Birthday and Celebratory Gifs
July 25, 2014 8:27 AM   Subscribe

I'm the lady at my office who sends out the "Everyone please wish a Happy Birthday to X!" emails. I try to include a cute animated gif in all of them. I'm running out of birthday-themed gifs a few weeks into this game. Wanna help me compile celebration and birthday gifs?

I'm looking for any birthday-related gifs but also celebratory gifs that indicate the individual in question should be partying or has inspired all of us to also party.

Any cheesy animal gifs always work, or dance scenes from films the kids at my office maybe haven't seen, since I'm happy to make my own gifs (for instance, everyone in my office is in their 20s, so I used a gif of the taxicab dance scene from Fame yesterday and they were all like, "What's this dope old movie with people in short shorts and afros? I have never heard of it.")

I know I could dig through Tumblr, but that involves going through a million gifs of teen heartthrobs I've never heard of, so I thought a few people here might have a celebration gif repository of his or her own.
posted by pineappleheart to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
google image search 'kid face cake' type:animated

There's nothing better than a kid falling into a cake.
posted by michaelh at 8:31 AM on July 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

My default for happy hour invites is drunk & dancing Ron Swanson.
posted by kimberussell at 8:41 AM on July 25, 2014 [4 favorites]

this gif is my favourite omgomgomg
posted by greenish at 8:46 AM on July 25, 2014 [8 favorites]

Mark Ruffalo and a Muppet


Fresh Prince of Bel Air

and ok, this is purely self-indulgent because I know it's not appropriate for your purposes, but this makes me laugh every time I see it.
posted by saturngirl at 9:04 AM on July 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

conga rats
posted by exogenous at 9:11 AM on July 25, 2014

I like this old computer one.
posted by jabes at 9:12 AM on July 25, 2014

I'm sorry to mark everything as best answer, but God, I really love it when every answer really is the best. These are so great!
posted by pineappleheart at 9:21 AM on July 25, 2014

YMMV on celebratory, but this is the greatest birthday gif.
posted by carbide at 9:29 AM on July 25, 2014 [3 favorites]

Elaine dancing.

Kristen Wiig's 'I'm So Frickin' Excited from SNL (google image search it for a variety of fun gifs)
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 9:41 AM on July 25, 2014

If simple, drawn animated GIFs of cats made for different occasions sound good, then you need the cute animations featured on
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:53 AM on July 25, 2014 [3 favorites]

My office does this too, also with Someecards.
- for someone hitting a significant milestone
- for someone who is a bit older than the rest of the group

Gifs that have gone over well:
- this was for my bday
- grumpy cat of course
posted by radioamy at 9:56 AM on July 25, 2014

Winnie the Pooh
posted by shesbookish at 10:07 AM on July 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

Also, I think that io9's weekly gif parties would be a good place to mine!
posted by wintersweet at 10:32 AM on July 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

This was my favorite thing when it was posted on my facebook wall for my last birthday.
posted by lilnublet at 1:10 PM on July 25, 2014

I am quite fond of these cats and these unicorns.
posted by grapesaresour at 2:21 PM on July 25, 2014 [3 favorites]

I realized I should show the ones I've already used at work here so everyone has access to them. Adding more shortly.
posted by pineappleheart at 10:10 AM on July 30, 2014

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