These Cute and Funny Birthday Captions Will Really Take the Cake

These Cute and Funny Birthday Captions Will Really Take the Cake

Woohoo! You made it to another year!

Whether you're celebrating a milestone number or just another trip around the sun, your birthday is a time to celebrate. So call up your best friends, make a playlist filled with feel-good songs, and break out the bubbly, because this day is all about you. Don't forget to snap a few celebratory photos—between bites of birthday cake, of course! You are getting older, after all, and you'll be grateful down the road that you caught some fun moments of your younger years on film—well, digital film, that is.

It's 2023, so the best place to preserve those feel-good memories is on social media—which means you'll need a festive birthday Instagram caption to go along with that snap of you and your cupcakes. Depending on your mood (and, ahem, age), you might want a funny caption, or perhaps even a sweet quote. Luckily, we covered all the bases with this list of the best birthday captions for Instagram. Here are 67 ways to say "Happy Day!" Consider it our gift to you.

Short Birthday Captions for Yourself

one woman, beautiful young woman using smart phone for selfie, she is celebrating her birthday alone at home
  • It's my day!

  • Celebrating 38 trips around the sun.

  • Today, we celebrate me.

  • Birthday selfie!

  • Officially old enough to know better.

  • Thanks for giving birth to a legend, Mom!

  • Might not be 30 but I am flirty and thriving!

  • Hopeful for what this year brings.

  • Definitely feeling another year wiser.

  • Happy birthday to yours truly!

  • It's my birthday! Let's party.

Cute Birthday Instagram Captions

cute girl in crown blowing out candles and covering brother's mouth
Ronnie Kaufman
  • Today's the day I can wear this birthday crown!

  • Move over coffee, today is for Champagne!

  • It's my personal New Year!

  • National Me Day

  • Shhh...I’m making my birthday wish.

  • I didn't choose this birthday, this birthday chose me.

  • On this day, a star was born.

  • Today is my birthday, but I’ll take gifts whenever.

  • Count the memories, not the years.

  • Hugs, kisses, and birthday wishes.

  • Here's to another great year!

  • Age is just a number.

  • This is the year my dreams will come true.

  • You glow, birthday girl.

  • Thanks, Mom!

  • Keep calm and birthday on.

  • I'm just happy to be here!

  • Life's too short to not eat cake.

  • Live in the present, because life is a gift.

  • It only took X years to get this awesome.

  • Still a kid at heart.

  • Don't count the years—make the years count.

Funny Birthday Instagram Captions

senior citizen ladies in birthday hats and party glasses
  • Would it really be my birthday if I didn’t take a selfie?

  • I'm only 7 in dog years!

  • I wish people would stop talking about my birthday. (Kidding!)

  • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show the more you have, the longer you live.

  • Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.

  • Another year older, but definitely not wiser.

  • You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

  • Act my age? Maybe next year.

  • It's my birthday, I can wine if I want to.

  • I'm just here for the cake.

  • I'm too young to feel this old.

  • Old enough to know better, young enough to not care.

  • The only things getting LIT today are the candles on my cake!

  • Have a birthday party, they said. It will be fun, they said.

  • Officially old enough to need a skincare routine.

  • New age, same me.

  • Gonna party like it's my birthday...because it is.

  • Old enough that I need a filter on this photo.

Birthday Instagram Captions Inspired by Quotes

happy birthday candles on a colorful background
Blanchi Costela
  • "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." — Lucille Ball

  • "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." — William Shakespeare

  • "Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again." — Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Is it your birthday, girl? Cause you're looking like a present." — Lizzo

  • "The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything." — Oscar Wilde

  • "Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened." — Cora Harvey Armstrong

  • "Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be." — Lauren Hutton

  • "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." — John Lennon

  • "Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them." — Anna Magnani

  • "As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two." — Norman Wisdom

  • "Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift." — Aretha Franklin

  • "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" — Dr. Seuss

  • "My life is better with every year of living it." — Rachel Maddow

21st Birthday Instagram Captions

21th birthday cupcake with number candles on white table
Liudmila Chernetska
  • Having a pitcher-perfect birthday.

  • Cheers and beers to 21 years!

  • Getting into the birthday spirit.

  • Want to see my I.D.?

  • Hit me with your best shot.

  • R.I.P. to my fake I.D.

  • There's a thirst time for everything.

  • 21 and having fun.

  • Drinking may not be the answer, but it's worth a shot.

  • Cheers to pour decisions on my birthday.

  • Sip happens.

  • Turning 21 is nothing to wine about.

  • I have mixed drinks about turning 21.

  • Finally legal. Proceed with caution.

  • Let the celebrations be gin.

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