How to Get a Celebrity to Wish a Happy Birthday to Your Friend

The Celebrate Team

Are you on the hunt for the perfect gift to celebrate a loved one's upcoming birthday? Well, how about giving them personalized birthday messages from their favorite celebrities?

Remember back in the day when we were all about those cartoon heroes like Superman and Batman? Now we've graduated to adoring real-life heroes – our beloved celebrities! Whether it's Tom Felton's acting chops or Georges St-Pierre's killer UFC skills that make their heart race, we all have our starry-eyed moments.

Picture this: you've put together a video montage of all their loved ones sending birthday wishes. You've gotten friends, family members, and colleagues from near and far... and then BOOM! Their favourite celeb pops up on the screen! Can you imagine how over the moon they'll be?

It's a gift that keeps on giving, and guess what? It's totally doable! So why not put together a video montage of birthday wishes from friends, family, and celebrities alike with's Classic video. We'll show you how! 

It's Never Been Easier to Get Personalized Birthday Wishes From Celebrities

In most instances, contact with celebrities may seem out of reach. Even with social media, the closest we’ll get to our favourite comedian is booking a seat during his next tour. However, Cameo provides an easy way to get celebrities to say “happy birthday” to your nearest and dearest.

It's a site that gives you the opportunity to pay famous people to make videos. And despite the Hollywood actor's strike, according to CNN, Cameo has seen a 137% surge in actor sign-ups. Since actors walked off the job last month, more than 2,400 performers have joined or rejoined the site. And there are even a few A List actors and high-profile people available for hire: SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher reinstated her account this week (although, for $1,500 a video).

So while you're probably opt out of paying over a thousand for a happy birthday video, there are a lot of other celebrities who'll do it for less. And here's how you can make it happen: 

Step 1: Visit for Celebrity Shout Outs

The first step to getting birthday wishes from celebrities is to open up Cameo’s website.

Cameo is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to connect with your favourite stars. By providing access to thousands of celebrities, you can pick your icon of choice and put in a request.

Step 2: Pick Your Friend’s Favourite Celebrity

There’s no shortage of celebrities to choose from on Cameo. Their list of celebrities is extensive (and can be daunting if you don’t know where to begin). If you know the name of the celebrity that you’re looking for, then you can type their name into the search bar in the top right-hand corner.

If you can’t remember their name, but you can remember their reason for fame, then you can type a clue into the search bar. For example, you can type Harry Potter and all actors with the reference will appear (along with their rates and turnaround time).

Pick your favorite celebrity

But what if you’re uncertain about who to choose?

Coming face-to-face with your friend’s favourite celebrity can be overwhelming, but Cameo has made it easy to sift through the many options. Simply click on the Categories drop-down menu and you can browse between various groups of celebrities, such as the following:

  • Actors
  • Athletes
  • Musicians
  • Reality-TV
  • Comedians
  • Creators

To further help your search, each of these categories is further broken down into subcategories. For example, actors are divided into Bollywood, HBO, Comedy, Netflix, etc.

Once you’ve found your friend’s favourite celebrity, then you can see the star’s ratings, reviews, rates, and a few video examples. If you like what you see, then you can click Book Now.

Step 3: Create Your Cameo Account

Before you can put in all of the details of your request, you need to create a Cameo account. The platform has made it really simple to sign up with Facebook credentials. Alternatively, you can sign up with your email address.

The signup process only asks for necessary information, such as full name, birthday, email and password. It’s important to make sure that your email address is correct as it will be the method of communication to make the perfect birthday video.

Step 4: Book a Cameo Video With Celebrity Birthday Message

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Once you’ve requested a video, you’ll need to fill out a form that outlines your request in detail. Make sure that you add as much information as possible to get the best result. The more information that you provide, the more personalized the celebrity birthday greetings will be.

For example, your request to Rebecca Black could read something like this:

My daughter (Anna) is turning 21 years old on Friday. For the past year, I’ve woken up to her blasting your song Friday to welcome every weekend. This weekend will be extra special as I’m making her favourite chocolate ganache birthday cake. Please wish her a happy birthday from me (her mother, Bee). A birthday shout-out will make her year!

Once you’ve outlined your request, you simply need to add your contact details and payment information. Now, all that’s left to do is wait for the ultimate celebrity “happy birthday” message to arrive in your inbox!

What to Expect Now After You Make a Cameo Request

While Cameo provides an easy and affordable way to get celebs to say happy birthday, it’s important to manage your expectations. Once you’ve made your request, there are a few steps that happen behind the scenes before you receive the final product.

  • The celebrity will receive your request and they have a time limit to accept the request and film the video
  • Progress on the video, including the receipt and order updates, will be communicated via the email address provided under Delivery Information
  • Once the video is complete, a link will be emailed and texted to the details that you provided
  • The link allows you to view, share, or download your Cameo video

Now that you have the video in your possession, you can choose the special moment to reveal it to your loved one.

Do a Big Reveal with's Classic Video

Get ready to take your personalized celebrity birthday messages to a whole new level with this exciting addition. With's Classic video product, you can get friends, family, and loved ones from around the world to upload their birthday messages through the URL. They won't need to download an app or make an account. And once you've collected those heartwarming video messages, it's time to add the ultimate star power: the celebrity shout-out!'s user-friendly platform lets you create a captivating video montage that seamlessly integrates the celebrity's birthday message. Rearrange clips, trim clips, add some GIFs, a title card, and add some music. Then, once you're done, you can process your video and share via download or a link! 

Imagine the sheer joy and disbelief on their face as their idol sends warm wishes and personal greetings. It's a moment that will be etched in their heart forever.

Beyond being a big reveal, it's a heartfelt and unforgettable experience that your loved one will treasure for years to come. Whether it's a milestone birthday, an anniversary, or simply a day to celebrate someone extraordinary,'s Classic Video is the secret to creating magical memories.

Hip, Hip Hooray From Your Favourite Celeb

Celebrity birthday greetings have never been easier. Cameo provides the perfect place to browse through stars and pick your friend’s favourite one: while considering budget and availability. So, wake a birthday video gift to remember! Use Cameo and, and you're guaranteed to your loved one’s (birth)day! 

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