No one knows me better than you and I hope that today all of your wishes come true. Happy birthday, friend.
  • Today I celebrate you and all the joy you bring into my life. I love and cherish you today and always.
  • I wish everyone could be as lucky as me to find a friend who is as caring, loving and special as you. Happy birthday, BFF.
  • Friends are the family we get to choose and I’m so glad that we chose each other. Happy birthday to my wonderful best friend.
  • We’ve been together through thick and thin and I’m so proud to call you my friend. Wishing you the happiest birthday!

Birthday Blessings

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  • God gave me the biggest gift when he blessed me with your friendship! Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
  • When God selected friends, He outdid himself by making you mine. Happy birthday!
  • There’s no bigger blessing than having someone like you in my life. Happy birthday, bestie.
  • Your friendship is one of my biggest blessings and I never take it for granted. Wishing you the best birthday yet!
  • There’s not a day goes by that I don’t pray for you. May God continue to bless and cover you. Happy birthday.
  • Wishing my fellow spiritual partner, a wonderful birthday.
  • May God continue to bless your path, friend. Happy birthday!
  • When you lean on God for everything, you can never go wrong. Happy birthday!
  • I thank God every night for bringing you into my life. Happy cake day!
  • May your personal new year bring an abundance of blessings!
  • As you celebrate turning another year older, don’t forget to give God all the praise. Happy birthday!
  • As you blow out your candles, I hope one of your wishes is for our everlasting friendship. I’m so grateful for you. Happy birthday!
  • One of life’s greatest blessings is the gift of true friendship. I thank God for yours. Happy birthday.
  • Your friendship is absolutely heaven sent. Thank you for being a wonderful friend. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday! I pray that you’re granted the desires of your heart today and every day.
  • May guardian angels watch over you today and always. Happy birthday, friend.
  • On this day every year, I remember how blessed I am to be able to call you friend.
  • May your birthday be filled with happiness, joy and blessings.
  • I was blessed when the universe brought us together in friendship. Here’s to celebrating a special person. Happy birthday!
  • I feel so blessed to be friends with someone as smart, witty and kind as you.
  • Your life is a gift from God, and I thank him for the many blessings you bring to my life. Happy birthday, bestie.
  • Wishing you divine peace and happiness today and throughout your life. Happy birthday!
  • I pray that you’re blessed with many more years so that we can always celebrate together. I love you, BFF. Happy birthday!
  • May God give you peace on your special day and the year ahead. Happy birthday!
  • I wish you an abundance of blessings today and always. Have a fantastic birthday.
  • It is my prayer that all your wishes come true on your special day.
  • As you ring in your personal new year, I pray that your special day is full of joy.

Karla Pope is a longtime writer, editor and blogger with nearly two decades of editorial experience. She’s written for a variety of outlets including Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, People, Parade, BET.com. WebMD and more. Her coverage includes entertainment, beauty, lifestyle, parenting and fashion content. If she’s not exploring New York City with her two young children, you can find her curled up on the couch watching a documentary and eating gummy bears.

100 Best Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend to Celebrate Their Day

Anyone would appreciate these sweet and funny messages in a card!

By Erin Cavoto Published: Jul 24, 2023

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Time to celebrate one of the most important days of the year—your best friend’s birthday! 🥳 🎉

You’re here because figuring out what to write in a birthday card can be hard—and the closer you are to the person, the harder it can get. Maybe it’s the pressure of capturing the complexity of a relationship in words, like when you’re coming up with birthday wishes for your mom or grandma. Or maybe you’re celebrating a big milestone, and you also have to plan a speech at their 50th birthday party! That’s double-duty difficult. Despite that, birthday wishes for a friend can go a long way in letting them know you care—meaning they’re a necessity! After all, best friends mean the world and more. Just look at Ree and Hyacinth! So, when facing writer’s block, check out our collection of the best birthday wishes for your best friend.

Here, you’ll find heartwarming friendship quotes and messages that are perfect for including in a DIY birthday card or even just a simple birthday text to start their day right. Whether you want to send your bestie something laugh-out-loud funny, heartfelt, or short and to the point, these birthday greetings will fit the bill. You could also use one of these wishes as birthday captions along with your many photos together to commemorate the special day. (And if your sis is your bestie? We’ve got birthday wishes for a sister, too.)

The only thing they’ll love more than a message that reminds them how much they mean to you is if you also make them a birthday cake and plan a night of best friend movies. Because there’s no better way to celebrate the day than with a sweet treat, some quality time, and a few cute birthday wishes for your best friend. Of course, one of these amazing best friend gifts wouldn’t hurt either. 😜

Birthday Blessings for Your Best Friend

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  • Wishing you a birthday blessed with love, laughter, and of course, good food.
  • May the year ahead bring everything you’ve been working toward! Happy birthday!
  • To my forever young friend, may He continue to bless you with flawless skin!
  • The lord blessed me when our paths crossed. Thank you for being the best friend a person could ask for!
  • You and I were a match only He could make. I’m forever grateful and wish you all of the blessings a life can bring!
  • Happy birthday to the most amazing person I know! May your birthday be filled with joy, love, and laughter, and may your heart be overflowing with happiness throughout the coming year.
  • On your birthday, I pray that God blesses you with all the good things in life―health, wealth, happiness, and success. May your dreams come true and may you achieve all that you set out to do.
  • Happy birthday to someone who is not just a friend, but a true inspiration. May you continue to inspire others with your kindness, generosity, and positive outlook on life.

Funny Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend

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  • Older? Definitely. Wiser? Well, that’s debatable. Happy Birthday!
  • Have the happiest birthday—being friends with me is the only gift you need!
  • Every day we celebrate you, but today you get a card.
  • You don’t look a day over 21! From a distance, with my eyes closed. Have a great birthday!
  • Here’s to you, best friend! Grateful you came into my life to make me seem normal!
  • A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age.
  • I can’t wait until we’re old enough to be wreaking havoc in the senior home together! Until then: happy birthday, darling!
  • A quick reminder on your special day: well-behaved women rarely make history. But we don’t have to worry about that!
  • Forget about the past you can’t change, the future you can’t foresee, and most certainly forget about the present because I did not get you one.
  • To the best friend a person could ask for—my one regret is not meeting you sooner (so I could have annoyed you longer).
  • With each trip around the sun you grow smarter, better looking, and funnier! May this be the year you catch up to me!
  • Happy birthday to my fellow golden girl!
  • Statistics show that those who have the most birthday live the longest. Too bad we were always terrible at math!
  • Another birthday, another year we haven’t spilled each other’s secrets. Let’s make this the best yet!
  • Time to celebrate you! The only person crazy enough to endure me!
  • Loving you is a piece of cake. Now let’s eat yours!
  • Today is all about honoring the person who keeps my therapy bills low. Here’s to another year of listening to me complain!
  • Let’s get this party started! No, seriously—we both know we can’t stay up past 10 p.m.!
  • Happy birthday to a friend who still isn’t showing her/his age… and definitely not acting it!
  • Friends who gray together, stay together! Here’s to many, many more.
  • Growing old is mandatory, growing up is an option. Thanks for opting out with me!
  • To the world’s best bad influence—may you always keep the party going!
  • Today, we count your blessings, not your wrinkles.
  • Happiest birthday! I was going to plan a big surprise, but I didn’t want to bring your blood pressure up!
  • We may need to call the fire department to help blow out all those candles. Happy birthday!
  • In banana years, you’re ripe enough for bread!
  • You’re terrible at this aging thing—can you at least *try* to look older?

Sweet Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend

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  • We’ve shared so many good memories together and I can’t wait to see what’s next! Happy birthday!
  • To the funniest, funkiest, most fabulous person I know: happy birthday!
  • You’re the person who can make me laugh when I want to cry, and the best friend anybody could have.
  • You always shine as bright as the candles on your cake. So, keep lighting up every room baby!
  • When I count my blessings, your friendship is at the top of the list. Have the happiest birthday.
  • Happy birthday to my forever partner in crime.
  • Friends are the family we get to choose. I’m so glad that we chose each other.
  • Where would I be without my ride or die? Happy birthday, friend!
  • No matter the distance, I’ll always be the first to wish you a happy birthday.
  • Today we celebrate my number one. Through thick and thin, I’ll always be there for you.
  • My life was made better the day you entered it. Happy birthday!
  • All the best wishes for my best friend! I hope you’re enjoying your special day doing whatever it is you want!
  • Wowee, another loop around the sun. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
  • Today is the day! Hope you spend it pampered and in good company.
  • Happy birthday! Hope you have a warm day, I’m thinking of you always, and I’ll see you soon!
  • It’s always your day in my book, but this one is extra special.
  • You know the drill—happiest of days to the most important person in my life. Love you!
  • You warm my heart every time I see you. Wishing you a day of joy.
  • Thank you for always giving great advice and never blaming me when I don’t take it!
  • Congrats on another trip around the sun! I hope this day is full of cake, memories, and fun.
  • To the sweetest berry in the bunch, a very happy birthday!
  • I hope you know how much you’re loved today and every day, best friend!
  • I can’t wait to spend the night celebrating my favorite person! I adore you to bits!
  • I hope your birthday is as special as you are, friend. Much love and many smooches.
  • Doing life with you is just better. I’m so grateful to celebrate another birthday with you my best friend.
  • HBD to my BFF for life, I don’t know what I’d do without you!
  • Thank GOODNESS my bestie entered the world today! Adore you to the moon and back!
  • Here’s to another year of friendship, laughter, and getting up to no good together! Happy Birthday!

Meaningful Birthday Messages for Your Best Friend

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  • Today, we celebrate you for all of the amazing things you have brought into this world.
  • It’s been an honor to watch you grow over the years. May the next one bring more blessings.
  • A bond like ours is rare, and I never take it for granted. Happy birthday bestie.
  • Having you as a friend is one of the best parts of my life. May your year be as fulfilling as your friendship.
  • I love you more than words can say. Thanks for being the world’s best friend.
  • I’m so grateful you came into my life when you did. Happy birthday and I can’t wait to celebrate many more!
  • Your friendship is one of the most valued relationships in my life. I can’t wait to continue growing together.
  • Thank you for all that you’ve brought to my life. The happiest of birthdays to my favorite friend.
  • Birthdays come once a year, but best friends are once in a lifetime. I’m so happy to call you mine!
  • Thank you for always being by my side and having my back. I’d do anything for you, especially today on your birthday!
  • I am so honored to call you my best friend. You deserve every good thing that comes to you on your birthday and beyond.
  • I’m so happy we got to grow up side by side. Here’s to many more birthdays together!
  • Wishing you all the happiness, joy, and blessings the world can offer on your birthday.
  • Thank you for always picking up the phone, for giving the world’s best hugs, and for supporting everything I do. Here’s to you on your birthday best friend!
  • Today is my favorite day because it’s dedicated to my favorite person!

Birthday Quotes for Your Best Friend

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  • “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” —Robert Browning
  • “True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” —Nicole Richie
  • “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” —Misty Copeland
  • “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” —John Lennon
  • “Another year comes to a close, and another begins. May the coming year be one that will be filled with laughter of friends, love of family, and the life that you dream of.” —Catherine Pulsifer
  • “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” —Emily Dickinson
  • “Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” —Aretha Franklin

Emoji Birthday Wishes for Your Best Friend

  • Happy birthday to my dancing queen! 💃
  • It takes two to tango. 👯 Happy birthday!
  • On this day a queen/king was born! 👑
  • What is it they say about aging like fine wine? 🍷
  • My bestie takes the 🎂!
  • Cheers to leveling up! 🍾🥂
  • Hope your birthday is as cool you are! 🧊😎
  • You’re on fire, baby! 🔥 Happy birthday!
  • Another year older 👵, another year wiser. 📚
  • Such a joy to celebrate you since day 1! 🍼 👼
  • Wishing you another year full of adventures! ✈️ 🤠
  • 🎶 Tonight, we are young! 🎶
  • And she said, let them eat cake! 🎂
  • It’s my top 🐶 birthday today!

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Erin Cavoto is the Editorial Assistant at ThePioneerWoman.com, covering food, holidays, home decor, and more.