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100+ Sweet and Funny Birthday Wish Ideas for Your Best Friend

Who doesn’t love celebrating a best friend’s birthday? You get to shower your favorite person with tons of love and attention, AND you get to enjoy some cake. Win-win. Of course, as the best friend, it’s part of your civic duty to post an Instagram tribute where you both look good, and come up with the perfect caption that celebrates their special day. If you’re stumped on what to write, we’ve rounded up some special best friend birthday quotes and caption ideas to get you started. And even if you’re not really into posting to social media, these all also work as a birthday wish to write in their card (or in a text, if we’re being real).

From funny birthday messages about getting old together to touching words that let them know how much they mean to you, your best friend is sure to appreciate these birthday wishes. And of course, you probably want to get your bestie a present to celebrate their big day too. We’ve got toooons of gift ideas to make them happy-cry or to say “ILY,” even if you can’t be there in person to celebrate their big day.

Without further ado, keep scrolling for the best birthday wishes to send to your best friend this year, whether you put them in an Instagram caption, a text, or a card.

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Funny Birthday Messages for a Best Friend

  • To quote the wise poet 50 Cent, “We gon’ party like it’s your birthday.”
  • You’re not getting older, you’re leveling up!
  • Happy birthday! I hope you’re not looking for a present because my presence is my gift to you.
  • Remember to smile awkwardly as everyone sings you “Happy Birthday” today!
  • I think you’re supposed to get finer and wiser with age? Well, that’s okay, there’s always next year!
  • Birthday candles won’t be the only thing getting lit this weekend!
  • I’m actually just here for the cake.
  • Best friends are awesome, especially yours. Happy birthday!
  • I forgive you for being younger than me.
  • You’re another year older, but definitely not any wiser.
  • Fun fact: birthdays are good for you! Statistics show that the more you have, the longer you live.
  • Happy birthday! You’re officially old enough to start needing retinol.
  • I’m so happy that we’re going to grow old together, and that you have a head start.
  • Like a fine wine, you’re only getting better with age.
  • (For a 30th birthday) You’re still 20, but with 10 years of experience!
  • (For a 30th birthday) Happy birthday to someone who is officially 30, flirty, and thriving!
  • Happy birthday to a dime who’s in her prime!
  • As Drake would say, “YOLO.”
  • I love you even though you’re a Gemini. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday to the person who is always there to help me draft a risky text.
  • Happy birthday to the person who taught me everything I know about skincare.
  • Let’s drink champagne and dance on the tables (until they ask us to leave the bar).
  • To quote Saweetie, “That’s my best friend.”
  • Because it’s your birthday, I’ll share my fries with you.
  • There is no one I would rather blast Taylor Swift with all day and night. Happy birthday to my favorite Swiftie.
  • Happy 25th birthday! The teens on TikTok definitely think you’re geriatric now.

    Touching Birthday Wishes for a Best Friend

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    • Happy birthday to someone who makes the world a better, brighter place.
    • Cheers to many more years of celebrating your birthday together.
    • Happy birthday! I hope your day is as amazing and special as you are.
    • Sending you so much love for your birthday.
    • I’m so happy that the universe brought us together and we became best friends. Happy birthday!
    • On this day, a very special person came into the world, and I am beyond grateful.
    • Best friends are the family you get to choose, and I’m so glad we chose each other. Happy birthday, beautiful.
    • Happy birthday! Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy.
    • Sending you a birthday wish wrapped with all my love.
    • I hope you know how much you’re loved, today and every day. Happy birthday!
    • Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world.
    • You’ve grown so much in the last year, and I’m so proud of you. Here’s to many more years of growing together.
    • You live you life in a way that makes every day worth celebrating. Happy birthday, gorgeous!
    • You’re building a beautiful, meaningful life for yourself. Take time to enjoy it, today and every day.
    • It’s not about the years in your life, but the life in your years. Happy birthday!
    • I hope you see yourself the way I see you: amazing, incredible, kind, smart, compassionate, funny, and wonderful.
    • Your birthday is the first day in a new 365-day journey. Let’s treasure every moment!
    • You have been so strong and so resilient in the face of a difficult year. Here’s to better days ahead.
    • I’m so happy that we got to grow up together. Happy birthday to my bestie since day one/preschool/middle school/etc.
    • Happy birthday to the girl who always has my back and is always there to pick me up when times get tough.
    • No one gets me like you do. Happy birthday to my best friend.

      Unique Birthday Wishes for a Best Friend

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      • My birthday wish for you is that your hangover tomorrow isn’t too bad.
      • Wishing you a day that brings the same kind of happiness and joy that you bring to me!
      • I wish for all of your birthday wishes this year to come true!
      • My birthday wish for you is that the drinks are free-flowing and you find a hottie at the bar tonight!
      • Wishing you a birthday party that’s as fun as you are.
      • I wish for you to feel so loved and happy on your special day this year.
      • This year, I wish for you to know how very impressive and special you are.
      • Wishing you a year of joy and adventures!!!
      • My birthday wish is that you get every good thing you deserve this year.

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        • Happy birthday, beautiful 💕
        • Happy birthday to my favorite material girllllll 🛍💅🏽 💇🏽‍♀️
        • Happy birthday to my best friend in the whole wide world 👭🏿 🌎
        • It’s your day! Shine bright like a diamond 💎 ✨
        • 🎶 I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 🎶
        • Cake 🎂✔️ Champagne 🍾✔️ Best friend 👭🏾 ✔️
        • Happy birthday! Here’s to many more adventures this year 🏖 🏔 ✈️ 🌃 🚲
        • On this day, a queen was born 👑 👸🏽
        • Happy birthday to my favorite elder 👵🏻 💀
        • Hope your birthday is as cool as you are 🧊
        • Happy birthday! 🥳 🎂🎊 🎉🎁
        • You’re aging like a fine wine 🍷
        • 🎵 Baby, you’re a firework 🎵 🎆
        • It took 3️⃣5️⃣ years to look this damn good 🔥
        • Another year older, another year bo(u)lder 🗿
        • Just like your candles, you’re getting lit tonight 🕯️😜
        • Cheers to another year around the sun ☀️
        • Happy birthday to the girl who’s just as wild and crazy as I am 🤪😈
        • Hope your birthday is as amazing as you are❣️ 🎁
        • Happy birthday! Now that we’re officially old, there’s no way I’m staying at your party past 9 👵🏾 🕘 😴
        • Happy birthday to someone who’s truly out of this world 👽🪐 💫
        • Through all the ups and downs, I’m so happy we have each other. 🎢 ⬆️ ⬇️

          Short and Sweet Birthday Wishes for Best Friend

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          • Happy birthday to my favorite person.
          • My life would suck without you.
          • Today is all about you.
          • Wishing you a day that’s as special and awesome as you are!
          • Happy birthday! I love you a whole lot.
          • Life is more fun with you by my side.
          • Happy birthday to my totally amazing, irreplaceable bestie.
          • I may not be there in person, but I’m still wishing you the happiest birthday!
          • Here’s to another trip around the sun. Happy birthday!
          • Wishing you 24 hours of celebration, though you deserve even more.
          • Let’s make this year’s birthday one for the record books.
          • I can’t wait to celebrate you all day long!
          • Happy birthday to my friend who’s forever young at heart.
          • Birthdays are the world’s way of telling us to eat more cake.
          • I’m so happy that I get to be a part of your life.
          • Every birthday is a gift in itself.
          • Birthdays give us the chance for a fresh start.
          • HBD to my best friend!
          • Wishing you the best birthday of all time!
          • There’s no one quite like you. Happy birthday!
          • Partners may come and go, but best friends are forever. Happy birthday to my best friend.
          • Happy birthday to my best friend who brings out the best in me.
          • I hope your birthday is chill and peaceful, just like you.

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