Belated Birthday Wishes and Messages

Oh no, you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday! Don’t panic though. It’s not the end of the world. With a little bit of schmoozing and a well timed and written belated birthday message you can get away with it. Read on to find what to do and what to say to avoid embarrassment.

A good, and probably the best way to solve this problem is to send a belated birthday card. There are cards designed specifically for this issue.

The next step is to think of the correct words to put in your card that conveys your apologies appropriately.

Knowing the person you are sending the card to is important here as it will influence the type of message you write. Are they the type of person who will see the funny side? If so then go with something humourous. Are they likely to have been upset you missed their birthday? They will need a message showing your sorrow. Considering their personality and how they will react is key in knowing what to say.

But, assuming you are struggling with what to write, then have a look at some of the belated birthday wishes below and we are sure you will find one that is perfect. Whatever you go with in the end the birthday boy or girl will appreciate you seeing your mistake, admitting it and trying to make amends.

Belated Birthday Wishes and Greetings

Funny Late Birthday Messages

  • You are cool, good looking and an awesome person to hang out with. Did I mention that you were forgiving too? Belated happy birthday bestie.
  • I like to celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday!
  • There’s no excuse for how late I am with your birthday card, but you know I can make one up anyway!
  • You should ask yourself based on my history of card giving, where you really expecting me to give you your card on time? At least I’m consistent.
  • I guess you’re not the only one getting older. My memory must have failed me in my own old age.
  • I’m late giving you your card, because I was researching the best belated birthday card message to write to you. My research took longer than I expected, but this is the best one I found.
  • It took me so long to write in your birthday card that I now have the perfect thing to say… sorry I’m late, and happy belated birthday!
  • Did you know that you look really hot when you are in a forgiving mood? Belated happy birthday!
  • I forgot to wish you on your birthday last year. Gotta keep the tradition alive. Belated happy birthday, buddy!
  • Your best friend is suffering in guilt-fuelled pain because she forgot your birthday. Be a good friend and put her out of pain by giving her a nice hug and taking her out for dinner.
  • So now you can send your belated birthday wishes to anyone who’s big day you’ve forgotten. Just next time try to remember it!