100+ Birthday Wishes and Messages for Friends to Say Happy Birthday with Love and Warmth

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Want to wish a beloved friend a happy birthday but can’t seem to find the words? Choose from over 100 birthday wishes and messages below, and send a friend love, warmth, and good vibes on their special day.

Birthday Wishes and Messages for Friends

list of 53 birthday wishes and messages split into warm, sweet, and heartfelt sections


1. Happy birthday to the friend who makes every new day special. 

2. Cheers to the birthday queen/king today! 

3. Wishing you a day full of love and laughter. 

4. May all your birthday wishes come true today, friend! 

5. Here’s to another year of friendship! 

6. I hope today makes you as happy as your friendship makes me. 

7. One day is not enough, let’s celebrate your birthday week!

8. Hope your birthday is as perfect as you are.

9. Happy birthday to my confidante, my partner in crime, and my best friend!

10. Here’s to this birthday and many more to come!

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11. Grateful for you everyday, but especially today. 

12. Happy birthday, my friend. Thank you for being such a light in my life. 

13. I hope your day is full of people who care about you as much as I do! 

14. Have a happy birthday, and don’t forget how much I love you. 

15. Here’s to an amazing day and an even better year!

16. Happy birthday to my inspiration in literally everything! 

17. I can’t believe I get to celebrate the most special day of the entire year with you. 

18. ___ years ago today, the world got a little bit better because you were born! 

19. Thanks for being my rock all these years, I hope today goes exactly how you plan it. 

20. Happy birthday to you! Let’s make this year even better than the last!


21. Happy birthday to my one and only friend for life. 

22. The best thing that happened to me this year was becoming your friend — now let’s make today the second best part of my year! 

23. If you look up “friend” in the dictionary, they put a picture of you because you are the best friend imaginable! 

24. I can’t wait to celebrate you all day (and night) long! 

25. One day isn’t enough to celebrate you, so we’ll have to make it good! 

26. Happy birthday to the kindest person I’ve ever met. 

27. If I haven’t told you how much I care about you lately, it’s because I was saving all my compliments up for a special day like today. 

28. Wishing the happiest of birthdays to my platonic soulmate! 

29. You only get to turn ___ once, so let’s make it count! 

30. Here’s your annual reminder of how amazing you are! 

31. Warmest wishes and all my love to you on your birthday! 

32. Happy birthday to my friend who deserves the world and then some! 

33. I hope all your dreams come true on your special day. 

34. Happy birthday to the most talented person I’ve ever met — I can’t believe you’re not famous yet! 

35. There’s no one I’d rather celebrate with than you! 

36. Happy birthday to you, and thank you for the years of memories and happiness spent together. 

37. If I had one wish, I would wish that your special day lasted forever! 

38. I hope I can make your special day a little extra special. 

39. If I could be friends with anyone in the world, I would still choose you. Happy birthday! 

40. Happy birthday to the most interesting person I’ve ever met! 


41. So grateful to have this day with you, I don’t know what I’d do without you bestie. 

42. For all the times you’ve shown me care, today is your day to sit back and let me do the caring. Happy birthday, friend! 

43. I’m so proud of you and all the growth I’ve seen from you in our years of friendship — here’s to more growing together!

44. I will forever look for you in every room I enter; happy birthday to my rock and my safe space. 

45. Happy birthday and thank you for being such a supportive friend. 

46. Here’s to friends that become family — I can’t wait to celebrate this special day with you. 

47. I love you more than words can express, bestie. 

48. Anyone would be lucky to have you in their life, and I am so blessed to have made all these memories with you! 

49. Happy birthday to my oldest and dearest friend. 

50. I appreciate you always, and I hope your day is as memorable as you are. 

51. Congratulations on another year, and thanks for letting me be a part of this latest one! 

52. Whether we’re laughing together or crying together, at least we have each other. Here’s to many more! 

53. I’ve never been much of a sentimental person, but on your special day, you deserve to know how much you mean to me. Thanks for everything and have a splendid birthday! 

54. Wishing you a magical day and for all your wishes to come true. 

55. I hope your day is full to the brim with amazing friendship, just the same as you always show me!

56. Happy birthday to the smartest person I know. 

57. Happy birthday to the best friend I could ever ask for. 

58. Thank you for a lifetime of fun, and have a happy birthday full of excitement!

59. Happy birthday to my truest friend, and thanks for never giving up on me. 

60. Hope today shines just as bright as you always do!


61. Congratulations on another year around the sun, my friend!

62. Happy birthday to my best friend for life. 

63. Be safe and have fun on your birthday!

64. Wishing you the biggest slice of happiness today. 

65. Happy, healthy birthday to you!

66. Cheers to your special day. 

67. Best friends who party together stay together!

68. Wishing you your best birthday yet!

69. Happy birthday to my favorite person ever!

70. Thanks for being you, and have a happy birthday! 

71. Happy birthday to my ride-or-die! 

72. Here’s to your birthday and being young forever!

73. Happy birthday to my role model. 

74. Happy birthday — sending you good vibes! 

75. Thanks for being my forever friend. 

76. Sending love on your special day. 

77. Happy birthday from your favorite friend!

78. Congratulations on another year to celebrate! 

79. Happy birthday to the coolest person I know! 

80. Another year, another glow-up! Happy birthday bestie! 

81. Have an unforgettable birthday my friend.

82. Happy birthday to my soul sister!

83. Happy birthday to my best bro! 


84. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to party it up with you! 

85. Are you finally too old for presents? Of course not! Happy birthday, friend! 

86. Happy birthday from me, myself, and I — we love you very much! 

87. Time for my favorite friendship perk: a birthday celebration! 

88. Happy birthday to the only person I trust to tell me when my outfit looks bad. 

89. Thank you for always giving me great advice and never getting upset when I don’t take it!

90. The only thing that could make today better is if it were my birthday, too!

91. Tell me when you discovered the fountain of youth because you don’t look a day older than you did when I met you!

92. So how many friendship points do I get for planning your birthday party this year bestie? 

93. Happy birthday to the only person I think about almost as much as myself. 

94. How many times can I say “happy birthday” in one day before you get annoyed with me? Happy birthday, friend!

95. Happy birthday, and thanks for being the only friend my parents liked!

96. For your birthday present, I’ll try not to embarrass you in front of all your other friends! 

97. I would never pick favorites… but happy birthday to my favorite friend! 

98. Happy birthday, and don’t forget to save me a slice! 

99. My present to you is not forcing you to sit through another awkward rendition of the birthday song! 

100. You might not be wiser, but it looks like you got that older thing down! Happy birthday! 

101. Funny, smart, thoughtful… but enough about me! Happy birthday bestie! 


102. Happy belated birthday from the only friend who forgot your birthday because I was too busy reminiscing on the amazing times we’ve had together! Here’s to hoping that your day was better than my excuse. 

103. Don’t consider this a card for your birthday, consider it a card for your birthday week! I hope you’re having fun celebrating! 

104. Happy fashionably late birthday wish from your very fashionable bestie! 

105. My message might be late, but I promise I mean every word of it. Thank you for being such a special friend to me and I hope your day was full of happiness. Happy belated birthday, friend. 

106. Sorry I forgot your birthday, I hope it was the best one yet! 

107. Let’s agree to pretend that my birthday wishes aren’t late, I’m just super early for your birthday next year! 

108. Let me be the first one to wish you a happy belated birthday. 

109. I can’t believe I’m late to wishing you a happy birthday… but I’d be even more surprised if I was on time! I hope it was amazing! 

110. Happy belated birthday and thanks for never making me feel bad about not being on time! 

111. I hope your day was as amazing as you are. So sorry I’m late! 

112. Here’s to another year for me to practice wishing you a happy birthday on time!

113. Wanted to wish you a happy birthday late this year so that I stood out from the crowd. Happy belated birthday! 

114. I miss you just as badly as I missed your birthday. Hope you had a good one! 

115. I’m so mad at myself for missing your birthday! But thank goodness you’re the best and most forgiving friend ever. 

116. How was your special day? I might be late, but I just know how much you love talking about yourself and thought you’d want to tell me all about it after the fact! 

117. My deepest apologies for being so late, but I’m sure you expected that from me. Happy belated birthday to the more reliable friend! 

118. You know what they say — better late than never. So happy belated birthday to you! 

119. Would you believe me if I told you I planned a surprise party and forgot to invite you? I wouldn’t believe myself either, but at least I tried! Happy belated birthday, friend. 

120. Happy belated birthday to my responsible, on-time friend. I want to be like you when I grow up! 

121. Happy belated birthday to my amazing friend! I can’t wait to hear all about it. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to put your feelings of good will into words, no matter how close to are to someone.

These creative, heartwarming, and fun messages should help you tell a close friend happy birthday in a way that you know they’ll appreciate.

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