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52 of the Funniest Happy Birthday Memes

Looking for a hilarious meme to share on someone's birthday? You've come to the right place. These funny birthday memes will do the trick!

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Funny birthday memes sure to make them laugh

There seems to be a meme for every major life event these days. From wedding memes and happy anniversary memes to hilarious thank-you memes, you can pretty much find a meme for any occasion and situation. One of the best occasions for meme enthusiasts to indulge in? A birthday, of course! And funny birthday memes are pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.

We’ve created the best memes to send to your friends or family on their special day, for every personality and sense of humor, so you’re sure to find the perfect one. Remember: Laughter is the best gift you can give … though a birthday gift or birthday cake certainly wouldn’t hurt either! After you send them your favorite happy birthday meme, follow up with a zodiac meme to poke some lighthearted fun at their sign.

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I know I won't see you, but Happy Birthday!
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Long-distance laughs

Text this hilarious happy birthday meme to a long-distance friend. Or better yet, go old-school by creating a card with this meme and filling it with a funny birthday quote.

OMG! It's your birthday!
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Scream and shout

We give you full permission to be loud on your birthday. You can also laugh out loud at these funny birthday puns.

Friend: Did you get me a gift?  Me: I am the gift.
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The gift of friendship

Wow, thanks. If you’re in need of a good gift to go with this funny birthday meme, check out these best friend gifts they’ll love.

Happy Birthday! Thanks for always being older than me!
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Another year older

You make me feel so young! This just may be the perfect funny birthday meme for your sister. If she gives you the side eye, lighten the mood with these birthday jokes.

I know your real age. Happy Birthday!
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The truth

Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone … but I will share one of these funny friendship quotes with you.

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Birthday tweet

That wasn’t on my list, but thanks, I guess. If this funny birthday meme made you laugh, here are some more cat memes that will crack you up.

Happy Birthday! Don't feel bad about spoiling yourself today!
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Spa day

Book yourself a massage or two. Then, look at these funny friend memes and send them to your bestie.

Smile! It's your birthday!
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Big smile

Another year to be happy about! The pet lovers in your life will appreciate these other dog memes any day of the year.

Happy Birthday! Now if you could get back to work, that would be great.
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Office celebration

The birthday celebration only lasts so long when you have to spend your special day in the office. By the way, these working-from-home memes are hilariously accurate.

Happy birthday! Now kick back like a boss.
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Don’t fret

Throw all your worries out the window. There’s always tomorrow … but right now, browse through these funny quotes for more laughs.

Have thineself an ecstatic day of yearly birth celebration.
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1700s old

You’re getting so old that you probably remember meeting this man. Need something to write in your loved one’s card? Check out these happy birthday messages for inspiration.

Happy Birthday to my favorite cat lady!
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Big cat birthday

It’s only a matter of time before you add a lion to your crew. And it’s only a matter of time before you read these hilarious cat jokes.

When life gives you birthdays, eat cake!
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Let’s eat!

Don’t be afraid to cut yourself a second slice. This funny birthday meme gives you permission!

It's your birthday! And I remembered without any reminders!
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I remembered!

We’re all getting older. Sometimes it’s hard to remember things. You know what’s hard to forget, though? These hilarious good morning memes.

Don't think of your birthday as a fight against aging. Think of it as an adventure. 
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Birthday adventure

A fun, exciting adventure.

Happy Birthday! Where's the cake?
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More cake

I’m only here for the food (and the food puns).

Happy Birthday ya old fart!
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Older and older

When you’re laughing on the outside but crying on the inside because you’re old. These jokes about aging will add to the laughter and/or tears.

When everyone is singing you Happy Birthday and you're just sitting there trying not to look weird.
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Awkward smiles

Just keep smiling and laughing.

Happy Birthday! Don't get too crazy during your golf game.
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Golfing day

Just because it’s your birthday, it doesn’t mean you can break the rules. This funny birthday meme for him is sure to make the golfer in your life smile … especially if it’s accompanied by an invitation to the course.

Happy Birthday! Stay golden!
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Golden birthday

Shine like the sun! You’re one year older.

I'm wishing you a happy birthday way before it becomes mainstream.
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Retro celebration

An early birthday message before I forget. If you’re really early, pick up one of these pop-up birthday cards and stick it in the mail for a sweet surprise.

When it's your birthday but you still have to work.
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Weekday birthday

Always save a vacation day for your birthday. These work cartoons will help you get through the week.

When you pretend you're celebrating, but really you're trying to figure out how you're already 70.
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Big 7-0

The years really do fly by.

When you have to take a picture with Grandma so you'll get money in your birthday card.
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Too many hugs

She better not get her lipstick on my face.

Remember, age gets better with wine.
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A glass or two

So keep pouring! And while you’re at it, keep these wine puns coming too.

We wish you a Happy Birthday. They told us the dress code was formal.
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Dressed to the nines

You can never go wrong with a tiara and sunglasses.

Another year older, but still looking fabulous.
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Volumize those curls

You get better with age.

Happy Birthday from one superstar to another!
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Superstar celebration

Let’s celebrate like a celebrity, and then continue the celebration with these congratulation memes!

Happy Birthday May Your Guests Leave Your Party By 9 Pm Meme
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Gotta hit the hay

Thanks for the cake, though!

Happy Birthday Now Wish For A Mouse To Appear Meme
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Have a meow-velous birthday

We’re paws-itive it’ll be the best one yet.

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Who is this?

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We love a good discount

A birthday present that’s 30% off? Don’t mind if I do!

Happy Birthday Human Can I Have A Treat Meme
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Thanks, dog

The message is appreciated (even if there’s a tastier motive behind it).

A Little Birdie Told Me Its Your Birthday Meme
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We hope this quacks you up

Because you deserve lots of laughter on your birthday.

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At least act surprised for a second after you open it.

Virtual cheers! It's your birthday!
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Zoom cheers

An excuse for another glass of wine and a birthday toast celebrating yours truly? Sure, why not!

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Chill, friend

I can hear you from Antarctica!

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Thanks, Great-Uncle Ed

And yes, the weather here is great.

Happy Birthday I Think Your Cakes Going To Be Store Bought This Year Meme
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Warm up the car

The birthday-cake case is calling my name.

Happy Birthday this much!
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Big stretch

Do you see how long I made myself? If these funny happy birthday memes leave you wanting more funny pictures, look through these animal memes you can’t help but laugh at.

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Dog days

How’s that for a birthday wish that puts everything into perspective? On your birthday (and every day), it’s important to count your blessings.

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Porker party

This hairy hog is positively squealing with excitement at the thought of celebrating your birthday.

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More cheese, please

Sometimes the cheesier, the better—especially if you’re sending a belated birthday wish and looking for a little forgiveness.

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3, 2, 1 … surprise!

Because really … who actually wants to be surprised on their birthday?

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Age matters

Time to start questioning all your life decisions … and start purchasing some anti-aging creams.

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Taste test

I promise I didn’t do it … despite what the evidence all over my face may say.

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Fine wine

Sometimes, you can’t wait for the festivities to begin before helping yourself to some vino. These gifts for wine lovers are sure to be the perfect pairing.

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According to my calculations …

Who would’ve thunk it!

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Turn that frown upside down

Nothing can get you down on your special day, especially if you have one of the rarest birthdays.

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Birthday blues

Don’t worry, I’m fine! (But if you want to make sure this never happens again, share this list of the best gifts for women and best gifts for men with the people in your life before next year comes around.)

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Me, me, ME!

While this sentiment may not be true for all zodiac signs, the ones that love the attention, love the attention. (Leos, we’re looking at you.)

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Just hangin’ out

Because the best part of your birthday is that you can do whatever you want, including nothing! Now that you’re fully prepared with funny birthday memes, check out these unique gifts for that person in your life who’s impossible to shop for.

Additional reporting by Lucie Turkel.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan Cutolo is a former senior production editor at Trusted Media Brands. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine, where she lives, and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.