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65 Belated Happy Birthday Messages

If you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday, use these belated happy birthday messages to say happy late birthday.

Whether you like it or not, you will miss birthdays of people you love and are dear to you. It may be because of your busy schedule or your failing memory.

It may be because of some miscommunication, or an unexpected event or situation.

When it happens, you will need to send a belated happy birthday message that will make the birthday celebrant feel better.

It can be challenging to find the right words that will make them forget the fact that you forgot their birthday, but here are some belated Happy Birthday messages that can hopefully do the job.

Sweet Belated Happy Birthday Messages

I’m sorry that this birthday message came a day late. When the reality of life takes over, you just can’t help but get lost in the routine of everyday things. I hope it was a lovely celebration. Belated happy birthday!

 

May all the things you wish for and all the dreams you dream about come true. You deserve it. I wish I was there to celebrate your special day with you. Don’t worry, I promise to make it up to you. Belated happy birthday!

 

Hello, birthday girl! I hope your birthday celebration was as cool and as awesome as you are. Belated happy birthday to you!

 

I would never forget your birthday. I just thought that you still deserve a birthday greeting even if your birthday is already over. Belated happy birthday, my friend!

 

My mind may have forgotten, but my heart will never. Belated happy birthday, my dear friend.

 

I know I’m late and I’m sorry. I hope this simple message will not make you stop being a friend to me. Belated happy birthday! I hope it was a lovely birthday celebration.

 

I’m sorry that this greeting came late. I never meant to hurt your feelings or make you sad. There were just some things that I had to take care of. Belated happy birthday, sweetie.

 

I’m sorry I missed your birthday. I really thought I would get there in time. Belated happy birthday!

 

I was in a different continent with a different time zone during your birthday. That’s why this message came a little late. Belated happy birthday.

 

I hope your birthday was a fun and wonderful affair. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there with you. Belated happy birthday!

 

I guess it’s better late than never. Belated happy birthday, my friend. I know you had a lot of fun. I saw all the great photos on Facebook. Take care!

Thoughtful Belated Happy Birthday Messages

Even if I’m sending this birthday message late, it doesn’t mean that you’re not important to me, or that I don’t care enough. Sometimes my memory just fails me. I love you! Belated happy birthday!

 

The last few days have been crazy busy, and I apologize if I couldn’t make it work and join your birthday celebrations. I will make it up to you. That’s a promise. Belated happy birthday, sweetheart.

 

Belated happy birthday! Are you free to go out today? Let me treat you to lunch so I can properly celebrate your birthday with you.

 

I’m aware that I’m a little behind with my birthday greeting. But you should also know that I have arranged a little surprise for you to make up for not being there on your birthday. I hope you like it. Belated happy birthday, sweetheart.

 

I hope that your birthday was another one for the books. I’m so sorry to have missed it. Belated happy birthday.

 

I missed your birthday, so I’m sending you this extra-large hug and triple sweet kisses to make up for it. Belated happy birthday to you!

 

Did you have a great time at your birthday party? I thought I could make it to your party, but the crappy weather got my flight delayed. I really feel bad to have missed it. Let’s celebrate again tonight. Belated happy birthday, love!

 

I know I’m a bit late for this, but I still want to wish you a belated happy birthday. Please let me know how I can make it up to you.

 

It always feels awesome to wish you a happy birthday. Whether a day or a week late. Belated happy birthday, my dear.

 

I missed your birthday. I promise that I will make it up to you. You deserve to be pampered by me. I love you. Belated happy birthday!

 

I really wish I made it to your party. But you really can’t do anything else when you’re stuck in a major traffic jam. Belated happy birthday to you!

Heartwarming Belated Happy Birthday Messages

There’s no excuse for missing your birthday, but I want you to know that it was not intentional. Your birthday is important to me, but there were just a lot of things happening that day. Belated happy birthday!

 

You have always been so secretive about your birthday. If not for Facebook, I never would have known that yesterday was your birthday! Belated happy birthday.

 

I know that you planned your birthday for a whole month, and I feel like the crappiest person in the world for missing it. But I know you understand. Belated happy birthday, my dear friend.

 

I know you love birthdays, so I’m sending my birthday greeting a bit late so that you will still have something to look forward to. Belated happy birthday to you!

 

You are the type of person who will appreciate a birthday greeting, whether given early or late. Belated happy birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one.

 

I’m really sorry that I’m only greeting you now, but it’s really hard to get a strong signal out here in the open sea. I wish you love, peace, and happiness. Belated happy birthday!

 

There are no words to describe how awful I feel for having missed your birthday. Would you let me make it up to you? I love you. Belated happy birthday!

 

I hope you had a wonderful celebration, surrounded by all your loved ones, drinking delicious wine, eating delicious food, and dancing to terrific tunes. Belated happy birthday!

 

Maybe I forgot to greet you on your birthday. That doesn’t mean I stopped caring or loving you. You mean the world to me. Belated happy birthday to you.

 

It was an epic birthday. I wish I’d been there to celebrate with you. Next year, I promise I will be there. Belated happy birthday.

 

There are just some things in life that we cannot avoid. I’m just really sorry that it had to happen on your birthday. I hope you had loads of fun. Belated happy birthday.

Special Belated Happy Birthday Messages

I know you were expecting me to be there at your party. I wish I’d taken a different route that day so I didn’t end up getting stuck in the worst traffic jam. Please forgive me? Belated happy birthday.

 

Although my birthday greeting may be late, it comes absolutely from the heart. I love you. I miss you. Belated happy birthday!

 

There’s no way to bring back your birthday that has just passed, but we can celebrate it again with me present this time. Belated happy birthday, sweetie!

 

Hi! I heard that it was your birthday a few days ago. I hope you had a wonderful celebration. Belated happy birthday. Take care!

 

You’re probably thinking that I’m a crappy friend because I forgot to greet you on your birthday. I don’t know how I could’ve forgotten it, but it must be a sign of aging. Belated happy birthday, sweetie.

 

I can’t believe that my phone acted up and failed to send my birthday greeting for you. I just saw it now in my outbox. I’m very sorry. Belated happy birthday!

 

Hi, dear! I just got back. I hope you had fun. Belated happy birthday!

 

I know that this is late and you’re probably celebrating another family member’s birthday now. But belated happy birthday. Take care!

 

I mailed your birthday card in time, but I think it just got lost in the mail. Hence, this late birthday greeting. I wish that your birthday was everything you wanted it to be. Belated happy birthday to you!

 

I will not always have the sharpest memory, which explains forgetting to greet you on your birthday. I hope you forgive me. Please know that it’s not my intention to forget your most special day. I hope you had a fantastic birthday celebration. Belated happy birthday!

 

I hope that your birthday was as fun as you hoped it would be. I’m so sorry that I had to miss it. Thank you for the invite, though. Belated happy birthday to you.

Funny Belated Happy Birthday Messages

The truth is I just didn’t want to remind you that you’re getting older and more wrinkled. Belated happy birthday to my oldest friend in the world!

 

We’ve been friends for a long time, but I still couldn’t get your birthday right. My birthday greeting is always either too early or too late. This year, it’s the latter. Belated happy birthday!

 

I know that my birthday greetings are never on time, but at least I know your birthday is in January! Belated happy birthday, buddy!

 

You know me. I like to be fashionably late. Belated happy birthday, love!

 

I know that text messages and emails can be sent within seconds, so there’s really no reason to forget about your birthday. But I’m just a really crappy friend who forgets special dates and occasions, so please forgive me. Belated happy birthday!

 

I hope your birthday party rocked even if I couldn’t make it. Belated happy birthday!

 

Do you ever have those moments when you seriously thought it was a Monday but it was already a Tuesday? That’s what happened here. Belated happy birthday, my friend.

 

The reason why this message is late is top secret and highly confidential. If I tell you, then I will have to kill you. Just kidding. Belated happy birthday!

 

You know that I love you dearly, and that every day that we’re together feels like a birthday party. I hope you will forgive me for not greeting you on time. Belated happy birthday!

 

I’m sorry I missed your birthday. Facebook didn’t notify me. I hope it was an epic birthday. Belated happy birthday!

 

I know that I’m a bit late, but do you still have some birthday cake left? It looked so delicious in your party pictures. Belated happy birthday!

Wonderful Belated Happy Birthday Messages

I’m sorry that I missed your birthday. If I could only control the weather, I would have stopped that nasty snowstorm that left me stranded in the airport for 24 hours. I hope that your birthday was epic. Belated happy birthday!

 

I’m so blessed to have a friend like you who will still forgive me even if I missed her birthday. I wish that all your dreams will come true. I love you. Belated happy birthday!

 

Even though this birthday message comes in a little late, I hope you know that I love you and wish the best for you. Belated happy birthday, sweetie!

 

The bad news is that this birthday greeting is late. The good news is that you don’t look your age. Belated happy birthday!

 

Your birthday has come and gone, and this message is still stuck in my outbox! I’m so sorry if I’m such a noob with smartphones. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Belated happy birthday!

 

I might have forgotten your birthday, but at least I got you a cool birthday gift. Belated happy birthday!

 

Belated happy birthday! I know you’re pissed off because I did not greet you on time. Don’t worry, I won’t get mad if you forget my birthday this year.

 

I swear, my memory gets worse every year. I’m sorry that I missed your birthday. Can we do your birthday again sometime next week? Belated happy birthday!

 

I know I messed up when I failed to greet you on your birthday, but there’s a very good reason. I hope you will give me the chance to explain. Can we meet up for coffee? Belated happy birthday!

 

Just because my birthday greeting is late doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter anymore. Belated happy birthday. I hope it was a good one!

Perfect Belated Happy Birthday Messages

I know that this greeting is a day late. But know that if I had a good memory, this greeting would have been sent on time. Happy, happy birthday, my dear friend!

 

I’m on a different time zone, so I know that this is not technically a belated message from where I am. Still, a belated happy birthday to one of the most incredible people I know. May this year be a year of wonderful surprises and outstanding achievements. You are blessed, and you are loved!

 

Just because I missed your birthday does not mean I no longer care! Things at work have just been crazy I couldn’t even pick up my own calls. I hope it was a great birthday, and I hope you’re happy being that old. Just kidding! Belated happy birthday!

 

I know that it’s late, but someone was being so secretive! Had we known it was your birthday that day, we would’ve done something special for you! Anyway, I hope you had a great birthday. You’re looking so radiant, so I’m guessing it was. Belated happy birthday!

 

Although this comes a little bit late, I wish you nothing but the best, the brightest, and the most wonderful every day of the year and not just on your birthday. I hope it was a great birthday.

 

I’m sorry I missed your birthday. You’ve had so many it’s hard to keep track! I feel bad, but I hope it was as wonderful as you. Belated happy birthday!

 

The thing I hate about forgetting your birthday is missing out on a really delicious home-baked birthday cake. Belated happy birthday to you, my dear friend. Any chance there’s still some cake left?

 

I hope that your birthday was everything you dreamed it would be. I really wanted to be there, but I had a prior commitment. I promise to make it up to you real soon. I love you! Belated happy birthday!

 

This birthday greeting may be late, but my birthday present is on its way to you. I hope you love it. I’m sure you will because you kept sending me links to it on the internet. Belated happy birthday! I hope to see you soon!

 

Because you have been my friend for the last 20 years, I know that your party was amazing. I’m sorry I had to miss it, though. Belated happy birthday and let’s celebrate again when I get back. Love you!

 

Here’s wishing that you received all the birthday gifts that you are truly wishing for and that you were able to celebrate with all the people you love the most. Belated happy birthday!

 

I never forget your birthday, so this is a first. Forgive me and still be my friend. You know that there must be a good reason for your birthday to slip my mind. Hope to see you real soon so we can celebrate again. Belated happy birthday, my dear!

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