Think your best friends deserve the very best friend birthday wishes? I do. If, as Hubert Humphrey once said, "the greatest gift of life is friendship," what you choose as birthday messages for your friends should be a gift of love.
Birthdays are the perfect time to show your friends you care about them and want to celebrate their awesomeness with all your heart. So, your birthday messages for friends should be as special as your friends are (as special as the friend birthday wishes here).
Message Guy Tip #66: How to pick friend birthday wishes...
True friends are there for you through thick and thin, so it's only natural that you'd like to have the right words for a card or eCard on the most important day of the year for them: their birthday.
What's a good head start? Getting the chance to choose from just great friend birthday wishes at the outset. That means knowing how to separate the good messages from the bad ones. So what's the best way? You need to see three things.
In general, you have to consider these three factors:
The best friend birthday wishes express your genuine, positive feelings for the birthday boy or girl in a genuine, original way (so you don't want to use clichés like "We will be friends until the end.")
Great friend birthday messages are also rare (so stay away from birthday wishes for friends that appear on hundreds of sites on the web — there's a good chance that the birthday boy or girl has seen many of the most common birthday messages elsewhere).
Plus, the right birthday wishes for friends reflect the personality of the birthday girl or boy in an inspirational way (so leave the old and tired "You’re over the hill” birthday jokes at home — they tend to be funny only to the senders, not the recipients)
These three points may seem like lots of work, but they're not. In a nutshell, don’t sweat it when you have to select what to say.
Just be yourself when you choose a message that expresses your feelings for your friend.
Browse through the one-of-a-kind friend birthday wishes on this page and the next four ones.
Last but not least, take a good look at birthday boy or girl and make a judgment call: can your pal take a joke? If so, make sure your humor is not too sarcastic, off-color, cool or tactless. If not, wax inspirational, happy and/or sentimental, even cute.
There's one gift you cannot buy, A buried treasure precious and true, It's the gift of a close, kind friend, Exactly what I have in you.
We've shared each other's joys, And cried on each other's shoulders, These are our precious moments, That make us stronger, even bolder.
So I wish you "Happy birthday," With all my heart and soul, We'll be best friends forever, Two halves of one fabulous whole.
Birthday wishes for friends
Happy birthday. I'm so fortunate that I have a friend like you. You're so special in every way. Hope your special day is just as extraordinary as you are.
Happy birthday! Your dreams are beautiful. Hope each one you have comes true on your special day and, even better, every day of the year!
Happy birthday! You deserve every ounce of joy coming to you on your special day — and then some. Then, some more!
May your special day be full of what comes from a kind, true heart like yours: an incredible birthday (every moment)!
Thanks for being my friend through the ups and downs of our lives. You make everything easier to enjoy! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! You are amazing in every sense. Hope your special day is as amazing as you are.
Happy birthday! The great thing about our friendship is that it's lasted all these years. I'm so looking forward to years and years of staying friends and celebrating birthdays with you.
Have an unbelievably fun birthday! Because I'm going to celebrate your special day with you, it's guaranteed to be just that.
You deserve all the love, wonder and joy in the world. Happy birthday, my dearest friend!
Because you're in this world as my friend, my world is so much more incredible. Thanks. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I don't want to wish you the very best on your birthday! I want to wish all the best. You've earned it, my friend.
Happy birthday! Through all the highs and lows of our lives, we've stuck together like glue. You can count on me to be by your side on your special day, making sure we only celebrate the highs in life.
Happy, happy, happy birthday, my friend! You deserve more than birthday cake and gifts — you deserve birthday hugs and birthday joy every second of your special day.
Happy birthday! May the universe bless you today and every day.
Have a happy and healthy special day — as happy and healthy as our friendship (no, happier and healthier than any birthday you've ever celebrated). You deserve it.
You are exceptional — as a person and as a friend. I will make sure that your birthday celebration is as exceptional as you are. Now let's be exceptional together. Happy birthday!
It's going to be a rocking birthday, my friend! That's because you've got a friend — and fellow merrymaker — to celebrate your special day. Me. Let's party! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I didn't think it was possible, but we're even greater friends now than we were a year ago.
Thanks for making me your friend. I'm honored and privileged to be yours. Happy birthday!
Another year, another reason to celebrate one of the greatest days of the year: your birthday! Let's do your special day like all great friends do. For you, my friend, the sky is the limit.
It's your birthday, so I thought of giving you what every amazing friend deserves: the best-ever special day, courtesy of your friends, who are many in number (that's for sure). Happy, happy birthday!
Happy birthday to a special friend who will forever be my pal and who deserves the very best of everything today.
Gosh, it’s birthday time again. That means one thing, my favorite friend in the world: time to take out the birthday cake, light up some birthday candles and spread the birthday love. Let's start now! Happy birthday!
Hope I'm the first to wish you the very, very, very best on your special day. So, happy birthday, my friend. May all your birthday wishes be what you wake up to every day.
As friends go, you're not one of the best. You're THE best! May this year's birthday be the best ever for you.
Happy birthday to my best friend, who is better than the best of the best! May your special day be better than the best you've ever celebrated.
For your special day, I tried to find the right words to show you how I feel about our friendship. I could only think of one: amazing. To me, you're an amazing friend, more special than anyone I've ever known. Happy birthday!
Happy, happy birthday to my amazing friend and an even more amazing individual!
May every moment of your life be as wonderful as our friendship!
Wishing you, my buddy, an unforgettable day of joy, an amazing year of bliss and a lifetime of happiness!
Happy birthday, my BFF! Today is all about you, so let's make it all about the things that make you happy.
My friend, I hope you have a glorious morning, a beautiful day and an exhilarating night on your birthday!
Congrats on your bday! May it bring you all the joy, laughter and love you wish for!
On your special day, may everything you want in life beat a path right to your door!
Happy birthday, pal! Let this special day bring you years upon years of happiness., health and prosperity.
I only have the warmest birthday greetings to a friend who has always had my back through thick and thin! May you enjoy the amazing things life brings BFFs like you.
Good friends don't friends like you have a terrible birthday. Best friends make sure friends like you have the best birthday ever. It's an honor and privilege to be your best friend. Happy birthday, BFF! Now let's party!
It’s wonderful to have you in my world! Friends like you are as rare as a warm, sunny day in February. You're truly one of a kind. Happy birthday, my dearest friend!
With a friend like you, each and every day is a celebration. Your birthday, for me, is even a bigger celebration, perhaps the biggest of the year (after mine, of course). Happy birthday, BFF!
Still looking? Here are more friend birthday wishes!
Great friend birthday wishes have one thing in common: all show how much you care about your pals. That's why great birthday messages for friends are what you'll find on this page.
Sincere, heartfelt birthday messages for friends can brighten up any pal's day. When you show your BFFs that you honestly care about them and truly want to celebrate their special day through beautifully written, poetic words, you really can't go wrong.
Here, you have many more birthday wishes for friends to choose from.
I wouldn't be anywhere else but here with you on your birthday. In fact, I wouldn't be anywhere else the rest of the year. You're great company. Happy birthday to my everyday friend.
I know I always say I'm incredibly fortunate to have a friend like you, but I can't say it enough, especially on your birthday. You're purely (and impurely) a wonderful pal. Happy birthday!
I hope we can enjoy every aspect of our amazing friendship for many, many, many more birthdays in the future.
Happy birthday! With a friend like you, every day of the year we spend together is a celebration. Just imagine how much more of a celebration your special day will be. I'm talking EPIC! Let's start your party right now.
To merely say that I’m grateful to have you as my friend would be the understatement of the century. I'm not just grateful — I'm mystified, electrified, stupefied, maximized and solidified to count you among my friends. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to a special person: you! When all my fair-weather friends are nowhere to be seen during the stormy times of my life, you throw me a life preserver to keep me afloat. That makes you either crazy or a great friend. You're probably both!
It seems like only yesterday when we met each other and instantly became friends, yet it was years ago. Happy birthday to one of my, if I dare say, oldest friends (with the youngest outlook on life anywhere).
Money can't buy you friendship. Friendship is free...if you can find it in your heart. I've found it with you. Happy birthday, pal.
You are a gift that has come into my life. Now every day I get to enjoy the greatest gift of all. Our friendship. Happy birthday!
Fair-weather friends are a dime a dozen. As a friend, you're priceless! I wouldn't trade you for all the diamonds, pearls, gems, sapphires and rubies in the world. Have an incredibly happy birthday!
I know what makes a good friend. It's so obvious. It's whatever you do. Happy birthday to my best friend forever and a day!
Awesome friends are awesome for one reason: their awesomeness. You're an awesomely awesome friend. Wishing you an awesome birthday!
A terrific friend is difficult to find, tricky to keep and impossible to ignore. You're a terrific friend. May you have a birthday as terrific as you are!
Best friends remember your birthday, not your wrinkles, crow's feet, laugh lines and flabby arms. That's the kind of friend I am. Happy 29th birthday for the nth time!
Happy birthday, my old, umm, mature, I mean, seasoned, hmm, youngish buddy!
Happy birthday to a good friend who brightens up every day. My life would simply suck without you. When we get together, all my troubles just fall away. Thank you!
Life would not be as wonderful without a friend like you. I'm glad you're in my life...and I'm glad I'm in yours. Happy birthday, pal!
One of the best things in the world is a true friendship. That’s truly what I have with you. Happy birthday, my truest friend!
Birthday wishes for best friends
The right best friend birthday wishes can make any BFF's birthday the best ever.
What are the best kind of birthday wishes for your best friends? Whether you choose to add your best friend birthday messages to an eCard or Facebook, it should show how much you care about your BFFs, how much you want to celebrate their birthday and how much you wish them well.
How will you know you've chosen the right one for your best friend? That's all I have here. See for yourself below.
Happy birthday to my best friend I would never leave stranded...except if we were on a deserted island and only had a lifeboat with room for just one of us. Then, I would take the lifeboat to the nearest port of safety and get help for you, unless...
Always take your birthday wishes with a grain of salt...plus some lemon, ice cubes and, last but not least, lots of tequila. Now that's a happy birthday!
Happy birthday, BFF! We're such great friends. I hope we stay best friends for years and years. May we live long enough to really, really get sick of each other. So far, I like you just fine!
Happy birthday! You're my best friend and I would do anything for you, so I've decided that you will have the best birthday ever — even better than any Kardashian birthday bash! Let’s get this shindig started now!
Happy birthday! You're a tru best friend — not only because you accept me the way I am, but also because you make me better than I would ever be otherwise.
The best that life has to offer is not good enough for a best friend like you. On your birthday, you deserve so much more as a gift — like a decade of free Netflix service, at the very least.
Hey, BFF, I hope you will make us feel right at home at your birthday party, because home is where we really want to be. Happy birthday!
As you get older, you should really learn how to laugh at yourself...and your wrinkles, your frown lines, your crow's feet... If you don't, all your friends, including me, your very best friend, will do it for you. Happy birthday, BFF!
Celebrating your birthday with you is the best medicine — looking younger than you is the best revenge. Happy birthday, my best, best friend.
Happy birthday to my best friend. Now that you're over the hill, you can see how much nicer the view is on this side. It's all coasting from here on out.
As your best friend, I should tell you about the latest diet craze — the Balanced Birthday Cake Diet. All you have to do is put a piece of cake in each of your hands and, presto, you end up with the perfect balanced diet! Now that's what I call a deliciously happy birthday.
Celebrate getting older. It's not the worst thing that can happen to you — not getting older would be. In other words, happy birthday, BFF!
Another birthday, another year older, another chance to cross items off your bucket list — in other words, another day to hang out with my favorite friend (you) and chill. Let's make it a truly special day!
As a friend, the right thing to say on your birthday is that you look great, even if you don't. BFF, you look great! Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, my "bestest" best friend. For your special day, I would like to share some hard-earned wisdom with you: letting your hair go grey and looking old is so much better than dying your hair and ending up with purple highlights.
I'm the best kind of friend to have. I never see you, I never call you, I never email you and I never text you. I just post a birthday message on your Facebook page once a year. Happy birthday, my best Facebook friend.
Happy birthday to my most brilliant friend, my best of friends, my buddy, my pal! If your children think you're an idiot, ask them if they'll be able to graduate from elementary school, high school or college like you did — without even a glance at Google, Wikipedia, Twitter or Pinterest.
You’re the most beautiful, brilliant, gifted, awesome and interesting friend I have. Hoping your birthday is just as wonderfully special as you are.
Still choosing? Choose from these best friend birthday wishes!
Your best friend's birthday should start and end with the warmest of best friend birthday wishes from you, making him or her feel as special (or even more special) as he or she makes you feel every day.
With best friend birthday wishes, you can show exactly how you feel about your favorite chums with just a few or many well-chosen words.
That's why I carefully chose my words for each best friend birthday message on this page. It's also why you should spend as much time as you need here to pick the ideal birthday greetings for your best friends.
I've decided that I’m as special as you are on this special day. I’m special because I have a special friend like you. Happy birthday, my best friend!
I’ll always be there for you! I’ll always have your back. And I will always be your best friend. Happy birthday!
“Happy birthday” seems like the best reason to celebrate with a nice single malt or two. Let's drink to a smashing birthday...yours. You deserve only the best of the best of the best, my BFF!
The best part of your birthday is the chance to have a special day to show you just how special you are to me. Happy birthday, BFF!
Happy birthday to the happiest and best friend I know. When you smile or laugh, it's as if a thousand lights have come on and, all of a sudden, the world's a brighter place.
So many people have you in their thoughts, especially me. We all love you and think you're a great friend. I just thought you should hear something very special about yourself on your special day. Have a super birthday, my BFF!
There's only one thing you need to do on your special day! Nothing, except be happy and enjoy a ton of birthday cake and ice cream! That's what best friends like you deserve.
My best friend, it's your birthday and you deserve to have the time of your life with plenty of joy, wonder and unforgettable memories to spare.
Happy birthday to a marvelous friend...my best friend in every way. You're a marvel of beauty, love, courage, strength, kindness and calm. May your special day be as marvelous as you are.
I wish you a very warm and happy birthday, BFF! Your friendship has touched many people, especially me. May you get all you desire.
You have a bigger heart than anyone I know. It's heartening to have a friend like you. I only have the utmost of heartfelt birthday wishes for you.
You, my best friend, are never very far away from my mind and my heart. I’m touched and inspired by the strength of our friendship every day. Happy birthday, bestie.
I’m sorry I can't be with you on your special day but I will always be there for you in mind and spirit. I wish for you, my best friend, a truly wonderful birthday!
You're a kind and generous person who can brighten up any friend’s day, bringing joy to others with your kind and thoughtful ways. I hope your special day is as bright and joyful.
You're a wonderful friend who makes my cares just go away with your warm, charming smile — through thick and thin all year long. On your birthday and the year ahead, we want to take care of you, making you carefree and happy in the most endearing way.
You are the reason my spirits are always so high. You always keep me up! Happy birthday to the most wonderful friend a person can have!
Thank you for being there for me, supporting me and giving of yourself. I can always count on you. Count on me. Happy birthday, BFF!
Happy birthday to my most inspirational friend, my best BFF! May every single dream of yours — even the most pie-in-the-sky ones on your wish list— become a reality for you.
Birthday wishes for male friends
Amazing birthday wishes for male friends can make good friendships great and great friendships amazing.
When you send amazing birthday wishes to male friends that make their special day truly wonderful, you've given them the greatest gift of all: the gift of true friendship.
Incredible friend birthday greetings show how much you appreciate your male friends — and how you'll be there for them through good and bad times. Tale a look at the incredible birthday messages for male friends I have right below.
For your birthday and every day of the year, I hope you know you have a real friend in me to celebrate the good times and get you through the bad. Happy birthday, pal!
Whenever I'm around you, life gets so exciting. You're full of surprises, spills, smiles and, most of all, soul. You have all the seeds of happiness. May your birthday be as incredible as you are.
I hope we stay good friends for the rest of our life. It makes me happy to think we'll be celebrating many birthdays together. Now it's your birthday, so let's do what good friends do — let's make some unforgettable memories. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the finest friend anybody could ever have. I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to your special day, just so I could tell you how much you mean to me!
I’m so blessed that I came to be friends with you — somebody who fills my life with joy, wonder, truth, hope and tranquility every time we meet up. Happy birthday!
You're the best kind of friend — you're trustworthy, loyal, kind, thoughtful and honest, the best qualities any friend could have. Our friendship defies age and celebrates life. Hoping you have the best birthday ever.
Life isn't short — it's amazing, especially since I have a friend like you. You make everything fun. Happy birthday, my friend!
When I think about friendship, I think about you. When I think about you, I think about everything incredible our friendship brings to my life. Happy birthday!
You're always there for me when things go wrong. It’s that faith you have in me that makes me stronger. It’s also that special knack you have to make my troubles disappear. I'm so blessed to have a friend like you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I truly value our friendship. No friendship in my life comes even close to it. On your birthday, my friend, I wish everything for you — peace, health, happiness and much more.
Birthdays are about creating memories that should last longer than your special day. Let's make your birthday moments so momentous that you'll still be enjoying them this time next year and every year thereafter.
Friendship is trust. Friendship is hope. Friendship is strength. Friendship is inspiration. Friendship is joy. Friendship is love. Friendship is you and me. Let's make your birthday all about friendship.
May all the happiness you've given your friends return many times over to bless you every moment of your special day.
Right now, I’m thinking of all the beautiful things you always say and do, hoping the happiness that you bring everybody finds its way back to you on your birthday!
Happy birthday. To me, your friendship is worth more than its weight in platinum, gold, silver and bronze, adding up to something that's truly valuable, something I can definitely take to the friend bank.
Friendships are a lot like birthdays. Both should be celebrated. Both are gifts. Most of all, both are better when you're part of them. Happy birthday to a 100% genuine friend!
May you have the fortune of many dreams and the luck to see every single one of them come true on your birthday and the rest of your life.
Someone as special as you deserves the only the special things in life. Have a truly special day of special birthday moments!
Message Guy Picks for friend birthday wishes
These birthday wishes for friends are my absolute favorites on this page. Why these ones?
What's the best thing you can say to one of your best friends on their birthdays? To me, and Louis Armstrong, it's "I love you." These friend birthday wishes say "I love you" without actually saying it. What a nice sentiment!
More people should show or say those words to each other...every day of the year, not just on birthdays. The world, as a result, would be a much kinder place to live.
Every time I see you, my life improves by 1,000,000%. That's how much I like being friends with you. Happy birthday!
A great friend once said to me, "No matter where you are, you might as well enjoy yourself." That friend was (and still is) you. Today, I'm where I want to be — with you — enjoying every moment of your special day. Happy birthday, pal!
Happy birthday! As a friend, nobody compares to you. Let's make this year's special day for you incomparably incredible...together, of course, as buddies.
Find more birthday wishes for male friends right below...
We will be close friends our entire lives — you can bet our friendship on it. That's how sure I am that we will always go through thick and thin together (and I'm not talking about dieting). Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! As long as you have me as a friend, you'll never have to worry about going it alone.
Happy birthday to a friend who has always been there for me. From the corniest recesses of my mind, I just want to say, "Thank you for being one of my BFFs."
The world may be crazy, but not us. Things may change, but not us. People may take each other for granted, but not us. That's because we're friends. From one friend to another, have a great birthday!
Your birthday, like our friendship, should be a celebration of everything good and plenty (like every piece of your birthday cake and every bite of your birthday ice cream).
Happy birthday to a true friend. You're not a friend because you're a Facebook friend. You're not a friend because I meet you every week for coffee or lunch. You're not a friend because you're nice to me. It's because you're one-half of my favorite friendship...and I'm yours.
Birthday wishes for female friends
Sending the best "happy birthday" wishes to your female friends is the perfect way to make them feel as special as the day they were born.
Because you care about them so much, take the time you need to choose friend birthday wishes that are written specially for female friends celebrating any birthday. Right below, you'll find many to choose from.
Happy birthday! You'll always have my shoulder to lean on, my ears to hear what ails you and all my heart to get you back on the right track.
Happy birthday to one of my best friends. You're not a friend because I see you every day at work or go out for lunch with you. It's because you mean the world to me.
Hoping you have a special day as amazing as your smile and a year as incredible you are every day! Happy birthday!
May your special day be filled with the warmth that comes from knowing you are loved by all your friends, especially me.
Wishing you the best of everything...the best of success, the best health and, most of all, the best of my love for you as my friend and confidante.
Your wonderful smile brightens up every moment we spend together! Happy birthday to my smiling friend! I love you.
May the craziest of your dreams become reality! You deserve only the finest life has to offer! Happy birthday!
May your birthday bring you even more joy and wonder than you give everybody in your life (and that's lots and lots).
Happy birthday, girl! I trust you more than I trust myself. I can count on you for anything (and that's high praise in these times)!
Doing stuff with you is always the best kind of adventure. Hope we will always be friends who have fun together, like we will today, your birthday!
Hey, girlfriend, you make the world a sunnier place, just with your lovely smile and cheerful disposition. Hope your birthday is just as sunny.
With you as my friend, I feel more blessed than anybody has a right to be. Hope your birthday and the next 12 months are just as blessed.
Happy birthday to my loveliest friend of all. I love you, girl.
You know me more than anybody else. That's because I trust you with my life. That's how dependable you are. Hope today is as special as you are to me and everybody who loves you.
Girlfriend, I appreciate our friendship so, so, so much. Ours is as beautiful as you are to me. Happy birthday!
Hope that we’ll always be the best of BFFs, because you matter so much to me. Happy birthday, sweetie!
From the time we met as kids to this most special day, your birthday, you and I have been the best of friends. Have the best birthday, BFF!
I truly cherish every moment we spend with each other and doubly so on your birthday. Let's make it epic!
Hope you enjoy every moment of your special day, since special birthdays are especially for special people like you.
Happy birthday, my sweet friend! It’s your special day, so let's make it truly special together, like we do every day!
Happy birthday! Wishing you a special day, my sweetest of friends, with only blue skies and tons of smiles.
Happy birthday to the happiest girl with the sweetest smile.
May you have a day full of wonder, as wonderful as you are.
Hope your day is as exceptional as you are (and that's pretty exceptional)!
I really admire you. I admire everything about you. Let's make your birthday something you can admire all year long.
I don't admire and love many people, but I admire and love you, more than anyone I know. Happy birthday!
You have a big, beautiful heart. May you live a life as amazing as you are, starting with your birthday.
Happy birthday to the most girl I know. You make everything beautiful, just by showing up. Stay awesome!
You add so much color to everybody's life. May your birthday be just as colorful as you are.
Hey girl, just your presence can brighten up even the grayest of days. Hope your birthday brings you only sunshine and smiles.
Inspirational birthday wishes for friends
Few things impact our happiness more than our friends. On the most special day of the year for them — their birthdays —it's a wonderful time to let them know just how special they are, with inspirational birthday wishes specifically for friends.
You'll find many inspirational birthday wishes for your friends, right below. So, choose away and inspire your friends, making their birthdays even more incredible.
Happy birthday! You're a true friend. Even in the worst of times, you have my back when everybody else leaves me flat.
Happy birthday! You're so important in my life, so much so that if you live to 100, I want to live at least one day longer than you, so I don't have to live even one day without you.
Happy birthday! I love to listen to the sound of your voice, because you always have something to say. I've learned so much from you.
Happy birthday! Our wonderful friendship was born the moment we learned that we were kindered spirits (and we still are, even more so). Until that time, I thought I was the only one like me.
Happy birthday! I know that you are a true friend of mine, because I can sit right next to you for hours on end, without saying even a word, but still be as comfortable as ever.
Happy birthday! Sweet is the memory of every moment we spend together, like all the beautiful, sunny skies of our yesterdays.
Happy birthday! You are the single, perennial rose in my garden that blooms evermore, the single friendship in my life that will last for eternity.
Happy birthday! You are not my friend because I'm comfortable with you. You're my friend because you are willing to make me uncomfortable for my own sake.
Happy birthday! You are my best friend, not because you're interested in me, but because I'm more interested in what you have to say. You are my hero.
Happy birthday! Everybody should have a friend like you, someone who understands where I've been, believes in where I'm going and accepts me just where I am.
Happy birthday! Ultimately, our bond comes from more than our understanding of each other's craziness. It comes from fostering each other's hopes, dreams and companionship.
Happy birthday! You are a true friend because you only get in my way when I'm falling down (figuratively and literally).
Happy birthday! You are exactly the friend I need, someone who lets me be who I am, except when I'm not. And I love you for it.
Happy birthday! When my inner fire goes out, you're always there to burst it back into flame. Thank you for rekindling my inner spirit when I need it.
Happy birthday. You pass the real test of friendship every time. That's when you and I do literally nothing but we have a great time doing it.
Happy birthday. I love that you laugh at my jokes when they're terrible and commiserate with me even when my problems aren't so terrible.
Happy birthday. Our friendship is the most difficult thing in the world to describe to anybody else, even to ourselves. It’s not something you can easily explain. Still, spending only a few seconds with you is enough to show me what true friendship is all about.
Happy birthday. You are braver, stronger and smarter than you think. And I'll always be there to remind you.
Happy birthday! Whether or not we grow together or apart, our lives will always be intertwined, like the roots of two plants side by side. That makes me happy just thinking about it.
Happy birthday! We've been good friends for so long that there are so many things we can discuss, but don't need to since we know each other so well. I like that.
Happy birthday! You are not an ideal friend. Nobody is. Plus, I wouldn't make you live up to my expectations of what an ideal is. The best part of our friendship is that we don't even have to play games, over-analyze our relationship or lie to each other. We can just be true to each other and ourselves.
Happy birthday. We can talk nonsense and still make perfect sense as friends. That's what real friends are all about.
Happy birthday. I'm so grateful to have a friend like you, someone who makes me happy and makes my soul bloom like a beautiful flower.
Happy birthday. When I stopped looking for the ideal friend, I found you, my perfect friend.
Happy birthday! You've never belittled my hopes and dreams. Fake friends do that. Truly amazing friends like you believe I can do anything.
Happy birthday! You are a genuine friend because you've never flattered me, criticized me or ignored me. You've always encouraged me or loved me. That's why I love you and love to encourage you. We are a mutual admiration society all our own.
Happy birthday! Our friendship is the glue that keeps my world together.
Happy birthday! You're the type of friend who asks how I am and actually wants to listen to my answer. A true friend.
Happy birthday! What makes you a true friend is not so much that you're there when I'm down. You're there when I'm up.
Happy birthday! The best part of being friends with you is that we can grow separately without growing apart.
Happy birthday! We don't have to be perfect friends. We're happy liking each other just the way we are.
Happy birthday! With you as my friend, I never feel alone, even when I am.
Happy birthday! You are a genuine friend, someone who thinks the world of me, even though I could be a world of trouble.
Happy birthday! The best compliment you give me every day is when you ask for my opinion and act upon my answer.
Happy birthday! I'm never lonely with you as a friend because for every wall I erect, you build a bridge to break through it.
Happy birthday! You know the song in my heart and sing it to me whenever life's noise gets in the way.
Happy birthday to a true friend who pretends to be awake whenever I call at four o'clock in the morning.
Happy birthday! Happy birthday to a real friend, someone who tells me like it is, when I need to hear the truth of the matter.
Happy birthday! The best of kind of friend shows up before you need them and never leaves you when you do. You are that kind of friend, and I love you for it.
Happy birthday! An amazing friend like you is difficult to find, hard to forsake and impossible to forget.
Happy birthday! To the world you are my friend. To me, you are my world.
Happy birthday birthday to a friend who inspires me to be a better version off myself, accepting me even if I can't.
Funny birthday wishes for older friends (thank goodness)
If your friend has a funny bone, be sure to send them funny birthday wishes, written specifically for older friends. In other words, tease them mercilessly about their age. They can take it, right?
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when we girls just want to have fun...because nobody will have us.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the coolest thing we remember was the Beatles.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the coolest thing we remember was David Cassidy.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the coolest thing we remember was Fonzie from Happy Days.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the answer to the question "how old are you" is now "too old."
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when we might not see our limitations. Heck, we probably don't see anything.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when compliments usually come with the proviso "for your age."
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when chocolate is more delicious than sex.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when naps are more satisfying than sex.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the only outings we have are to the doctor's office.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the only parties we attend are wakes.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when the only transportation we use are walkers or wheelchairs.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when being skinny makes us look like we have one foot in the grave.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when buying perennials is just a bad investment.
Happy birthday, my friend! We're at the age when living as if you'll die tomorrow is no longer good advice.
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do our wrinkles make us look like we've been through WW II?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we have enough wrinkles to make us envious of prunes?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we have enough wrinkles to enter a Shar-Pei pageant.
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we have enough age spots to enter a leopard pageant.
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why are we all lining up for plastic surgery that will turn us into a "catwoman"?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we refer to our wrinkles as medals of honor?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we refer to our wrinkles as laugh lines?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why are we always pissed off at everybody?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we tell off everybody we meet?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we forget to remember?
Happy birthday, my friend! If time heals all wounds, why do we feel crappy all the time?
Happy birthday, my friend. If you find your age hard to swallow, just add tequila to your daily routine!
Happy birthday, my friend. If you find your age hard to swallow, just add vodka to your Ensure milkshake!
Happy birthday, my friend. If you find your age hard to swallow, just add scotch to your morning coffee at MacDonald's.
Happy birthday, my friend. If you find your age hard to swallow, just make scotch an integral part of your diet!
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, why do we constantly bump into stupid people at high school reunions?
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, why are there so many stupid old people like us?
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, we must be the wisest people we know.
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, you must be the wisest person I know.
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, why are we still making the same dumb mistakes after all these years.
Happy birthday, my friend. If we become wiser the older we get, why do you still have trouble programming your PVR?
Happy birthday, my friend. If getting older was a crime, you would get a life sentence.
Happy birthday, my friend. If getting older was a crime, you would be on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list.
Happy birthday, my friend.If getting older was a crime, you would be one of the world's most wanted criminals.
Happy birthday, my friend. If getting older was a crime, you would be under arrest every day of your life.
Happy birthday, my friend. If getting older was a crime, you would have to go straight to jail (without passing "Go"). And if you recognize this Monopoly reference, you are definitely old)
Happy birthday, my friend. If getting older was a crime, you would be in for a very long legal battle.
Funny birthday wishes for younger friends (don't hate them)
For younger friends, you should send funny birthday wishes that make fun of their youth or imminent loss of youth, but only if they have a sense of humor. You do not want to offend your friends. Not cool! Ready to go ahead? Let's go. Choose away!
Happy birthday, my friend. May you be rich and famous without working a day in your life.
Happy birthday, my friend. Don't worry, you're not getting older. You're getting more in debt.
Happy birthday, my friend. At your age, getting older is just one big joke, until it hits you right in the face (heads up).
Happy birthday, my friend. Believe it or not, when I was your age, in the dark ages before Google, people had to go to the library to learn stuff (nobody learned anything ever).
Happy birthday, my friend. At your age, Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire. So, what's your plan?
Happy birthday, my friend. Abracadabra, you’re now middle aged, just like the rest of us!
Happy birthday, my friend. If middle age had a face, it would look just like you.
Happy birthday, my friend. You know you've reached middle age when you begin to talk about comfortable shoes. By the way, what ever happened to your high heels?
Happy birthday. Remember, I promised I wouldn't tell you when you started to look older. Well, starting with this birthday, I think I can keep that promise.
Happy birthday, my friend. At your age, you should really start thinking about skipping the candles on your birthday cake (or, even better, just lie about your age). Just saying.
Happy birthday, my friend. You look great...for your age.
Happy birthday, my friend. Don’t worry about your age. In Celsius, it's much, much lower.
Happy birthday, my friend. Has anyone told you lately how young and beautiful you look? Okay, just checking!
Happy birthday, my friend. At a certain age, people start to worry about losing their youth. Are you worried?
Happy birthday, my friend. At your age, you become a much more mature, responsible, disciplined and reliable grownup...just like your parents.
Happy birthday, my friend. Welcome to middle age, a time of your life when your body starts to fall apart (just when you got your head together).
Happy birthday, my friend. At 13, we officially become teens. At 18, we can officially vote. At 21, we officially become adults. At our age, we officially don't matter anymore.
Happy birthday, my friend. You're not getting older. You're getting fatter and older.
Happy birthday, my friend. Congratulations! At your age, you now have an excuse to let somebody younger than you do all the heavy lifting.
Happy birthday, my friend. Say "goodbye" to your youth and say hello to aches and pains in places you never thought possible.
Happy birthday, my friend. At your age, you should do what you love in life...while you still can.