100 Best Birthday Captions (and 3 Quirky Ones)

Some good birthday captions can go a long way when you’re trying to wish a friend an HBD on Instagram or Facebook.

Check out our selections for a variety of birthday celebrations. Make it fun, make it memorable, and enjoy the day! Milestones like birthdays are great to celebrate with the ones you love.

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1.) Adventures in aging keep getting better…

2.) Dang, the candles barely fit on the cake.

3.) You’re not getting older, you’re just chronologically gifted.

4.) Embrace your inner cake eater!

5.) My dog ate your birthday card.

6.) Aging is for wine and cheese — forget about the passing years.

7.) More birthdays = More magnificent!

9.) Don’t grow up… it’s a trap!

10.) Thanks to Instagram filters, you’re looking two years younger.

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11.) If you were Jesus, this would be Christmas (and I’d be a wise man).

12.) If I was a janitor, I’d jump out of the closet and yell, “SUPPLIES!’ for your birthday.

13.) You take the cake today!

14.) Alive and Cake-ing!

15.) A high price to pay for being mature.

16.) Don’t get heartburn from eating the candles with the cake.

17.) The whole birthday thing is growing old, don’t you think?

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18.) There is no one I’d rather isolate with than you. HBD!

19.) You don’t look a day over amazingly, beautiful!

20.) Happy Birthday to my Everything Bagel!

21.) 7 Billion Smiles in this World and Yours is My Favorite!

22.) You’re the one I want to bug forever!

23.) Hey Shorty… it’s sherbert day!

24.) I like big bundts and I cannot lie.

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25.) I love you more than all the sand on the beach and all the clothes on your floor.

26.) 21,900 Days Old! Happy 6-OH!

27.) You had me at Jello and early bird discount!

28.) No one holds a candle to you… enjoy your birthday cake!

29.) Straight Outta the Forties!

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30.) One candle closer to starting a house fire.

31.) Cake it Easy!

32.) Lucky for you I’m enamored by older men.

33.) What did the cake say to the fork? You wanna a piece of me? HBD sis!

34.) FYI: On the card, I had to write Happy Birthday big enough for you to read.

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35.) Time 4 Presents!

36.) For my birthday I want a space theme. You planet!

37.) Last night I dreamed for my birthday, I’d be swimming in an ocean of orange soda. But, it was just a Fanta Sea.

38.) Turning my birthday into a lifestyle – deal with it!

39.) Has the fire department been alerted? It’s my birthday.

40.) If I was a Harry Potter character, it would be Oldermort!

41.) Why me, God? Let the others get old.

42.) Holy S#$!#… I’m really old!

43.) Go ahead, Cake my day!

44.) Aging is my flex!

45.) Looking Good Like I Should!

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46.) Older: check; Wiser: Well, one out of two ain’t bad!

47.) Point me in the direction of the cake.

48.) I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.

49.) At this age, sleeping comes naturally to me. I can do it with my eyes closed.

50.) On this day a Queen was born and the world was forever changed.

51.) Before my birthday, I was indecisive. Now, I’m not so sure.

52.) I’ve determined I no longer wish to participate in the aging process.

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53.) My plan was to sing you a rap song for your birthday… but, I ran out of wrapping paper.

54.) How did you tap into the fountain of youth?

55.) Your superpower must be aging gracefully.

56.) The Middle Ages have always been distinguished.

57.) In dog years, you’re older than dirt.

58.) 50 isn’t old for a tortoise!

59.) Main character energy!

60.) Happy Birthday, Best-Tea!

61.) Cheers to a fabulous birthday!

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62.) You were so awesome when you were born your parents were given a certificate.

63.) No matter how many candles on your birthday cake – and, trust me, it’s a lot – you’re the one that lights up the room!

64.) We’ve been through a lot together and most of the blame falls on you.

65.) The Best is Yet To Be!

66.) UB50! Break out the good stuff!

67.) HBD… the devil is pleased with your progress!

68.) You’re growing old gracefully, GOAT!

69.) The one where Emily spent her birthday alone because of the lockdown.

Short Birthday Captions

70.) Happy 44th again! Clearly, 2020 doesn’t count.

71.) Another year bites the dust!

72.) OMG Cake!

73.) Not old — say “vintage” with me.

74.) Weren’t you old enough last year at this time?

75.) Time to blow up the balloons.

76.) HBD from at least six feet away!

77.) I remembered your birthday even without Facebook.

78.) You turned 20 twice! Happy 40th!

79.) Like many women my age, I’m 39 years old.

21st Birthday

80.) Cheers and Beers to 21 Years!

81.) Finally Legal and I can’t adult today!

82.) TBH… you don’t look a day over 19.

83.) Pitcher-Perfect!

84.) Yesterday I really wanted a beer. Today, I’m drinking it. Follow your dreams.

85.) Of course, you can see my ID.

86.) Beer cures what ales you.

87.) Damn, Gina… You’re 21!

88.) Most days I sparkle but today I rule!

89.) 21 and FUN!

90.) Keep your gin up.

91.) Hugs, kisses, and birthday wishes!

92.) Let the birthday festivities begin!

93.) I can wine if I want to, wine if I want to. You could wine too if you’re 21!

94.) What do you call a 21st birthday? A beer-thyday!

95.) I need glasses to read my birthday cards — wine glasses that is!

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18th Birthday

96.) Check the birth certificate — Can’t believe you’re an adult!

97.) HBD! Keep learning, keep growing, and keep your room clean!

98.) I thought I heard you wanted my presence… not presents!

99.) So, this is what 18 looks like!

100.) 18 candles and one wish!

101.) Adult-ish!

102.) Best. Age. Ever.

103.) Big Yikes! You’re 18?

104.) Too young to be this old!

Three Quirky Ones

1.) When are you finally going to start taking the AARP phone calls?

2.) Can’t stop thinking you look as old as dirt!

3.) Too old for TikTok, too young for Velcro shoes.

Now, go forth and place brilliant birthday captions wherever they’re needed.

By Sara Johnson & Mike O’Halloran

Sara is a writer who lives in Minneapolis and Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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