100 Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Welcome! Imagine a world where every “Happy Birthday” is a new adventure. That’s what we’re diving into today!

Picture this: It’s your friend’s birthday, and you want to wish them in English. But wait, why settle for the ordinary when you can be extraordinary?

From the bustling streets of New York to the serene countryside of England, each phrase we’ll discover is a ticket to a new cultural experience. We’re not just learning to say “Happy Birthday”; we’re embarking on a linguistic treasure hunt, uncovering 100 sparkling gems of the English language.

So, grab your party hat, and let’s turn this ordinary greeting into an extraordinary linguistic fiesta!

Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Below are the top 100 ways to wish birthdays.

  1. Sending the warmest wishes to you on this special day.
  2. Happy fetus eviction day!
  3. A million magic wishes to you!
  4. Have a smashing birthday!
  5. Happy day you came out of your mom’s vagina!
  6. Cheers to another year older and wiser!
  7. Have a fabulous birthday!
  8. It’s time to celebrate!
  9. All my love and warm wishes for your special day.
  10. All the best on your special day!
  11. Sending you positive vibes for your special day.
  12. Here’s to many more years of joy and laughter.
  13. Blow the candle and make a wish.
  14. I hope you have the happiest birthday ever!
  15. Have a super day and a wonderful future ahead.
  16. May your special day be filled with joy and cheer!
  17. Many more happy returns!
  18. Let’s raise a toast to you and your life.
  19. May your life be filled with joy, love, and success.
  20. Wishing you lots of fun and happiness on your special day.
  21. Here’s a bouquet of happiness for you.
  22. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy this special day of yours!
  23. I hope this is the start of an amazing year ahead!
  24. May your birthday be as special as you are!
  25. Happy day of birth!
  26. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!
  27. May you have a fantastic day and many more to come!
  28. Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way.
  29. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and all the best in life.
  30. Have the best day ever, and enjoy every moment to the fullest.
  31. Happy birthday! The only thing getting old is that phrase!
  32. Have a wonderful birthday!
  33. Sending you lots of love on your special day. Enjoy!
  34. Blessings and good fortune for the coming year!
  35. Keep smiling, and I wish you a remarkable special day.
  36. Let’s party!
  37. All the best to you and the years to come.
  38. It’s another year, and it’s still the same old you.
  39. Happy oldie’s birthday.
  40. Have an incredible birthday and many more to come.
  41. May your day be filled with sweet things and cake.
  42. May you have the happiest birthday ever.
  43. Wishing you the best on your birthday and always.
  44. Enjoy every moment of this amazing day.
  45. Hoping you have the most magical birthday ever!
  46. Sending laughter and joy on your way.
  47. Have a fantastic birthday, you deserve it!
  48. I hope this is just the start of an amazing year ahead.
  49. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and lots of luck!
  50. May your birthday be filled with laughter!
  51. Wishing you an incredible year full of success and joy.
  52. Wishing you all the best for a fantastic year ahead.
  53. Happy birthday! I’m your karma!
  54. Have a day that’s full of fun and surprises!
  55. You deserve all the best on your special day!
  56. Happy birthday, but I’m still the favorite!
  57. Sending you lots of love, hugs, and kisses your way.
  58. Many happy returns of the day!
  59. Happy Birthday!
  60. A remarkable year to come!
  61. I’m happy that you were born on this day.
  62. I hope your birthday is as special as you are!
  63. Have a fantastic birthday, and enjoy every moment!
  64. May all your requests be fulfilled this year!
  65. Cheers to another year of joy, health, and prosperity.
  66. Wishing you a fabulous birthday, enjoy every moment!
  67. Wishing you nothing but the best, Happy Birthday!
  68. To your happiness.
  69. Have a brilliant birthday and an amazing year ahead.
  70. Here’s to an amazing birthday!
  71. On your special day, I wish you good luck and success.
  72. Here’s to another year of experience and joy.
  73. Dogpile on the birthday boy/girl!
  74. Have an unbelievable day and a wonderful year ahead.
  75. I hope this is your best birthday ever!
  76. Birthday bear hug!
  77. Wishing you an unforgettable day filled with love and joy.
  78. Happy day of birth to you!
  79. To your good health.
  80. Have a spectacular time.
  81. I hope you have an amazing birthday celebration.
  82. Have a great birthday!
  83. Happy Birthday! Have an amazing day and year ahead.
  84. I wish you nothing but joy, good health, and happiness.
  85. Time for your birthday punches!
  86. May this day be as special as you are.
  87. May all your birthday wishes come true this year!
  88. Many more days, months, and years to come for you.
  89. Here’s to a special day filled with sweet memories.
  90. All the best!
  91. Have an awesome birthday celebration.
  92. Enjoy your special day to the fullest!
  93. Wishing you a day filled with joy, love, and laughter!
  94. May your birthday bring joy and lots of fun!
  95. May your birthday be as bright as your smile.
  96. Wishing you many more candles to blow.
  97. Have a blast!
  98. Best wishes for a fabulous birthday celebration!
  99. May all of your dreams come true!
  100. Wishing you many blessings for the coming year.

Use these to wish happy birthday to your friends.

Ways to Say Happy Birthday in Different Languages

Below are happy birthday translations for 20 popular languages:

  1. Spanish: Feliz Cumpleaños
  2. French: Joyeux Anniversaire
  3. German: Alles Gute zum Geburtstag
  4. Italian: Buon Compleanno
  5. Portuguese: Feliz Aniversário
  6. Russian: С днём рождения (S dnem rozhdeniya)
  7. Chinese (Mandarin): 生日快乐 (Shēngrì kuàilè)
  8. Japanese: お誕生日おめでとうございます (Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu)
  9. Korean: 생일 축하합니다 (Saeng-il chukha hamnida)
  10. Arabic: عيد ميلاد سعيد (Eid milad saeed)
  11. Hindi: जन्मदिन मुबारक हो (Janmadin mubarak ho)
  12. Swahili: Heri ya Kuzaliwa
  13. Dutch: Gelukkige Verjaardag
  14. Swedish: Grattis på födelsedagen
  15. Danish: Tillykke med fødselsdagen
  16. Norwegian: Gratulerer med dagen
  17. Finnish: Hyvää syntymäpäivää
  18. Polish: Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
  19. Turkish: Doğum Günün Kutlu Olsun
  20. Greek: Χρόνια Πολλά (Chronia Polla)

Formal Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Below are some formal ways that you can use in formal situations:

  1. Wishing you a joyous birthday!
  2. Many happy returns of the day.
  3. May your birthday be filled with happiness.
  4. Celebrating your special day with you.
  5. Heartfelt birthday greetings to you.
  6. Best wishes on your birthday.
  7. A toast to your birthday!
  8. May this birthday bring you joy.
  9. Celebrating the anniversary of your birth.
  10. May your special day be blessed.
  11. Wishing you a day of joy and celebration.
  12. Have a splendid birthday!
  13. Here’s to celebrating you!
  14. May your birthday be memorable.
  15. Wishing you happiness on your birthday.
  16. A very happy birthday to you.
  17. Enjoy your day of birth.
  18. Celebrating your remarkable day.
  19. Wishing you a year of success and happiness.
  20. A special birthday wish for you.

Informal Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Below are some informal ways that you can use in informal situations:

  1. Happy B-Day!
  2. Have a blast on your day!
  3. Cheers to you on your birthday!
  4. Another year older, another year wiser!
  5. Have a smashing birthday!
  6. Happy cake-eating day!
  7. Let the birthday festivities begin!
  8. HBD (Happy Birthday)!
  9. Enjoy your special day!
  10. It’s your day – party like you mean it!
  11. Time to celebrate you!
  12. Rock on, it’s your birthday!
  13. Birthday vibes to you!
  14. Wishing you an epic birthday!
  15. Happy day of birth!
  16. Let’s make some birthday memories!
  17. Have the best birthday ever!
  18. Birthdays are for fun – enjoy!
  19. Keep calm and celebrate on!
  20. Happy you-day!

One Words Birthday Wishes

Here are some one-word wishes for a birthday:

  1. Cheers!
  2. Joy!
  3. Hooray!
  4. Love!
  5. Fun!
  6. Smile!
  7. Sparkle!
  8. Yay!
  9. Woohoo!
  10. Bliss!
  11. Shine!
  12. Party!
  13. Laugh!
  14. Dance!
  15. Enjoy!
  16. Surprise!
  17. Happiness!
  18. Delight!
  19. Peace!
  20. Thrive!

Clever & Funny Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Below are some really funny ways to wish birthday to someone.

  1. Congrats on surviving another year!
  2. Officially older but not wiser!
  3. You’re not old, you’re vintage!
  4. Happy Cake-and-Candles Day!
  5. Another year closer to being a crazy cat lady/man!
  6. Remember, age is just a number (a high one, in your case)!
  7. You’re not aging, you’re leveling up!
  8. Welcome to the oldies club!
  9. Happy Birth-iversary of your 29th Year!
  10. Cake calories don’t count today!
  11. Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake!
  12. You’re not old, you’re a classic.
  13. Another 365-day journey around the sun!
  14. It’s your birthday – act your shoe size, not your age!
  15. Keep Calm, it’s only a number.
  16. Aged like fine wine… or milk.
  17. Happy day of escaping the womb!
  18. Birthday: Nature’s way of telling us to eat more frosting.
  19. You’re not getting older, just more distinguished.
  20. Welcome to the new “Forever 21” club!

Also read these funny ways to wish birthdays, crafted for different situations.

Short Poems to Wish Birthday

Below are 2 short poems by Maya Anthony. You can use these poems to wish birthday to anyone.

Poem 1:

In the dance of your years, take the floor,

With grace and strength, like never before.

Celebrate life, let your spirit soar,

Happy Birthday – here’s to many more!

Poem 2:

On this day, a star was brightly born,

In the sky of life, you’re a wonderful morn.

Shine on, with each year newly sworn,

In this beautiful life, you adorn.

Thanks to our beloved poetess, we have this vast collection of birthday poems crafted by her for almost every relationship/situation.

How to Respond to a Happy Birthday?

So, the next thing that ESL students might want to learn is how to respond to a happy birthday wish. Here are 20 ways to respond to a birthday wish.

  1. Thank you so much for your wishes!
  2. I really appreciate your kind words!
  3. Thanks for thinking of me! (Informal)
  4. That means a lot to me.
  5. I’m touched by your thoughtful message.
  6. Your birthday wish made my day! (Informal)
  7. Thanks a bunch! (Informal)
  8. I’m grateful for your lovely greeting.
  9. Your message brought a smile to my face! (Informal)
  10. It’s great to hear from you on my special day!
  11. Thanks for adding to my day’s joy! (Informal)
  12. I can’t thank you enough for your sweet wishes.
  13. You made my birthday even more special!
  14. Cheers for the birthday love! (Informal)
  15. Your words truly made my day brighter.
  16. Thanks for the birthday shout-out! (Informal)
  17. Your wishes are as wonderful as you.
  18. I’m really feeling the birthday spirit now, thanks to you! (Informal)
  19. Your message is one of the highlights of my day.
  20. You just made my birthday even happier! (Informal)

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