25 Epic Birthday Fails #birthdayfail

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Miles’s 6th birthday is right around the corner, and he keeps reminding me of how I totally failed him during his birthday party two years ago.

Yes, the kid is still upset about his 4th birthday.

We talked about his birthday party for weeks, and when the big day finally came, he stood at the window for most of his party saying, “Where are all of my friends?

Apparently when he said birthday party, he thought that meant friends.

I just assumed he’d be thrilled with grandparents.

Birthday Fail

To make matters worse, we didn’t invite friends to his 5th birthday party either.

But that’s okay, because to make myself feel better, I’ve compiled 25 birthday fails that are totally worse than no friends at a birthday party. Well, some of them are anyway.

Birthday Fails

I thought this would be a great place to start. I mean – can you even imagine?

Birthday Fail

Or how about a little cake mistake?

Birthday Fail

This looks like something my mom would do (sorry mom!)

Birthday Fail

But this would work too. If you’re into that sort of thing…

Birthday Fail

I always love celebrating 1th birthdays with balloons!

Birthday Fail

How about a little autocorrect birthday humor?

Birthday Fail

I’m pretty sure that I have a picture just like this somewhere – featuring Big Hairy Dog.

Birthday Fail Dog Poop

And I do agree that the first year does tend to revolve around poop…

Birthday Fail (12)

Pretty sure that Even Steven has made a cake like this for me before. Or at least he wanted to.

Birthday Fail (13)

This makes me snort a little.

Birthday Fail (9)

And I just couldn’t resist this one. It’s the sorority girl in me…

Birthday Fail (6)

How about this for a birthday gift?

Birthday Fail

I had to read this one about four times to really get it. Which might say something about me… (And yeah – I know it has nothing to do with birthday, but it makes me laugh, so it’s here.)

Birthday Fail (11)

And while we’re off the birthday topic, let’s go ahead and pretend that this is a birthday cake too. Because THIS makes me very, very happy.

Birthday Fail

This looks like a text my mom would send me – you know – when she’s on crack.

Birthday Fail

Or how about this cake?

Birthday Fail

Which I think we can all agree is better than this one:

Birthday Fail

And I’m sorry if you don’t find this one funny – but I love!! exclamation points, so it’s one of my favorites!!

Birthday Fail

Sorry Jason!

Birthday Fail

I wouldn’t be surprised if I actually saw someone trying to do this.

Birthday Fail

You can never have too many candles!

Birthday Fail

Or too much pony poop.

Birthday Fail

But maybe we should have a little birthday crack. What do you think?

Birthday Fail

And while we’re texting – this one is a true #birthdayfail!

Birthday Fail

I’m teaming up with Hallmark today to show some awesome birthday fails.

Whether you neglect to invite your child’s friends to his birthday party (like me), you misspell something on a cake, have a giant dog taking a dump in your birthday greeting – or autocorrect makes your birthday message very incorrect, there’s only one way to describe it: FAIL.

Luckily, with a Hallmark card, you can turn a #birthdayfail into a #birthdaywin.

For their #birthdayfail campaign, Hallmark made this hilarious video – featuring a face you might recognize. And – no – it’s not me. But it is hilarious!

What has been your biggest #birthdayfail?


This post is sponsored by Hallmark. All opinions are my own.


  1. Erika

    October 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

    My oldest’s birthday is in July, so most of his friends are away on family vacations for the summer, so he has yet to have a birthday party with friends – and he’s 8 now! However, we’re frequently traveling, too, so he often has multiple birthday parties at grandparents’ houses or with cousins.

  2. Lia

    October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Your son is a miniature version of your husband, complete with facial expression! And yes I made that singular for a reason. That is awesome.

  3. Kasey

    October 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Friday reading perfection! Thank you!

  4. Carol

    October 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Those texts are hilarious, and the cake box one made me laugh out loud. My daughter, aged 7, couldn’t figure out why it was so funny.
    By the way, the “Best wishes Suzanne underneat that” one (13th one down) was probably originally taken from which is a hilarious site full of, you guessed it, cake wrecks. This cake is sort of the cake that started it all and I think it’s featured on the front cover of their book.
    And happy bday to your son. Mine just turned 6 last week and had a party complete with us and one grandmother. That’s it. He survived.

  5. Romy

    October 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I have never had other kids, besides cousins, at my kids’ parties. BUT, I am biting the bullet this weekend and having a “Pumpkin Party.” Ten kids 5 and under. My four year old is always asking for friends to come over, so I am doing it all at once. One giant playdate vs. 8 small playdates. It’s a short party and ends before football. Priorities.

  6. Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

    October 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

    That video was hilarious as was this post. Ha! Ellen

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