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35 Belated Birthday Wishes Sure to Get You out of Trouble

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35 Belated Birthday Wishes Sure to Get You out of Trouble

There’s no getting around it. No one deserves that That belated birthday wish from that forgetful someone, especially that forgetful loved one. But it is inevitable life can get in the way, and we forget about our nearest and dearest on their special day.

Whether it’s work getting the best of you, a friend’s personal problems side-tracking you, or something you just outright forget – but having to send birthday wishes is uncomfortable!!

Your run of the mill belated birthday wishes will no longer work. So, how do you make up for it (besides spoiling them to no end? Humour! The best way to get on anyone’s good side is to make them laugh.

Plus, humour is great because you can be funny in so many ways: self-deprecating, philosophical, sarcastic, absurd, facetious, you name it. No matter what your personality, You can find a funny message for any and every one to cheer them up.


01“Oh, please you think that I got lazy and forgot your birthday. I just wanted to make sure that this grand celebration lasts a little longer. Happy birthday!”


02“I am so far away from you, but I am lying on my bed after devouring a big cake which I cut for you. Happy birthday!”


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03“The bad news: I fell behind and forgot to wish you a happy birthday! The good news: I am visiting you soon so we can celebrate!”


04“My greetings are a bit late in reaching you, but at least they arrived – hahaha!!! Happy belated birthday, dear!”


05“Happy birthday! I got you the same thing you got me! Late wishes for a great birthday! So we are even now! Happy belated birthday!”


06“I am sorry that I missed your birthday, but then I miss you every day. Belated happy birthday!”


07“It’s your birthday! I’m going to spam you for the next twenty-four hours. Be ready!”


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08“This message is to wish you a belated happy birthday. It’s full of the sweetest sugar and honey so that when you receive it, you explode with all the love. Sorry I didn’t remember what day of the week it was, but who else understands me, but you? I hope you had a great one.”


09“Smile while your teeth are still intact, and sorry for the late wish. Happy belated birthday!”


10“So I have an idea: if they call you old, hit them with your cane, or better still, your set of false teeth!”


11“Hey, you are more special to me than your birthday, so don’t be mad at me because I am late. I am so sorry for that. Happy belated birthday!”


12“Have you ever seen rock stars on time? No wonder I am so late. Belated happy birthday!”


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13“With age comes wisdom, and with birthdays come cake. I am glad you have both! Belated happy birthday!”


14“Wow, looks like it has been a year already. But birthdays are great for you – the more you have, the longer you live. Happy belated birthday to you!”


15“I have been late for my class, my graduation, my bills, and everything. Sorry that I forgot, but I love you the most. Happiest birthday to you!”


16“Feel good that I am not there for your birthday; otherwise, I would’ve devoured all of that cake. Happy belated birthday!”


17“Another year has passed, and I still could not get a birthday card for you. I am sorry. My bad that I forgot! Happy belated birthday!”


18“Have your cake before your teeth are gone. Belated happy birthday to you!”


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19“Happy birthday to you! I hope the candles didn’t cost as much as the cake.”


20“Another year has passed, and you are still cool – cool enough to forgive me because I forgot your birthday again. Belated happy birthday! Also, I am sorry for wishing this late.”


21“Sorry for wishing you late, but I hope your trip around the Sun was a great one. Belated happy birthday! Hope you have a great year ahead.”


22“Hey, so sorry that I forgot your birthday. Can you please re-schedule it when I am free?”


23“So sorry that I forgot your birthday – memories get worse over time. Hope you know that. Belated happy birthday wishes to you.”


24“I forgot your birthday, but I won’t tell you the reason because it comes under classified information. Belated happy birthday!”


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25“Sorry for the belated birthday wish. Blame the time-zones! Happy birthday!”


26“So can you blow out all of these candles by yourself, or should I call the fire department?”


27“All these candles! Hope your lungs have air enough to blow them all out.”


28“Sorry to have missed your birthday, I even missed my presentation at work today. Now that I am doomed, and you had nobody to wish you, let’s celebrate. Belated happy birthday!”


29“Can you even blow these candles on your cake, now that you are quite old? Hahaha! Happy birthday, friend!”


30“Life is all about forgiving. I forgot your birthday, so I hope you forgive me for being late. I am so sorry!”


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31“So you look great when you get into that forgiving mood. I forgot it, and I am sorry – I miss you so much, and I can’t wait to see you again. Belated happy birthday to you, my dearest one.”


32“So if you were to accept a bribe to forgive someone, what would you take? Would a cake do it? Tell me quickly because I forgot your birthday and I am sorry for that. Belated happy birthday!”


33“Life throws lemons at you, so here’s a sour and sorry one from me since I forgot your birthday – Belated happy birthday to you.”


34“Don’t think that I forgot your birthday; it’s just that it took me a lot of time to decide over this great gift – I hope you enjoy it. Sorry it is late. Happy belated birthday – have a great one!”


35“I am so sorry you didn’t get my card, I think your dog ate it! Happy belated birthday friend.”


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