33 Hilarious Birthday Puns for Friends

Love ’em or loathe ’em, birthday puns for friends is a time-honored tradition when it comes to wishing your friend a happy birthday. Not only does it showcase your clever word play, but it’s often times downright hilarious no matter if it’s a cutesy pun or one so bad that you can’t help but groan. In the digital age, a lot of birthday puns have turned their attention towards social media and other forms of pop culture such as memes. As you continue reading, we’ll introduce you to some timeless traditional birthday puns for friends, birthday puns that operate within the form of memes, and puns that are best suited for use on Instagram.

Birthday puns for friends is a fun way to wish someone a happy birthday using clever wordplay that is sure to dread or impress
Birthday Pun for Instagram

Birthday Puns For Friends – Where to Begin?

The word play of traditional puns comes most often from familiar things such as animals, food and beverage and, well, just about anything else that you can imagine. While this might seem overwhelming at first, it’s really not so much if you simply begin from the starting point of your friend: What will get them to laugh? Do they enjoy puns whole-heartedly? With an ironic groan? Only you will know, of course, which is why, as you read on, you’ll get a better sense of subject-matter and hopefully center in on which pun will land the best for your friend. Check out some of these classics:

How do pickles celebrate their birthdays? They relish them.

Hey, shawty. It’s sherbert day.

A 21st Birthday is Nothing to Wine About

Look hoos birthday it is

Hey best-tea, Happy Birthday!

Whale, whale, whale…if it isn’t your birthday.

A Big Toast for Your Birthday!

I can’t bee-lieve it’s already your birthday!

Happy Bird-day!

You’ve aged to perfection.

Hoping You Have an Otteryly Awesome Birthday!

Here’s to a toad-ally awesome birthday.

Time to taco ’bout your birthday

oh ship, I forgot about your birthday.

Time to par-tea!

Have an egg salad day!

Time to shell-ebrate!

Hope you have a berry good birthday

A Koala-ty friend is hard to come by.

Feliz cumpleaños. Here’s to a flantastic day!

Happy Beer-day.

Birthday Puns Meme

Birthday puns for friends reaches new heights when combined with memes, images that incorporate iconic pop culture imagery. And when they’re paired with puns, memes can become even more subtle in their cleverness. So, if you consider yourself a pun enthusiast or perhaps a meme connoisseur, you might want to consider ways in which you can combine the two. Below we have some original recommendations—meme and puns that operate within memes. Do note: if you’re somewhat new to memes, you’ll probably get the hang of things as you become exposed to me.

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Birthday Puns for Instagram

Besides redefining how we share our lives online, Instagram has become one of the go-to social media platforms to give shout-outs to friends on their birthday. With an emphasis on its square aspect ratio and, oftentimes, very chic, clean presentation, birthday puns for Instagram can grab the attention of anyone who happens along your post. Here’s some of our favorite examples of puns that can be attached to an Instagram post.

Let’s make like raccoons and get trashed for your birthday

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When I made this birthday cake, I sprinkled it with love

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You’re the Icing on the Cake!

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Have a Possum Birthday!

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Final Thoughts about Birthday Puns

Birthday puns for friends wouldn’t be what they are if they weren’t hilarious for their clever double meanings or for their oftentimes understated ability to conjure the most woeful groan. No matter how you intend to use it, birthday puns for friends deserves some real attention because it is a sincere yet clever way of wishing your friend a memorable birthday. At the end of day, what matters most is that you spent some time thinking about your friend and are wishing them well on their birthday.

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