90 Birthday Caption Ideas for Every Type of Instagram Post

There is a certain satisfaction in going through hilarious photos of you and your BFF, partner, or sibling to make the most iconic Instagram birthday post on their special day. But after you've crafted the pic collage for IG, you still need the right birthday quote to capture their personality and make their day. That's why we've done the brainstorming for you, delivering all the best birthday captions for Instagram, whether it be a selfie of you on your birthday or a #tbt of you and your best friend.

Of course, there is no requirement to take to Instagram and post something celebratory on your feed — which is why you can use these short messages in a birthday card, too. But if you are a queen of Insta, then these birthday captions will get all the likes. You could even save a few captions for your dog on their next birthday. Whether you're celebrating a birthday during the winter months, posting a spring Instagram for an Aries baby, or during beach season — these birthday captions for Instagram are timeless. And if you pair a post with a birthday freebie, then the festivities are already off to a most splendid start.

Funny Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • Another year older, but definitely not any wiser.

  • The only thing getting LIT today are the candles on my cake!

  • They say it’s the thought that counts. So I thought I’d save my money instead of buying you a gift. Best wishes, happy birthday!

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

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

  • Celebrating me today is a piece of cake.

  • I’m just here for the cake.

  • Having my cake and eating it, too.

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

  • Act my age? No thanks!

  • Too young to be this old.

  • Officially old enough to need a skincare routine.

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

  • Thanks, Mom — you gave birth to someone who’s pretty awesome.

Instagram Birthday Captions for Yourself

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

  • On this day a star was born.

  • National me day.

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

  • Making my years count instead of counting the years.

  • Live your life and forget your age.

  • This is the year my dreams come true.

  • Wishing on candles and chasing my dreams.

  • 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.

  • Life is too short not to celebrate moments like these.

  • Keep calm and celebrate on.

  • The best is yet to come.

  • One year older, one year bolder.

  • Following my birthday bliss.

  • Happy birthday to me!

  • Hold on to your inner child as you grow older.

Cute Birthday Instagram Captions for Your Partner

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

  • To a lifetime of Happy Birthdays.

  • Happy birthday to this goofball!

  • 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.

  • Happy birthday to the guy/girl who lets me put my cold feet on them and only complains a little bit.

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

  • Happy birthday from the one who endures the dirty socks on the floor and loves you anyway.

  • Happy birthday to my other half.

  • I couldn’t love anyone more than I love you. Happy birthday to my one and only.

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

  • The greatest gift I ever got was you.

  • 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.

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

  • A perfect party for my perfect best friend.

Song Lyric Birthday 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

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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

  • 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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