100 Birthday Caption Ideas for Every Type of Instagram Post

If you’re looking for a fast, personalized, and free way to make someone feel special on their birthday, look no further than your Instagram app. Whether the recipient is a long distance family member, your hilarious BFF, or a significant other, a social media shoutout always does the trick to generate fond memories and lots of sweet birthday wishes for them. The first step to crafting a thoughtful birthday post is to find one or more of your favorite photos of the person to feature. Once you’ve selected those, all that’s left to do is choose one of the best birthday captions for Instagram to go along with the pictures.

The type of birthday caption you choose will mainly depend upon your relationship with the person and the message you’re trying to get across. If you’re posting in honor of someone with a great sense of humor, you may want to select a caption on the lighter side that will get them to crack a smile. For parents, children, or other relatives, you might instead opt for a more sentimental caption inspired by song lyrics or movie quotes. And of course, if you’re crafting a birthday post for yourself, there are more individualized options to set the right tone.

Finally, while all of these captions are appropriate for the ‘gram, many of them can also be incorporated into birthday cards if you prefer handwritten gestures. Whether you write them out online, on a piece of paper, or even on a delicious birthday cake, all that matters is that you take time to show them how much you care.

Funny Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • Another year older, but definitely not any wiser.

  • Move over coffee, today is a day for champagne.

  • You bring the pretty, we'll bring the party.

  • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the more you have the longer you live.

  • I like big bundts and I cannot lie.

  • It’s my party and I’ll wine if I want to.

  • I’m still alive, suckers!

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  • Birthdays are the universe’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

  • Act my age? No thanks!

  • Officially old enough to need a skincare routine.

  • You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

  • A birthday party without cake is just a meeting.

Instagram Birthday Captions for Yourself

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  • Would it really be my birthday if I didn’t take a selfie?

  • Shhh ... I’m making my birthday wish.

  • I didn't choose this birthday, this birthday chose me.

  • Cake is my happy place.

  • Wait, wait, wait ... I’m how old exactly?!

  • Don't believe what they say about getting older—it's a gift!

  • Feeling extra sparkly today.

  • On this day a star was born.

  • National me day.

  • It’s my birthday and that’s the tea.

  • Today is my birthday, but I’ll take gifts whenever.

  • Surround yourself with people who are more excited for your birthday than you are.

  • In dog years, I’m only 7!

  • So thankful for friends, family, and of course, birthday cake.

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  • I’m so awesome, when I was born, I was given a certificate.

  • Eating my cake and wearing it, too.

  • One year older, one year bolder.

  • Following my birthday bliss.

  • Happy birthday to me!

  • Making my years count instead of counting the years.

Cute Birthday Instagram Captions for Your Partner

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  • Giving you hugs, kisses, and all the birthday wishes.

  • When I’m with you, every day is a party.

  • Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.

  • Have I mentioned that you're the best? Double tap if you agree!

  • You make life so funfetti.

  • Being your partner rocks. Except on your birthday because you have expensive taste.

  • To a lifetime of Happy Birthdays.

  • Life isn't perfect, but you're close. Happy birthday, my love.

  • The only other birthday as important as mine.

  • You're worth celebrating every day.

  • If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go. A big happy birthday to my weirdo, who’s another year older, but not wiser.

  • Another year around the sun for the light of my life.

  • Happy birthday to the guy/girl with the world’s greatest wife/husband.

  • On this day, a king/queen was born.

  • I’m so glad we’re going to grow old together, and that you have a head start.

  • Happy birthday to my other half.

  • Like a fine wine, you’re only getting better with age.

  • On this day, [X] years ago, the world became a better place.

Birthday Instagram Captions for Friends and Family

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  • Sending you birthday wishes wrapped in love.

  • Words cannot express how much I adore you. Happy you day!

  • You glow, birthday girl.

  • I’m so freakin’ happy you were born.

  • Happy birthday to my sister from another mister!

  • Birthdays are incomplete without the ones who love and care for you.

  • A perfect party for my perfect best friend.

  • Don’t worry about your age, you get a new one every year.

  • Wrinkles are proof of a life well smiled.

Birthday Song Lyrics for Instagram Captions

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  • "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22." — Taylor Swift, "22"

  • "They say it's your birthday, we're gonna have a good time." — The Beatles, "Birthday"

  • "Go shawty, it's your birthday. We gonna party like it's your birthday." — 50 Cent, "In Da Club"

  • "Celebrate good times, come on!" — Kool & the Gang, "Celebration"

  • "Age ain't nothing but a number." — Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number'

  • "It's our party, we can do what we want." — Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

  • "A little party never killed nobody, so we gon' dance until we drop." — Fergie, "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)"

  • "Turn my birthday into a lifestyle." — Drake, "Pop Style"

  • "It's your birthday you don't have to do nothin.'" — Destiny's Child, "Birthday"

  • "Tell 'em that it's my birthday!" Selena Gomez, "Birthday"

  • "We don't need no guest list. Everybody's invited." — Ariana Grande, "Pink Champagne"

  • "Now, the party don't start 'til I walk in." — Kesha, "TiK ToK"

  • "'Cause we like to party." — Beyoncé, "Party"

  • "Gonna party like we just turned 21." — Hunter Hayes, "21"

Birthday Instagram Captions Inspired by Quotes

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  • “Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” — Anna Magnani

  • "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" — Dr. Seuss

  • "Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift." — Aretha Franklin

  • "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." — John Lennon

  • "Celebrate your journey of life." — Lailah Gifty Akita

  • “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” — Lucille Ball

  • “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain

  • “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” — Sammy Hagar

  • “Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen.” — Jim Gaffigan

  • “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” — Ogden Nash

  • "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened." — Cora Harvey Armstrong

Birthday Instagram Captions by Age

20th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • You have no excuse to act stupid. You’re not a teenager anymore, and you’re not old enough to drink.

  • I can think of 20 reasons you should have a good birthday.

21st Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • I.D. love a drink, thanks!

  • I really auto get a car now.

  • Cheers to 21 years!

30th Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • Thirty, flirty, and thriving.

  • I will be 29 until further notice.

31st Birthday Instagram Captions

  • "After 30, a body has a mind of its own." — Bette Midler

  • Still 21, but with 10 years of experience.

40th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • Today I’m looking back at 40 years of memories, friends, family, and happiness. I like what I see.

  • Good lordy, I’m 40!

50th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • It took me 50 years to look this good.

  • Half a century down, another one to go.

60th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • You’re 60 years old? You’re 6 perfect 10s! Happy birthday.

  • I don’t get older, I level up.

  • I’m not old, I’m vintage.

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