90 Birthday Captions For Instagram To Get Those Candles Lit

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A birthday celebration isn’t complete without posting an Instagram photo about it. And, naturally, that Instagram post isn’t complete without the perfect birthday caption.

Whether you’re posting for yourself, a friend, or your significant other, choosing birthday captions for Instagram that set the vibe of the post are key.

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You can choose something more formal like the birthday quotes you might see in a Hallmark card, a caption made up of your favorite song lyrics or even just a short and funny phrase.

If you’re struggling to come up with the right birthday caption, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Birthday Instagram Captions for Yourself

  • Act my age? Maybe next year.

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  • My birthday candles aren't the only things getting lit today!
  • Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.
  • Making my years count instead of counting the years.
  • I can’t help being cute, I’m the birthday girl.
  • Getting older but my inner child is ageless.
  • Another year older, another year wiser? That’s to be determined.
  • Gonna party like it's my birthday...'cause it is.
  • I don't get older, I level up.
  • I’m too young to be this old.
  • It’s my party, I can wine if I want to.
  • Obligatory birthday selfie.
  • Living my birthday by the 80\20 rule today: 80% champagne & 20% cake.
  • Wait, wait, wait...I’m how old exactly?!
  • I’m one year younger than I’ll be next year, so that calls for a celebration.
  • I didn't choose this birthday, this birthday chose me.
  • [insert age]? I demand a recount!

Funny Birthday Captions

  • Today is my birthday but I’ll take gifts whenever.

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  • Don't worry about your age, it’s only a number. Although, in your case, it's a very, very, very, very big number!
  • Don't worry about your age, you get a new one every year.
  • Old enough to know better, but still young enough to get away with it.
  • Of course I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age before!
  • Point me in the direction of the birthday cake.
  • Move over coffee, today is a day for champagne.
  • It’s scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live longer.
  • You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
  • Lying about your age is the secret to staying young.
  • There’s always a child inside every older person asking “when did this happen?”
  • Another year, another wrinkle.
  • Old enough to know better, young enough to not care.
  • Well, at least I am not as old as I’ll be next year.
  • Count the memories, not the calories in the birthday cake.
  • You're not getting older, you're just chronologically gifted.
  • If gray hair is a sign of wisdom, then you're a genius!
  • The secret to staying young is makeup... make up an age, then stick with it!

Cute Birthday Instagram Captions for Your Friends or Partner

  • Happy birthday and thank you for always being older than me.

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  • As you blow out the candles on your cake, I want you to remember that you are the candle that lights up my life.
  • Live your life and forget your age.
  • You glow, birthday girl.
  • I’m so glad we’re going to grow old together, and that you have a head start.
  • Like a fine wine, you’re only getting better with age.
  • Happy birthday. May your Facebook be filled with messages from people you never talk to.
  • I didn't need Facebook to remind me it was your birthday.
  • Knowing someone as fabulous as me should be the only gift you need.
  • You make me feel so young when we're together. Thanks for being born first.
  • May you grow old and rich, so you can leave me a big inheritance.
  • I believe you forgot my birthday present last year, so now I'm returning the favor. Happy Birthday!
  • Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.
  • I'm so happy you were born.
  • Can we just celebrate you 24/7?
  • Happy birthday to the person who knows my Starbucks order by heart.

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Quote Birthday Captions

  • “Birthdays are nature's way of telling you to eat more cake.” — Jo Brand

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  • “The older you get, the better you get. Unless you're a banana." — Betty White
  • “I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.” — James Broughton
  • "Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." — John Lennon
  • "As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two." — Norman Wisdom
  • "Live long and prosper." — Mr. Spock
  • "My life is better with every year of living it." — Rachel Maddow
  • "There is still no cure for the common birthday." — John Glenn
  • "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." — Madeleine L'Engle
  • "It takes a long time to become young." — Pablo Picasso
  • "A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." — Robert Frost
  • "You don't get older, you get better." — Shirley Bassey
  • "Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter." — Satchel Paige
  • “Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” — George Burns

Birthday Captions from Song Lyrics

  • “The party don't start till I walk in.” from “Tik Tok” by Kesha

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  • “Go shawty, it's your birthday / We gonna party like it's your birthday.” from “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
  • “They say it's your birthday / We're gonna have a good time.” from “Birthday” by The Beatles
  • “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.” from “22” by Taylor Swift
  • “Forever young.” from “Forever Young” by Alphaville
  • “Turned my birthday into a lifestyle.” from “Pop Style” by Drake
  • "Nothing can stop me, I'm all the way up." from “All the Way Up” by Fat Joe and Remy Ma
  • “It's my birthday. I'ma do what I like.” from “Birthday” by Anne-Marie
  • “The night is still young and so are we.” from “The Night is Still Young” by Nicki Minaj
  • “I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that b—tch.” from “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
  • “If I was you, I’d wanna be me too.” from “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor
  • “Tell 'em that it's my birthday when I party like that!” from “Birthday” by Selena Gomez

Milestone Birthday Instagram Captions

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  • Does this filter make me look [insert age here]?
  • #Dirty30
  • Welcome to Over the HillVille. Land of Milk of Magnesia.
  • RIP to my [insert decade here]
  • Finally legal. Proceed with caution.
  • Still 21, but with 10 years of experience.
  • Cheers to 21 years!
  • Half a century down, another one to go.
  • I’m not 40, it’s just my second time turning 20.
  • Go ahead and card me.
  • Looks 21, feels 18, acts 11… that makes me 50!

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