60 Unique Ways to Wish Your Best Friend a Happy Birthday

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Rejoice! It's your best friend’s birthday. Anyone who is lucky enough to have such an impactful person in their life knows that this momentous occasion is also a reason for you to celebrate, because they're the ones who help us through the biggest hurdles.

Once a year, we get a chance to gush over our loved ones and take time to reflect on the value they bring. Whether you're attaching a heartfelt card to their gift, hunting for an Instagram caption to accompany that hilarious friend meme you're posting in their honor, or you're simply looking for a meaningful birthday message to text them, there's a birthday wish here that will capture your unique bond.

Some are funny and teasing—in the kind of way that only besties can get away with—where as others are short and sweet, yet touching enough that they'll be reminded of just how much you care.

Meaningful Birthday Messages

Sending you nothing but positive vibes on your birthday ❤️

I hope you know how much you’re loved today, best friend! Happy birthday!

Every year on your birthday, I get reminded of how much you mean to me as a best friend.

Birthdays only come once a year, and your friendship only comes once a lifetime.

Wishing I could spend your birthday with you, but know you’re on my mind and in my heart ♥️

You’re like a sister to me. Cheers to many more birthdays glowing together.

My best friend was born today! Where would I be without you?

Happy birthday to my partner-in-crime and my favorite person!

You deserve all the cake, happiness, and love today. Happy birthday and #treatyourself!

Thank you for being the brightest person I know. Hope to see you shine for years on!

Thanks for being my turn up partner, venting partner, and everything in between! Enjoy your day!

You’ve grown so much in one year. I’m always so proud of you! Happy Birthday.

Happy birthday! Wishing you many more years of good health and prosperity.

I hope you’re enjoying your special day—may life continue to bring you the best days ahead. 💜

Thank you for living your life in a way that makes every day worth celebrating. Happiest of birthdays!

Even though celebrations might look a bit different this year, you're always the life of the party—over Zoom, and all. Happy birthday!

Don't count the candles,but see the light they give. Don't count your years but the life you live. Happy Birthday.

You’re making a beautiful life for yourself—enjoy it, especially today!

Here's my annual reminder that there's no one like you! Wishing you the best birthday!

There are friends and then there are best friends, happy birthday to the best friend I could have asked for!

Short and Sweet Birthday Wishes

Cheers to you for another trip around the sun!

Today is about you. I can’t wait to celebrate you all day long!

My wish for you is that you get all of your birthday wishes this year 🎂

We're gonna sip [insert BBF's favorite drink] like it’s yo birthday 🥳

I hope you’re treated like the queen you are today, my friend 👑

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and many more that top the year before!

Happy birthday to my ride or die. Love you bunches!

Happy birthday! Here’s to more life, love, and adventures with you to come!

Wishing you 24 hours of joy, though you deserve a lifetime of it.

Cheers to the nights that turned into mornings and the friend that turned into family. Happy Birthday!

Life is more fun with you at my side! Let’s make this birthday memorable!

You’re not just my best friend, you’re the best period! Happy Birthday!

Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!

Happiness is seeing your best friend grow up with you! Happy Birthday!

Every cool person has an even cooler best friend! Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to my irreplaceable best friend.

Distance is nothing to the person who means everything! Happy Birthday!

Hello to a new year with an even better YOU! Happy Birthday!

Funny Birthday Sayings

If you’re getting old, that means I am too!

Don’t forget to smile awkwardly as everyone sings you happy birthday today!

Birthday calories don’t count so next drink is on me! 🍹

How many birthdays have we spent together now? I guess it’s official—you’re stuck with me.

I thought you get finer and wiser with age? Well, there’s always next year 😂

Don’t think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.

You suck at aging! Can you at least try to look older?

Happy birthday. It took you [BFF's age] years to look this good!

Happy birthday to my forever young friend!

You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy birthday!

Happy birthday to this dime in her prime!

It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds!

Hey you! It’s your birthday! Cake! Candles! Drinks! Presents! More drinks! Can you tell I’m excited?

Woah, time flies when you're having fun! How'd we get so old?

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