74 Birthday Puns for the Ages

Need a hilarious sign-off at the bottom of a birthday card? We have the perfect puns for you!

We can’t promise that these birthday puns won’t elicit a collective groan, but we can promise that they’ll also make the birthday boy or girl giggle. And hey, you’ll be the life of the next party! You can text these birthday jokes to make someone smile, or use them as hilarious birthday wishes in printable birthday cards. You may even want to throw in a happy birthday meme or a funny happy birthday message for some extra laughs. Just don’t forget to pair them with the perfect birthday gift!

Food birthday puns

How do pickles celebrate their birthdays? They relish them.Emma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

1. What kind of birthday cake do you get for a coffee lover? Choco-latte. If you thought that was good (or bad), then these coffee puns will offer a whole latte laughs.

2. I bought you a loaf of bread for your birthday toast.

3. You feta have a…gouda birthday.

4. Happy birthday. You’re one in a melon.

5. How do pickles celebrate their birthdays? They relish them.

6. Go ahead…cake my day.

7. Happy belated birthday! Butter late than never.

Check out more belated birthday wishes to make it up to your bestie!

8. Hey, shawty. It’s sherbert day.

9. Feliz cumpleaños. Have a flantastic birthday!

10. It is your birthday—you batter believe it!

11. What’s a ghost’s favorite cake? I-scream cake.

12. So, you’re spaghetting older…

13. What do you call your 21st birthday? Your beer-thday.

14. Why was the birthday cake hard as a rock? It was a marble cake.

15. That birthday party was gelato fun.

16. What did one veggie say to the other on its birthday? Ha-pea birthday.

17. Dim sum-body say it’s your birthday?

18. Turning 21 is nothing to wine about.

19. Have a grate birthday. Hope that’s not too cheesy.

20. Happy birthday, best-tea!

21. You’re old, but I do not carrot all.

22. Raisin a toast for your birthday.

Need more food puns? Browse these cookie puns—they’re batter than you think.

Wholesome birthday puns

You know what they say about more candles...a bigger wish!Emma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

23. There’s nothing better than presents from friends and family on your birthday. Unless it’s the presence of friends and family on your birthday. This is the kind of funny pun you can use for kids’ birthdays.

24. Some only dream of big cakes. Others bake it happen.

25. You know what they say about more candles…a bigger wish!

26. You’re not old. You’re classic.

27. Once you’re over the hill, that’s when you begin to really pick up speed.

28. Statistics show that those who have the most birthdays live the longest.

29. How do you celebrate a birthday in heaven? Angel food cake!

30. Why do you always wrap my birthday gifts in weird fabric? To make your presents felt.

31. You’re not old. You’re aged to perfection.

Check out these candy puns for more sweet laughs.

Birthday puns you couldn’t wish for

32. Forget about the past; you can’t change it. Forget about the future; you can’t predict it. Forget about the present—I didn’t get you one.

33. I’m trying to convince my wife I want a Segway for my birthday. But every time I bring it up, she changes the topic.

34. I need glasses to read my birthday cards. Wine glasses.

35. You know what goes up and never comes down? Your age.

36. I got you a card. It’s the Ace of Spades.

37. You make life so funfetti.

38. I guess from now on, every birthday is a surprise!

39. Why are you always warmest on your birthday? People won’t stop toasting you.

40. Why do we put candles on top of a birthday cake? It’s too hard to put them on the bottom.

41. You know you’re getting old when caution is the only thing you care to exercise.

42. The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

43 What type of music is scary for birthday balloons? Pop music.

If you’re a bookworm, bookmark these hilarious book puns for future browsing.

The eye-rolliest of birthday puns

What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? Aye, matey!Emma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

44. Why do people write on birthday cakes? Because everyone wants to have their cake and read it too. These hilarious cartoon puns will somehow never get old, unlike these eye-rollers.

45. My speech involved giving Grandpa a toast of his own medicine.

46. Does a green birthday candle burn longer than a blue one? No, they both burn shorter.

47. What did the teddy bear say after blowing out his birthday candles? No cake for me—I’m stuffed.

48. This whole birthday thing is getting old. Don’t you think?

49. Why do candles love birthdays so much? They just want to get lit.

50. Be careful. Too many birthdays will kill you.

51. What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? Aye, matey!

52. What did one candle say to the other candle? Don’t birthdays just burn you up?

53. Did you hear about the big birthday candle sale? It was a blowout.

54. A birthday cake is just like a golf ball. You’ve got to slice it.

55. What’s an elf’s favorite kind of birthday cake? Shortcake.

56. What did the dancer say to her classmate? Tappy birthday!

57. What do you say to a tree on its birthday? Sappy birthday!

58. Why do your relatives never forget a birthday? Age is a relative thing.

59. What does every birthday end with? The letter Y.

Birthday puns about animals

Why do cats love birthdays? They love to purrty.Emma Kumer/rd.com, Getty Images

60. What do you say to a Spanish sheep on his birthday? Fleece cumpleaños. If you love animals, these dog puns will also have you howling.

61. What do you say to a female sheep on her birthday? Happy birthday to ewe!

62. What do you get a hunter for his birthday? A birthday pheasant.

63. What did the elephant want for its birthday? A trunk full of gifts.

64. The cat’s out of the bag—you’re one year older. Hope your birthday leaves you feline good!

65. Why don’t owls exchange birthday gifts? They do not give a hoot.

66. How do raccoons celebrate their birthdays? They get trashed.

67. Where do you get a birthday present for your cat? A catalog.

68. What does a turtle do on his birthday? He shell-a-brates.

69. What did one crustacean say to the other on his birthday? Have a crab-u-lous day!

70. How does a cat celebrate its birthday? By turning up the mewsic.

71. Why do cats love birthdays? They love to purrty.

72. What should you say to a crocodile on his birthday? Snappy birthday!

73. Age is irrelephant, so enjoy your day.

74. It’s your birthday? Alpaca my party hat!

Next, raise a glass to these wine puns that are really grape.