50 Best Birthday Riddles to Celebrate BIG! [Free Riddle Cards]

Last Updated on February 14, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Let’s get the party started with these fun birthday riddles. These riddles are sure to bring some laughs to the celebration in no time! So blow out the candles and make a wish and see how many birthday riddles you can solve!

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday? These birthday riddles are the perfect way to join in the fun. These riddles are fun, silly and perhaps a little cheesy, sort of like a dad riddle! But they are so much fun to try and solve!

These birthday riddles are sure to be fun and perfect for all levels of riddle solving.

So whether you are turning five or one hundred and five, these birthday riddles are sure to make you laugh and scratch your head all at the same time. So grab your party hat, a piece of cake, and these birthday brain teasers and have a great time.

Love riddles? Be sure to test your riddle skills with our emoji riddles and our confusing riddles.

Need some other birthday ideas? Check out our birthday charades, bingo, word search or jokes for more birthday fun!

Best Birthday Riddles

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  • What did one candle say to the other? “Don’t birthdays burn you up?”
  • Why do we put candles on top of a birthday cake? Because it’s too hard to put them on the bottom!
  • Why couldn’t prehistoric men send birthday cards?  The stamps kept falling off the rocks!
  • What does a cat like to eat on his birthday? Mice cream and cake!
  • Why was the birthday cake as hard as a rock? Because it was marble cake!
  • Why did the birthday cake go to the doctor? Because it was feeling crumby!
  • Why does the monster act wild and crazy on his birthday?  He’s trying to age disgracefully!
  • What begins with T ends with T and has T in it? A teapot
  • What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years? The letter M
  • I have two hands, but I can not scratch myself. What am I? A clock
  • I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same. What am I? A pea
  • What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg
  • What goes up but never comes back down? Your age
  • I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? A candle
  • What type of cheese is made backwards? Edam
  • I get wet while drying. What am I? A towel
  • I eat, I live. I breathe, I live. I drink, I die. What am I? Fire
  • How many birthdays does the average man have? Only one. We just celebrate it every year.
  • How many birthdays does the average Jehovah’s Witness’ have? None, they don’t celebrate birthdays
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  • You may have many of me but never enough. After the last one arrives you will have no more. What am I? My birthday
  • Why was the birthday cake as hard as a rock? Because it was marble cake!
  • When it’s alive we sing, when it is dead we clap our hands. What is it? A birthday candle.
  • What do you get a lawyer for his birthday? Briefs!!
  • What did the bald man say when he got a comb for his birthday? “Thanks. I’ll never part with it!”
  • A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of $50 notes out of his wallet. He turns to the rich man and says to him, “I have an amazing talent; I know almost every song that has ever existed.”, The rich man laughs. The poor man says, “I am willing to bet you all the money you have in your wallet that I can sing a genuine song with a lady’s name of your choice in it.”, The rich man laughs again and says, “OK, how about my daughter’s name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller?” The rich man goes home poor. The poor man goes home rich. What song did he sing? Happy Birthday
  • Today is Newton birthday. A year ago, Newton had five candles and he lit all the candles except the one at the last. Now he is going to light all the candles. How old is Newton Today? Of course, he is not five today. 31 (Newton was lighting the candles in binary i.e 11110 =>30, 11111 =>31)
  • 7 years ago I was 7 years old 7 years later how old am I? 21
  • 3 days ago I just turned 18, next year I will turn 20, when is my birthday? Their birthday is on the 1st of January. (Here it is given that 3 days ago, it was The Narrator’s birthday so he(The Narrator) was 18 years old 3 days ago and now at present the age of The Narrator is 19 years and next year he will be 20 years old, so I told you that his birthday is on 1st of January and he is 19 years old at present so according to the question asked he was 18 years old 3 days before 1st January i.e. on 29th of December and he will be 20 years old on the next year i.e. on 1st of January.)
  • Why did a man born in November celebrate his birthday in the summer? He is Australian, where the three hottest summer months are December, January and February.
  • What did Mozart become on his thirteenth birthday? A teenager
  • What did the caramel macchiato say on its 21st birthday? Shots are on me!
  • I look pretty and I am sweet but still people like to reap me. I am soft sometimes but still people use razor knife to cut me I am here to give you joy but still people put fire on me I am here to make you happy but people use me to smear others face. So what am I? A cake.
  • I asked a woman how old she was, she smiled and said cryptically: “The day before yesterday I was 22, but next year I’ll be 25.” What is her birthday and when was the date of our conversation? We conversed on January 1 and her birthday is on December 31.
  • How can twins be born in different years? One was born on December 31st 11:59pm and the other was born on January 1st 12:00am.
  • When is Luke Skywalker’s Birthday? May the fourth.
  • A girl was ten on her last birthday, and will be twelve on her next birthday. How is this possible? Today is her 11th Birthday.
  • The day before yesterday Cindy was 17. Next year she will be 20. How can this be? The statement was made on January 1. Cindy’s birthday is on December 31. She was 17 the day before yesterday (Dec 30). She was 18 yesterday. She will be 19 this year (Dec 31) and 20 next year.
  • A boy was born in 1955. He just had his 18th birthday today. How did that happen? 1955 is not the year he was born. It was the hospital room he was born in.
  • How does a ninja celebrate your birthday? Atop your grave!
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Do you have some other great birthday riddles that you love? Share in the comments so that we can try to solve them!

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