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20 Silly and Sweet Birthday Quotes

Moira West

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There are only so many ways to say “Happy Birthday,” so we really put our thinking caps on and came up with a few creative phrases to tack on to those two words. Funny or heartfelt, there’s bound to be one that fits your recipient’s personality or sense of humor.

10 Sweet Birthday Quotes

For the friend who wants to read a warm, heartfelt message on their birthday, give one of these a go:

Song: "Cloud Ten" by Phantomcat

  1. You’re not one year older, you’re one year better.
  2. Wishing you everything that brings joy in life.
  3. The day you were born was the best day of my life.
  4. It may be your birthday, but you are a gift to me.
  5. You’re not special because it’s your birthday – you’re special because you’re you.
  6. It’s always a treat to wish happy birthday to someone so sweet.
  7. Here’s to a fabulous birthday! May it be filled with love, laughter, and joy.
  8. Wishing you a year filled with adventure!
  9. You keep getting better every year.
  10. Hope your birthday cake is as sweet as you!

10 Silly Birthday Quotes

For the friends who don't take themselves too seriously, try out one of these lines:

Song: "Circus Joy" by Danny Infantino

  1. Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
  2. Have a great b-day, you party animal! (Add an image of a cute critter.)
  3. Birthdays are like pizza... The more you have, the less you want.
  4. Happy Birthday from the most amazing person you know.
  5. You get better with time, like stinky cheese.
  6. You don't look a day over fabulous.
  7. Don't be crabby—it's only a birthday! (Try this with an image of a crab.)
  8. A true friend always remembers your birthday and never remembers your age.
  9. You would have LOVED the gift I forgot to get you.
  10. We've got the candles (and the fire extinguisher) ready!

Easily create a birthday video

Now that you've got the right thing to say, it's time to make a video. It's easy and free to create birthday videos with Animoto.

Start by choosing on of our customizable birthday templates then update the messaging with your birthday greeting, add your photos and video clips, and just like that you have a one-of-a-kind birthday video that's sure to make that special someone smile.

Birthday Card Template

Happy Birthday Slideshow Template

Need more inspiration?

Scroll through our lists of 19 Creative Birthday Video Ideas You Can Make for Free and our top 7 songs for birthday videos. Or, check out our tutorial for making a happy birthday video for Instagram Stories.