When someone turns 21 years old, they officially become an adult in most countries, earning the right to do all things that a proper adult does.
They become old enough to start building a life of their own, to move out of the family home, to work overseas, to get married to the person they love, and to have children of their own.
It’s a very important birthday that most parents both look forward to and dread. Sons and daughters will be leaving the nest to spread their wings, and nothing will be the same again.
It is a time when you realise who your real friends are.
But 21st birthdays are also very fun and exciting because they mark a special milestone in a person’s life. Suddenly one will realize that there are so many possibilities.
Every choice or decision that you make now can affect the rest of your life. Which is why you should send that 21-year-old you hold dear a very special 21st birthday message.
Your birthday message should inspire them, encourage them, and maybe even warn them about the complexities of life. Here are some great examples of Happy 21st Birthday messages that can help you get started.
Happy 21st Birthday – Quotes and Messages
You’re no longer a teenager, that’s for sure. Welcome to the world of adults, and I hope you like it here. It’s not always as cool as it sounds. There’s a lot of wondering and second guessing before finally succeeding. There’s a lot of tears before finally finding true love. And there’s a lot of trial and error before finding something that truly works. Still, being an adult gives you a happiness like no other. I hope you have the time of your life! Happy 21st birthday!
You’ve been warned. Your life is about to pick up speed and take you on an exhilarating ride. Make sure that your seatbelt’s on because it’s going to get crazy. Expect plenty of twists and turns and highs and lows. Hold on tight and don’t let go. Make sure that you also enjoy every second of the journey! Happy 21st birthday!
The first 21 years of your life flew by in a blur. I wish that you will enjoy and take your time with the next 21 years. Enjoy every moment and live your life in your own terms. Happy 21st birthday!
You only turn 21 once. I hope that this day turns out to be more wonderful than you expected. My only birthday wish for you is for all your dreams and wishes to come true. I love you! Happy 21st birthday.
Happy 21st birthday! Has it really been 21 years already? Time has really flown by. I wish you nothing but the best things in life. You know that I will always be here for you for anything. You will always have a friend in me. I hope that you have a wonderful birthday celebration today. Let the good times roll!
I know that you will be rocking your twenties because you slayed your teenage years. This is the decade of your life where you will learn a lot of things through experience. Don’t be afraid to try. Don’t be afraid to go after your heart and chase after your dreams. I will always be here to guide you. I love you, kiddo. Happy 21st birthday!
Happy 21st Birthday Funny Quotes
May your 21st birthday be a celebration filled with unsound decisions followed by a morning of embarrassment, horror, and regret. That’s the only epic way you can celebrate your 21st. Happy birthday, brother!
You can now officially retire your fake ID! You are finally 21 years old. Let the party begin! Happy 21st birthday!
Many years from now, you will look back to this birthday and remember that this is the birthday that you blacked out and remembered nothing. Happy 21st birthday!
I heard that it’s your birthday. Let’s go out and get drunk and make poor life choices! Happy 21st birthday!
I wish that your walk home from the party will be more appealing than your walk when you were still a baby. Happy 21st birthday!
Who would’ve thought that it would take 21 years to perfect a person like you? Cheers to 21 years of life. Happy 21stbirthday!
Now that you’re 21, let me remind you that just because you’re of legal age doesn’t mean you stop doing stupid things. It’s actually the other way around! Happy 21st birthday!
Twenty-one is what happens to you when you suddenly start paying for everything with your own money. Happy 21st birthday!
Now that you’ve just turned 21, let the countdown for your 30th birthday begin. Just nine years to go! Happy 21st birthday!
Some things will never change. Even if you’re turning 21 today, that doesn’t mean you’ll stop wanting cake, clowns, magic shows, and party favors at your birthday parties! Happy 21st birthday!
I’m so happy that you’re turning 21. Now you can finally pay for your own drinks! Happy 21st birthday!
Happy 21st Birthday from Dad
On your birthday, my dearest daughter, I wish that you will live your life to the fullest, that you will always find reasons to smile, that you will always have something to laugh about, and that you will love someone like there’s no more tomorrow. I wish you nothing but the best in life. I love you so much. Happy 21st birthday!
I wish that you will always be happy and healthy, and that you will never be afraid to take on the challenges of life. Being 21 means that you are ready to go out into the real world, armed with all the things you have learned in the past twenty years. It’s alright to feel lost and afraid. I felt the same way when I was your age. The important thing is that you overcome the fear and just try! I love you so much. I’m proud of you. Happy 21st birthday!
My wish for you is that your life becomes everything that you dreamit will be. I wish that you will always have big and beautiful dreams, and the passion and determination to make them come true. I pray that your worries will remain small, and that no matter where you are and no matter what you do, I pray that you know somebody loves you. I will always be right here for you, my dearest child. I love you. Happy 21st birthday!
As you turn 21 years old, there are many lessons that you will learn. The next few years will be fun, exciting, and challenging. You will mess up, sooner or later. No matter how careful and smart you are, you will mess up sooner or later. And that’s perfectly okay! That doesn’t mean the end of the world for you. You just need to learn and do it all over again. Don’t ever forget that we’re on the same team. Your mom and I will never leave your side. Just allow yourself to make mistakes because this is how you will truly learn! We love you so much, champ! Happy 21st birthday!
To my dearest son, I want you to know that I love you for the wonderful little boy that you were, for the strong and kind young man that you are now, and the incredible son that I know you will always be. Never stop reaching for your dreams. Never stop making others happy. Never stop making us proud. We love you, son!
I wish I could teach you all the things that I know now. I wish I could show you everything that I’ve seen and everywhere that I’ve been. I wish I could stop bad things from happening. I wish I could protect you every step of the way so that you will not feel pain, heartbreak, or disappointment. I wish that I could do everything for you so that you will never experience hardships and struggles. But that’s not how life is meant to be lived. I need to let you go into the real world and let you experience all these things firsthand. This is how you become strong, brave, and wise. I can only give you the love and support that you need. I love you, and you will always have my love. Happy 21st birthday!
Happy 21st Birthday from Mom
Now that you’re officially an adult, allow me to feel a little sad that my baby girl is now truly a grown woman. I have taken care of you for the past twenty years, so I hope you understand that it’s going to be a bit hard for me to turn off the switch just like that. It’s not going to be the same now that you will have a house of your own, far away from me, and in a different time zone. But I’m also very excited for you! This is just the beginning of many wonderful things. I love you, and I miss you already. Happy 21st birthday!
Your birthday is a reminder of how much God loves me, because He gave me the most wonderful son in the world. You make me so proud, honey. I am so proud of the man that you have grown up to be. Continue flying high, and keep inspiring people with your kindness and generosity. So many great things are in store for you. I love you so much. Happy 21st birthday.
You will always be my adorable little girl. You will always be the little girl who couldn’t be away from me for too long. I’m so proud whenever I look at you because you have grown into this beautiful, smart, and confident young woman. Always bring your sunshine with you wherever you go. I’m so excited for you as you make your way into the real world. It’s going to be a fun and unforgettable ride. Happy 21st birthday!
As you become an official adult, I just want you to know that I have never loved another human being the way that I love you. I carried you in my belly for 9 months, so that gives me the right to love you like crazy! Always remember that you are stronger than you feel, braver than you think, and smarter than anyone else. You are the most beautiful gift I have ever received. I love you so much. Happy 21st birthday!
I will always be your mom first and friend second. I will drive you crazy with my wisdom. I will get to know all your friends, and I will stalk you and follow you around if need be. I will do all these things because I am your mother, and I love you so much. I know that you’re a good and responsible daughter, but not everyone around you is. You will never find another person who loves you more. So just please let me have no reason to stalk you and hunt you down. Happy 21st birthday, sweetheart!
You are my child, but I don’t know if you have any idea how much you mean to me. I know that I may not always be the world’s best mother, but I do my best to love and take care of you. You are the first thing that comes to my mind each morning, and the last thing that I pray for at night. I’m so proud that you are my son. I love you so much, and I will keep loving you more and more. I hope you have the most wonderful time with your friends. Take care. Please don’t do something stupid or illegal, okay? Happy 21st birthday!
Inspiring Happy 21st Birthday
Don’t be so pressured or stressed about being an adult now. Savor each moment of this year and just have fun. Explore, learn, and enjoy to your heart’s content. I wish you all the wonderful things in this world. Happy 21st birthday!
The last 21 years have been amazing, and they all went by in a blur. I’m so proud of the person that you have grown up to be. But there’s still a lot of growing up to do. Don’t worry because the next few years will be quite interesting. Slow down when you need to and enjoy every single bit of it.
You’re no longer a kid but it doesn’t mean that you should quit having fun altogether. I wish that your 21st birthday is as wonderful as you. Have the best birthday!
This is the age where you will have more responsibilities, where you will get a real job, and where you might even meet the person you will spend the rest of your life with. The possibilities are endless. It’s the best age to be so be very excited! Have a wonderful 21st birthday!
Here’s wishing that your 21st birthday brings you so much love, laughter, and happiness. May you be surrounded by your friends and loved ones as you blow out your birthday candles. May the very best of luck be yours in everything that you do. Happy birthday!
I may not be able to give you the best and most expensive birthday present. But my present comes from the heart, and my birthday wish is a promise of love, happiness, and support today and all the days after your life. I love you and happy 21st birthday!
Now that you’re 21, you’re probably going to demand for your independence right away. You’ve got all the right to do so but never lose sight of just how you got here. Don’t forget the love and support of your family. Remember that even if you’re 21 now, it doesn’t mean that we will stop looking out for you and taking care of you. We love you! Happy 21st birthday!
May God bless you today and every day of your life. I wish you an unforgettable 21st birthday!
Being 21 is a big deal. It means that you have survived your teenage years and proven to the world you are a smart, strong, and responsible adult. Have a wonderful 21st birthday!
On your 21st birthday, I wish that you have more dreams than memories, more opportunities than regrets, more determination than luck, more good friends than acquaintances, and more love than uncertainties. May you have all the best things in this world. Happy birthday!
Happy 21st birthday! You do realize that it’s become legal for you to do some of the stupid things you’ve been doing since you were sixteen, right? I hope you have a great birthday celebration.
Turning 21 is the coolest thing ever! You can do whatever you want whenever and wherever. But it also means that you need to start earning your own money to make that possible. Happy 21st birthday!
I wish you all the nicest things that life can bring not only on your birthday but every day of your life. I hope you have a terrific 21st birthday!
I hope that this day brings you lots of love and happiness. Now that you’re 21, live your life to the fullest. Be brave and adventurous but never reckless. Remember that you’re only 21 once! Happy 21st birthday!
You are never 21 years old again, so celebrate this birthday in the most epic way possible.
However, when the beers are empty and the party is over, it’s also time to think about the future and what you plan to do with it!
Hopefully, these warm and loving Happy 21st messages will hit home and stick!
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