40 Birthday Wishes for Cousins: Happy Cake Day Quotes, Cards, and More

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Cousins are our partners-in-crime; the source of laughter; and also favourite people to gossip. Moments shared with Cousins are unforgettable and long-lasting. That’s why the birthday of a cousin is the perfect moment for celebrating the special bond! To help you create the perfect birthday wish, Send Wish Online is here with unique, funny, and cute birthday wishes and messages for cousins. Below are 40 birthday wishes for cousin brothers and sisters to create the perfect happy birthday ecard!

Happy birthday wishes for cousin

  • You are a gift to all of us! You brighten our lives, filling them with pleasure and joy. My dear Cousin, your birthday is another opportunity to tell you how much we love you. Happy Birthday!
  • You are the best buddy I've ever had in my life. I wish you joy and hope that you will always be with me. Happy Birthday!
  • Cousins are one of the finest members of the family. I am grateful to have such a wonderful cousin like you. Happy birthday, dear!
  • I pray that all of your dreams come true and that each of your birthdays is memorable. Happy Birthday!
  • Cousin, may your birthday be full of fun, smiles, and love, as well as many more birthdays to come! Happy Birthday!
  • Dear Cousin, you blessed the day you came on this Earth. You made my life so enjoyable. Have a wonderful birthday!
  • You are a wonderful cousin, a wonderful friend, and an unbreakable part of my life. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy birthday, my lovely Cousin, You are amazing in every way. I wish you the most amazing birthday ever!
  • Happiness has you as a member of my family. Cousins are similar to sisters and greatest buddies bundled into one! Happy Birthday!
  • Happy birthday to my long-distance Cousin. I wish I could be there to share your joy, Cousin. Today, have fun and enjoy yourself!

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Happy birthday cousin quotes 

  • The day you came into my life was a blessed day, and today is the greatest day to celebrate another year of your life.  I wish you a very happy birthday my dear cousin!
  • My heartfelt greetings to my dear Cousin on his birthday! May your day be filled with joy and memories! Happy Birthday!
  • I found a best friend and a brother in you, which is why this day means so much to me as well. Congratulations on your Birthday, Cousin! May your every day be filled with happiness and prosperity.
  • Cousin, on your birthday, I wish you the best of luck in your future. Happiness is just around the corner. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy Birthday my Cousin! These sentences may be short, but the wishes it contains are full of feelings.
  • Happy Birthday my Cousin! You are all sorts of amazing, my dear Cousin. I wish you the most amazing birthday ever!
  • Cousin, this is a wonderful day — it's your birthday! We all wish you a joyful one that all of your hard days will go, and all of your dreams come true!
  • Cousin, I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! May it be full of family, fun, and wonderful memories.
  • We're blood cousins, sisters at heart, and pals by choice. Happy birthday dear Cousin!


  • You are a lovely person on the inside and out. I hope you keep it in mind at all times. But if you don't, I'll remind you. Happy birthday, lovely Cousin!

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Funny Birthday Wishes for Cousin 

  • How can you expect me dearly to remember your birthday when you never look so old? Happy birthday dear Cousin!
  • We've always had fun with no sense, we've always had embarrassing moments, and I'm so happy you're my Cousin! Happy Birthday!
  • I just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday because you know we both are unemployed, and also I want a party.  Happy Birthday.
  • I didn't forget about your birthday; I forgot about today! Happy Birthday!
  • I would offer you something fantastic for your birthday, but the mailman forced me to leave the mailbox. So, I have only a simple wish for you. Happy Birthday!
  • Every year, you become older, but I don't want to remember that. Just have fun and don't eat my cake. Happy Cake day, We will disclose one of your secrets today.
  • The number of candles on the cake does not tell your age. So keep the wax and make some more cake. Happy Birthday!
  • Another year closer to getting the senior citizen club pass! Happy Birthday, You're just growing older in reverse!
  • Happy birthday, my wonderful Cousin! On your birthday, some famous persons were born. But, you are not one of them.
  • Next year, make a large cake so that candles may easily fit on it. Happy birthday!

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Short and Sweet Birthday Wishes For Cousin

  • Happy birthday dear Cousin! I hope this is the start of your best, most fantastic year ever!
  • It would help if you got older, but you do not have to grow up. Happy Birthday!
  • Moments of joy, Thoughts of joy, and Dreams of joy. Joyful emotions are here. Happy Birthday!
  • May your road be light up with life's finest pleasures, and may each day's trip bring you closer to your dream!
  • I like sharing in your joy. Thank you for having a birthday and inviting us to your party.
  • Today marks the beginning of a new year, not the conclusion. Happy Birthday!
  • Thank you for being someone I can talk to and share my experiences with. Happy Birthday!
  • There is no better day to rejoice alongside you. Happy birthday, my dear Cousin!
  • It is a blessing to wish you a happy birthday and celebrate the life of a wonderful cousin like you.
  • May the pleasure you've spread in the past return to you on this day. I want to wish you a very happy birthday, my dear Cousin!
  • Birthdays are the perfect time to reconnect with cousins and make them feel special. Send a unique happy birthday ecard to your Cousin if you both share a strong bond. Choose the above wishes to add to the cards and make the coolest birthday greeting ever.

Fun Activities and Games

Virtual Scavenger Hunt:

Organize a virtual scavenger hunt where participants have to find and collect items from around their homes based on clues provided by the host. You can use video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Google Meet to coordinate the hunt and keep track of points. The team or individual with the most items found within a set time limit wins a prize!

DIY Craft Party:

Host a DIY craft party where everyone gets creative and makes their own personalized crafts. Provide supplies like paints, markers, stickers, and paper, and let imaginations run wild. You can choose a theme for the crafts, like making friendship bracelets, decorating picture frames, or creating homemade cards. It's a fun and hands-on activity that allows everyone to express their creativity and take home a unique keepsake.

Trivia Night:

Test everyone's knowledge with a fun trivia night featuring questions about your cousin's interests, favorite movies, TV shows, music, and more. You can create custom trivia questions or use online trivia platforms like Kahoot or Quizizz to host the game. Divide participants into teams and see who can answer the most questions correctly. Offer small prizes for the winning team or individual to add an extra element of competition.

Virtual Talent Show:

Encourage everyone to showcase their talents in a virtual talent show. Whether it's singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, performing magic tricks, or telling jokes, everyone gets a chance to shine and share their skills with the group. You can use video conferencing software to take turns performing or pre-record acts and share them during the party. Don't forget to cheer on each performer and celebrate their talents!

Costume Party:

Get everyone in the party spirit by hosting a costume party with a fun theme. Whether it's a favorite movie or TV show, a specific decade, or a wild and wacky theme like superheroes or pirates, encourage guests to dress up in costume and get creative with their outfits. You can even hold a costume contest and award prizes for the best-dressed guests. It's a surefire way to add some excitement and laughter to the celebration.

Movie Marathon:

Set up a cozy movie marathon featuring your cousin's favorite films or a selection of classic comedies, action-packed adventures, or heartwarming romances. Pop some popcorn, gather blankets and pillows, and settle in for a movie marathon that's sure to entertain everyone. You can take turns choosing movies or create a themed movie lineup for the ultimate cinematic experience.

Virtual Escape Room:

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with a virtual escape room adventure. There are many online platforms that offer virtual escape room experiences where participants work together to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and escape from a series of virtual rooms within a set time limit. It's a challenging and interactive activity that encourages teamwork and critical thinking, perfect for a birthday celebration with cousins.

Outdoor Adventure:

If you're celebrating in person and have access to outdoor space, plan an outdoor adventure filled with fun activities like a scavenger hunt, relay races, obstacle courses, or a friendly game of capture the flag. You can also organize nature walks, bike rides, or picnics in the park to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up some sunshine while spending quality time with cousins.

Karaoke Party:

Turn your cousin's birthday celebration into a karaoke extravaganza with a virtual or in-person karaoke party. Set up a karaoke machine or use a karaoke app on your phone or computer to sing along to your favorite songs and belt out some tunes. Create themed playlists, take song requests, and encourage everyone to channel their inner rock star for a night of musical fun and entertainment.

DIY Pizza Party:

Host a DIY pizza party where everyone gets to customize their own personal pizzas with a variety of toppings and sauces. Set up a pizza bar with pre-made pizza crusts, tomato sauce, cheese, and an assortment of toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and olives. Let everyone design their own culinary creations and then bake the pizzas to perfection for a delicious and satisfying meal that's sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Birthday Traditions Around the World

South Korea:

In South Korea, birthdays are a big deal, with specific traditions for milestone ages like 1, 10, 60, and 70. One unique custom is the celebration of Dol, the first birthday of a child. During Doljanchi, the child is dressed in traditional hanbok attire and placed in front of a table with various items such as rice, money, and a pencil. The item the child chooses is believed to foretell their future career or personality.


In Mexico, birthdays are often celebrated with a piñata party. A brightly colored piñata filled with candies and treats is hung from a tree or ceiling, and blindfolded participants take turns trying to break it open with a stick. Once the piñata breaks, everyone scrambles to collect the goodies inside, adding a festive and interactive element to the celebration.


In Russia, it's customary to give birthday celebrants an odd number of flowers, as even numbers are typically reserved for somber occasions like funerals. Additionally, friends and family often gather to celebrate with a lavish feast, complete with traditional Russian dishes like borscht (beet soup), pelmeni (dumplings), and blini (thin pancakes).


In Japan, birthdays are often celebrated with a special meal featuring the celebrant's favorite foods, including sushi, tempura, and yakitori. One unique tradition is the celebration of Coming of Age Day (Seijin no Hi), where young adults who have turned 20 are officially recognized as adults in society. They often attend ceremonies at local government offices and participate in festivities with friends and family.


In Ethiopia, birthdays are typically not celebrated on the actual birth date but rather during a mass celebration known as a Meskel Demera, which takes place on September 27th. Families gather to mark the finding of the True Cross by St. Helena and celebrate with feasting, singing, dancing, and lighting a large bonfire known as a demera.


In India, birthdays are often celebrated with colorful decorations, music, and dancing. One common tradition is the practice of feeding the celebrant sweets and treats, symbolizing blessings and well wishes for the coming year. Additionally, some families perform religious rituals or visit temples to seek blessings from the gods for health, happiness, and prosperity.


In Brazil, birthday celebrations often include a custom called "Parabéns pra Você," which translates to "Congratulations to You." This tradition involves singing a special birthday song while the birthday person blows out candles on their cake. Following the singing, it's customary for guests to give the birthday person a "parabéns" (congratulations) and sometimes a hug or a kiss on each cheek.


In Israel, it's common for families to celebrate birthdays with a festive meal known as a "seudat yom huledet." The meal typically includes traditional Israeli dishes like falafel, hummus, and shakshuka, as well as homemade cakes or pastries. Family and friends gather to share stories, laughter, and good wishes for the birthday person, creating a warm and joyful atmosphere.


In the Philippines, a popular birthday tradition is the practice of "pagpag," which involves visiting multiple homes or locations to celebrate throughout the day. The birthday person may host small gatherings or visit friends and relatives, receiving well-wishes, gifts, and blessings at each stop. This tradition reflects the importance of community and social connections in Filipino culture.


In Germany, birthday celebrations often include a unique tradition known as "Geburtstagskranz," or birthday wreath. This tradition involves decorating a wooden wreath with candles, one for each year of the birthday person's life, and displaying it prominently during the celebration. The candles are lit, and the birthday person makes a wish before blowing them out, symbolizing the passage of time and the beginning of a new year.


In Nigeria, birthday celebrations often include a special ritual called "spraying," where guests shower the birthday person with money as a sign of prosperity and good fortune. The money is typically thrown or sprayed over the birthday person's head while they dance or move to lively music. This tradition symbolizes abundance and blessings for the coming year.

United States (Hawai'i): 

In Hawai'i, birthdays are celebrated with a traditional luau, a festive feast featuring local delicacies like kalua pig, poi, and lomi-lomi salmon. Guests are greeted with leis and enjoy live music, hula dancing, and games throughout the celebration. The birthday person may also receive a special lei made from fragrant flowers like plumeria or orchids, symbolizing love, respect, and aloha spirit.

Creative Birthday Gift Ideas

Personalized Photo Book: 

Create a personalized photo book filled with memories of special moments you've shared together. Include photos from family gatherings, vacations, and other meaningful occasions, along with captions or handwritten notes expressing your love and appreciation for your cousin. Websites make it easy to design and customize photo books to suit your cousin's style.

Customized Playlist:

Curate a custom playlist of songs that hold special meaning for your cousin. Include their favorite artists, songs from memorable moments in their life, and tracks that reflect their personality and interests. You can create the playlist on a streaming platform like Spotify and share it with your cousin as a thoughtful and personalized gift that they can enjoy anytime.

DIY Terrarium Kit:

Put together a DIY terrarium kit complete with a glass container, soil, succulents or air plants, decorative rocks or moss, and care instructions. Terrariums are easy to assemble and make beautiful, low-maintenance decorations for any home or office. Your cousin will appreciate the thoughtfulness and creativity behind this unique gift, and they'll enjoy watching their little green oasis grow over time.

Subscription Box:

Treat your cousin to a subscription box tailored to their interests and hobbies. Whether they're into beauty, books, gourmet food, or fitness, there's a subscription box out there for everyone. Choose a box that aligns with your cousin's passions and preferences, and they'll receive a curated selection of goodies delivered to their doorstep every month—a gift that keeps on giving long after their birthday.

Homemade Treats: 

Bake up a batch of your cousin's favorite homemade treats, whether it's cookies, brownies, or cupcakes. Package them in a decorative tin or box and include a handwritten note with a heartfelt birthday message. Homemade treats add a personal touch to any gift and show your cousin that you put time, effort, and love into creating something special just for them.

Adventure Experience: 

Give the gift of adventure with an experience-based gift like a hot air balloon ride, wine tasting tour, cooking class, or outdoor adventure excursion. Choose an activity that matches your cousin's interests and personality, and plan a fun-filled day of exploring, learning, and making memories together. Experiential gifts offer a unique and memorable way to celebrate your cousin's special day and create new shared experiences.

DIY Memory Jar: 

Create a DIY memory jar filled with handwritten notes, quotes, and memories that you've shared with your cousin. Write down funny anecdotes, inside jokes, words of encouragement, or heartfelt messages expressing your love and appreciation. Decorate the jar with ribbons, stickers, or paint to make it extra special. Your cousin can pick a note from the jar whenever they need a pick-me-up or a reminder of how much they're loved.

Virtual Cooking Class: 

Treat your cousin to a virtual cooking class where they can learn how to make their favorite dishes or try out new recipes with a professional chef. Many cooking schools and culinary experts offer online classes covering a wide range of cuisines and techniques, making it easy to find a class that suits your cousin's taste buds. It's a fun and interactive way to celebrate their birthday while honing their culinary skills.

Customized Artwork: 

Commission a piece of customized artwork, such as a portrait, illustration, or painting, featuring your cousin's favorite pet, hobby, or memorable location. You can hire a local artist or find a talented creator on platforms like Etsy or Instagram. Personalized artwork adds a unique and meaningful touch to any space and serves as a lasting reminder of your cousin's special day.

Self-Care Spa Kit: 

Create a self-care spa kit filled with pampering goodies like bath bombs, scented candles, face masks, luxurious lotions, and soothing teas. Include a plush robe or towel for added comfort and relaxation. Self-care spa kits are perfect for helping your cousin unwind and de-stress after a long day, and they make thoughtful gifts that show you care about their well-being.

These creative and thoughtful birthday gift ideas are sure to delight your cousin and make their special day even more memorable. Whether you choose a personalized photo book, a DIY terrarium kit, or a virtual cooking class, your cousin will appreciate the thoughtfulness and effort behind your gift.

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