150+ Heartfelt 21st Birthday Wishes And Messages

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The 21st birthday is a momentous occasion in a person’s life. The youngster now is legally allowed to drink, hit pubs, and visit the casino, though they need to indulge in them responsibly. If you are looking for 21st birthday wishes, you are at the right place. Remembering and sending your best wishes on the birthday of your loved ones will make them feel special and important. Plunge into this post for some beautiful wishes to help you cheer your loved one and bring a smile to them on their 21st birthday.

151 21st Birthday Wishes

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Happy 21st Birthday Wishes

Here are some wonderful 21st birthday wishes that can be sent to your friends or loved ones on their special day.

  1. These are the best days of your life, make sure you enjoy them to their fullest. Happy 21st Birthday!
  1. Happy birthday, dearest. Hope your birthday is twenty-onederful!
  1. Do you know the definition of true freedom? It is turning 21! Hope you have a super-duper 21st birthday celebration!
  1. It’s a wonderful day to celebrate someone special. I wish you a blissful season as you celebrate your 21. Happy birthday. You are always loved.
  1. You’ve finally walked into the world of real adulthood. I hope you enjoy every beautiful thing that resides in this fabulously exciting world. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. Wow, the last 21 years went by so fast. Here’s hoping the next 21 are incredible and you enjoy every moment. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. Congratulations on successfully completing two decades of your life. Welcome to the phase of youth and make the best of your life by reinventing yourself. Happy Birthday.
  1. I cannot believe you are 21 now. It’s the best time of your life to create special memories. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. Here’s wishing you all the best for this milestone of your life! Happy 21st birthday.
  1. I hope you enjoy every moment of this year and make everyone proud. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. Turning 21 is a big deal, but this special day is just the beginning of great things to come. I hope you have an amazing 21st birthday.
  1. Your 21st birthday is a special day as you’re given the key that unlocks the door to your future! Happy birthday.
  1. Happy 21st birthday. I hope that the path ahead is bright and kind to you. You’re a great person who deserves the best in life!
  1. 21st birthday is the last day of your life as a teenager. Now you are officially an adult. Happy birthday!
  1. Congratulations, you hit 21! Celebrate as much as you can. From now on, new responsibilities are coming your way! Happy Birthday.
  1. Wishing you all the best for this milestone of your life! Happy 21st birthday!
  1. 21 years passed from your birth. Twenty-one years of happy memories and lessons learned. I hope you never stop learning and smiling! Happy birthday.
  1. The 21st breakthrough is so much more than an age. It’s about great moments, lots of fun, and impatience with all the wonderful things that are about to come.
  1. Happy birthday and best wishes for more years of life with health, peace, and love. Thank you for being who you are and always be like that.
  1. You only turn 21 once. Seize this moment and relish the experience. It’s worth every moment. Happy birthday!
  1. Happy birthday, my dearest. Congratulations on becoming 21 years old. Let the good times roll.
  1. You have too many blessings to count on your 21st birthday. Appreciate even the small things. Many happy returns of the day.
  1. Make sure you dream big and accomplish your goals. Remember that the simplest things lead to the happiest life. Love always, happy 21st birthday.
  1. Here is a word of wisdom for your 21st birthday: Great freedom comes with plenty of responsibility. So have fun and live smart.
  1. May you receive many sweet surprises on your 21st birthday.
  1. We only get to celebrate your 21st birthday once. So let’s party and have a night you won’t forget. Have a great one.
  1. Look how far you’ve made it. You are another year older and another year wiser—happy 21st birthday.
  1. You look as beautiful as ever on this wonderful occasion. I hope your 21st birthday brings you many amazing memories.
  1. Take risks and be brave. This is the time of your life to make the mistakes you’ll regret later. Have a fantastic 21st birthday.
  1. You are the gift for our family. 21 years of bliss is what you’ve given me. I hope this birthday wish is a special treat. Happy birthday.
  1. The day you’ve been dreaming of is finally here. The countdown is over. Happy 21st birthday.
  1. Time flies when you’re young and having fun. Enjoy your twenties. Before you know it, you’ll be knocking on thirty. Happy 21st birthday to you, buddy!
  1. So happy to be graced with your presence for 21 lovely years. Enjoy your twenties. It’s a fabulous time. Happy birthday.
  1. I hope your day is incredible. Spend it with friends and family because they will always be there for you…when you’re turning 21 or 51. Many happy returns of the day!

21st Birthday Wishes For A Girl

Send a lovely wish to the special girl (sister or a friend) and make her day memorable.

  1. A 21st birthday is an extraordinary and significant milestone in anybody’s life, especially when it’s the celebration of such a wonderful girl like you. Happy birthday.
  1. On your 21st birthday, open your wings and fly high. Happy birthday, girl.
  1. Congratulations to you, my beautiful sister, on your 21st birthday. Have a great one.
  1. The mere fact that you are turning 21 today in such excellent health and grace brings a lot of joy to my heart. Happy birthday. I love you.
  1. Welcome to your big 21st year. My best friend is getting older, and I can’t help but admire the changes. Everything comes beautifully to you. Explore the new age with fun. Happy birthday!
  1. We cannot believe you are finally 21. You became such a beautiful young woman. May you have the best and unforgettable birthday ever. Sending you all my love.
  1. Here is 21st birthday message for you: Believe me, this is the last birthday you’ll ever have with no concerns and responsibilities. Enjoy this unique day as much as you can. Happy 21st birthday, my dear.
  1. My dear, have a birthday as wonderful as you are. Enjoy the time with your closest friends and family. Smile because you look gorgeous. Happy 21st birthday, always be happy.
  1. You are a special person, and I’m delighted to see you reach 21. May your 21st birthday be the start of a remarkable life.
  1. I always remember the excitement that I felt when turning 21. Some concern, but so much happiness. 21 is a great age, have fun. Happy 21st birthday, sister!
  1. I thought all day long about what to write on this card. I wanted something meaningful, something that would make you understand how special this birthday is. However, I am speechless. Cheers to your 21st birthday!
  1. Welcome to club 21 – the most fun age in the universe. Happy 21st birthday.
  1. You look as beautiful as ever on this wonderful occasion. I hope your 21st birthday brings you unforgettable memories. Happy birthday
  1. On your 21st birthday, we would like to let you know how proud we are of the amazing person you’ve become. May you be fruitful in whatever endeavors you pursue. Have a lovely day, my dearest.
  1. Wasn’t it just yesterday that you were a year younger? Time flies fast. It seems like yesterday you were a clueless person, and now you’ve entered adulthood. I hope you find the right path in life, and may this year top the last. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. May your next 21 years will be as awesome as the first was—take your time to enjoy everything. Happy 21.
  1. I’m proud of the person you’ve become, responsible and wise beyond years. I hope your 21st birthday inspires you to make the most out of life.

21st Birthday Wishes For A Guy

Make the birthday more special for the most awesome guy in your life by sending him some heartfelt wishes.

  1. Congratulations to you on your birthday, dear. You are a blessing, and I’m blessed beyond words to express my gratitude to you. Keep being the best of yourself—happy 21st.
  1. You should turn around yourself 21 times and shout to everyone that today is your birthday. You should always keep this moment in your mind and never forget it. Say goodbye to your amazing childhood and say hello to your adult life. Happy birthday!
  1. You are a special person, and I’m very happy to see you reach 21. May your 21st birthday be the start of an extraordinary life! Happy birthday.
  1. Congratulations, dear, today is another high point. Goodbye childhood, say hello to your great future with excellent opportunities. Good luck with your new ride. Happy 21st birthday, have a wonderful day as you want.
  1. I’m proud of the person you’ve become. I hope your 21st birthday inspires you to make the most out of life.
  1. Congratulations on blissfully overcoming two decades of your life. Welcome to the phase of youth and make the best of your life by reinventing yourself—enjoy your 21st.
  1. Congratulations on your 21st birthday. All these years have been special for us. Have a great one.
  1. Happy birthday, my brother. I pray that your path will always be full of bright happiness. I want you to be kind, magnificent, and strong man. I love you.
  1. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know! Congratulations on your 21st birthday!
  1. On your 21st birthday, I wish life throws a bundle of new opportunities, and may you achieve enormous success. Celebrate your 21st birthday like there is no tomorrow.
  1. On your 21st birthday, enjoy but do not drink and drive. This is something you’re going to hear often from now on. Happy birthday, brother.
  1. Happy 21st birthday. Always remember that life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. I wish you all the best for the next chapter.
  1. I wish a spectacular 21st birthday for my buddy. May your 21st birthday bring you immeasurable happiness and good luck in your life.
  1. At this age, one has a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Use it well to make the future a beautiful affair. Happy 21st birthday, my dear.
  1. Congratulations on reaching one of life’s most significant milestones. Your future looks so bright. Happy 21st.
  1. You are finally an adult. Congrats on your 21st birthday. Enjoy your special celebration.
  1. It’s time to pop up champagne bottles as it’s the birthday of my sweetheart, the darling of my life. Wishing a mesmerizing 21st birthday to my heartbeat!

Funny 21st Birthday Wishes

Humor your loved ones by sending them some funny quotes on their birthday.

  1. Congratulations! It’s your 21st birthday. Now you can buy me a drink. Have a good one.
  1. Today, on the verge of your 21st birthday as your best friend, I vow not to disclose your actual age to anyone. So this is my gift to you!
  1. You are 21. Proceed with care! Happy birthday, buddy.
  1. Congratulations on turning 21! I hope your birthday is so great that you’ll need sunglasses to open the fridge in the morning.
  1. It’s your birthday, but you’re buying the drinks! It is just a start. Happy 21!
  1. Happy 21st. Congratulations on making the world better for everyone who knows you, my friend. I hope you have a blast and always be happy.
  1. Someone pinch me. I can’t believe you’re turning 21! Congratulations. Happy birthday, dear.
  1. Time to celebrate your induction into adulthood. Happy birthday.
  1. Not to be outdone by anyone, celebrate and play, you’re 21 today. Happy 21st to you.
  1. You may be 21, but pretty soon, you’ll be pushing 30. So let’s go out and party before all your good looks flee. 21st birthday cheers!
  1. You know what they say about turning 21? Old enough to know better and young enough not to care. Enjoy it!
  1. No matter what happens, you’ll never be underage again. Happy 21st!
  1. Happy birthday to you from little old me. Now can I please have your old fake ID?
  1. I know it’s your 21st birthday, but there’s enough alcohol to go around. So slow down and take it easy. No need to get sloppy drunk. Enjoy your day.
  1. You’re 21! Now you can legally do everything you’ve been doing all along.
  1. Happy 21st birthday! I only came to see if you can hold your liquor.
  1. The next best thing after an 18th birthday is the 21st birthday. Congratulations to you and happy birthday.

Inspirational 21st Birthday Wishes

Share some inspirational quotes with your loved ones and let them know how they have inspired you.

  1. I can’t believe you are twenty one. Don’t forget, buddy, the time is always different everywhere. Don’t care about your age, always have fun, but be responsible. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. I have always looked up to you and am so proud of the person you have become. It’s a blessing to have you in my life. Happy birthday, dearest.
  1. Happy 21st birthday to the smartest, funniest, most beautiful girl. You’re a ray of sunshine in anybody’s life, so may your special day sparkle and shine the hearts of all those around you.
  1. Here is a word of wisdom for your 21st birthday: Enjoy freedom but keep responsibility in mind. Have fun and live smart. Happy birthday, I wish you all the best.
  1. With all you’ve been through, you persevered and moved forward. Here you are, passing this milestone, stronger than ever. You inspire me. Enjoy your 21st birthday, you deserve it.
  1. God bless you and bestow good health and peace on you. For Have a blessed and unforgettable birthday. Take care of yourself—happy 21st.
  1. How has one so young accomplished so much? What a role model you are for the younger members of our family. I’m so proud of the grown-up you have become. Cheers to your 21.
  1. As you turn 21 today, I was reminiscing about your impressive achievements and all the beautiful moments we have shared together—happy birthday, dear one.
  1. 21 is some weird age because the amazing childhood is on one side of the line and the responsibilities of the adult is on the other. But you are a responsible, loving, and clever person. You are our hero. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. On your 21st birthday, you deserve all of the happiness and joy that life can bring. Thank you for inspiring me. Happy birthday, buddy.
  1. Go forth and do great things; I’m so excited to be a part of the life you build for yourself. You continue to be my best friend and inspiration. Happy 21st!
  1. What does life have in store for you? Adulthood filled with joy, happiness, and success is my birthday wish for you. Enjoy the 21st!
  1. I hope your day gets incredible. Spend it with friends and family now as you may not get the chance later!
  1. Today, new beginnings are ahead. The most important part for you is to start. So use the chance well. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. Happy birthday, my dear. The 21st year is the same weird but open to new opportunities. The enormous responsibility and the amazing love will always be there with you. You must balance them and live your life happily. Happy 21st birthday!
  1. What an impressive person you have become. I cannot wait to see the trail you blaze in life. Happy 21!
  1. You are legal to do so many things, but be cautious. Have a wonderful 21st birthday, and always maintain a balance.

21st Birthday Wishes For Daughter

Send a special wish for your daughter on her 21st birthday and tell her what she means to you.

  1. To my daughter, I am so proud of all of your hard work, your generous spirit, and your positive attitude. I know you will do big things in this world—happy 21st birthday.
  1. It is awe-inspiring, isn’t it? How have you made it this far and how you have grown into such a strong and stunning person? Well, I am proud to say that I have witnessed your beautiful transformation. I am pretty sure that you will grow in grace and beauty. Happy twenty first birthday to you, my sweet daughter!
  1. Today’s an extraordinary day. Your 21st birthday! I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed watching you grow into a wonderful person you are today. Happy birthday, my daughter.
  1. You’ve been blessed with another year in your life.. You’re just 21, and there’s so much in store for you, so I wish you the enthusiasm to welcome each challenge you may face. Happy 21st birthday, my special daughter!
  1. I wish more birthdays to come so we can celebrate them to the fullest. You push yourself to become a better version of yourself. Enjoy your day!
  1. Wishing my daughter the best 21st birthday ever. From the day you were born, you have made my world a better place. I could never have imagined I would be so lucky as a parent. Thank you for all you have given to me these past 21 years. You have all of my love.
  1. May our sweet daughter have the greatest 21st birthday ever! What a light you are in our lives. We could never have asked for or imagined a better you. We hope you continue to be true to yourself and be grounded as you are. This world is a better place because you are in it. We look forward to seeing you shine ever more brightly in the coming years.
  1. May God shower your life with blessings, and no matter what happens, happiness never leaves your path! Today is a special day, and it’s your 21st birthday, beloved daughter. I want to wish you all the best in your life.
  1. A daughter like you is more priceless than a diamond. You are strong, wise, kind, and thoughtful. Happy 21st, sweetheart!
  1. Happy 21st birthday to our amazing daughter. Thank you so much for being you. We have been truly honored to watch you grow and become a light to everyone who knows you. Let your light continue to shine brightly as you make your path in this world. We love you so much.
  1. Happy birthday! Since the day you were born, you have brought a lot of happiness to our life and we pray that you will continue to make us proud in the coming years. God bless you, precious daughter.
  1. A daughter is someone you can laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart—happy 21st birthday, my girl.
  1. You are loved for the little girl you once were, the special woman you are now, and the precious daughter you will always be. Congratulations on your 21st birthday, my girl.
  1. The arrival of the 21st birthday means my little princess is turning into an elegant queen. I desperately wish all the happiness and luxuries of the world for you. Happy 21st birthday, my little angel.
  1. 21 years ago, a special daughter was born to us. You have left your footprints on our souls, and for that, we are forever grateful to you. We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished and are thankful we are your parents. Happy birthday!
  1. You are an exceptional child. We have brought you up in the best possible way. I know one day you will make us super proud. Happy 21st birthday to the best daughter ever.
  1. Your silly faces and stupid jokes make your parent’s day like nothing else. We feel restless if we don’t see your face within 10 minutes. I wish a wonderful 21st birthday to the loveliest daughter.

21st Birthday Wishes For Son

Tell your son what he is to you and on his special day with these messages.

  1. On your 21st birthday, I would like you to become the best, kind-hearted, and most successful man. To live life gracefully, you will always have us by your side. We will always love you, son.
  1. If age comes with wisdom, this birthday will make you the wisest person amongst us. Happy birthday big guy!
  1. Your 21st birthday, the long-awaited date, has finally come, and now you are a man. Happy birthday, son! It is an essential milestone in life and today, I wish you maturity, awareness of new responsibilities, and, of course, much happiness.
  1. Son, I am so proud of the man you have become. I wish you the happiest of birthdays as you enter this next phase of your life. Happy birthday.
  1. Congratulations dude! You did it, you’ve reached another milestone in your life. Enjoy your 21st birthday.
  1. Happy 21st birthday, my son! Today, you’ve come to a beautiful moment in life, and I’m delighted to see your growth. May every day of your life bring new hope for you. My blessings and good wishes are always with you.
  1. Sending you lots of love and blessings on your 21st milestone.
  1. When I turned 21, the times were simpler, slower, but quite frankly, more boring. Today, 21 is your ticket to a new and exciting world. It’s time to celebrate. Happy 21st birthday, my son!
  1. Having an obedient, hard-working, and moralistic son like you is a pure blessing for any parent. Happy 21st birthday to my amazing son!
  1. Here is my 21st birthday message for you—believe me, this is the last birthday you’ll ever have with no concerns and responsibilities. Enjoy this unique day as much as you can. Happy 21st birthday, son.
  1. Only a few parents are privileged to be blessed with a gifted son like you—happy 21st birthday to the best son in the world.
  1. Happy 21st birthday to my lovely son! Today is considered a special day for you, but every day for the past 21 years has been unique for me. So, enjoy your day as much as everyone enjoys life with you in it.
  1. Make sure you dream big and accomplish your goals. Whenever you achieve success, remember that the simplest things lead to the happiest life. Love always, happy 21st birthday, son.
  1. Here’s celebrating 21 years of good times, great friends, wonderful family, and lessons learned. May you be blessed with the best things in life. Happy 21st birthday, son!
  1. No matter how many birthdays come and go, you’ll always be my little boy. Congratulations on your new chapter. Happy 21st, son. I love you so much.
  1. Your unflinching determination and diligence to achieve goals at the tender age of 21 speaks volumes about your great character. I wish you a joyous 21st birthday!
  1. Your mere presence and charming smile is sufficient enough to fill my heart with immense delight. You ooze happiness wherever you go. Happy 21st birthday, my handsome son.

21st Birthday Wishes For A Friend

Friends always hold a special place in our hearts and lives. So on their birthday, make it more special by expressing your love and affection.

  1. Being such a wonderful friend to me, you deserve nothing but the finest on your 21st birthday and every blessed day of your existence.
  1. To the best friend in the world, welcome to your sweet 21st birthday. You will experience remarkable happiness and meaning in life now. You are blessed at all times. Enjoy your day, lovely soul.
  1. You’re no longer a teenager, that’s for sure. Welcome to the world of adults, and I hope you like it. It’s not always as cool as it sounds. There’s a lot of wondering and second-guessing before finally succeeding. And there’s a lot of trial and error before finding something that genuinely works. Still, being an adult gives you happiness like no other. I hope you have the time of your life. Happy 21st birthday, my dear friend!
  1. Legal he is, finally, gee whiz! Happy birthday, my friend. I’ve brought you some champagne, with bubbles and fizz. Let’s party and celebrate, let the fun never end!
  1. Happy birthday, buddy. You are a kind man and deserve all the happiness of this world. Your friends are lucky to enjoy your companionship. I wish you good health and many beautiful years of life in the future.
  1. Today is not a day when you have aged, but only one more day towards the end of your youth! So be quick, take advantage, and let’s party! Happy birthday, my friend!
  1. 21st birthday! I can’t believe that you’re getting old, buddy! By the way, many congratulations. On this special day, I want you to know that you are my best friend, my true brother, and I can do anything for your happiness. So enjoy every moment of life. Love you a lot.
  1. Welcome to your big 21st year on earth. My best friend is getting older, and I can’t help but admire the changes. Everything comes beautifully for you. Explore the new age with fun. Happy birthday!
  1. My dearest friend, happy 21st birthday! You are my sister from another mother. Keep smiling and be full of life. It’s a great day of your life, and I pray that you get married soon and have many children! Lots of hugs, kisses, and love for you!
  1. There’s nothing in the world that could come between me and your 21st birthday celebration. I had to be here to support you in this wonderful moment. Happy birthday, my friend.
  1. Turning 21st is not a big deal as people used to say. It’s like any other birthday celebration. However, the great thing is you have friends to celebrate the special occasion. So wishing you a joyful 21st birthday, dear friend!
  1. Even an ordinary 21st birthday becomes extraordinary when all the friends are there to celebrate the big occasion. So, we will make sure to make your 21st birthday celebration unforgettable. Happy birthday!
  1. Your birthday means a lot to me, and I join everyone celebrating with you today to wish you all of the best that the world offers. You are lifted in all of your ways, best friend—happy 21st.
  1. You are destined to succeed, and as you celebrate your 21st birthday, I wish you all the success that your heart can hold and joy on your path. Happy birthday to my best friend!
  1. You are made for the best in life. So, cheers to my best friend as you celebrate your 21st year. Isn’t it amazing that you are now growing to become independent? I love you, dearest friend.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the traditional gift for the 21st birthday?

Key pendants are traditionally given as a 21st-birthday present, symbolizing the limitless doors of opportunity they can open in life.

2. What does the age 21 signify?

When a person reaches 21 years of age, they are considered an adult. They can legally partake in many activities and are no longer socially dependent on their parents.

It is an exciting day for the birthday boy or girl when they turn 21. It marks new beginnings, and you can make the day even more special with the right 21st birthday wishes. Use them to greet your son, daughter, or a friend and see the smile on their face. You may pick the one that best conveys your feelings, and you may try adding your own touch to it, making it more personal and adding to the sweet memories of the day that will stay for a lifetime.

Infographic: Hosting 21st Birthday Party For Your Loved One

The 21st birthday is a special occasion and marks new beginnings for many. Therefore, the day calls for grand celebrations. Check out the infographic below to find some of the best places to celebrate your loved one’s 21st birthday.

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