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

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a friend to celebrate their upcoming birthday?

Personalized celebrity birthday messages are the gift that keeps on giving, and they are not as difficult to get as you’d imagine!

As we grow up, our reverence for cartoon heroes such as Superman and Batman gets replaced by adoration for real-life heroes. Whether you have a celebrity crush on Tom Felton’s acting skills or you idolize Georges St-Pierre’s fighting skills in the UFC octagon - it’s very normal to get stars in your eyes.

Show your love and affection for the special friend in your life by getting a video of their favorite celebrity wishing happy birthday. Stay with us as we show how easy it is to get celebrities saying happy birthday (and maybe adding in a personal joke or two).

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 favorite 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 - and here’s how.

Step 1: Visit Cameo.com 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 favorite 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 Favorite 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 favorite 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 favorite 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.

Login to cameo

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 favorite 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. Maybe you can have a few balloons and sweet treats to boost the moment!

Hip, Hip Hooray From Your Favorite Celeb

Celebrity birthday greetings have never been easier. Cameo provides the perfect place to browse through stars and pick your friend’s favorite one - while considering budget and availability. Once you’ve made your pick, the next steps are simple and efficient. 



Make a birthday video gift to remember! Whether you use Cameo or your own video-making tools, you can make your loved one’s day. Add a little bit of personality, warmth and love to your message to show them how much they mean to you. Let the celebrations begin!

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