Birthday Wishes Guaranteed to Spark a Smile

Happy Birthday Wish Written on Balloon

Show them you care!

So you have a special person in your life, and you want to make them smile on their birthday. I think that makes you a great person. And I wanted to do everything I could to make sure that you find the right birthday wish. So, I have gathered this list of almost two hundred birthday wishes that I really like. They are organized in the following order:

  • Birthday Wishes for Anyone

  • Birthday Wishes for Spouses and Significant Others

  • Birthday Wishes for Siblings

  • Birthday Wishes for Parents

  • Birthday Wishes for Children

  • Birthday Birthday Wishes for Friends

  • Birthday Wishes for Relatives

  • Belated Birthday Wishes

  • Philosophical Birthday Wishes

  • Religious Birthday Wishes

  • Funny Birthday Wishes

Let us know which one you choose. And, let us know if it put a smile on that special person’s face once you given them their card. Its going to feel great bringing a bit of joy into the world!

Research done in the field of psychology has shown that little acts that show you care are extremely impactful to other people’s lives. A heartfelt birthday wish will go a very long way toward making your friend, spouse, child, or relative feel good about themselves.

Birthday Wishes that Will Make Anyone Smile

Birthday balloons
  1. Wishing you a magical birthday filled with wonderful surprises!

  2. You are an amazing, loving, and wonderful woman/man. Your heart knows how to care for people, and you are always there for anyone who needs it.

  3. Wishing you a happy birthday and a year that is blessed. Happy birthday!

  4. Wishing you the happiest birthday ever!

  5. Wishing you all the love your heart can hold, all the joy a day can bring, and all the cake your stomach can handle!

  6. Happy birthday to the sweetest girl/guy in the world!

  7. Let this birthday bring more colors to your life!

  8. May your birthday and your life be as wonderful as you are! Happy birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday! Happy tomorrow! Happy Every day!

  10. Hope your special day brings you all that your heart desires! Here’s wishing you a day full of pleasant surprises! Happy birthday!

  11. Happy birthday! You are a wonderful person. I hope that your special day is the beginning of another amazing year. Have a great birthday!

  12. Wishing you a joyful birthday and a year filled with blessings!

  13. Happy birthday. I wish that all your dreams come true. May your day be filled with joy, wonderful gifts, and goodies, too!

  14. You are beautiful inside-out… what matters is what you think of yourself…. Celebrate a very joyous and cheerful day! Happy birthday!

  15. May you treasure your Birthday as the bright beginning of a wonderful year and may you always know how special you are. Wishing you a wonderful birthday!

  16. Happy birthday! May your life unleash everything beautiful that life has to offer!

  17. On your special day, I wish you an abundance of joy, happiness, and love. You truly deserve it! Happy birthday!

  18. I wish you a very happy and sweet birthday. May you have a super wonderful life filled with love and care!

  19. Happy Birthday! Even if we can’t be together, know that I am thinking of you and hoping your day is filled with all your favorite things.

  20. Another year has passed in your life, making you even wiser and stronger. Let your age lift your spirits. I wish you a very happy birthday.

  21. Happy birthday! May your birthday be extra special. May your dreams and wishes come true because no one else in the whole wide world deserves it more than you!

  22. Wishing you a very happy birthday! And hoping that all happiness comes in your way!

  23. Wishing you good health and happiness always! Happy birthday!

  24. Here’s wishing you a day that’s as special as you are… Happy Birthday!

  25. Cherish every second of this day, enjoy every moment you smile. Today you get to feel special so forget life’s troubles and have a blast! Happy Birthday!

  26. May you continue to love life and never stop dreaming. May beauty and happiness surround you, not only on your special day, but always.

  27. May your birthday be filled with the warm sunshine of love and the bright, rainbow colors of laughter.

  28. May your special day surround you with happiness, fill you mouth with laughter, wrap you with pleasure, brighten your life with fun, bless you with love, fill your memories with joy, and enrich your future with hope! Happy birthday!

  29. I wish you a day that starts happy and ends that way, too… That’s what this card wishes especially for you. Have a very good year. Happy birthday!

  30. Let’s light the candles and celebrate this special day of your life!

  31. Happy birthday. Wishing you a day as lovely as your smile and a year as amazing as your personality.

  32. Wishing you more gifts to open, more cakes to eat, more candles to blow, and more birthdays to come.

  33. Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest. Happy birthday!

  34. Happy birthday! Wishing you a beautiful day and many blessings for the year ahead!

  35. Sending you smiles for every moment of your special day… Have a wonderful time and a very happy birthday!

  36. I hope your special day will bring you lots of happiness, love, and fun. You deserve them a lot. Enjoy your happy birthday!

  37. May the moments of today become fond memories for tomorrow. Happy birthday!

  38. I cannot find the perfect words to express how much I appreciate being in your life. You are wonderful and special and so worthy of a huge celebration on your birthday. I hope you love all the birthday surprises that are coming your way.

  39. Today is your day, so it’s time to enjoy your favorite things and feel happy!

  40. May your special day bring you sounds of happy laughter, warmth of smiling faces, and feelings of being loved!

  41. Start up your engine! Kick it in gear… Rev up the fun! Your birthday is here!

  42. Hope your day is filled with little moments that make you feel remembered, celebrated, and loved for who you are-and that’s someone very special.

  43. I wish you a happy birthday that’s just your style…Hope your birthday makes you smile!

Birthday Wishes for Spouses and Significant Others

  1. More than a wife, in you I have set up a friend for life. Happy birthday!

  2. You inspire me. You make me complete. You mean the world to me. Happy birthday, sweetheart!

  3. No words can express my feelings for you, sweetheart. You are my love, my grace, my existence!

  4. Thank you for putting a smile on my face and making my life meaningful.

  5. What am I without you? Nothing. Wish you many more birthdays, dear husband, for you make me what I am.

  6. Another year older and you’re more beautiful than ever! Happy birthday!

  7. You are the love of my life, and I look forward to every moment I am with you. Happy birthday to you, my love. Hugs and kisses.

  8. May you have all the joy your heart can hold, all the smiles a day can bring, all the blessings a life can unfold. May you have the best of everything. Wishing you a happy birthday my love!

  9. Happy birthday to a person who regularly makes me pee myself with laughter. By the way, that’s going to happen more and more the older we get.

  10. After all these years, you are still my queen. Thank you for being such a benevolent dictator in our marriage.

  11. Not many women are as lucky as I am to have married their soulmate. I want you to know that I love and adore you.

  12. You make everything about life sweeter than all the candy in the world. Happy birthday, my little sweetie!

  13. Dear wife, I was once told that everything in this world has a limit, but my love for you is limitless. Happy birthday!

  14. Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. Happy birthday best friend.

  15. Thank you for being in my life. I can’t imagine my life without you. Happy birthday darling!

  16. Happy birthday to the woman that has stolen my heart, to the light of my life, to my darling WIFE!

  17. No need to light those birthday candles, my love. You’re already too hot to handle! Happy birthday to my wife who still sets my heart ablaze!

  18. I’m a rich woman because I have a husband with a rich heart. Happy birthday my love.

  19. You make me feel like I’m falling in love with you for the first time, again and again. I love you dear husband. Happy birthday!

Birthday Wishes for Siblings

Table covered with birthday supplies
  1. Happy birthday, sis! I love you with all my heart and I wish you the best in the year to come!

  2. To this world’s most extraordinary brother, may you always live in extraordinarily amazing times.

  3. Here’s the most heartfelt wishes for an incredible sister who never fails to annoy, and yet surprise me every time. Happy birthday!

  4. Dear sister, today you’re given another opportunity to blow out candles. I’m sure you are grateful because it means another year of joy and greater opportunities for you. Make everyday of your life count and enjoy every moment. Happy birthday sweet sister.

  5. Happy birthday to my sister! May all of your wishes and dreams come true. Nobody deserves it more than you. Have an amazing celebration!

  6. May all that you have asked for, wished for, and wanted, find its way to you. Happy birthday big brother!

  7. Happy birthday! No one is perfect but imperfections make us the cute siblings that we are. Happy birthday to my lovely sister!

  8. To my dear sister, happy birthday to you! May this year be the best of your life, until the next one!

  9. Happy birthday brother. Many, many happy wishes!

  10. To my dearest sister, happy birthday! I would bake you a cake if I knew how to use an oven. Got you this card instead!

  11. For me, you are the best brother in the whole wide universe. Happy birthday bro!

  12. Happy birthday sister! Here’s to aging, here’s to wrinkles, here’s to laughing ‘til we tinkle…here’s to the ones who see us through. Here’s to birthdays, here’s to you.

  13. Brother, like most siblings, we haven’t always agreed on everything. But there’s one thing I think we can agree on… You’re getting pretty old!

  14. Happy birthday to my adorable sister and my best friend forever!

  15. Having a brother can be a bother, but like you there is no other. Happy birthday!

Birthday Wishes for Parents

  1. Happy birthday to a truly great mentor and role model! Thank you for being my guiding light in life!

  2. I would be nothing without your endless faith in me. Thank you so very much. Happy birthday to you!

  3. Happy birthday, mom/dad! Your free, happy spirit makes the world (and my world) so wonderful. It’s what I love most about you.

  4. Daddy, on your birthday I want to say you are special in every way. I love you more than words can say. Have a great birthday!

  5. Happy birthday sweet mom! Thank you for all your enormous sacrifices and unconditional love. I am forever grateful!

  6. Happy birthday, mom! I love you more than words can say!

  7. Happy birthday to my beautiful, fantastic, amazing, and incredible mom! I love you!

  8. Happy birthday mom. Wishing you a day as sunny as your smile, as warm as your heart, a day as wonderful as you are.

  9. Happy birthday to my fabulous mom. You are always there for me when I need you. You are always my biggest fan. You always love me. That’s why you’re always in my heart.

  10. Dear mom, no one loves me more. No one understands me better. No one inspires me the way you do. Happy birthday!

  11. Mom, you make everyone’s world a beautiful place to be just with your smile. Happy birthday!

  12. Mom, happy birthday! Wishing you a birthday as bright as your smile, as sweet as your love, as fun as your spirit, and as wonderful as you.

  13. Like the ground beneath my feet, all the love and care you’ve put into my life has turned into a foundation that will support me as I walk life’s twists and turns. Thanks mom!

  14. Dad, every child’s dream is to have a kind and understanding father. That’s why I am lucky to have you. I love you so much! Happy birthday.

  15. All the times I’ve spent with you are going to be sweet memories for the rest of my life. You are my inspiration. Happy birthday dad!

  16. Happy birthday dad! Your heart is made of gold.

  17. Dad, you are my hero, my role model, the man who I always look up to and dream to become. Happy birthday dad!

  18. I feel that I am the luckiest person in the whole world to be raised by such a caring, protective, and providing father. You are the coolest dad, ever! Happy birthday!

  19. Happy birthday to the man who brought me into this world. You are my role model.

Birthday Wishes for Children

  1. Happy birthday to our sweet little princess! May your birthday be wonderful and full of surprises.

  2. May your day be as bright as your smile and as lovely as you. Happy birthday my daughter!

  3. Happy birthday to my sweet daughter. This is your day. Indulge in every moment. Savor every memory. Treat yourself just because!

  4. My son, chase your dreams, find adventure, and enjoy your birthday!

  5. Daughter, I wish only the best for you in life. May you overcome every problem life throws your way, and may you always be confident in the face of adversity. Happy birthday!

  6. You make me glad to be a parent. I could never ask for a better daughter. Happy birthday sweetheart!

  7. Daughter, watching you grow up has been many things: joyful, impactful, and even stressful. Above all, it has been the most meaningful part of my life.

  8. Happy birthday to the child who stole my heart, and who has kept it all these years. Don’t worry about returning it; it’s happy where it is.

  9. A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.

  10. Every day, we thank our lucky stars that you came into our world. You are the sweetest boy ever. Happy birthday, son!

  11. Each year, on your birthday, I think of the moment I first heard your cry. It was the most beautiful sound my ears have ever heard.

  12. Son, may every dream and wish you have not only come true, but also lead to an amazing future for you!

  13. Always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. Happy birthday dead son!

Birthday Wishes for Friends

Birthday decorations against a white background
  1. I can’t wait to enjoy every aspect of our amazing friendship for many, many, many more birthdays in the future!

  2. A sweet friendship refreshes the soul – happy birthday to a wonderful and faithful friend!

  3. Birthday wishes for a great guy! Wishing you a happy birthday and a year ahead that brings you a new sense of possibility.

  4. Dear [name], there is nothing better than having amazing friends like you. I just want to wish you an extraordinary birthday that is full of joy and surprises all day long. Happy birthday!

  5. A good friend will be there for you when you cry. But a best friend will have a wet shoulder because of your tears. Thank you and happy birthday!

  6. Wishing my friend a beautiful day. I’m sending hopes and dreams your way. May all be good and all come true on this very special day for you!

  7. Wishing the very best birthday to my very best friend! You’re the most gorgeous, glamorous, sophisticated lady I know!

  8. Happy birthday to my best friend. I hope it is filled with awesomeness!

  9. Happy birthday to my best friend, the one who laughs at my silly jokes and still stands beside me even when I do dumb and stupid things!

  10. There are people in our lives who hold a special place that no one else ever could. People like you. Happy birthday, best friend.

  11. Happy birthday to my fantastic friend. I hope this is the beginning of the best year ever! Have a great day!

  12. Thinking of you and the good times we have spent together. Happy birthday, to a dear friend who is always close to my heart.

  13. Happy birthday to my awesome friend! As you celebrate another year of life, I want you to know how much you bring to my life. I’m so lucky to have a friend like you.

  14. My dear, dear friend, you have always been there for me. You and I redefine what friendship means. Happy birthday!

Birthday Wishes for Relatives

  1. For my wonderful niece, happy birthday! I hope you have a super-duper birthday and enjoy lots of cake and ice cream! I’m thinking of you on your special day and sending you lots of birthday wishes for a terrific year.

  2. A cousin is someone who knows all about you but likes you anyway!

  3. Darling niece, you are a young lady who touches the world with her own special magic. Happy birthday!

  4. Happy birthday to an awesome grandson. Each family needs a grandson, someone friendly, fun, and smart, a fellow who’s got lots of charm, with courage in his heart, a cheerful sort, ambitious, easy-going, handsome, too… Each family needs a guy like that. Hey, wait a sec! That’s you!

  5. What do you call a guy who’s got a good heart, a fun sense of humor, and more qualities than anyone can count? If you’re lucky, you call him “nephew.” Happy birthday!

Belated Birthday Wishes

  1. This wish is so late that you can celebrate your birthday longer. Belated happy birthday!

  2. Belated birthday wishes for someone special. When things get busy, time slips by, but birthdays never wait…

  3. I know I’m late… But I truly hope you had a great birthday. Happy belated birthday!

  4. I am sorry for the late wishes. Happy belated birthday!

  5. It’s quite sad that I missed your birthday. A party that would have doubled as a reunion. I am sorry. Belated happy birthday!

  6. A belated birthday wish that your life will continue to be filled with the happiness you deserve. Happy belated birthday!

  7. A little late, I must confess. But it doesn’t mean that I care less… So sorry for the small delay, but I do hope you had an awesome day.

  8. I thought better late than never! Happy belated birthday!

  9. Even though this is late, it’s never too late to wish you the best of everything. I hope you have a brilliant year ahead! Happy birthday.

  10. I know you probably had a lot of birthday wishes yesterday, but who is thinking of you today? Me, that’s who!

  11. Happy belated birthday! I hope your birthday was as special as you are.

  12. I would move the sun and moon, turn back the clock for you. But violating the laws of physics seemed like overkill. So here’s your card late.

  13. This birthday wish, although delayed, is warmly and sincerely made. Happy belated birthday!

  14. Now that everyone else’s birthday wishes have worn off, here’s a great big one from me!

  15. Don’t blame me for forgetting your birthday, after all for me, you’re special every single day! I’m sorry, anyway. Happy belated birthday!

  16. Belated birthday wishes are necessary, because they allow the celebration to last longer than 24 hours! Happy birthday!

  17. I didn’t really forget your special day, I just figured you deserved more than one.

  18. The reason I didn’t wish you happy birthday on time was that I was super busy that day. Busy being in AWE of how amazing you are and how lucky I am to have you in my life.

  19. Hope you had a wonderful birthday surrounded by people who DIDN’T forget it. Sorry I missed your big day!

Philosophical Birthday Wishes

  1. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

  2. There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. Happy birthday!

  3. Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life.

  4. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!

  5. The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate! Happy birthday.

  6. Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Happy birthday!

  7. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

  8. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.

  9. Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

  10. Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

  11. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

  12. God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

Religious Birthday Wishes

  1. May the lord Jesus shine his light on you as he showers you with blessings and grace to take you throughout the year.

  2. May God give you a long, healthy, and self-satisfying life ahead. May all your unfulfilled desires come true in your journey. Wishing you a gleeful and joyous birthday!

  3. May the almighty from up above bless you with all the special gifts and blessings in life! Wishing you a great birthday and an amazing life ahead!

  4. A pray to God that he makes sure that there is never a shortage of love and care in your life. May this birthday become the most memorable day in your life! Happy birthday!

  5. May God follow you in every step you take. Happy birthday!

  6. On your birthday, I pray to God to bless your life with lots of luck and good health!

  7. May the light of the lord shine upon you and grant you happiness on this birthday and for many years to come.

  8. I pray to God that he makes sure that there is never a shortage of love and care in your life. May this birthday become the most memorable day in your life! Happy birthday!

  9. Celebrate the gift of life given by God to us and enjoy this special day to the fullest!

  10. May the light of the lord shine upon you and grant you happiness on this birthday and for many years to come.

  11. Happy birthday! May god keep you young at heart and beautiful of mind.

  12. May God grant all your wishes and dreams. May this birthday be the start of your new, better life!

Funny Birthday Wishes

Dog wearing a happy birthday hat
  1. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

  2. You’ve joined the “Raiders of the Lost AARP” Fan Club. Happy Birthday!

  3. I’m not going to make any age-related jokes…because I genuinely feel bad about how old you are. Happy birthday…

  4. Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one. Happy birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday! Like fine wine we get better with age… or rather, we feel better about our age with lots of wine!

  6. It’s never too late to be what you want to be…unless you want to be younger, then you’re screwed.

  7. After a certain age, your body is like a garage sale. Some stuff looks old, some stuff doesn’t work, and some stuff you can’t even identify.

  8. The older I get the fewer the people I actually like. Happy birthday to someone who continues to make the cut.

  9. Everyone get’s to be young once. Your turn’s over.

  10. I’ve perfected the formula for happiness. I call it…beer. I hope you find lots of happiness on your birthday!

  11. Getting older is like driving a classic car. After a while the rear sags, stuff leaks, and people complain about the exhaust fumes.

  12. There’s an old saying about how great it is to get older. Too bad I can’t remember what it is.

  13. Every day is a gift… So pretend tomorrow is a present from me. Happy birthday, and enjoy your gift.

And that is the end of our exhaustive list of birthday wishes. I hope you found the perfect message. How could you not when there are two hundred options? Anyway, everybody deserves to feel loved and appreciated on their birthday. We are glad that we could help that special person in your life smile.