Date Formatting With An 'IF' Function

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I’m trying to figure out how to use an IF statement with DATETIME_FORMAT({Birth Date}, ‘MMMM Do’).

Basically, I’m formatting the Birthday Field from the raw Birth Date field to remove the year and to put the date in a more reader-friendly format. However, when a birth date is missing, I get #ERROR. Is there a way to do an IF statement with an IF({Birth Date}=BLANK(),“Birthday Missing” with the DATETIME_FORMAT({Birth Date}, ‘MMMM Do’) as well? I tried just combining the two, but it won’t accept it as a valid format.

Here’s screenshots of the fields:
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Thanks for your help! I’m new to Airtable so not so great yet.

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The IF function can take either two or three parameters. It looks like you want three.

  condition being tested followed by a comma,
  what to show if the condition is true followed by a comma,
  what to show if the condition is false with no comma at the end 

I also find it easier to test if a field has a value, versus testing if it is blank.

  {Birth Date},
  DATETIME_FORMAT({Birth Date}, "MMMM Do"),
  "Birthday missing"