180 What To Write: Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends & Family

Belated Birthday Wishes: It’s time to send some heartfelt belated birthday wishes instead of the regular happy birthday messages. The best Happy Belated Birthday wishes to make amends for missing his or her birthday. Whether it’s your friend, brother, or sister, we’ve got just the right late birthday wish for them! The best Happy Belated Birthday wishes to make amends for missing his or her birthday. Whether it’s your friend, brother, or sister, we’ve got just the right late birthday wish for them! Very often we forget to wish our loved one a happy birthday on time.

Birthday is a very special occasion in one’s life and we must send some warm and hearty wishes to them. If you ever miss wishing happy birthday one time, you can take help from our list of belated birthday wishes. Here you can find a good compilation of heart-melting belated birthday wishes you can send to your friend, partner, sibling, or colleague. Some of them are funny, and some are sweet. Just pick the one that suits your need! See more ideas quotes about birthdays, happy birthdays, birthday wishes.

Belated Birthday Wishes

#1. Belated happy birthday dear. I hope you had a great day and celebrated it with dear ones. Have a great year ahead.

#2. I’m sorry that I missed your birthday this time. But I promise to make it for you up next year. I hope you had a great birthday!

#3. I could have come up with a thousand excuses, but I just decided to plead guilty. Tell me how you’d like to be compensated! Happy late birthday!

What To Write Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends Family

#4. It’s a late one but surely not a fake one; from the deepest part of my heart, I wish that your life will always be filled with joy, love, and happiness! Happy belated birthday!

#5. If you were not always one step ahead of me, I’d just wish you at the right time! It’s not my fault anyway. Happy belated birthday!

#6. It took me some time to believe that you’re getting older. But then I thought you’re getting wiser too! Happy belated Birthday!

#7. I may have a forgetful mind, but I also have the largest heart. In short, I may have forgotten your birthday, but my love for you will never run out. Happy belated birthday, sweetheart.

#8. I didn’t know if I should send you a handwritten letter, an email, a Facebook message, an SMS, a tweet, or a voice message. It took me a whole day to decide. Here, belated birthday wishes to you.

#9. Don’t worry, I didn’t miss your birthday, I just wanted to be fashionably late! Happy belated birthday.

#10. How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older? Happy belated birthday.

#11. Happy belated birthday! I indeed forgot your birthday, but the most pleasant thing is that I didn’t forget you. So, be happy!

#12. It seems like missing your birthday celebration has become quite an integral tradition of my life. Well, I can’t do anything about it except wish you a belated birthday.

#13. Why should I wish you a birthday on time when I don’t get my return gift on time? If you want my precious birthday wishes asap, make sure my return is swanky and out of the box. Happy belated birthday!

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#14. There were a lot of people who wished you, loved you, and gave you attention yesterday. But today, I’m the one to do all these things for you. Happy belated birthday!

#15. You forgot to get old and still look the same as the previous year and I think that’s the reason I forgot your birthday. Happy belated birthday!

#16. I’m so sorry for sending you belated birthday wishes. Honestly, I didn’t think you would live this long. Congratulations on your birthday.

#17. I always try to find different ways to impress people. This time, I tried to be late wishing a happy birthday. I’m sure you’re impressed!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Friend

#19. I hope you had a good time on your birthday. I regret not being there this time. But next year, I promise I will be the first one to wish you a happy birthday!

#20. Please accept my apologies and my belated wishes for a Happy Birthday. Hope you had a grand celebration.

#21. Happy belated birthday to a friend who is so charming, caring, and loyal. Thanks for forgiving me every time I wished you were late.

#22. Late birthday wishes do not ruin the fun, but they make the occasion last a little longer. Happy belated birthday to my friend forever!

#23. I hope you had an amazing time on your birthday. I regret not being there this time. But next year, I promise I will be the first one to wish you a happy birthday, dear friend!

Late Birthday Wishes

#24. Belated happy birthday to the sweetest and most caring boyfriend ever. Sorry, sweetheart, I missed your birthday.

#25. Like all boyfriends, I do forget special days. However, we both have a great understanding and love. Belated happy birthday, love!

#26. I feel like the biggest jackass on the planet right now because I dared to miss the birthday of my utterly charming girlfriend. I hope you won’t make the clown out of me on social media platforms. I want to wish a late happy birthday to my forever stunning girlfriend!

#27. However, because of the very busy schedule, I wasn’t there. I hope you had one of the best birthdays ever. I wish you a spectacular belated birthday, dear friend! ”

#28. You know, best friends wish alone, friends wish together. Now that the entire world has wished you. It is my turn. Happy belated birthday, dude. Stay blessed and happy!

#29. Although my birthday wish is too late, my best wishes for your health and happiness are good 365 days a year. Hope you had a happy birthday.

#30. You have so many good qualities in you, but the one that makes me feel lucky all the time is your forgiveness. Happy belated birthday dear friend!

#31. The world is made up of two types of people. Meticulously punctual types on a rigorous schedule and the awesome fun people like me who don’t own calendars. Happy belated birthday, my friend.

#32. Do you want to know the reason for wishing you a late happy birthday? Because I like to stand out and be outstanding! Belated happy birthday to my friend!

#33. Anyone can be the first one to wish you a happy birthday. It takes a lot of guts to be the last and late one to send birthday wishes. Belated happy birthday, my angry friend!

#34. Good friends know that even if your birthday wish is late, it doesn’t mean you’re loved any less. Thanks for being such a good friend. Hope it was happy!

#35. Happy Birthday to a warm, understanding, kind, fun, and special friend. See? (Wasn’t that worth waiting for?

#36. I can’t believe I forgot my best friend’s special day. I feel bad about it and hope that you forgive me. Wishing you a belated happy birthday.

#37. Normally, it takes me months to realize that I’ve forgotten a birthday. So when you look at it that way, I’m kind of early. Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Her

#39. Having someone like you as a girlfriend is a blessing. Thanks for being so understanding and forgiving. Happy belated birthday my love!

#40. I know I’m late and you know you can’t forgive me for this one but hey, we can both pretend that it was on time and everything is just fine. Happy belated birthday!

#41. Sorry dear, I am a little behind on celebrating your special day. Maybe the reason is that you live a fast life and my one is a little slower.

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#42. Sorry dear, I am late, but please accept my wishes with sincere apologies. I am sorry for the belated birthday wish!

#43. I am sorry about forgetting your special day, so please dear, accept my sincere apologies. I hope your birthday was stupendous.

Belated Birthday Wishes for Him

#45. One of the reasons I fall in love with you is because of your big heart. Hope you can find forgiveness for me there. Sorry for not wishing you on time. Happy belated birthday sweetheart.

#46. My heart is deep and by heart sorry for forgetting your birthday sweetheart. Hope you are not considering breaking up with me. Please forgive me handsome. Happy belated birthday.

Belated Birthday Wishes for Brother

#48. I know you received so many birthday wishes yesterday, but who’s here with you today? That’s right! Me. Happy birthday, bro!

#49. Oh no, you missed your brother’s birthday? Make it up to him with one of these late birthday wishes, and get back into his good books! These messages could also be adapted for your male cousins too.

#50. I would move the sun and moon, turn back the clock for you. But violating the laws of physics seemed like overkill, so here’s your card late. Happy birthday, brother!

#51. It’s hard to remember your birthday as you have not changed a lot since last year. Wishing you a belated birthday with lots of love!

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#52. Wishing you late is just a part of the surprise. Many more are yet to come. Happy belated birthday to my handsome brother!

#53. Having a brother like you is a blessing. But forgetting this special day of yours is a crime. I am sorry brother. Happy belated birthday to you!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Sister

#55. Looking for more birthday quotes for sisters? Take a look at our birthday wishes for sisters page.

#56. I did not wish you on purpose to see how mad you get at me for this. I think I can cool you down with my affection and gift. Happy belated birthday dear sister.

#57. It is never like I forget to wish you on time, I just planned to wish you a grand gesture the next day. Happy belated Birthday dear sister.

#58. Did I miss something yesterday? I think it was my sister’s birthday. I am late to wish you a happy birthday, just like I am late at everything. God bless you!

#59. May your troubles, sorrows, and tribulations pass you by, just as I did on your birthday. Belated happy birthday to my sister. I hope you’ll forgive me.

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#60. Sadly, I missed your birthday. Your party would have doubled as a reunion. I am sorry. Belated happy birthday to my sister.

#61. I’m so sorry I forgot about your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy Belated Birthday, sister!

#62. You probably get lots of messages on your birthday. But what about after? When the balloons have withered and the cake has crumbled? Who’s thinking of you then? Who’s looking out for you when the spotlight’s off? I am, that’s who. Me. Happy Birthday, sister!

Belated Birthday Wishes for Colleague/Boss

#64. Wishing you a belated birthday dear colleague. I am so sorry to forget it, but I hope you will accept my thoughtful gift. Thank you for being here.

#65. I do take from you the trait of a workaholic and therefore, I am late to wish you on his birthday. Happy belated birthday boss.

#66. Sending you late birthday wishes so that you can elongate your birthday party. Belated happy birthday to the most hardworking coworker!

#67. I always believed in the concept of “it’s better late than never.” I wish you a year full of earth-shattering success and fame. Happy belated birthday, coworker!

#68. Belated happy birthday to my coworker who is extremely smart and geeky at the same time.

Romantic Late Birthday Wishes

#70. I’m very sorry about forgetting your special day, so please accept this belated birthday wish in the spirit it is given. Hope your birthday was incredible, just like you.

#71. I confess my guilt for not wishing you on your birthday. I hope you will have mercy & let me compensate for the loss I have caused you by this. You will have the best birthday gift in your life!

#72. You are everything that I hold close to me. I may have forgotten your birthday, but my love for you is always constant deep in my heart. Happy belated birthday my love!

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#73. Double kisses and double hugs are your bonus gift to make up for being late to wish you a Happy Birthday.

#74. You must know that you look cute when you are angry. But you look better when you smile. This is why I exist: to keep you smiling. Belated happy birthday, honey.

#75. As they say, it’s better late than never. I say, better a late wish with great surprises than a timely-but-plain one. So, buckle your seatbelt and prepare to witness everything I have planned for you. Belated happy birthday, love.

#76. I intentionally sent my birthday wish this late, just to prove how you are always special to people like me… but not on selected days of the year as some people think.

#77. Birthdays are special days, but you are special every day. Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that your birthday was a wonderful one!

#78. All the wishes you received in greeting cards may be lost in the sands of time. But my wishes for you have been permanently etched in my heart. Belated happy birthday, sweetie.

#79. Girls, I am so sorry. Please pick up my calls. I’m beginning to worry. I know I forgot your birthday. I regret it in every way. But I know you will forgive me for my forgetfulness if you give me a chance to show you happiness. Belated happy birthday.

Funny Belated Birthday Messages

#81. Sorry I missed your birthday. How weird is that? That only happens to me like once per year. Happy Birthday to you.

#82. Sorry I am late in wishing you a happy birthday. Lately, I have been living more on a lunar calendar than the solar one.

#83. You live life in the fast lane, but I move a little slower. That is why I am a little behind you on celebrating your birthday.

#84. My pen ran out of ink, my mind was out of “think.” Happy late birthday.

#85. Hope you had a great birthday. I missed eating your cake on your birthday, so I plan to eat at least two desserts today to make up for it.

#86. Happy belated birthday. May you grow to the age that your driving terrifies everyone.

#87. I did not forget your birthday, I just wanted to make it last longer. Happy Belated birthday dear.

Short Belated Birthday Greetings

#89. I’m so sorry this is getting to you late, but please know I was thinking of you and wishing you everything wonderful.

#90. I can’t believe I missed your birthday because you’re too special to ever forget.

#91. I’m kind of glad this is late because now it’s a happy surprise!

#92. I didn’t forget your special day…I just wanted the happiness to last a little longer.

#93. Do you know what they say about birthday wishes? Better late than never!

#94. I’m so sorry I forgot to remember your birthday.

#95. I know I’m late with your birthday card, but at least I’m on time with an apology.

#96. This birthday wish is so late, I might as well wish you an early Happy Birthday for the next one.

#97. I forgot your birthday. It was so long ago, that I forgot that I forgot your birthday. So, before I forget again, Happy Birthday!

#98. If this were a birthday greeting, it would be late. But it’s not. Well, maybe. Anyway, HBD!

#99. It’s Gone! The Dog’s Gone! I forgot your birthday but wished you the best a day late.

#100. Like you, some things are better with age, e.g., birthday cards.

#101. In some parts of the world, it is customary to send birthday wishes days after the birthday has passed, and the place is my hometown. Forgive me for not attending.

#102. The only reason why I didn’t come to your birthday is that I couldn’t pick the right gift for you. But you don’t need one, because I am your present. You’ll always be my family, so belated happy birthday wishes to you.

#103. Wishing you an awesome, belated happy birthday! I don’t know how I missed your birthday. But I am sure it was a good one and you enjoyed it a lot on your birthday. My best wishes for the coming years!

#104. I didn’t forget your birthday; it’s just that you deserve to celebrate it more than once. Happy Belated Birthday!

#105. I am sorry for forgetting your birthday. I thought your birthday is today. Look on the brighter side, as you are going to have two cakes this year rather than one.

#106. The head forgets, but the heart remembers. Happy Belated Birthday!

#107. Knowing how much fun you can be, I assume that the party is still going and that I am not late for your birthday. Keep on having fun.

#108. I hope you had an unbelievable birthday. For me, it’s almost impossible to remember your special day. No matter what age you turn, you don’t look a day over your last birthday.

#109. I am late in saying happy birthday to you and maybe even the last to say it this year. So, is it true that you should save the best for last?

#110. There’s a very good reason why this birthday wish is late. I forgot. I’m sorry! I hope your day was terrific.

Happy Belated Birthday Quotes

#112. Holy Cow, I forgot your birthday! Happy belated birthday. I am utterly ashamed of myself.

#113. Now that everyone else’s birthday wishes have worn off, here’s a great big one from me! Happy belated birthday.

#114. even if I am always late, but never without a gift. Here’s to another belated birthday wish for you! May all your dreams come true in the coming year!

#115. Happy belated birthday. It’s been a pleasure watching you make your dreams come true. I know that you will achieve everything you set out to do in the year ahead. Your passion and drive are remarkable.

#116. Happy belated birthday wishes for a really happy and peaceful year ahead. I hope this year brings you a much-deserved break from all the stress.

#117. Happy belated birthday to someone special who is experiencing a new start in life. I’m sorry I’m late this year, but I wanted to tell you that I hope you have a beautiful new start this year and that all goes wonderfully for you.

#118. I’m sorry that I’m late this year, but I wanted to wish you a good wholesome year ahead. I know you’ve been through many changes, and I hope that you feel more settled and secure this year. Happy belated birthday.

#119. Happy belated birthday. As we get older, time seems to move faster. I hope you find perspective this year, and that you reach the dreams that are close to your heart. I am sorry that my wishes arrive late, but know that you are close to my heart!

#120. Happy belated birthday. I hope that your birthday was an event to remember, and I am sorry I missed it. Please send me pics, and tell me all about it! In the coming year, I hope you will create all the experiences that you want to have, and I wish you more time to spend on the things you love doing.

#121. Happy belated birthday to someone beautiful on the inside and out! Your beauty shines from your soft and gentle heart. You are a human angel to me. I’m sorry that this wish is late, but it comes with much love.

#122. Happy belated birthday to someone who gives us a million reasons to smile every day! Your joy is catchy and lovely! I’m sorry this wish is late, but you’re wished the best every day.

#123. If I could turn back time, I would be there on your birthday, but I haven’t figured that one out yet! Meanwhile…happy belated birthday to someone who deserves to be happy, fulfilled, loved, and treasured.

#124. Happy belated birthday. I know that the journey has its ups and downs, but I want to say that I think you’re doing an amazing job of navigating your way through it all, and of learning the lessons that life has to offer. Keep going, and keep believing in yourself!

#125. For every day that I am late, I wish you extra happiness and joy in the coming year ahead. Please accept my shower of belated birthday blessings!

#126. Happy belated birthday to a gentle old soul. I wish you peace, love, and joy on the journey ahead.

#127. Happy belated birthday to a courageous person that is walking the journey of life with admirable integrity. I wish you strength, love, peace, and confidence in your year ahead.

#128. Happy belated birthday. Thank you for being an inspiration to all who know you. May you be abundantly successful and happy in the coming year.

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#130. I know birthday wishes are extra special, but so is getting mail and cards on any day. So I’m sending you some extra special late birthday wishes your way to be enjoyed on this non-birthday day!

#131. Technically, I didn’t *forget* your birthday… I just didn’t remember it on time! Sorry!

#132. Happy birthday to an understanding, patient, and forgiving person. I apologize for being late. Happy birthday, albeit a little late!

#133. I know, I am late in wishing you a happy birthday. But I never really forgot about it. Belated happy birthday, darling!

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#135. Though I got late in wishing you a happy birthday, my wishes are full of warmth, your favorite gifts, chocolates, and booze as well. I’m sorry for missing your birthday!

#136. I hope you will understand that due to some reason I couldn’t wish you a happy birthday. Accept my apologies and late birthday wishes as well.

#137. Do you know why I am sending you happy birthday wishes so late? Because I wanted to pull off a surprise which you couldn’t expect at all.

#138. I know this is late, but why break tradition? I hope your day was fun.

#139. Let’s look on the bright side about having missed that birthday — your card will come as a nice surprise, all on its own, getting the recipient’s full attention! But the nicer gift they’ll receive is realizing how much you wanted to connect with them and wish them happiness. There’s no time limit, ever, put upon that.

#140. How about we both just pretend that this was on time? Congratulations on your birthday.

#141. Oh crap! I missed your birthday! I wish I had a great excuse like I was busy saving the world or something, but unfortunately, not. I hope it was a good one!

#142. I know I missed your birthday, but I promise I won’t do it again this year! Congratulations on your late birthday!

#143. If you were born just a few days later, then these could have been the first wishes on your birthday! But sadly, not. Sorry, they’re late, happy birthday wishes!

#144. Forgive me for wishing you a belated happy birthday. I didn’t realize people lived to such an old age. I had assumed you were dead. Happy birthday, older sibling!

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