top of page

50 Ways to Say Happy Birthday 

Have you been searching for a unique way to wish someone a happy birthday?

Well, you aren’t alone. Everyone wants to show their love with that perfect birthday wish. Looking for a unique way to say happy birthday is challenge, no matter who you are.

Say happy birthday

This is why we’ve collected 50 different ways to say happy birthday together. Plus, we have something extra for you below, so read on.


How to Say Happy Birthday 50 Different Ways

  1. You sustained one more year. Congrats!

  2. I wish you a happier birthday than anyone else has wished you.

  3. Didn’t we just celebrate this like a year ago?

  4. Happy birthday, champ.

  5. Don’t count the candles, enjoy your day.

  6. Happy you day.

  7. Age is just a number.

  8. I’m glad you were born.

  9. I’m thinking of you on your birthday.

  10. Another year, another trip around the sun. May your next trip be your best yet.

  11. Time for your birthday tickles!

  12. Happiest birthday to the happiest person I know.

  13. May all your wishes come true.

  14. Happy oldest-you-have-ever-been and youngest-you-will-ever-be-again day

  15. Happy older you day.

  16. Many happy returns of the day.

  17. Many more happy returns.

  18. To good health and happiness, happy birthday.

  19. I noticed on my Facebook timeline that today is your birthday. I am now writing a message of acknowledgment and well-wishes, as is the socially appropriate custom.

  20. Have a good one.

  21. May the best of your birthdays be today, and today be the least of those yet to come.

  22. Happy level-up day.

  23. Happy anniversary of the day you were brought from the warm comfort of your mother’s womb into this world.

  24. I congratulate you on surviving another year.

  25. Haha, you’re older than me. Happy birthday.

  26. Congratulations on another spin around the sun.

  27. age=age+1

  28. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

  29. Have a smashing birthday.

  30. Happy birthday and happy every day, you are loved.

  31. ¡ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ

  32. Have an ecstatically happy birthday.

  33. Love, happiness, and a day full of joy for you.

  34. Happy anni-birth-ery!

  35. It’s your day.

  36. It’s your special day.

  37. You’re how old now!? Whoa.

  38. It’s your birthday, time to celebrate.

  39. Have a birthday.

  40. Of all the people I know, you are the one whose birthday is today.

  41. It’s your birthday, yet you are a gift to the world.

  42. Happiest of birthdays to you.

  43. Cut the cake, pour the champagne, and let the good times flow.

  44. Here’s to aging and wrinkles.

  45. Another birthday?

  46. HBD

  47. I wish you the nicest birthday ever!

  48. Have a fabulous birthday.

  49. Wishing you many more candles to blow.

  50. A day just for you.

Need a little more inspiration on what to say to the birthday person? Check out this birthday wish idea generator.


Here's a short video of unique ways to say happy birthday to a friend:


How to Say “Happy Birthday” in Different Languages

  • German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag

  • French: Bon Anniversaire

  • Italian: Buon Compleanno

  • Greek: Charoúmena Genéthlia

  • Arabic: Eyd Mawlid Saeid

  • Portugese: Feliz Aniversario

  • Spanish: Feliz Cumpleaños

  • Swahili: Furaha ya Kuzaliwa

  • Dutch: Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag

  • Norwegian: Gratulerer Med Dagen

  • Hawaiian: Hauʻoli lā hānau

  • Romanian: La Multi Ani

  • Filipino: Maligayang Kaarawan

  • Japanese: Otanjoubi Omedetou

  • Korean: Saeng-il Chugha

  • Malaysian: Selamat Hari Lahir

  • Indonesian: Selamat Ulang Tahun

  • Chinese: Sheng Ri Kuai Le

  • Afrikaans: Veels Geluk Met Jou Verjaarsdag

Now for some more fun...

Funny Old Age Birthday Wishes for Awesome Friends

Here's a video with great ideas on what to say for a birthday:

Here's another video with creative birthday message ideas:


Create a Memorable Birthday Video Gift

Birthdays are always a time for celebration! Birthdays are a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate. It's a time to get together and enjoy some birthday cake, good food, and a group birthday video gift. Now that you know different ways to say happy birthday, it’s time to create a birthday video gift that will be remembered for years to come. You can even get their favorite celebrity to say happy birthday.

young couple looking at a birthday video

Bring joy and perhaps a few tears of happiness to the birthday party with a meaningful video gift. The best way to say Happy Birthday is with sincere birthday wishes from friends and family in a group video gift. Need a little help with birthday wishes — check out our birthday wishes generator for some inspiration. Why are group birthday videos such a great birthday gift?

“This was an amazing gift for my husband’s 50th birthday. It was very easy to use and edit. This is something he will treasure forever.” — Kimberly Matos

Great question! With our birthday video maker, you can collect messages from loved ones, friends, family, and colleagues all in one surprise birthday video. This means that everyone can join in on the birthday celebration, whether celebrating from a distance or nearby.

Here's a birthday tribute example with many happy birthday messages:

Learn more about creating your birthday video with our handy birthday video guide.

Celebrate better together by saying Happy Birthday with a group VidDay video gift. Start one today.

Once your surprise birthday video is complete, you have the option to order a custom-made DVD or USB to give as a memorable keepsake. The cover is automatically personalized with the recipient's photo, name, and occasion.


To keep going with the theme of 50...

Watch this video to see our favorite 50th birthday wishes and messages:

If you're looking for more inspiration on what to say for a friend's birthday, here's a collection of insightful Famous Birthday Quotes to celebrate life, age, and friendships.

bottom of page