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We all have that one friend who is special to us, and whose birthday we might have missed due to unforeseen circumstances. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our lives that we forget to wish our friends a happy birthday.ย  Sending happy belated birthday friend wishes can be an excellent way to express your love and affection towards them and show them that you care, no matter what

It’s natural to feel guilty or embarrassed when you forget someone’s special day, but trust me, it’s never too late to send belated birthday wishes to your friend.

. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through some creative ways to make your friend’s belated birthday special.

  • Oops, I’m late! Happy belated birthday wishes.
  • Better late than never! Happy birthday!
  • So sorry I’m late. Happy belated birthday
  • A little late, but happy birthday.
  • Late to the party, but happy birthday!
  • Time got away from me, happy belated birthday!
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Sorry For the Late Wishes

We all have that one friend who is special to us, and whose birthday we might have missed due to unforeseen circumstances. Sometimes, we get so caught up in our lives that we forget to wish our friends a happy birthday.

It’s natural to feel guilty or embarrassed when you forget someone’s special day, but trust me, it’s never too late to send belated birthday wishes to your friend.

In fact, you can make things worse if you don’t acknowledge that you have a good excuse for why you missed their birthday and a late birthday wish!

Sending a happy belated birthday message can be an excellent way to express your love and affection towards them and show them that you care, no matter what. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through some heartfelt belated birthday wishes, as well as some funny belated birthday wishes they will enjoy!ย 

Follow these steps to make up for having missed a friends birthday!

#1 Apologize Sincerely: Before wishing a belated Happy Birthday, show your true feelings by apologizing for forgetting their special day. You can do this through a call, text message, or by sending a heartfelt note. Express how guilty you feel for forgetting their day and then proceed to wish them a happy belated birthday wish.

#2 Surprise Them: Send your friend a lovely gift or bake them a cake. It’s an excellent way to show them that you care and make up for forgetting their birthday. The gift does not have to be expensive, as a small yet thoughtful gesture can go a long way.

#3 Make Them Laugh: Humor is a great way to make someone feel better, so send your friend a belated birthday message that will make them laugh. You can send them hilarious memes, funny videos, or create a personalized birthday card filled with comical messages.

#4 Plan a Celebration: A belated birthday celebration can be just as exciting as the actual day. Plan an outing with your friend and make sure to tell them that it’s their belated birthday celebration. You can go to their favorite restaurant or even organize a surprise party with other friends.

#5 Keep in Touch: Lastly, it’s essential to keep in touch with your friend. It’s easy to get busy and forget about your close friends, but it’s important to maintain that friendship. Schedule regular catch-ups, plan outings together, or just call to say hello once in a while.

These are all things you can do to wish your dearest friend a happy late birthday!

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How Do You Say Happy Belated Birthday to a Friend?

it’s never too late to send some happy belated birthday wishes. Friends are the family we choose, and it’s essential to make them feel special and loved, whether on their birthday or any other day.

Plus, they always forgive us when we mess up!

So, don’t hesitate, send your friend some happy belated birthday wishes, and show them how much you care.

With these belated happy birthday messages, you can make your friend’s belated birthday memorable and show them that you’ll never forget how much they mean to you.

Pick one of these happy belated birthday wishes and send it to the friend who’s birthday you forgot!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m so sorry for the belated wishes! I hope your birthday was awesome.ย  Please let me take you out this weekend to make up for the late birthday wishes!ย  You still love me right?ย  Happy belated birthday, sorry I forgot your birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ So sorry I missed your special day!ย  I knew it was coming and then I got caught up in something at work, and my brain forgot everything else!ย  Please let me make it up to you this weekend?ย  I know you got lots of happy birthday wishes yesterday, but none from me!ย  Happy belated birthday my dear friend.

๐ŸŽˆ _______, sorry for the late birthday greetings.ย  I’ve been swamped with work and lost track of the days. I’m really sorry I missed your birthday.ย  I hope it was wonderful.

๐ŸŽˆ Sorry for the late birthday wishes, I’ve been dealing with some personal matters lately and lost track of time. I hope you understand.ย ย 

Happy late birthday bub! I blew it, I'm so sorry.

๐ŸŽˆ Please accept these belated birthday wishes, you were on my mind and then an issue came up at work, and all time went by the wayside!ย  Happy birthday bro!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m so sorry I’m late to the party, there was a family emergency that required my immediate attention. I’m sorry for not reaching out earlier.ย  Happy belated birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ Please accept these belated birthday wishes to show how sorry I am that I missed your birthday.ย  You were on my mind and then the day just got away from me.

๐ŸŽˆ Happy belated birthday ______.ย  I’ve been dealing with some health issues and my focus was elsewhere. I am so sorry I missed your special day

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Sorry for the Late Wishes

When you are late with birthday wishes for a friend, it’s important that you reach out and let them know how sorry you are.ย  Tell them you were thinking of them, but soemthing came up.ย  Be honest with what happened, and see what you can do to make it up to them.

Checkout our best late birthday wishes to send a friend!

๐ŸŽˆ My phone/computer was acting up, and I lost access to my calendar. I just realized I missed your special day. I’m really sorry – can you forgive me?ย  Oh and happy birthday.

๐ŸŽˆ Sorry I missed your birthday,ย  I’ve been traveling and the change in time zones messed up my schedule. I feel terrible about forgetting your birthday.ย  Can we get together this week?ย  Wishing you a happy belated birthday.

๐ŸŽˆ Some unexpected events took place, and I completely lost track of time. I’m sincerely sorry for missing your birthday.ย  I hope it was a great birthday.

๐ŸŽˆ Happy birthday my friend.ย  I am so sorry I missed your actual birthday.ย  I had the dates completely mixed up, I thought it was still _______, not realizing it is ________.ย  Are you available to hang out this week?ย  Happy birthday!

Belated Birthday Gifts for Messing Up!

Belated Birthday Wishes to a Friend

Birthdays have a way of making you feel special and loved, but when they come around after your best friend’s and you haven’t had the time to get them a present or even wish them a happy birthday, that’s not good!ย  ย You probably feel guilty.ย  but,ย  donโ€™t let guilt get the better of you! Instead, take some time out to show your friend how sorry you are and see what you can do to make it up to them!

Here’s our best belated birthday wishes to send when you forget a loved one’s birthday!ย 

๐ŸŽˆ I’m so sorry I missed your birthday, I was dealing with some family stuff.ย  How can I make it up to you?ย  Oh yeah, wishing you a happy birthday (even if it’s late).

๐ŸŽˆ So sorry I missed your birthday, I had some unexpected guests show up that I had to deal with.ย  I’m sorry buddy, can we get together soon?ย  Happy belated birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ Work has been overwhelming recently, and I lost track of dates. I’m sorry for missing your birthday amidst the chaos.ย  Happy birthday buddy!

๐ŸŽˆ I am juggling too many things at the moment and I missed your birthday.ย  Is there a time this week we can get together?ย  Happy belated birthday.

๐ŸŽˆ I changed my phone recently and lost some contacts, including yours. I realized my mistake too late. I’m sorry for not reaching out.ย  Here’s my belated happy birthday wish.ย  Are you available to hang this week?

๐ŸŽˆ I had some unexpected commitments that demanded my attention and caused me to overlook your birthday. I sincerely apologize.ย  Happy belated birthday buddy!

๐ŸŽˆ I’ve been in a different time zone, and the time difference confused me. I feel terrible for missing your birthday.ย  Happy belated birthday buddy, let me make it up to you.

๐ŸŽˆ I have a ridiculously busy schedule at college this semester, and my head just isn’t fully on!ย  Sincere apologies for missing your birthday, hope you had a wonderful day.ย  Sending happy belated birthday wishes to you.

Belated Birthday Message for a Friend

It’s hard to know what to say when you missed a friend’s birthday because of other commitments, or whatever the reason was!ย  It”s important that you explain what happened and apologise for missing their birthday.ย  A good friend will always forgive another friend, but be honest about missing it, and see how you can make it up to them.

Start with some awesome happy belated birthday wishes to send them in a birthday card.ย  A birthday card has you going the extra mile!

Check out some heartfelt belated birthday wishes for friends.

๐ŸŽˆ Oops, life got in the way, and we missed the big day! Sending you our warmest belated birthday greetings, filled with all the love and joy you deserve. Even though the celebration might be fashionably late, our wishes for your happiness are as genuine as ever. Here’s to making up for lost time and creating unforgettable moments together. Happy belated birthday, dear friend!

๐ŸŽˆ I was out of town and had limited access to my phone and emails. I didnโ€™t realize I missed your birthday until I returned. I’m so sorry.ย  Happy belated birthday _________.

๐ŸŽˆ Sorry for the late birthday wishes, I was busy with family stuff, and I completely blew your birthday.ย  Happy birthday mate, are you up for a pit this week?

๐ŸŽˆ There was a misunderstanding about the date, and I sincerely thought your birthday was on a different day. I apologize for the confusion, and for missing your birthday.ย  Happy birthday, I’m free on ___________ and _________ if that works?

So sorry I forgot your birthday, let me make it up to you?

๐ŸŽˆ I’ve been going through a rough patch emotionally, and it affected my memory. I didnโ€™t mean to forget your special day. you are such a good friend and I’m truly sorry.ย  Happy belated birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ Hey best friend, I totally screwed up, I got pulled into a work thing I couldn’t get out of, and so I missed your birthday!ย  I’m so sorry, I hope your birthday was as awesome as you are!ย  Can we get together this week?

๐ŸŽˆ Wishing you a very happy belated birthday birthday boy.ย  I’m so sorry I missed your birthday, I completely messed up.ย  I did send some wonderful gifts to make up for it, did you get them?

๐ŸŽˆ Happy late birthday my dearest friend.ย  I totally blew it this year.ย  I want you to know that your birthday was present on my mind and then ________ came home with the flu and everything went to crap!ย 

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Belated Birthday Blessings For a Wonderful Friend

When you miss a friend’s birthday, you screwed up royally!ย  Not you need to send some belated happy birthday wishes and acknowledge that you messed up!

Sometimes it’s nice to get a belated birthday wish the day after your birthday, it kind of continues your birthday.

Luckily for you, we have the best belated happy birthay wishes for a dear friend when you are a bit late!

๐ŸŽˆ Sorry for the late birthday message!ย  You were on my mind and then time just ran away from me.ย  Please accept these heartfelt belatedย  birthday wishes as my sincere apology! Wishing you a brilliant year ahead and I promise to do better next year!ย 

๐ŸŽˆ Work has been incredibly demanding, and I lost track of time!ย  It’s not an excuse but it’s all I have.ย  I hope your birthday turned out as good as you hoped.ย  I’d love to get together this week if that’s possible?

๐ŸŽˆ I can’t believe I missed your lovely birthday.ย  Please accept this belated birthday greeting as a sign of how sorry I am .ย  Can I buy you dinner?

๐ŸŽˆ Happy late birthday wishes to my special friend.ย  I messed up, I am so sorry!ย  There was a mix-up in my schedule, and I genuinely thought your birthday was on a different date.ย  Forgive me?

๐ŸŽˆ I know you received so many birthday wishes yesterday, but none from me!ย  I hope you had a wonderful birthday, with lots of birthday cards, but nothing from me!ย  I am so sorry to miss your birthday. I hope this will make up for it.ย  Happy birthday to my favorite family member.ย  Thank you for being such a warm, kind hearted, understanding friend.ย  Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.ย  I hope these birthday wishes were worth waiting for!

๐ŸŽˆ I cannot believe I missed your special birthday, I had you on my mind and then my boss threw piles of work on my desk and I’ve been working 14 hour days for the past week!ย  ย I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday!ย  How can I make it up to you?

๐ŸŽˆ I cannot believe I forgot your birthday!ย  I hope these belated birthday greetings will make up for it.ย  May all your dreams come true, I know this was an important birthday.ย  I will find a way to make it up to you!

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Happy Belated Birthday Dear Friend

It’s never too late to wish your friend a belated happy birthday. Friends are the family we choose, and it’s essential to make them feel special and loved, whether on their birthday or any other day.

So, don’t hesitate, send your friend some belated happy birthday wishes, and show them how much you care, and how sorry you are to miss their important birthday

Use the below belated happy birthday wishes, to show your friend how sorry you are and come up with a way to make their day memorable with some cute happy birthday wishes from the heart.

๐ŸŽˆ I’m so sorry I’m late wishing you a happy birthday.ย  I knew your birthday was Thursday, and then I got slammed at work and completely blew it.ย  Wishing you a belated happy birthday, are you up for a night out this week as a makeup birthday?

๐ŸŽˆ Please accept this belated birthday wish as my apology for messing up.ย  Happy birthday friend, I’ll do better next year!

๐ŸŽˆ Some unexpected events occurred, and it completely slipped my mind. I apologize sincerely.ย  So sorry for the late birthday wishes, I hope you had an awesome birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ Somehow I forgot your birthday, I am so sorry, I feel like such an idiot!ย  Your birthday card is now in the mail.ย  Please know that you are such a good friend, I just completely messed up!

๐ŸŽˆ This belated birthday wish is for you.ย  Happy belated birthday, I had a family emergency and forgot everything else.ย  I apologize sincerely dear friend.

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Funny Belated Birthday Wishes for a Dear Friend

Here are some funny belated birthday wishes to use when you missed someone’s birthday.ย  You can write them on a birthday card, or use them on social media to wish someone a belated happy birthday wish!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m fashionably late, just like a wizard. Happy belated magical birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ I didnโ€™t forget your birthday, I was just fashionably late in wishing you! Hope it was epic!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m not late, I’m just on a different time zone of awesomeness! Belated happy birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ Iโ€™m not late, Iโ€™m just early for your next birthday! Belated wishes, my friend!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m so fashionably late that I’m starting a new trend!ย  Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

๐ŸŽˆ I was saving the best for last! Belated happy birthday to the most fabulous person I know!ย 

๐ŸŽˆ They say the best things in life are worth waiting for, so hereโ€™s my belated birthday wish โ€“ the best one you’ll ever get!

๐ŸŽˆ I didnโ€™t miss your birthday. I was just giving you a few extra days to enjoy being younger. You’re welcome!

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Happy Birthday Belated Wish

๐ŸŽˆ “I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday!ย  When you forget a friend’s birthday, it’s important to step up and acknowledge it with some happy belated birthday wishes to put things right again.

๐ŸŽˆ I would also recommend inviting them for a night out, or sending an awesome gift, or an extra special birthday card!

๐ŸŽˆ Let us rescue you with some brilliant happy belated birthday wishes to send your friend to make up for missing their birthday whatever the reason!

๐ŸŽˆ Apologies for missing your birthday! You mean a lot to me and I regret not being there. I hope you had a fantastic time. Belated birthday wishes!

๐ŸŽˆ In all the time we’ve known each other, I’ve never forgotten your birthday…until now. I’m sorry for forgetting your birthday! I hope your birthday was absolutely amazing. Please accept my happy belated birthday wishes!

๐ŸŽˆ Although this card is late, I hope it still finds you in high spirits after a happy birthday. Sorry for the delay!

๐ŸŽˆ Wishing a belated happy birthday to someone who deserves timely wishes. I promise to do better next year.ย  Happy belated birthday!

๐ŸŽˆ I hope your birthday was everything you hoped for and more. I’ll make sure to be present next year.ย  Please forgive me for forgetting your birthday.

๐ŸŽˆ It was so irresponsible of me for forgetting your birthday.ย  Because of my mix up, you now get 2 wonderful gifts instead of 1!ย  I hope your birthday was wonderful!

๐ŸŽˆ Please forgive me for forgetting your birthday.ย  This is the first time this has ever happened and I am beyond upset.ย  You are such a dear friend and you didn’t deserve this.ย  I hope you received lots of sweet birthday messages yesterday – I’m quite sure you did!

๐ŸŽˆ I’m sorry I’m a bit late with my happy birthday wish.ย  I love you and I am so sorry!ย  I forgot your birthday – there is no excuse!ย  Sending you belated birthday wishes and hoping you will forgive me.

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes