Top 60 Inspirational 21st Birthday Quotes and Greetings for Someone Turning 21

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Turning twenty-one happens only once. For some people, turning 21 is a huge milestone. It’s the age when you really feel mature and when you realize that you are no longer a teenager. All of the birthdays, turning 21 is the most significant one because it’s a milestone in the life of every college student. 21 is the age of stepping into maturity and when things start to get serious.

Turning 21 deserves to be celebrated with a bang. Welcome someone turning twenty-one with lots of joy and fun. However, a birthday is not complete without birthday quotes and greetings, so make sure you congratulate them on their 21st birthday.

List of 21st Birthday Quotes and Greetings

A birthday is wonderful to spend with family and someone you love, celebrating in style. If someone you know is turning twenty-one then these 21st birthday quotes and greetings will help you deliver the greeting. Below we have collated 21st birthday quotes you can use for your birthday wishes.

1.I cannot believe it has been an entire year since you turned twenty. Time flies when you’re having fun, and it’s going to fly even faster now that you’re twenty-one!

2. May God always bless you and bestow good health and prosperity on you. Have a wonderful and unforgettable 21st birthday.

3. Turning 21 is a big deal. You have survived long enough to prove that you are a responsible, loving, and legal adult. Happy birthday and here is to the next twenty-one years!

4. Congratulations on turning 21, the longest part of your life is now over.
Before you know it, you’ll be 41.
Have a Fabulous 21stBirthday!

5. Happy birthday my dear. The 21st year is chaperoned on the desire to live a bright and adventurous life. Enjoy this new phase to the fullest by leaving the past behind, exploring yourself for the future by tracing the new path of choices, and grabbing the new opportunities.

6. On your 21stbirthday, be safe, but have lots and lots of fun
Do something spectacular that you will remember for years to come.
Have a Great Birthday and an even better year!

7. Here is my advice to you: the last twenty-one years went by so fast. I hope the next twenty-one are just as incredible as the first, just take your time to enjoy everything. Happy birthday, dear!

8. Best wishes for your 21stbirthday
May your closest friends be with you as you celebrate this special day!
May you pass out safely in their laps after your crazy birthday bash!
Happy 21st Birthday and many more to come!

9. Not only 21st, may your life be brighter as each birthday comes and goes! May you have a fabulous birthday and may all your dreams come true.Happy 21st Birthday!

10. It’s your 21stbirthday
in the twenty-first century,
Your night ahead can’t help
but be filled with exciting fun.
Cheers to you on your big day!

11. It takes exactly twenty-one years to perfect a twenty-one-year-old like you.

12. Now that you are twenty-one and of legal drinking age
and as you make your first official poor life choice,
you will be held accountable for having too much fun!
Have an Amazing 21stBirthday!

13. Congratulations on blissfully overcoming two decades of your life. Welcome to the phase of youth & make the best of your life by reinventing yourself. Happy Birthday.

14. Today is the big “21” and as you celebrate your birthday
feel proud of the many things that you have achieved
and let go of any mistakes that you genuinely regret.
Happy 21stBirthday!

15. Today is your big day! You are turning twenty-one, and I hope you have the most fantastic party ever with all your friends and family around to celebrate.

16. Now that you’re twenty-one,
You can have a beer and do a twirl,
Or wine and dine your favorite girl.
Happy 21stBirthday!

17. Happy birthday to the best friend anyone could ever have. May your all wishes and desires and ideas become a reality. Happy 21stBirthday!

18. Twenty-one is the magical age when responsibility starts to taste better than alcohol. Enjoy your new taste for responsibility. Happy 21stBirthday!

19. Sending you best wishes on your 21stbirthday,
May everything go exactly your way today!
Happy Birthday to my friend!

20. Congratulations to you on your birthday. Remember that it is not just another year that we are celebrating, but we are grateful for the gift that God gave to our family and friends 21 years ago.

21. May you feel motivated and empowered
to accomplish many great things this year…
Happy 21stBirthday to a Remarkable Person!

22. I know you are not a child anymore, but I cannot help but think of you on your first birthday. Now, twenty years later you are still just as dear to me. Happy birthday, love.

23. While your 21st birthday only comes once in a lifetime,
Be safe, and make sure you don’t do anything I would do.
Happy 21stBirthday!

24. I wish you all the best things in your life because you are one of the best people. Go for a grand celebration, it’s your 21st

25. Your 21st birthday is a huge milestone in life
May your day bring lots of marvelous surprises.
Happy Birthday and let it be the best day ever!

26. Remember, if you can’t count backward from twenty-one by sevens, you are probably having too good of a time at your 21stbirthday party.  Happy 21st birthday!

27. It’s an extra special day because it’s your 21stbirthday
Hope you’ll have an exceptionally lovely time in every single way. Happy 21st Birthday!

28. Its barrels of fun to turn twenty-one.

29. Wishing you the very best on your 21stbirthday
and may you have many more to come!

30. Can you imagine a perfect reason to celebrate? You are turning twenty-one! This happens once in a lifetime, and we are going to make it a night you never forget.

31. Congratulations! You’re finally a legal adult,
Hope your 21stbirthday is as special as you are.

32. This is your chance to have the perfect night of your life so far. Turning 21 is a big deal, but it will only be the beginning of great things to come. I hope you have a fantastic birthday today.

33. Finally twenty-one and ready for some extra exciting fun,
May the celebration continues until the day is done.
With Love, Happy 21stBirthday!

34. May you keep shining like this always so that I can keep on basking in the warmth of your friendship. Wishing you a very happy 21stbirthday my best buddy.

35. A special birthday greeting just for you
To wish you happiness all day through,
And to hope the coming year is the very nicest of all, my dear.
Lots of Love, Happy 21stBirthday!

36. I can’t think of a single reason someone would be excited to turn twenty-one.  Can you?  Try to have a happy birthday anyway.

37. On your 21stbirthday,
Whatever you do to celebrate,
May your day turn out to be just great!

38. Happy 21stbirthday, dear. May you always be happy, may it be greater than it already is & may your path be wonderful & smooth!

39. I wanted to break my usual tradition
and send you an expensive gift
but you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!
Happy 21stBirthday anyway…

40. As you celebrate your 21st birthday, I know the candles cost more than last time. May you live to an age when the candles will cost more than the cake.

41. Cutie, you are responsible for giving me my breaths and taking them away too. Happy 21stbirthday, have fun.

42. Everyone focuses on telling you to drink responsibly when you turn 21, but I want to warn you of another danger.  Eat responsibly, because your metabolism will be slowing down as you get older.

43. 21stbirthday, may the girlish-self abandon your life by giving you the way to femininity. Keep being this good girl and become what you desire to be in future. Always know that you can count on your parents & we are always here to help whenever you need. Happy Birthday.

44. Hey, you are one of my best friends, but sometimes I feel like punching you in the face. Every time I try to reach your age, you take off. Happy 21stbirthday though, but wait for me next time.

45. The dreams are yours but the wishes are mine. May you have the best birthday of all times. Have a super duper 21st

46. For some reason, twenty-one-year-old people are not able to blow out their candles as well as twenty-year-old people. No one knows why this is true, but anyone who has observed it will tell you that the twenty-year-old people have a better aim for some reason.

47. To complete twenty years is the most meaningful of all birthdays and along with it come many more responsibilities, new dreams, and other loves. Receive my best wishes for a happy 21st

48. I definitely know that you want to live a long life, but aging is the only option. Happy 21st

49. Age increase does not necessarily mean one is growing old. It’s another meaning for ripening and therefore getting better. Congrats for making it to twenty-one. Happy 21stBirthday!

50. It’s magic and a privilege to have you in my life. Looking forward to many more years together with trust, love, and joy. Happy 21stbirthday my sweetheart.

51. For every person wishing they were twenty-one or older, there are at least 5 people wishing they were younger. Congratulations on getting older.

52. 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.

53. You have been a rare commodity to get, but am proud that I have you. May all your wishes come true as you mark your 21stbirthday!

54. Dreams are yours but the wishes are mine. May you have the best birthday of all times. Have a super duper 21st

55. I just want to thank you for being with me and bringing countless joys in my life all these twenty-one years. I am grateful for our endless conversations, the partying, the countless advice and your shoulder to rely on. Happy 21st

56. You always fill my days with laughter and happiness, and as you turn twenty-one, change the age number, but retain the fun. Happy 21stBirthday!

57. I pray that your 21st birthday makes you experience care and concern from the world. You are so important and wonderful. Happy 21st

58. May God replenish your life with blessings, and no matter what happens, may happiness never leave your path! Today is a special day. It’s your 21st birthday, beloved daughter, and I want to wish you all the best for your life.

59. Your birthday is a sign of wellness and achievement in life. I hope it becomes better and nicer as you grow old. Wishing you all the best as you hit twenty-one. Happy 21stBirthday!

60. Today, on your 21st birthday, I wish you to have the best birthday party. May your coming years be packed-out with good deeds and blessings! Happy 21st birthday!


Birthday is a time for celebration. Make every birthday celebration more exciting by giving your loved ones inspirational birthday quotes and greetings, especially when they turn 21. Turning 21 only happens once, so make the most of it for someone celebrating it by giving them a special 21st birthday quote to inspire and motivate them.