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170 Happy Birthday Wishes for Kids to Write in a Card

170 Happy Birthday Wishes for Kids to Write in a Card

Are you looking for the best birthday wishes for kids? Something cute, heartfelt, or funny you can add to a birthday card for a child’s birthday. Let’s be honest it can be tough to think of the right words to write in your birthday message. But don’t worry you’re in the right place to get inspired with the perfect words to send heartfelt birthday wishes to mark this special occasion. 

Look through this collection of 170 happy birthday wishes to find messages for boys and girls with a mix of funny and cute wording. There are specific ideas for first birthday, toddlers, preschool age, elementary age, tweens, and teens. Use it to create a birthday card that kids will want to save and remember. 

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What Wishes to Write in a Kid’s Birthday Card

Make it easy to write birthday cards with the best birthday wishes for kids. Find cute, funny and heartfelt messages for kids on their special day. With the right words to use for first birthdays, toddlers birthdays, preschool age birthdays, kids birthdays, tween birthdays and teens birthdays. No more stuggling with what to write in kids cards. Find the perfect message for the birthday kid.

Ready to wish a very happy birthday using the perfect birthday wishes for kids? Look through the whole list of 170 wishes or go straight to the section that matches the birthday child best.

You’ll find the following categories by age group – 1st birthday wishes, Toddler wishes, Preschool wishes, Elementary-age wishes, Tween wishes, and Teen birthday wishes. Plus some funny wishes, cute wishes, and heartfelt wishes to make sure you find the perfect wording for the birthday kid’s card.

With such a big list of heartfelt wishes, you’re sure to find one that will make your birthday card memorable and cherished. 

Grab this Free Printable Birthday Wish List with all the birthday messages you’ll find below and be ready for all your upcoming birthday parties.

Wondering what to write on kids birthday cards? 170 Birthday Wish Ideas for kids from 1st birthdays to toddlers, preschool age, kids, tweens and teens. You'll have the prefect wording & birthday wishes to write in birthday cards for all your upcoming birthdays for family and friends. Just print it out and start writing.

1st Birthday Wishes 

Sweet first birthday wishes and ideas to make this a special day for a child's birthday. Find 30 heartfelt messages to write so parents can save the card as a keepsake.

The warmest birthday wishes for a child’s first birthday. 

1. “Happy 1st birthday to the little star who brightens our world!”

2. “One year of pure joy! Wishing your little one a fantastic birthday.”

3. “To the cutest one-year-old, may your day be filled with laughter and love.”

4. “Happy 1st birthday! Here’s to a year of adorable moments and endless smiles.

5. “Celebrating one year of sweetness and love with your precious baby!”

6. “Happy birthday to the tiniest member of our family! May your day be as special as you are.”

7. “Sending big hugs and tiny kisses on your first birthday!”

8. “Wishing your little one a world of wonder and a year full of happy memories.”

9. “To the little bundle who made our hearts grow a whole lot bigger – happy 1st birthday!

10. “May your child’s first birthday be just as magical as their first year with us!

11. “Happy birthday to the baby who has stolen our hearts and filled our home with joy.”

12. “Cheers to a year of baby giggles, sleepy snuggles, and boundless love.”

13. “Happy 1st birthday to the cutest little adventurer in town!”

14. “Wishing your sweet baby a day filled with cake, presents, and endless giggles.”

15. “To the little one turning one – your journey has just begun, and it’s filled with love.”

16. “Happy birthday to the tiny miracle who has brought so much happiness into our lives.”

17. “May your child’s first birthday be the start of a lifetime filled with love and laughter.”

18. “Happy 1st birthday! May your days be as joyful as the moments you’ve brought into our lives.”

19. “Cheers to the first of many amazing birthdays for your little bundle of joy!”

20. “Wishing the happiest first birthday to your little ball of sunshine.”

21. “To the one-year-old rockstar, may your day be filled with fun and endless excitement!”

22. “Happy birthday to the little explorer who’s just beginning to discover the wonders of the world.”

23. “Celebrating the cutest one-year-old – may your day be as adorable as you are!”

24. “Wishing a magical first birthday to the sweetest little angel in our lives.”

25. “Happy 1st birthday to the tiny miracle who has made the world brighter with their presence.”

26. “Cheers to a year of adorable firsts and many more to come. Happy birthday!”

27. “To the little one turning one – may your day be as sweet and special as you are.”

28. “Happy birthday to the little adventurer who has filled our hearts with love and laughter.”

29. “Wishing your little one a day filled with joy, presents, and lots of birthday cake!”

30. “Celebrating the first of many amazing birthdays for your precious little one. Happy 1st birthday!”

Toddler Birthday Wishes

Thoughtful 2 Year old Toddler birthday wishes for birthday cards to make it a special day. Hearfelt messages for 2 year olds that will be memorable.

Make this a special day with sweet birthday wishes they can look back at and read when they’re older. 

31. “Happy 2nd birthday to the bundle of energy who lights up our days!”

32. “Two years of laughter, love, and adorable moments – wishing your toddler an amazing birthday.”

33. “To the cutest two-year-old, may your day be filled with joy, toys, and lots of fun!”

34. “Happy 2nd birthday! Here’s to another year of discovering and exploring the world.”

35. “Celebrating the terrific twos with your adorable toddler – may it be a day of pure delight.”

36. “Happy birthday to the little one who’s turning two and stealing hearts along the way!”

37. “Sending big hugs and high-fives on your toddler’s second birthday!”

38. “Wishing your little explorer a fantastic 2nd birthday full of adventures.”

39. “To the tiny tot turning two – may your day be filled with giggles, gifts, and cake!”

40. “Happy 2nd birthday to the precious little one who brings so much joy into our lives.

Plan the best birthday party with this easy to follow free printable birthday party checklist for kids parties.

Preschool Birthday Wishes (Age 3-5)

20 Cute & heartfelt Preschool birthday wishes for age 3-5 years old. Find the perfect wording that fits the birthday child on this special day.

Write a cute and heartfelt birthday wish to your cool preschool-age kid.

41. “Happy 3rd birthday to the bright spark who fills our days with joy”

42. “Sending big hugs and high-fives on your third birthday”

43. “To the sweetest three-year-old, may your days be filled with play, friends, and fun!”

44. “Celebrating the magical threes with your wonderful preschooler – may it be a wonderful day to remember

45. “May the threes be filled with wonder, imagination, and lots of preschool adventures.”

46. “Happy Birthday to the little dynamo who’s turning three – may your day be filled with joy, laughter, and fun!”

47. “Warm birthday wishes to the four-year-old who has captured our hearts.”

48. “To a fantastic four-year-old, may your birthday be as special and wonderful as you are!”

49. “Happiest birthday to our favorite Ice cream-loving kid, may your day be filled with special treats.”

50.  “We are sending you lots of love on your big four-year-old birthday.”

51.  “Celebrating the fabulous fours with your incredible child – may it be a day of pure delight.”

52. “Happy 5th Birthday to the coolest kid we know. Let the fun begin!”

53.  “Happy 5th Birthday! Let another year of adventures, learning, and big smiles begin.”

54.  “May the fives be filled with wonder, creativity, and lots of exciting moments.”

55.  “It’s your big day and we want to wish you a fun-filled day with your friends and family.”

56.  “To the five-year-old dynamo – may your day be filled with boundless energy and happiness.”

57.  “Sending high-fives and birthday wishes to the coolest five-year-old around.”

58.  “Happy Birthday to the sweetest kid we know. We love you!”

59.  “(add name), you’re an amazing kid and we wish you the best birthday ever!”

60.  “Happy Birthday to our favorite 5-year-old with a kind heart and bright smile we love and cherish.”

Kids Birthday Wishes (Elementary Age)

Find the perfect kids birthday wishes to write on birthday cards. 170 cute, heartfelt and funny options to choose from to help you find the perfect wording for the birthday boy or birthday girl.

This is a great age when kids can read their own birthday cards and be excited to read what you wrote.

61. “Happy birthday to an awesome kid! May your day be filled with laughter, friends, and lots of fun adventures.”

62. “Wishing the coolest kid in school a fantastic birthday! May your year ahead be as bright as your smile.”

63. “Happy birthday! You’re not just a year older, you’re a year wiser and even more amazing. Have a blast!”

64. “To an extraordinary kid on their special day: May your birthday be as fantastic as you are!”

65. “Celebrating the birth of an absolute superstar! Wishing you a day of joy, laughter, and all your favorite things.”

66. “Happy birthday! May the coming year bring you new friends, exciting challenges, and endless happiness.”

67. “Wishing the most fantastic 8-year-old a day filled with joy, surprises, and lots of birthday magic!”

68. “Happy birthday to the master of fun and laughter! May your day be as incredible as you make ours every day.”

69. “Cheers to a magnificent 7-year-old! May your birthday be filled with lots of cake, presents, and awesome memories.”

70. “Happy birthday, little adventurer! May your year be filled with exciting discoveries and lots of playtime.”

71. “To an amazing 9-year-old, may your birthday be a day of laughter, joy, and unforgettable moments!”

72. “Happy birthday to the coolest 6-year-old in town! Wishing you a day filled with all the things you love.”

73. “Sending a big birthday hug to a special 10-year-old! May your day be filled with smiles and surprises.”

74. “Happy birthday, smarty pants! May your year ahead be full of exciting lessons, friends, and lots of fun.”

75. “To the most incredible 8-year-old on their birthday: Your brilliance and kindness shine every day. Celebrate big!”

76. “Happy birthday to an extraordinary 7-year-old! May your day be as fantastic as your imagination.”

77. “Cheers to an amazing 10-year-old! May your birthday be a day of joy, laughter, and awesome celebrations.”

78. “Happy birthday, little artist! May your year be filled with colorful moments, creativity, and endless joy.”

79. “To a wonderful 9-year-old, may your birthday be as sweet and special as you are. Celebrate big!”

80. “Happy birthday to the coolest 6th grader! May your year be filled with new adventures, friends, and lots of fun.”

Tween Birthday Wishes

Make writing tween birthday wishes on birthday cards easy with these funny and thoughtful birthday messages. Cute wording to let tween girls and boys know you care about their special day. With 20 birthday wish choices your sure to find the perfect message for your tween.

A birthday is the perfect time to let your tween girl or tween boy know how great they are and how loved. 

81. “Happy double-digit birthday! May your tween years be filled with incredible adventures, laughter, and unforgettable moments.”

82. “Wishing an amazing tween the happiest birthday ever! May your day be as awesome as you are.”

83. “Cheers to entering the cool tween zone! May your birthday be filled with fun, friends, and fantastic surprises.”

84. “Happy birthday to the trendiest tween around! May your year be packed with exciting experiences and new discoveries.”

85. “Double digits, double the fun! Wishing a fantastic 11-year-old a birthday filled with joy, laughter, and everything you love.”

86. “Happy 10th birthday! Welcome to the world of tweens. May it be a journey of growth, joy, and amazing adventures.”

87. “To an extraordinary 12-year-old, may your birthday be as fabulous as you are. Enjoy your special day!”

88. “Happy birthday, tween superstar! May the next chapter of your life be filled with exciting opportunities and great memories.”

89. “Wishing the coolest 11-year-old a birthday full of joy, surprises, and all the things that make you smile.”

90. “Cheers to turning 12! May your birthday be the beginning of an awesome adventure in your tween years.”

91. “Happy double digits, birthday champ! May your day be filled with games, laughter, and all your favorite treats.”

92. “To the coolest tween on the block, Happy 10th birthday! May this year be filled with endless possibilities and happy moments.”

93. “Wishing a fantastic 11-year-old a birthday that’s as fantastic and unique as you are. Enjoy your special day!”

94. “Happy 12th birthday! May your tween years be filled with exciting challenges, great friends, and lots of fun.”

95. “Double the digits, double the fun! Wishing the coolest 10-year-old an unforgettable birthday celebration.”

96. “Happy birthday, tween trendsetter! May your day be as stylish and fabulous as you are.”

97. “To the fantastic 11-year-old, may your birthday be filled with all the things that bring you happiness and excitement.”

98. “Happy 12th birthday! May this year be a whirlwind of joy, laughter, and incredible moments for you.”

99. “Wishing the coolest 10-year-old a birthday filled with surprises, laughter, and loads of birthday treats.”

100. “Happy birthday, tween superstar! May your 11th year be as epic and memorable as you are.”

Teen Birthday Wishes

Cute, funny & thoughtful teen birthday wishes ideas to write in birthday cards. Fun birthday messsages they'll appreciate and may even want to keep the card you wrote. A fun way to say Happy Birthday.

It’s hard to know what to write to a teenager. Find a great teen birthday wish that will make your tricky teenager smile.

You’ll find even more birthday message ideas for teenagers in 175 Funny & Heartfelt Birthday Wishes For Teens. It breaks out message ideas by age group from age 13-18 years old.

101. “Happy birthday to an incredible teenager! May this year bring you exciting adventures, new friendships, and unforgettable moments.”

102. “Cheers to another year of awesomeness! Wishing the coolest teen a birthday filled with joy, laughter, and all your favorite things.”

103. “Happy birthday, teen superstar! May your special day be as fabulous and unique as you are.”

104. “To the trendiest teenager around, happy birthday! May the year ahead be filled with amazing opportunities and great memories.”

105. “Wishing the coolest teen on the block a birthday that’s just as fantastic and extraordinary as you are. Enjoy your special day!”

106. “Happy birthday to a teen with style and flair! May this year be filled with growth, laughter, and exciting experiences.”

107. “Cheers to turning another year older! May your birthday be the beginning of a year filled with dreams coming true and happy moments.”

108. “Happy birthday, teen trendsetter! May your day be as fabulous and stylish as you are.”

109. “Wishing the coolest teen a birthday full of joy, surprises, and all the things that make you smile.”

110. “Happy birthday to an amazing teenager! May your year be filled with incredible moments, personal growth, and lots of fun.”

Wishes for the Birthday Boy

Heartfelt and funny boy birthday wishes to write on birthday cards. Ideas to make it easier to write messages on this special occasion and make kids birthdays memorable.

​Fun Birthday Wish Ideas for Boys. 

111. “Happy birthday to an awesome boy! May your day be filled with laughter, excitement, and all the things that make you the incredible person you are.”

112. “Wishing a fantastic birthday to the coolest boy in town! May your year ahead be packed with thrilling adventures and great accomplishments.”

113. “Cheers to the birthday boy! May your special day be as amazing and full of fun as you are.”

114. “Happy birthday, little superhero! May your day be filled with superpowers, joy, and an abundance of birthday surprises.”

115. “To the coolest dude on his birthday, may your year be filled with cool moments, epic victories, and lots of high-fives!”

116. “Wishing a birthday filled with trucks, toys, and tons of fun to the boy who makes every day brighter. Happy birthday!”

117. “Happy birthday to the little explorer! May your journey through the next year be filled with exciting discoveries and endless fun.”

118. “Cheers to the birthday boy who brings so much joy to everyone around him! May your day be as special as you are.”

119. “To the young adventurer celebrating his birthday, may your day be filled with thrilling quests, laughter, and all the excitement you can handle.”

120. “Happy birthday to an amazing boy who adds so much energy and happiness to our lives. May your day be just as fantastic as you are!”

121. “Wishing the sweetest little boy a birthday filled with love and laughter.”

Wishes for the Birthday Girl

10 birthday wishes for girls with kind words to add to their birthday cards.

Cute birthday wishes for girls to write in their birthday cards.

122. “Happy birthday to a wonderful girl! May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and all the magic that life has to offer.”

123. “Wishing the sweetest birthday to the girl who makes every day brighter! May your year be as beautiful and special as you are.”

124. “Cheers to the birthday girl! May your special day be filled with delightful surprises, laughter, and all the things you love.”

125. “Happy birthday, little princess! May your day be sprinkled with fairy dust, joy, and dreams coming true.”

126. “To the coolest girl on her birthday, may your year be filled with cool moments, fantastic adventures, and lots of smiles!”

127. “Wishing a birthday filled with dolls, dresses, and tons of fun to the girl who brightens every room. Happy birthday!”

128. “Happy birthday to the little dreamer! May your day be filled with magical moments, laughter, and all the happiness in the world.”

129. “Cheers to the birthday girl who brings so much sunshine to our lives! May your day be as special and radiant as you are.”

130. “To the young artist celebrating her birthday, may your day be filled with colorful moments, creativity, and endless joy.”

131. “Happy birthday to an amazing girl who adds so much grace and warmth to our lives. May your day be just as fantastic as you are!”

Funny Birthday Wishes

Give a kids a laugh with funny birthday wishes to add to their birthday cards. They'll love the silly message to show you care about their special day.

Get a laugh out of the birthday boy or birthday girl with a funny message in their birthday card. 

132. “Happy birthday! May your cake be as sweet as your laughter and your presents as exciting as your favorite video game!”

133. “Wishing you a birthday filled with more fun than a room full of bouncing puppies! Get ready for a paws-itively amazing day!”

134. “Happy birthday! May your day be as bright and colorful as a unicorn doing the disco. Get ready to dance through the year!”

135. “Congratulations on leveling up another year! May your birthday be filled with epic adventures, just like in your favorite video game.”

136. “Happy birthday! May your day be as awesome as finding extra fries at the bottom of the fast-food bag. That’s next-level happiness!”

137. “Wishing you a birthday so fantastic that even your vegetables turn into ice cream. Enjoy the sweet surprises coming your way!”

138. “Happy birthday! May your day be filled with more giggles than a ticklish jellyfish and more treats than a candy factory!”

139. “Wishing you a birthday as cool as a penguin wearing sunglasses. Get ready to slide into another year of fun and laughter!”

140. “Happy birthday! May your day be so amazing that your bedtime becomes negotiable. It’s time to celebrate like a party animal!”

141. “Congratulations on being another year older and wiser – or, at least, taller! May your birthday be as awesome as you are, growing superstar!”

142. “Wishing you a day so full of joy that even your teddy bears throw a surprise party for you. Get ready for a beary fun birthday!”

143. “Congratulations on reaching another level of awesomeness! May your birthday be as wild and exciting as a room full of monkeys on trampolines.”

144. “Wishing you a birthday so fantastic that even your imaginary friends come over to celebrate. Get ready for a party in your imagination!”

145. “Happy birthday! May your day be as bright and shiny as a disco ball at a dance party. It’s time to groove into another year of fun!”

146. “Congratulations on another trip around the sun! May your birthday be so amazing that even the aliens want to join the celebration.”

147. “Wishing you a birthday filled with more surprises than a magician’s hat. Get ready for a day of magical moments and disappearing cake!

Cute Birthday Wishes

Get ideas of cute birthday wishes to write on kids birthday cards to show you care. It will make writing birthday messages easy for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age kids, tweens and teens.

​Mark this special day with a cute note for little kids to teenagers. 

148. “Happy birthday to the sweetest little one! May your day be filled with cuddles, laughter, and all the joy the world has to offer.”

149. “Wishing the cutest kiddo a magical birthday filled with hugs, kisses, and lots of delightful surprises. You deserve all the happiness in the world!”

150. “Happy birthday, little sunshine! May your day shine as bright as your smile, and may your year ahead be filled with love and laughter.”

151. “To the most adorable kiddo on their birthday: May your day be sprinkled with happiness, giggles, and all your favorite treats.”

152. “Happy birthday to the little star who brightens our world! May your day be filled with joy, presents, and all the things that make you smile.”

153. “Wishing a special birthday to a little one who melts our hearts with cuteness. May your day be as sweet as your hugs and kisses.”

154. “Happy birthday to the cutest bundle of joy! May your day be filled with playtime, toys, and lots of delightful surprises.”

155. “Wishing the sweetest kiddo a day filled with love, laughter, and all the things that make your heart flutter with happiness. Happy birthday!”

156. “To the little one who brings so much joy to everyone around. Happy birthday! May your day be as charming as you are.”

157. “Happy birthday, little explorer! May your day be an adventure filled with fun, discovery, and lots of heartwarming moments.”

Heartfelt Birthday Greetings

Wish a very happy birthday to kids with these Heartfelt birthday messages to write in cards and on birthday gifts.

Mark your child’s special day with sweet wording for their birthday card. 

158. “Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with laughter, joy, and all the things you love. Wishing you a year ahead as wonderful as you are!”

159. “To an amazing kid on their special day: You’re growing up so fast, and it’s a joy to watch. May your birthday be as fantastic as you are!”

160. “Wishing the happiest of birthdays to a shining star! May your day be filled with love, surprises, and all your favorite treats.”

161. “To the coolest kid I know: May your birthday be as incredible as the impact you have on everyone around you. Celebrate big!”
162. “Happy Birthday, little buddy! Your birthday is a reminder of how much you’ve grown and how much more you’ll achieve. Keep shining bright!”

163. “Wishing a fantastic birthday to a special kid! May your day be filled with friends, fun, and the realization of just how loved you are.”

164. “Happy Birthday! Your presence brings so much joy to our lives. May your day be as joyful and wonderful as you make ours every day.”

165. “To the birthday boy/girl: May your day be sprinkled with laughter, filled with play, and wrapped in the love of family and friends.”

166. “Happy Birthday, sweet child! May your day be as sweet as the cake you’ll be enjoying and as memorable as the moments we share together.”

167. “Wishing the most incredible kid a birthday filled with dreams coming true, laughter that echoes, and love that knows no bounds.”

168. “To the birthday star: May your day be filled with happiness, surrounded by friends, and filled with the magic that only birthdays can bring.”

169. “Happy Birthday! Your kindness, curiosity, and enthusiasm inspire us all. May your year ahead be filled with exciting adventures and new achievements.”

170. “Wishing the birthday superhero a day filled with courage, fun, and the realization of just how amazing you truly are. Happy Birthday!”

Free Birthday Wishes Printable

Be ready for your next kids’ birthday party with a printed list of all 170 birthday wishes. You can print out all the ages or just the age you need. Or just save this in your downloads.

Grab your Free Printable Birthday Wish list now.

Always know what to write in birthday cards for kids with 170 heartfelt and funny birthday wishes. Memorable messages for 1 year olds to teenagers.

I hope you have found the perfect birthday wishes for kids to use at an upcoming birthday party. These are all great ways to send best wishes for an unforgettable birthday. 

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