50+ Thoughtful Happy 21st Birthday Wishes, Quotes, & Messages

Heartfelt and thoughtful wishes to make your loved one's birthday more special

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Turning 21 is quite an exciting feeling for many as they are officially an adult to do many fun things. It is worth celebrating. If you are looking for a beautiful message to greet your close one who is turning 21, here is a list of some heartwarming 21st birthday wishes that you can use. Your heartfelt words and wishes will make your loved one happy and blessed. Check out the wonderful compilation of 21st birthday wishes for your best friend, daughter, son, brother, and sister.

Cheerful 21st Birthday Wishes For Your Best Friend

Cheerful 21st birthday wishes for your best friend
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Your best friend will always stand by your side, help you follow your dreams, and play naughty pranks with you. If you want to wish your bestie differently, here are some interesting birthday greetings:

  1. YOU, bestie, deserve to be celebrated not just for your accomplishments, but also for who you are and how you bless everyone around you. Wishing you the happiest birthday!
  2. Happy birthday to you! You’re a monkey who was born in a zoo, and you cackle like one too! Love you little monkey!
  3. Happy birthday to my bestie, who never acted their age.
  4. You are 10 with 11 years of experience. Happy birthday!
  5. Thank you for doing all the silly stuff with me. Here’s to many more — happy 21st birthday.
  6. I searched all over the internet to send you a special gift for your 21st birthday. And guess what? Nothing beats my amazing presence in your life! Happy birthday, you lucky person!
  7. You always give the best hugs, support me in everything I do, and answer the phone, no matter what the time is. Thank you for always being there for me. Happy 21st birthday to my rock!
  8. Hello birthday king/queen! Here’s to another year of fun, friendship, laughter, and pranks. Happy 21st birthday!

Your little princess has now turned into a queen, and if you are searching for a message to make her day special, take a look at the list below.

Delightful 21st Birthday Wishes For Your Daughter

Delightful 21st birthday wishes for your daughter
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  1. Thank you for lighting up our world with your laughter. Happy 21st birthday to the best daughter in the universe!
  2. You are such an adorable daughter, and you are my pride. I wish you a wonderful 21st birthday.
  3. May your birthday shine like a million bright stars. Happy 21st birthday to my girl!
  4. I love you for the little girl once you were, the amazing woman you have grown up to be, and the precious daughter you will always be. Happy 21st birthday, sweetheart!
  5. Happy 21st birthday, honey! May sunshine follow your path and make your life brighter.
  6. Watching you grow up into the person you have become has been a great joy. May you achieve great heights in everything you seek. Happy birthday, darling!
  7. Happy 21st birthday, my lovely daughter! Love you to the moon and back. Enjoy your special day!

Your son is now turning into a young man. Encourage and bless him to achieve his dreams with the following beautiful 21st birthday wishes.

Joyful 21st Birthday Wishes For Your Son

Joyful 21st birthday wishes for your son
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  1. My baby boy is all grown up! I wish you a life full of happiness, prosperity, and adventure. Happy 21st birthday my son!
  2. Every year, you are turning into an awesome human being. Welcome to adulthood. Happy birthday, my son!
  3. Happy birthday my young man who is smart and tall like his dad.
  4. I am blessed to have such a responsible son. Love you, dear! Happy 21st birthday.
  5. I feel happy to be part of the celebrations and witness the transformation of a cute little boy into a young prince. Happy 21st birthday.
  6. You turn 21 only once. Hope this birthday is spectacular and wonderful. May all your dreams and wishes come true. Happy 21st birthday, my dear son!
  7. My son, you had my heart from the very day you were born. It’s been a pleasure watching you transform into this kind, compassionate, and intelligent adult. Happy 21st birthday! Love you!
  8. Happy twenty-first birthday, sonny! Wishing you nothing but the best. May your life be filled with amazing adventures and exciting opportunities.
  9. Hope your birthday is as amazing as you are. Wishing you love and joy always. Happy 21st birthday, sweetie!
  10. Happy 21st birthday, my son! May you make precious memories and find awesome friends and happiness wherever life takes you along!

It’s always joyful to have a brother or sister, and their birthday celebration means party planning and creating memories. So, bless your dear ones with love, affection, and greet them with these beautifully crafted birthday sayings to make their special day even more special!

Flattering 21st Birthday Wishes For Your Brother And Sister

Flattering 21st birthday wishes for your brother and sister
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  1. Cheers to the marvelous years we spent together. Happy 21st birthday, my lovely sister!
  2. I cannot believe that you have turned 21. Happy birthday to my little brother, who is not so little anymore.
  3. Happy 21st birthday to my loving sister, my best friend, my secret keeper, and my partner in crime. May all your wishes be fulfilled!
  4. On your 21st birthday, this is my wish for you. May all your wishes come true!
  5. May you live a long, strong, and responsible life. Happy 21st birthday, my tall young man.
  6. Happy 21st birthday, my girlfriend-less brother. May you get one soon.
  7. To my beautiful sister, who is a good friend and guide, happy 21st birthday!
  8. I treasure our fights, fun times, gossip sessions, and deep talks. Happy birthday, my dear sister.
  9. No diamond can be more precious than you. Happy birthday, my loving sister.
  10. Your innocence is priceless, and your kindness makes me proud. Happy birthday, my brother!
  11. Proud to have a sister like you; intelligence and compassion wrapped together. Happy 21st birthday.
  12. On your 21st birthday, here’s wishing you loads of smiles, sprinkles of joy, and a lifetime of happiness!

Add humor to normal birthday wishes to make them more fun! Here are a few fun wishes for birthday cards that you can use for your siblings, friends, colleagues, and anyone with a sense of humor.

Funny 21st Birthday Wishes

Funny 21st birthday wishes for your loved one
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  1. Welcome to the 21 club! Now, it’s time for you to buy me a drink. Happy birthday!
  2. Happy birthday! Disappoint those who expect you to be dignified and sober.
  3. A wise man once said, “Forget about the past, you cannot change it.” I say, “Forget about the present – I didn’t get you one!” Happy 21st birthday, buddy!
  4. You can go ahead and light the candles on your birthday cake. I have already alerted the fire department. :P
  5. The night is young, but you, my friend, aren’t anymore! We can still party! Happy 21st birthday, goofball!
  6. Roses are red, violets are blue, and monkeys like you, belong in the zoo! Happy 21st birthday!

Check out these special 21st birthday messages that you can send across to anyone in your contact list.

Thoughtful 21st Birthday Wishes For All

Thoughtful 21st birthday wishes for all
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  1. Happy birthday to the most spectacular human being I know! May your 21st year be magical and bring you lots of happiness and success!
  2. Enjoy the freedom of turning 21. Embrace the new phase. Happy 21st birthday!
  3. May you always remain surrounded by beautiful and inspiring human beings who shape you into an impressive young one — happy 21st birthday.
  4. 21 is a perfect age. Be energetic, optimistic, and do great things. Happy birthday!
  5. The last twenty years passed quickly, and the upcoming twenty years will pass even faster. Just laugh as much as you can; don’t worry about everything. Happy 21st birthday.
  6. You are now in your twenties; enjoy it before knocking your thirties. Always remember, time flies. Happy 21st birthday!
  7. Have a grand and cheerful birthday, my dear young man/woman. Enjoy to the fullest.
  8. Stay happy! Stay healthy! Happy 21st birthday!

Heartfelt 21st Birthday Messages

  1. I’m sending you my best wishes on this milestone of your life! Cheers to your 21st birthday.
  2. Happy 21st birthday! May this year be a whirlwind of happiness, with new opportunities and dreams coming true. Continue being the amazing person that you are!
  3. Cheers to your birthday! You’ve accomplished a remarkable feat, and I know that you will do amazing things in the future because you are someone really special.
  4. Congratulations on turning 21! May this year bring you success, love, and treasured memories. Enjoy each and every moment!
  5. Wishing the happiest of birthdays to someone who brings so much joy to everyone around them. May this 21st year be just as incredible as you are!

Infographic: Top 10 Heartwarming 21st Birthday Wishes

Turning 21 brings with it independence, responsibility, and getting treated as an adult. This important milestone calls for some very special wishes. If you are looking for new and special ways to wish your loved one on their 21st birthday, check out the following infographic for some inspiration.

top 10 heartwarming 21st birthday wishes (infographic)

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If your loved one, friend, or family member turns 21, wishing them a simple ‘happy birthday’ can be too boring. You need to add some fun and spice it up to make them feel loved and special as they celebrate their entry into adulthood. The above-listed 21st birthday wishes let your loved ones know how important they are to you and what they mean to you. Moreover, these wishes will bring a wide smile to their faces. So, send across a birthday wish that you feel suits the other person and be part of their landmark day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is 21 a significant birthday?

The 21st birthday is a milestone birthday for reaching the legal age for various activities, such as drinking, entering nightclubs, and smoking. It is therefore celebrated as a coming-of-age day and holds special significance.

What is the 21st birthday called?

The 21st birthday is often called “the coming of age” day.

How do you write a 21st birthday speech?

Keep a 21st birthday speech crisp, short, personal and focused on the individual whose birthday it is. If there are drinks at the party, finish off by inviting everyone to drink up and have a merry time.

Key Takeaways

  • Be it your son, daughter, best friend, or brother, wishing them on their 21st birthday with a sweet message can make their day extra special.
  • The 21st birthday is considered to be special and is celebrated as a significant milestone that marks one’s entrance into adulthood.
  • 21st birthday wishes and messages go a long way towards letting a loved one know how much you care for and think about them, making them feel important.

21st birthday quotes

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Wish your loved one their 21st birthday with special wishes or a song. Watch this video and get inspired, and celebrate this special day with joy and happiness!
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John Ryan De Oca is a relationship expert with six years of experience in coaching people and helping them achieve their desired outcomes with a mind-body-soul approach. He aims to transform how his clients feel about themselves and make them feel confident in their relationships. John has worked with and studied under some of the best therapists and coaches and...read full bio

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