Funny birthday wishes should have a sprinkle of "ha, ha," a dash of "truth in jest" and not a hint of sour grapes.
That's exactly the mix of ingredients you'll find in the funny birthday messages below.
The idea behind sending funny birthday greetings is always to make the birthday girl or boy see the absurdity of wallowing in the self-pity that comes with getting older. It's not to insult or offend him or her.
With this approach in mind, I've written funny birthday verses that are hilarious, but not at anybody's expense. Choose the one that you know will tickle the funny bone of your loved ones.
Statistics show that people who keep celebrating birthdays live longer but eventually look worse than Keith Richards in the morning. Happy birthday!
Can you blow out all these candles or should I call the fire department? Happy birthday!
Count your blessings, not your age spots. Happy birthday!
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The two funny birthday messages right below are perfect for someone who can truly laugh at themselves...
Happy birthday! You still have the face of an angel — not a day older than when you first bought it.
Happy birthday. You know you're getting old when you lose count midway through counting the candles on your birthday cake.
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The only thing uncool about getting older is that all the things you thought were really lame growing up are super cool now. Golf, anyone? Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! On your special day, make time to play in your birthday suit…but first make sure it’s clean, and wrinkle-free and doesn't smell weird.
You can't pick your family, but you can pick your age. Happy 29th birthday, right?
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Happy birthday, kiddo! You’ll know you’ve reached adulthood when your birthday cards no longer contain money.
Happy birthday to a real wonder — someone who acts and looks younger than any person I know our age. I really hate you. Like really, really!
Happy birthday to a person who is truly brilliant, incredibly gorgeous, unbelievably funny…and, quite luckily, has been blessed with my DNA.