50+ Happy Belated Birthday Wishes And Quotes

If you forgot someone’s birthday, this list of sincere and funny belated birthday wishes and quotes will help you find the best words to say.

Why did we say belated? Being late to wish someone a happy birthday is sometimes not intentional; being held up or maybe being in a circumstance you can’t change doesn’t really mean you aren’t thinking of the person on their special day. So as soon as you can, send out a birthday message to them, no matter how late. Mode of delivery shouldn’t really affect the outcome; after all, isn’t it the thought that counts?

Happy Belated Birthday Wishes

Send one of these beautifully crafted belated happy birthday wishes—some might even convey the real reason you were late—and remind them that they are always on your mind.


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Best Belated Birthday Wishes

Here are some belated Happy Birthday messages in a general way for anyone.

  • Happy Belated Birthday! I’m going to punish my calendar for mixing days.
  • Sorry for being late, sorry for missing the date. Good luck with the cake you already ate.

Sorry for being late, sorry for missing the date. Good Luck with the cake you already ate.

  • Belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day with your friends and family.
  • My belated wishes come to you with the most apologetic voice ever; I hope you enjoyed your birthday.
  • Even if I’m late, I can’t be much away from the date. Happy Birthday, mate!
  • I know that birthdays are peculiar days, but you are peculiar every day.
  • It’s hard to make you wait for my message and then disappoint you, so I’m sending you this card. Belated Happy Birthday!
  • We are not the only ones who celebrate, Cold And Flu also does. Can you excuse me?
  • Hope you had a special day. I missed this special moment, and I’m sorry for that.
  • Even though my wishes are late, let me assure you, you were on my mind all the time.
  • Belated Happy Birthday! My mind has many excuses, but you are the one whose heart will decide whether to accept my apology or not.
  • I can’t wish you a belated happy birthday; I’m sure it was perfect.

I can't wish you a belated happy birthday; I'm sure it was perfect.

  • Late wishes mean that the person took much time thinking of you; I hope you accept my belated birthday wishes.
  • I know you expected that I would be the first one to congratulate you, but I had trouble. Sorry for the frustration. Happy Belated Birthday!
  • I wasn’t around, but my heart was. Wishing you a joyous year ahead.
  • I couldn’t attend your party, but I really hoped to be one of your guests. Wishing you a belated happy birthday.
  • They told me that your birthday party was awesome, so I’m that sad, not you.
  • Going to study is easier than facing you after missing your birthday. Accept my apologies.
  • I take a lot of time to look [handsome/beautiful], so I missed your party. Sharing the birthday of a great person like you demands anyone look awesome.
  • My wish for you yesterday is the same as today’s, so be happy and keep putting a smile on our faces.
  • Happy Birthday! It’s late, but luckily, I still remember it. Don’t mug, please.
  • I hope your birthday was as awesome as the photos I saw. Don’t ever lose this smile. Happy Belated Birthday!

I hope your birthday was as awesome as the photos I saw. Don't ever lose this smile. Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Having kids is a big reason to be late on many occasions. I’m sure you will understand. Wishing you a great year.
  • I’m happy to know you turned a year older, and so sorry I couldn’t be there. Hope it was awesome.
  • I was looking online for some messages, but I didn’t find a perfect one, so accept my late birthday wishes for you.
  • I waited to eat my cake slice away from the party noise. Belated Happy Birthday!
  • Will you believe me If I told you that my late message doesn’t mean negligence? I care so much about your birthday and really hope you blew out a large number of candles.
  • Life has its own ups and downs; I’m sorry I couldn’t make it on time, but still sending you my warmest greetings.
  • Do you know that many websites have solutions for my problem? It’s titled “Belated Happy Birthday Wishes”. Did you get it? Happy Late Birthday!
  • I suppose it was a hypnotic effect, so I slept all day. My deepest wishes.
  • I’m so sorry I’m late, but I’m so happy to see you grow up fast. Happy Birthday!
  • I tried to find the best words to make you forgive me about missing your birthday. Anyway, I hope you will.
  • When you eat so much, you can’t go anywhere. Got it! Hope you ate well on your wonderful birthday.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

  • Belated birthday wishes to my forgiving friend! My punctuality might be a lost cause, but at least your forgiveness is legendary.

Belated birthday wishes to my forgiving friend! My punctuality might be a lost cause, but at least your forgiveness is legendary

  • How did I forget the birthday of a dear friend like you? With much love, and in need of your forgiveness.
  • I’m very thankful for having a sweet friend like you, who knows how to forgive when people forget [his/her] birthday. Let me add my wishes to yours.
  • Wasting time on punishing me isn’t useful for you, dear friend. My deepest wishes!
  • My post on your Facebook timeline was supposed to be exceptional, and it takes time for exceptional things to happen. Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!
  • You’re my friend, but the time is not. Accept my belated birthday wishes for you.

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Belated Birthday Wishes for Family

  • If you missed me yesterday, you will be surprised today. Get ready!
  • I’m thinking of throwing a new party for you, but will that make you excuse me for being late? Happy Birthday, [Nephew/Niece]!
  • So sorry to be late, but consider it extra gift-wrapping time! Happy Birthday, [Sister/Brother/Cousin]!
  • Belated Happy Birthday, dear [son/daughter]! Hope you did all you wanted to do on your birthday.

Funny Ways to Say Happy Belated Birthday

Here are some funny ways to say Happy Belated Birthday.

  • Do you know that loving people always makes you late? I think my love for you did this. Hope you enjoyed.
  • I didn’t miss your birthday; I just didn’t click “send” after typing the message.
  • I’m not sad for missing your birthday, but for missing desserts and cake. Belated Happy Birthday!

I'm not sad for missing your birthday, but for missing desserts and cake.

  • “Better late than never.” Best wishes!
  • No words can express my regret, but trust me, I still have the gift.
  • I guess it wasn’t the coolest celebration without me. You know, I’m one of the best party throwers.
  • Sorry, I didn’t forget your birthday, but I thought we celebrated you last month, didn’t we?

Final Words

Now, after reading my collection of belated birthday wishes, don’t waste more time and go say something to them. Remember, better late than never. Good Luck!

Last Updated on April 1, 2024

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