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11 Fun and Friendly “Happy Birthday” Synonyms

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Want to wish someone a happy birthday but are looking for a more heartfelt way? You’re in luck! Here, you’ll find eleven fun, friendly, and creative ways to say “happy birthday.”

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Birthdays can bring a lot of pressure, especially if you want to make someone feel loved on their special day. If you’re wishing someone a happy birthday, the last thing you should do is send them a plain and boring message. Instead, you should use a more fun, friendly, and creative synonym for happy birthday. Not sure what to say? Take your pick from our eleven alternatives below!

Is “Happy Birthday” Capitalized?

Happy birthday is only capitalized as a greeting or title in a message. You do not need to apply the initial capitals to happy birthday in the middle of a sentence. However, as usual, the “h” in happy should be capitalized when used at the start of a sentence.

  • Happy Birthday, Gaby!
  • I hope you have a happy birthday, Gaby.
  • Happy birthday to you!

Other Ways To Say “Happy Birthday”

The synonyms below can stand independently but are more effective when used as supplemental phrases to other sentiments. 

1. Cheers to another year!

I can’t believe you’re 20! Cheers to another year, bestie! 

2. Birthday blessings to you!

I wish you nothing but the best! Birthday blessings to you today and every day.

3. Here’s to celebrating you on this special day!

It’s my favorite day of the year! Here’s to celebrating you on this special day.

4. Best wishes for your birthday!

You have grown into such a loving, caring, and kind young man. Best wishes for your birthday, Chris!

5. Another year wiser and greater!

And just like that, it’s your birthday again. Another year wiser and greater!

6. To your health and happiness!

To your health and happiness! May you celebrate many more birthdays. 

7. Joyful greetings on your birthday!

Joyful greetings on your birthday, Sammie. It’s time to sing, dance, and have some fun!

8. To many more happy days ahead!

It’s your 15th birthday, and the fun is only getting started. To many more happy days ahead!

9. Cheers to a happy and heartfelt birthday! 

To many, today is a special day. Cheers to a happy and heartfelt birthday!

10. A toast to you on your birthday!

A toast to you on your birthday! May this year be your best one yet.

11. All the best on your birthday!

I hope love surrounds you today. All the best on your birthday!
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Use any of these alternatives to spread cheer.

But wait! Now that you have eleven synonyms for happy birthday, what will you do about the birthday card? If you need some more help in the writing department, check out a few examples of birthday messages below.

Birthday Card Templates

Here, you can find a birthday message for a friend, mom, or dad.

For Your Friend

Here’s to creating more unforgettable memories with my best friend. Where would I be without you? I don’t know, but I definitely don’t want to find out. Happy birthday!

For Your Mom

Mom, you’re the starting point of the coolest lineage ever to walk this earth! We quite literally wouldn’t be here without you. Happy birthday!

For Your Dad

One thing I’ll never get tired of is hearing your dad jokes. They are the highlight of my day! Thanks for sharing your humor with me. Happy birthday, pops!

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