100 Birthday Caption Ideas for Every Type of Instagram Post

Chances are, if you’re looking at this story, it’s your birthday or the birthday of someone you know, so happy birthday to you and your loved ones! We know it can be challenging to find the right blend of funny, sentimental, and sweet words to wish someone a happy birthday via social media, which is why we've compiled 100 birthday Instagram caption ideas. Depending on your vibe and the occasion, we included short captions, funny sayings, and thankful sentiments for posting about yourself, the birthday of a friend or family member, or a partner’s birthday. We even included Instagram captions perfect for milestone birthdays such as 18, 21, 30, and more!

Besides captions, these birthday messages are also great to add to a special birthday card or birthday text to your loved one to let them know you’re thinking of them on their special day. While there’s certainly no pressure to make a social media post about someone’s birthday, it’s always a good idea to show love to those you care about. Instagram is a great place to do that while also giving you a way to preserve the fun memories and good times of 2024 and beyond.

Find the best way to say "happy birthday!" to yourself and others below. For more clever ideas, check out our favorite birthday wishes for sisters, celebratory birthday quotes, and tips for what to write in a birthday card. Time to party!

Short Birthday Captions for Yourself

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  • On this day, a star was born.

  • I'm just happy to be here!

  • Did someone say “birthday?”

  • 🎂✨ [age] 💌 🎉

  • Ringing in the big [number]-[number]!

  • Still a kid at heart.

  • Another trip around the sun.

  • Alexa, play “It’s My Birthday!”

  • Cake is my happy place.

  • National Me Day.

  • In dog years, I’m only 7!

  • Happy birthday to me!

Cute Birthday Captions for Yourself

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

  • I’ll kickstart the tune, you finish the rest — “Happy birthday to me..”

  • Gonna party like it’s my birthday — oh wait, it is!

  • It’s not the years that count: It’s the memories you make over those years.

  • I’m one year younger than I’ll be next year, so that calls for a celebration!

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

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

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

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

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

  • One year older, one year bolder.

  • Making my years count instead of counting the years.

Funny Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • Another year older, but definitely not any wiser.

  • I dedicate this day to my Mom. Thanks for pushing through!

  • Rebranding my birthDAY to a birthMONTH.

  • Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.

  • Move over coffee, today is a day for champagne! 🍾

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

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

  • I’m still alive, suckers!

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

  • Act my age? No thanks!

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

  • A birthday party without cake is just a meeting.

Birthday Instagram Captions for Friends and Family

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  • Sending you birthday wishes wrapped in love.

  • You act like it’s your birthday or something?! 😄

  • Even though we can’t celebrate in person, know I’m eating dessert in your honor today!

  • Sending love, laughter, and endless birthday wishes to you today!

  • Happy birthday to my partner in crime!

  • Can’t wait to share more laughs with you in your new chapter of life!

  • Wishing the best of birthdays to my best friend in the world!

  • Congratulations on making it over the hill instead of under it! Happy birthday!

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

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

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

  • Wrinkles are proof of a life well smiled.

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!

  • 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.

  • You're worth celebrating every day.

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

  • 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 Inspired by Quotes

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

  • “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey

  • “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” — Maurice Chevalier

  • “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wings of time.” — Jean Paul Richter

  • "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

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

Birthday Instagram Caption Lyrics

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

  • “21, can you do somethin’ for me?” — Drake & 21 Savage, “Rich Flex”

  • “Reelin’ in the years” — Steeley Dan, “Reelin’ In the Years”

  • “Funny how time flies when you’re having fun” — Janet Jackson, “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”

  • "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"

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

  • "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 nothing." — Destiny's Child, "Birthday"

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

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

Birthday Instagram Captions by Age

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18th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • So, this is what adulthood looks like? 🤔

  • Old enough to serve 🫡 (and serve 💁♀️)

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.

  • Hello, twenties!

21st Birthday Instagram Captions

  • Cheers to 21 years!

  • Hit me with your best shot.

30th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • Thirty, flirty, and thriving.

  • I will be 29 until further notice.

40th Birthday Instagram Captions

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

  • Today, I’m looking back at 40 years of memories, friends, family, and happiness — and 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 half to go.

60th Birthday Instagram Captions

  • I don’t get older, I level up.

  • I’m not old, I’m vintage.

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