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35+ Great Happy 18th Birthday Wishes

35+ Great Happy 18th Birthday Wishes

Turning eighteen is a special time in every teenager’s life. It’s an age that promises to lead us to the gateway of self-realization, awareness and maturity.

And at this stage, it is expected that the teenager starts taking steps to cross into adulthood. Acknowledge that it also brings responsibilities and big decisions, but that we – as parents, family and friends – are there to support them, appreciate them and celebrate them.

A good birthday message should send love, it should make the reader laugh and smile, and it should never be sarcastic or insulting.

Below are lists of Happy 18th birthday wishes you can use for your child, or your friend, on their special day.

Below are lists of Happy birthday wishes you can use for your friend or your child who just turns 18.

Great Happy 18th Birthday Wishes For Your Friends


1“You have beautifully ascended from being a clueless kid to an inspiring young adult. Happy birthday.”


2“To the world’s best friend ever, happy marvelous 18th birthday.”


3“Welcome to maturity. Here’s to doing whatever you want today! Happy 18th birthday.”


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4“You are now the target of all pop culture marketers. Welcome to all the many years you have ahead of you. Happy birthday.”


5“The nice part about turning 18 is your cake costs more than the candles. When that changes, I hope I am still here to celebrate with you. I wish you many more fruitful years. Happy 18th birthday.”


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6“Live longer and live beautifully. Happy 18th birthday.”


7“I know you have probably received so many birthday-wishes already but I hope you receive a million more. Happy 18th birthday.”


8“Happy, Happy, Happy 18th birthday to my best pal. I’m always here for you buddy.”


9“So, you are now eighteen, welcome to the club. Happy birthday, mate.”


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10“Growing up is scary, I know, but as always, we’ll always look out for each other. Happy birthday to you.”


11“Happy birthday mate. Now we don’t have to sneak out anymore. Have a blast.”


12“I would have said forget the past but seriously don’t. Learn from the past, face the future with all positivity. Count your blessings and remain beautiful. Happy 18th birthday.”


13“We’ve always looked forward to this day! Now that it is here, I hope you remember all the things we planned to do when we turned eighteen. Let the bucket list begin … Happy birthday!”


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14“Happy 18th birthday to you buddy. Don’t stop being cool now that you’re old.”


15“Eighteen candles on your cake. Countless more fruitful and abundant years I wish to you. HB.”


16“Stay forever young, avoid the wrinkles and try and age with grace. Happy 18th birthday.”



17“I hope today is as special for you, as you are to all of us. Wishing you many great years ahead. Happy 18th birthday.”


18“Friends come and go, but we have made it this far. I look forward to us many years from now. Happy 18th birthday, bestie.”


19“SWEET!! You can now legally do everything you’ve been aching to do since forever! Don’t get caught! Happy 18th birthday.”


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20“Turning eighteen is huge, time to start the next chapter of your life. The longer you live the more beautiful you become. Happy 18th birthday.”


21“Someone once said too many birthdays can kill a man, fortunately, your 18 and you have decades ahead of you!! Let’s party till we drop.”


22“From zits to parking tickets, let the maturity begin. Cheers to your big 18th birthday.”


23“I never thought we would see this day together friend. Happy 18th birthday. I hope our friendship lasts forever.”


Best “Happy 18th Birthday” Wishes For Your Child:


24“For the past eighteen years, you have been the best child any parent can ask for. We know you will achieve far beyond our hopes. Happy birthday precious.”


25“Your journey from here on out may not be laced with gold all the time, but, be the best you can be, and you will always make us proud. Happy 18th birthday.”


26“Turning eighteen is a big leap into adulthood. We are always here for you whenever you need us. Happy birthday.”


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27“Even now that you’ve crossed adolescence, don’t be scared to ask questions. You might not always have all the answer, but you always can get help finding the right solution. Have a wonderful birthday.”


28“Welcome to adulthood my darling. We know you are more than ready. Happy birthday.”


29“Whichever road the journey of life takes you, I trust you to always live above your own expectations. Happy 18th birthday.”


30“Enjoy the moment, enjoy your day. Be the best you can be, every day. Happy 18th birthday.”


31“You have you whole life ahead of you, so just don’t take things too seriously. The world has a long time to see the best of you. Happy 18th Birthday.”



32“You are now old enough to be responsible for every action you take, but we have never been concerned; you have always been an old soul. Happy 18th birthday.”


33“Don’t be scared to take on challenges, because they will come. Explore the world and enjoy yourself. You are more than you think you are. Happy 18th birthday, we love you always.”


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34“You are now an adult. Hope we were the best guardian angels, and we are forever here for you every step of the way. Happy birthday.”


35“Don’t take this life thing too seriously. Enjoy every minute of what’s to come. Happy 18th birthday.”


36“Welcome to the big ‘18’. I wish you the best and hope life treats you well, always. Happy birthday.”


37“You have always made us proud. We trust you to continue that trend. Happy 18th birthday.”


38“You are all grown up now, but you will forever be our baby. We love you more than words can tell. Happy birthday.”



As a parent you should know that every word you write or speak to your child, especially on their 18th birthday, is taken to heart, so you should be convincing and authentic – not patronizing. Friends, birthdays are not a time to address any negative thoughts you want to let out.

Remember, someone’s 18th birthday is an important milestone, and should be remembered with fondness and joy.