The person who made up the first funny birthday limericks may be a mystery, but the result is undeniable: hilarious, sometimes bawdy poetry that gets everybody laughing with the victim - er - lucky lad or lass having a birthday.
Limericks are great for Irish birthday parties, because they are short, simple and easy to remember - or even to make up on the spot!
You can have limerick-writing contests or games, or you can use limericks to create custom invitations or party favors. More on that later!
And if you would like more information about limericks in general, you can visit our main section on Irish limerick poems here!
In the meantime ere are some funny birthday limericks to get you started!
Over the Hill
“I am sorry to hear, Smiling Jill (Bill, Phil, you get the idea)
That your birthday’s no longer a thrill,
All your friends think you’re great,
You should still celebrate –
You’re not old, you’re just over the hill.”
“There once was a lady named Donna
Who said to her friends, “I’m not gonna
Eat your candy and cake,
I refuse to partake.
Blow those candles yourself — I don’t wanna!”
“Mom, I'm sure it will give you a lift
that I've shown such admirable thrift
in choosing a way
to remember your day
with this heart-warming message (no gift!)"
With Friends Like These...
“On this day, we party each year!
And we come to drink all of your beer!
We will sing out of tune
Eat some cake and commune
When the drink's gone, we'll all disappear!”
Get Over It
Don't you hate it when all your joints ache?
All those candles are crushing your cake?
It just leads to depression
So change your expression
And party on for Pete's sake!
A Vigorous Man
“You've conquered the aging disease
that brings lesser men to their knees.
You're a vigorous man
and you've proved you still can
blow out candles with only one wheeze.”
It's the Thought That Counts
“This year I have something to boast:
I remembered your birthday (almost).
This card may be late
but it's close to the date.
Let's pretend it got lost in the post.”
It is probably obvious - at Irish Expressions, we love Irish wit and wisdom! The age-old sayings of the Emerald Isle bring people together, making us laugh, love and sometimes shed a tear.
Learning Irish sayings gives us a deeper sense of connection with Ireland, wherever in the world we happen to be!
We have captured many of our favorite Irish sayings in an e-book called "77 Favorite Irish Sayings." In it you will find Irish proverbs, jokes, limericks, blessings, quotes and more!
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Irreverent humor is an essential part of Irish culture and heritage. Share limericks like these during special occasions to celebrate your personal Irish side!
For more information of this type, you may want to visit our main section on famous Irish sayings here.
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