August 21, 2023 5 min read
Birthdays are a time of joy and celebration, but it can be hard to think of just the right words to say when you want to make them smile on their big day.
With the average person having338 Facebook friends, that’s a lot of unique birthday messages to come up with! Luckily we’ve done the leg work for you, and have come up with 10 of our favourite funny birthday greetings for when you need to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). You’ll need to think of the other 328 messages yourself, sorry!
Starting off the list strong with swear words and booze. It’s always polite to send some birthday wishes for the year ahead. Sunshine? Check. Laughter? What a nice thought. F*ck loads of gin? Birthday vibes galore!
The ideal message accompaniment to our Gin O’Clock + Flowers gift bundle. Chin, chin!
‘Happy Birthday from your biggest financial burden’
It’s funny but it’s also extremely true, and lets them know they shouldn’t get their hopes up about receiving an expensive gift this year (or any year, really).
The best thing about this message is that it works for multiple people - Mum / Dad / Grandparent / Partner - you get the idea.
‘You’re how old?! Don’t worry, my tulips are sealed’
We’re in the business of flowers, so of course we had to add a flower related message to the list. This would obviously work best when accompanying a beautiful seasonal bunch of tulips(usually available from late April to October), but if tulips aren’t their thing other message options include: ‘You’re Bloomin’ Awesome’ and ‘Iris you a happy birthday!’.
‘Hope your birthday is amazing as I am’
It might betheirbirthday, but why not use the opportunity to make it about you and send them some kind birthday wishes at the same time?
‘Whatever age you are is the new 30’
Age really is just a number, but for some people that number really matters. Soften the blow a little with this tongue-in-cheek compliment that will have them laughing in no time.
'Have an unbe-leaf-able birthday!’
For the crazy plant lady or fella in your life, there’s no better way to wish them a happy birthday than with a pun.
Other great plant-based birthday puns include - ‘Happy birthday to my all thyme favourite’ and ‘It’s your birthday, let me plant one on ya!’.
Match the message to the present and send them something from our beautifulindoor plant gift range. A gift that keeps on growing!
‘Here’s to another year of pretending we’re fully functioning adults…’
The perfect messages to share with the bestie you’re lucky enough to do life with. Maybe you’ve known them long enough that you were cos playing adult life with your Barbies way-back when. Fast forward to today and sometimes you can’t quite believe the situations you get yourselves into as supposed ‘grown ups’, but hey- there’s no time like a birthday to reevaluate your life, right?
‘Congrats! Your annual subscription to life has been renewed.’
Sarcasm at its very finest, this message is sure to make even the most serious of giftees crack a smile. You could even buy them a mixed flower subscription to really drive the message home, just sayin’...
‘Today we celebrate the only time you won a race…’
This one might take a moment for them to get, but once you get it, it’s pretty damn funny…
‘Let’s just pretend these birthday wishes were on time’
We’re the first to admit that being organised is hard. How are you supposed to keep on top of work, a social life, exercising, making 3 meals a day - impossible! The ball has to be dropped somewhere, and more often than not it’s remembering a special birthday. While we can’t help you out with that (maybe set a reminder on your phone?) wecanhelp with last minute delivery of a birthday gift. For orders going to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane you have until 5PM on the day, 7-days a week to order for same day delivery - how good is that!
If a heartfelt birthday message is more their thing - we’ve got you covered too! Here are 3 of our favourite thoughtful messages that are sure to make them feel all warm and fuzzy on their special day.
‘You’re 365 days lovelier than before’
Sweet, simple but oh-so effective. This one will leave them grinning from ear to ear all day.
‘Life is better with you in it!'
For those people that just light up the room and bring joy to your life. Let them know just how much they mean to you and that you’re a better person for having them around.
‘You’re sunshine in human form’
Unless you’re a vampire, feeling the sun on your face is just about one of the best feelings out there. If you’ve found a friend that is sunshine in human form, you’re pretty darn lucky!
And if you’re still looking for extra ways to make their day, why not try out one of these ideas to really go above and beyond on their birthday.
Send them a video
Birthdays are best when they are celebrated together, but understandably that can’t always be the case. A cute video message wishing them a ‘happy birthday’ can help you both feel closer to one another and make them feel special on their big day. You could even use TikTok or Instagram to create an extended video message, including video clips of the two of you together.
Special memories together
Whether it’s a throwback photo from the 90’s, a professional shot from a wedding or even a slightly blurry selfie you took on a night out, photos are an amazing way to let someone know you love them and cherish the times you’ve spent together.
You could print and frame a memory to gift them, or if you’re ordering a LVLY birthday gift, you can add a personalised polaroid to any order as a cute finishing touch to a truly unique birthday gift idea.
There’s nothing quite like freshly baked cake (or cookies, or pastries…) to surprise the birthday guy or gal and put a smile on their face. Whether you bake from scratch or whip up a box cake mix (no shame there!), it will taste better than if you buy one and, even better, will be coming from the heart.
For more special ways to wish them a happy birthday, browse our range of fun and unique birthday gifts.
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