Forgetting the birthday of a special person in our lives has become way too common nowadays. That’s primarily due to our fast-paced lifestyles.
However, no amount of excuse can alleviate the regretful feeling caused by forgetting the birthday anniversary of a dear friend or relative. It’s worse if the other person happens to be your very own parent or sibling. And much worse if they’re your spouse or partner.
Depending on the other person’s level of emotional sensitivity, forgetting their birthday could trigger a serious strain in the relationship.
But while you may be late in helping someone celebrate their birthday, you can always make it up to them. One way of doing that is by sending them birthday wishes to convey your sincere remorse.
Belated birthday wishes prove that although you might have forgotten to remember someone on their birthday, you still hold them close to your heart.
Below is a massive collection of untimely but brilliant happy belated birthday wishes to send to your near and dear ones.
Warm Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Everyone
1. Even though this greeting has come to you a bit late, but it is full of love, positivity, and good wishes. Belated happy birthday!
2. Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Is your birthday already over? Oh no! Oops. Well, I hope you had a good day and that you enjoy the year to come.
3. It’s a late one but surely not a fake one; from the deepest part of my heart, I really wish that your life will always be filled with joy, love, and happiness! Happy belated birthday!
4. Please accept my belated wishes for a Happy Birthday. I hope that you had a nice time and that your dreams come true in the year to come.
5. My present will be bigger just because I forgot about your special day. Smile for I know you love gifts.
6. I will throw you a second party since I missed the first one. You are important to me. Happy belated birthday.
7. Somehow, I lost track of time, and I seem to have missed your special day. I am so sorry. I hope that it was spectacular. Belated Happy Birthday.
8. Birthdays are meant to be fun and a celebration of milestones made. I know you had a great one even though I missed it.
9. I’m sending this to you a bit late, but it doesn’t mean that I love you less. Accept my apologies for the delay; I really hope that you had a wonderful day!
10. Belated Happy Birthday to a wonderful and understanding person. I hope that you had a wonderful day and that the coming year brings you happiness and joy.
11. There were a lot of people who wished you, loved you, and gave you attention yesterday/last week. But today, I’m the one to do all these things for you. Belated happy birthday!
12. Belated happy birthday! It’s true that I forgot your birthday but the most pleasant thing is, I didn’t forget you. So, be happy!
13. I always try to find different ways to impress people. This time, I tried to be late on wishing a happy birthday. I’m sure you’re impressed!
14. Wishing happy birthday on-time is just too mainstream. So, I decided to be a little late. I hope you had a great birthday!
15. A friend that wishes a happy birthday on time is not a friend at all. Happy belated birthday! Be thankful for having a friend like me!
16. The biggest surprise is always last one. Not wishing you on time was totally intentional. I just wanted to give you a surprise. Happy belated birthday!
17. Birthday celebrations aren’t just about the day you were born but also the amazing ways you continue to impact this world. Happy belated birthday.
18. 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!
19. True friends will always make up for their mistakes. So where do you want to have your compensation? Happy belated buddy.
20. Actually, I didn’t forget your birthday; it’s just that you deserve to celebrate your special day more than once. Happy Belated Birthday!
21. Happy belated birthday dear. Life is so busy nowadays, and I’m so forgetful as always. I hope you’re enjoying a lot with your friends and family!
22. It took me some time to believe that you’re getting older. But then I thought you’re getting wiser too! Happy belated Birthday!
23. 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!
24. Happy belated birthday! I’m sending warm birthday wishes to you a week late as an acknowledgement that you’re always ahead of me.
25. You need to look older than last year before you expect me to wish you a happy birthday. How else am I supposed to know it’s your birthday? Happy belated birthday anyway.
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Brother or Sister
26. Wishes are just words, what matters the most is that you are in my mind, soul, and heart even if forget your birthday! I hope you enjoyed it a lot. Happy belated birthday my brother/sister!
27. 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 brother/sister.
28. It is never like I forget to wish you on time, I just planned you to wish you with a grand gesture on the next day. Happy belated Birthday dear brother/sister.
29. How time flies like a rocket nowadays. I could hardly remember that your birthday was passing by. Well, I am wishing you a belated happy birthday full of love and positive vibes.
30. The day of your birthday may have gone by, but the happiness you are in this world will always stay. Happy Late Birthday Bro/Sis.
31. This is the first time I missed your birthday but I can promise you this is also the last time. Happy birthday to the most amazing brother in this world. Wish you all the best!
32. I am going to throw you a second party since I missed the first one. You are crucial to me. Happy belated birthday brother/sister.
33. Happy belated birthday to the best brother/sister from the most imperfect brother/sister in the world. Can I still get a hug, please? Hope you enjoyed your special day a lot.
34. May God bless you with joy and happiness and bless me with better memory. So sorry that I forget your birthday dear sister. Please forgive me. Happy belated birthday.
35. 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!
36. Wishing you late is just a part of the surprise. Many more are yet to come. Happy belated birthday to my handsome brother!
37. As long as I’m here to save your back from dad, I don’t think being late on wishing you will ever be an issue. Happy belated birthday dear brother/sister.
38. The moment you realize that you can forgive people for silly things is the moment you realize you’ve grown up. Happy belated birthday dear brother!
39. I may have forgotten your birth date this time, but I have not forgotten your age. You’re all grown up, little brother. Happy belated birthday to you!
40. Having a brother/sister like you is a blessing. But forgetting this special day of yours is a crime. I am sorry brother. Happy belated birthday to you!
41. Hey, my sincere apologies for the late wishing on your special day. I am sending you prayers, wishes, blessings, and prosperity in the coming up years. Happy belated birthday dear, brother/sister!
42. I know you are sad but trust me; you are going to have the best birthday gift from me. So, smile now and wait till I come home! Happy birthday dear brother/sister!
43. I am sure that you didn’t expect a birthday greeting from me to arrive on time and you know how I hate to disappoint you!
44. If you had delayed a day or two before you were born, this could have been your first birthday message. Happy Birthday Sister!
45. Birthday is meant to be a celebration and fun of milestones made. I know you had an amazing day even I missed your birthday. Very happy birthday dear sister/brother!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Your Partner or Spouse
46. In our relationship, you were always rabbit and I was the tortoise. Even if I am late, you know that nothing is more important to me than your special day. Happy belated birthday, sweetheart!
47. We might be busy in our own lives, forgetting small things that should be vital. But in the end, we love each other unconditionally. Happy belated birthday, honey!
48. As I am late. All I can offer is my apologies and promise. But even though I am late, I will be ultimately there for you at every step of your life. Happy birthday, my sweetheart!
49. Hey sweetheart, I know you are angry, but I always know how to pacify you. From your favorite jewelry to a favorite candy, I am always yours to command.
50. I have been a bad boyfriend/girlfriend, I know. I know you are very angry at me, let your emotions show. Give me the hardest punishment, have no mercy. I am really ready to suffer the pain, as long as you forgive me. I love you so much, belated happy birthday!
51. I want to give you double hugs, double kisses that are your bonus gift to make up for being late to wish you a happy belated birthday, my love!
52. Dear husband/wife, that I am sending you this late birthday wish doesn’t in any way mean that I don’t care about you. I’m deeply sorry. I hope you spent a wonderful time. You are always in my heart. Happy Belated Birthday!
53. Darling, despite the delay of my birthday wishes to you, please know that I am very ashamed and truly regret for that. I promise to make it up to you. Have the best belated happy birthday, my sweetie pie.
54. You and I are in a relationship that stays forever, and hopefully beyond. So even if I am late for your special day, I hope for making your everyday equally special. Happy birthday, my loving husband/wife!
55. Birthdays are a very special occasion but you are more than special to me. I hope your birthday was outstanding. Happy belated birthday!
56. Dear, cutie pie, I was so busy dreaming of you that I forgot your birthday. Please forgive this romantic mistake. Belated Happy Birthday!
57. I hope you had an unbelievable birthday. For me, it’s becoming almost impossible to remember your special day. That’s because no matter what age you turn, you don’t look a day over your last birthday. Wishing you a spectacular belated birthday!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes for Friend
58. Please accept my apologies and my belated wishes for a Happy Birthday. Hope you had a grand celebration.
59. I regret forgetting your birthday anniversary but I’m glad to still be part of it, albeit belatedly. Happy belated birthday dear friend.
60. Happy belated birthday to a friend who is so charming, caring, and loyal. Thanks for forgiving me every time I wished you late.
61. I feel really sad to have forgotten this special day. But I want you to know you are always the most special person to me. Happy belated birthday my friend.
62. I wish I could rewind the clock just to get back to the right time to say happy birthday. But I know you will forgive me this time. Happy birthday dear!
63. Even though this greeting comes to you a little late, the wish it brings for happiness is good on any day date. Happy late Birthday
64. Happy belated birthday to the most adorable, loyal, and dependable friend in the world.
65. 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.
66. May God fill your life with joys unlimited & may all your dreams come true as soon as possible. Wishing you a belated birthday my friend!
67. 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?
68. Happy belated birthday to the most understanding friend in the world.
69. Even though I spaced out and forgot to communicate my best birthday wishes on time, I hope that your birthday was out of this world.
70. It is hard to believe that you are getting older. That is why I am late in wishing you a Happy Birthday.
71. I want to wish you all the happiness in life on this special occasion. I know it’s a bit late but a good friend always understands. Happy belated birthday my dear friend!
72. 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 happy birthday!
73. It feels like you just had a birthday the other day. Oh yeah, you did. Sorry, I am late. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!
74. Late birthday wishes do not ruin the fun, but they make the occasion last a little longer. Happy belated birthday to my friend forever!
75. 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!
76. Anyone can remember your birthday, but only a true friend will remember it even after the date is gone. Happy belated birthday!
77. Happy belated birthday to a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
78. My wishes may reach you late, but I hope you had a great time with your family on this day. Forgive me for one last time. I promise never to forget your birthday anymore.
79. 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.
Funny Happy Belated Birthday Wishes
80. I really sorry I missed your birthday celebration, but I think it’s quite impressive that I remembered it early morning. Happy belated birthday.
81. You know I like standing out? May this belated birthday wish be as outstanding as I am.
82. 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.
83. The bad news is that I forgot your special day and the good news is that I forgot your age too. Have a delighted belated birthday!
84. When the registered attendees showed up at your party, I’m sure they thought you had locked me out for misbehaving. Belated birthday wishes!
85. I thought of showing up at your party, but I didn’t want to get all the attention. That explains why I let the crowd have fun yesterday. Belated happy birthday, dear friend.
86. 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.
87. Happiest belated birthday from the world’s most forgetful friend. I just remembered.
88. How about I go a bit higher? Let me celebrate your birth-month instead of your birthday. It is still your birth-month, right? Happy birth-month!
89. Friends are forever, which is exactly why I took so long to wish you a happy birthday!
90. Wishing you a late happy birthday! I made you wait only to check your patience and literally you proved yourself that you are a patient person.
91. I want to raise the bar by celebrating your birthday month and not just the actual day. That’s why you didn’t hear from me on your special day. It’s still your birth month, so happy birth month!
92. I know I forgot all about your special day, but you know what they say: Better late than never! May you find joy and fulfillment this coming year.
93. This birthday wish is the earliest you’ll ever get because it represents my wishes for the next birthday as well. Have fun, and whatever happens, always remember I have your back.
94. Don’t worry, I didn’t miss your birthday, I just wanted to be fashionably late! Happy belated birthday.
95. There may be millions of explanations for missing your birthday but really I’m just an idiot. Happy belated birthday.
96. I purposely didn’t wish you your birthday yesterday because I do not want to see you sad the next day. Well, late happy birthday!
97. Good news! I survived the hurricane, but your birthday card, on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky. Happy belated birthday anyways.
98. I didn’t know whether to 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, so I ended up running late. Here, belated birthday wishes to you.
99. You got me too drunk to remember your birthday, but here I am. I hope you had a blast and that you had fun responsibly. Thank you for being the best friend ever. Belated happy birthday.
100. Despite being late, at least I know I have the prettiest card and birthday message. I pray you will be persistent in everything you set your mind to do. Belated happy birthday.
Always remember to accompany your happy belated birthday wishes with a convincing excuse. However, don’t dwell too much on the excuse. It’s also recommended to make up to the person by giving them a thoughtful gift. That’s especially if a considerable period has passed since the person celebrated their birthday.