34 Belated Happy Birthday Messages To Say Sorry For Being Late

With the hectic pace of modern life, it can be easy to forget about a friend or relative's birthday. If you find yourself in that awkward situation, just wish them a belated happy birthday with the help of our well crafted messages. You can choose a funny, heartfelt, apologetic or cheeky tone that will surely make up for your forgetfulness.

Your birthday came and went...

Your birthday came and went... here's the message I should have sent! Happy Birthday!


Beautiful things in life always pass by so quickly, just like your birthday! Belated Happy Birthday!

Sorry I'm only getting in touch now. Please accept my happy birthday wishes, even if I am far too late!

Did you think I had forgotten about you? You thought right! I'm so sorry! Happy Belated Birthday!

Forgive me for being late... Happy Birthday!

I just knew I had forgotten something! Happy Birthday and sorry it's late!

I swear I didn't forget, I'm just a little slow! But I still want to wish you another year of joy and success. Happy Birthday!

Delayed, but with a lot of love, I wish you another year full of happiness! Belated Happy Birthday!

I know it's late, but I promise it's sincere. Happy Birthday!

You are such a kind and wonderful person, I know you'll forgive me for the late message! Happy Birthday friend!

Even though it's already passed, I want to wish you a happy birthday. I hope your day was amazing and the next 364 are even better!

I apologize for the delay, and I wish you all the best! Belated Happy Birthday!

Belated Happy Birthday! I hope your birthday was as special as you are!

I hope all your birthday...

I hope all your birthday wishes came true. Belated Happy Birthday!


How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?! Happy Belated Birthday!

It's too late to say Happy Birthday, so... Happy today! Happy tomorrow! Happy always!

Sometimes the heart remembers, but the mind forgets. Belated Happy Birthday!

Sending you belated birthday wishes, hope you had a great day!

I'm so sorry this is late but... Happy Birthday!

I can't believe I forgot your...

I can't believe I forgot your birthday... can you forgive me?! Belated Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Better late...

Happy Birthday! Better late than never, right?


Your birthday's passed and I'm too late, sorry I totally forgot the date, so here's a message just to say, I hope you had an awesome day! Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Sure, I know it's late, but I just wanted to surprise you!

Sometimes life is so hectic and crazy, I let the really important things get past me. I'm sorry I missed your birthday and I hope you had a wonderful day! Belated Happy Birthday!

You know I always like to be fashionably late... Belated Happy Birthday!

Delayed yes, but not...

Delayed yes, but not forgotten! Happy Birthday!


I missed your birthday, but I won't pass up the opportunity to wish you all the happiness in the world. Belated Happy Birthday!

With a little delay, I wish this next year to be the best of your life! Happy Birthday!

Please don't confuse my lateness with a lack of love! Belated Happy Birthday!

These words you are reading may be late, but they are sincere and come from the heart. I hope you had a beautiful birthday!

I forgot about the day, but I will never forget how important you are to me! Belated Happy Birthday! Wishing you love, health and endless happiness.

Happy Birthday! I know I'm a little late, but even so I wanted to wish you another year full of joy and peace.

The good thing about getting birthday wishes late is that you get to feel all the affection and love on more than one day! Happy Belated Birthday!

Sorry I'm a little late!...

Sorry I'm a little late! Belated Happy Birthday!