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Happy Birthday Wishes for a Son: Birthday Quotes, Messages, and Poems

Updated on June 16, 2016
Birthday wishes for a son—ideas for a text or card.
Birthday wishes for a son—ideas for a text or card.

Happy birthday wishes for a son are supposed to convey motherly love, fatherly support, motivation, and inspiration. Take ideas from this list of birthday quotes, funny messages, and poems to write a wish of your own on a card for your son. Wishes for toddlers, teenagers, grownups, and adults—there are messages in this list for all ages. Moms and dads, this is your chance to wish your son happy birthday in a way that he'll remember.

On this page you will find:

  • Short birthday messages perfect for texts
  • Happy birthday wishes for a son: Messages for a birthday card
  • Funny birthday wishes
  • Happy birthday poems

Short Birthday Messages Perfect for Texts

Message for a child: From morning 'til night, you make every day a little brighter.
Message for a child: From morning 'til night, you make every day a little brighter. | Source
  • From morning 'til night, you make every day a little brighter.
  • Thank you for teaching us something new each day.
  • May your upcoming year be full of adventure!
  • Here's to you being born! Wait, you should be thanking us for that.
  • I have you to thank for teaching me patience and tolerance. Happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday, young man. Soon you will have your own mortgage to pay.
  • Northing we have ever done has made us feel so proud as raising you.
  • Happy birthday to the sunshine of our lives.
  • Here's to being older and wiser. One day, you may even be as wise as us!
  • You're another year older and another year closer to moving out. Let's celebrate!

Messages for a Birthday Card

Birthday wish: With a son like you, every day seems fresh and new. Happy birthday to the sunshine of our lives.
Birthday wish: With a son like you, every day seems fresh and new. Happy birthday to the sunshine of our lives.
  • We didn't teach you how to be the perfect son. You taught us how to be the perfect parents. Thank you; here's to a very happy birthday.
  • Every year when we celebrate your birthday I feel sad about the day you will move out. I love you, my dear son. Happy birthday.
  • A fatherly hug and a handwritten birthday card—Here's an old school birthday wish in flesh and print instead of Facebook likes and Twitter shout-outs. Happy birthday, Sonny.
  • All my life I told you that my blessings were always with you. But, over time, I have realized that it was me who was blessed in the first place to have a son like you. God bless you, Sonny; happy birthday.
  • The jigsaw puzzle of my life is held together by the glue that is your mom and completed by the most important piece, which is you. Happy birthday, my boy.
  • Give life your best shot. It doesn't matter if you succeed or fail. Our blessings are always with you. Happy birthday to the star of our lives.
  • Teenagers like you are the adults who will be shaping the world tomorrow. Here's a big birthday wish for a terrific son from his proud parents.
  • Your mother and I got married so we could have a child as wonderful as you. Happy birthday, my son.
  • From good morning to good night, you are the reason our lives are light and bright. Here's a birthday wish with a gift and hug so tight.

  • I knew my life was complete the day I looked down to see you holding my finger and walking beside me. God bless you, Son; I wish you a very happy birthday.
  • They say that a mother's biggest teacher is her child, and you, my son, have proven them right. Thanks for teaching me priceless lessons of life. Happy birthday, Son; I love you.
  • Loving sons like you are the reason why mothers like me feel calm, confident, and assured. Thanks for being there, Son. Happy birthday.
  • I hate to admit it, but you are way better off than I was at your age. Congratulations and happy birthday, Sonny.
  • With your birthday, we celebrate the anniversary of the most amazing miracle in our lives—you. Happy birthday, our dear son.
  • Every time we celebrate your birthday, we remind ourselves that you are the reason growing old has been so easy for us. Happy birthday to our darling son.
  • I never imagined that my best friend in life would be my own son. On your birthday, I'd like to say: cheers to our friendship. Have a good one.
  • With a son like you, every day of our lives seems fresh and new. Happy birthday to the sunshine in our lives.
  • To my son, who is radiant, reliable, radical, rational, reasonable, realistic, reflective, and resilient: Happy birthday.
  • As the mom of a superstar son, my dream came true on the day you were born. Cheers on your birthday.
  • When you were a child, your mom told you to eat more fruit and get more sleep. Who knew you would be telling the same thing to her after all these years? Thanks for taking care of your mum. Happy birthday.
  • Nothing we have ever done has made us feel so proud as raising you. Happy birthday, son—we'll shout it out aloud.
  • Happy birthday! To the son who has given back nothing but the purest love, from your proud parents.
  • May you get everything you hoped for, and may you always by heart remain pure. Here's to celebrating your 18th birthday, Son.
  • Thanks for being the loving son I could never be to my parents. Happy birthday, buddy.

Funny Birthday Messages

Funny message: Happy birthday—at least there's one clear sign you're growing up!
Funny message: Happy birthday—at least there's one clear sign you're growing up!
  • Your birthday makes us smile—at least there is one sign that you are growing up. Wishing you a happy birthday.
  • Whenever you succeed, thank your parents who gave you their awesome genes. Have an awesome birthday.
  • I am so glad you when you were born. Finally your mother had someone else to scold. Happy birthday, Son.
  • When you don't have the money to pay rent, when your bank balance falls low, when your credit card bill overflows—don't think of us. For all the other times, we are just a phone call away. Happy birthday, Sonny.
  • Here's hoping that your teenage years are over before we even realize. Happy birthday, my boy.
  • Your birthday is a ray of hope that you will grow up some day. Cheers, Sonny.
  • You may have grown a year older and wiser, but that doesn't mean I will accept your advice. Here's a birthday wish from your not-so-old-yet old man.
  • Oh my dear son, you are like my sun. Intended was the pun. Happy birthday to my honey bun.
  • I am indebted to you for teaching me the art of tolerance. Happy birthday, Son.
  • Happy birthday, young man. Soon you will have your own mortgage to pay.

Happy Birthday Poems

  • Yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forever;
    However, whatever, whenever, or wherever;
    Our blessings were and will always be with you, dear.
    Happy birthday, Son.
  • Our little bunny was once a toddler.
    He made our heart grow fonder.
    Our little toddler became a young boy,
    Crawling no more, not any more coy.
    Our young boy then went on to be
    A cool teen, wild and free.
    Today that cool teen has become a man;
    On the brink of adulthood he stands.
    I'd like to share heartfelt thoughts so true
    When wishing a happy birthday to you.
  • One more year in your life:
    One more year of challenges, opportunities, and strife.
    One more year in your life:
    One more year of happiness and success rife.
    One more year in your life:
    One more year we feel complete as parents, husband and wife.
    One more year in your life: Happy birthday, Son.
  • Your dreams may not come true all the time,
    Your songs may not always be in rhyme,
    Your love may not always be returned,
    Your bitter past may not always be burnt,
    You may not be able to hear sweet music everywhere,
    Life may or may not always treat you fair,
    Nevertheless with confidence, your life you must play.
    We bless you, love you, and wish you a happy birthday.
  • May the best of blessings reach you,
    May failures hit you very few,
    May your dreams and hopes never fade,
    May your life get beautifully made,
    May you have the best of luck in this year new;
    Wishing a happy birthday to you.

  • You are finally welcoming a new life stage,
    In which many wars you may have to wage.
    We wish you all the best now and pray
    That you have a wonderful birthday.
  • Spread your wings as wide as you can.
    Take up challenges and live them up like a man.
    Even if life pits you against failure or stress,
    Don't succumb to it, don't regress.
    Remember that you came into this world
    With a lofty purpose, so let it unfurl.
    I hope you are on the top of every game you play
    And wish you a very happy birthday.
  • You are the reason we live,
    You are the reason we give,
    You are the reason we shine,
    You are the reason we don't whine,
    You are the reason we shout with joy,
    You are our loving boy,
    The reason we smile and enjoy.
    You are the reason we cheer;
    We are so glad you are here.
    As you grow a year older, let me say:
    May you have a smashing birthday.
  • If you have a desire,
    May God fulfill it.
    If you have a wish,
    May God let you live it.
    If you want success,
    May you have the guts to get it.
    If you get knocked down by failure,
    May you never fret about it.
    If you want the world,
    May opportunities towards you hurl.
    Happy Birthday, Son.
  • We can't imagine our lives without you.
    Our time spent with you so easily flew.
    Holding memories close to our hearts,
    Today may you have a wonderful new start.
    Happy Birthday, Son.


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    • savvydating profile image


      7 years ago

      Your messages and poems are so lovely, funny, and useful. Another idea: One year I wrote a book (about 12 pages or so) using Word and clip art for my son. It was called "Sunday's Child." It basically had 2 to 4 lines on each page describing my son from birth to young adulthood. He was so moved after he read it, he cried. It was such a simple thing; it took me about a month to finish. I tried to get the words and pictures just right. It was basically like a children's book. Anyway, it's just a thought.

      Thank you for providing all of us with this wonderful inspiration.

    • kidscrafts profile image


      7 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very nice and sweet, very poetic! I would have wish to receive such wishes from my parents! It's a great idea to have a collection of those wishes because not everybody can write something kind easily!

      I want to let you know that your top picture doesn't show.

      Voted up, useful and beautiful!


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