Looking for some great ideas on how to express your happy birthday dad wishes?
Finding the right words to express your love and admiration for your father can be challenging. To make it easier, we’ve put together this selection of birthday wishes and quotes to help you craft a touching message for your father’s big day.
So, either before or after you buy him socks, sit down and write a message he’ll remember.
Best happy birthday dad wishes
1.) All my life, I’ve been lucky to have the best dad. Now, I count myself doubly lucky, since my child gets to have the best granddad. Happy Birthday, Dad, we love you!
2.) Dad, you may be growing another year older, but remember that you are only as old as you feel. Today’s your special day, so party it up like you’re 21!
3.) As trees grow older their limbs and branches spread out in all directions. Just like a tree, every year you live means there are more and more people whose lives you’ve touched. I’m always proud to see your strong influence on the world around you. Thank you for being a wonderful father and a good man.
4.) To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. Happy Birthday, I love you.
5.) It doesn’t matter how many years go by. In my mind, you’ll always be that same amazing person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my homework, and scared away the monsters in my room. Happy Birthday to a dad who’s young at heart!
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6.) Some people call their fathers superheroes. But superheroes tend to disappear, and you’ve always been there for me. If you ask me, my dad isn’t a superhero, he is a Super Dad! Happy Birthday.
7.) With your elbow grease and worn-out boots, you never failed to put us first. Happy Birthday to the best father in the world! Step aside and let us do some of the work today.
8.) Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. As you get older I want you to know that I am there for you too, through thick and thin. On your special day, relax and forget your worries.
9.) Your belief in me and your love helps me to feel stronger and braver every day. Thank you for the blessings you have given me throughout my life. Today, on your birthday, I hope you get the chance to be surrounded by those who love you.
10.) May your day be as special as you’ve made so many of mine!
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11.) Dear Dad, On your birthday, I want you to know that you are truly an inspiration, friend, and teacher to all of us. Thank you for giving the kind of love that makes all the difference.
12.) How old are you today? No way! You wear your years well! Someday, I hope to age half as well as you, Dad. Happy Birthday!
13.) Don’t worry dad, you’re not going bald, you’re just becoming more aerodynamic! Happy Birthday!
14.) Thanks for putting up with me through my terrible toddler years, my angst-filled teenage years, and all the dumb things I did in my twenties. The best gift I can give you is to live my best life, just how you taught me. Happy Birthday, Dad!
15.) You were the one who always told me that I can do the impossible if only I tried hard enough, that alone is the reason I am here, happy birthday dad!
16.) Dad, I know you have the heart of a child. But stop trying to steal a bite of the cake before we sing Happy Birthday.
17.) It takes an amazing dad to raise such a ridiculously great kid. I couldn’t have grown up to be so humble without you!
18.) Dad, if you got a trophy for every one of your great accomplishments, you’d be out of space! I’m always proud to call you my father. Happy Birthday!
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19.) Everyone looks older as time goes by, but you are different. You are like a wine, you only look better with each passing year. Happy birthday, dad, I love you.
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20.) The foundation of my life was formed with your principles. You guided me in the right way and showed me the path of honesty. Many congratulations on your birthday, dad! May your life be blessed by God always!
21.) Happy birthday, my superhero! Thanks a lot for all the moments of love. I hope, not only today but all your day be perfect and beautiful. Let’s celebrate your day in a grand way to make it more memorable.
22.) It’s not easy being a father, but you do it with class and style. Happy birthday to the dad who can do it all.
23.) Another year older and another year wiser. You’ve helped guide me throughout my life with some great advice. I hope you’ll continue to help me navigate the choppy waters of life.
24.) My beloved dad, congratulations on your 50th birthday! It’s a very special day and I wish I were there to celebrate this day with you and to hug you! Sending you all best wishes. Enjoy this day and have lots of fun! Love you dad and miss you!
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Good happy birthday dad wishes
25.) I know I don’t say it often, but I really do appreciate all the sacrifices and hard work you put into raising me. I love you.
26.) I know, whatever happens, I can always count on you dad. Happy birthday to the most reliable dad around! I know sometimes I get angry without understanding how will you feel. But trust me, dad, you are the person I love and admire the most. Many good wishes to you for the upcoming years! Happy birthday!
27.) You’re the biggest celebrity in my life. I’m your fan, I have photographs of you in my office and at home, whenever I’m in trouble I think of you and you’re worthy of winning every single award in the word which says “Best Dad of the Year”. Love you dad. Happy Birthday to the man!
28.) My handsome dad, happy birthday! I can’t explain how essential you are in my life. There is no word to explain my love for you. May the smile of your face remain like this always! God bless you!
29.) I can’t wait to celebrate your birthday this weekend. There will be good food, good company, good laughs, and it’s all for you pops.
30.) Every single moment that I spent with you is best. I wish this will be repeated for many years. Happy Birthday, Dad! May God give you many years of a healthy life!
31.) Another year older? You don’t look a day over 30, Pops. I hope we can celebrate many more Birthdays together!
32.) For me more than a father you are my friend with whom I can share all my secrets. You are everything in my life. Happy birth anniversary, my dear dad! I hope your happiness multiplies every year!
33.) Happy birthday to the best dad in the world! You are my inspiration and my strength. I love you with all my heart and nobody can ever replace you. Wishing you a gorgeous day with all your loved ones!
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34.) Happy Birthday to the World’s Best Dad!
35.) I wish you the best birthday for the most wonderful dad!
36.) Candles! Cake! Ice cream! Presents! Dad! Birthday! Can you tell I’m excited about your birthday?
37.) Today is the right time for me to say how grateful I am to you for always showing me the way.
38.) Loving wishes for the most amazing Dad in the world! Stay fantastic!
39.) Love and laughter are two of the best things that you have given me, dad! Thanks, happy birthday!
40.) Great guys deserve to have great birthdays. Hope today’s the best.
41.) Every birthday you have means another year you made our lives special! Thank you, dad.
42.) Happy birthday to the hardest working man I know. I’m so proud that you are my dad.
43.) Happy birthday to the man I respect and love more than any other.
44.) It makes me feel really proud to have you as my dad. I love you and may you have many more birthdays to come.
45.) If I had a dollar for everything I love about you, I’d be rich! Happy birthday to a million dollar dad!
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46.) Love and laughter are two of the best things that you have given me, dad! Thanks, dad!
47.) Growing up, you taught me to laugh, I hope you laugh on your special day.
48.) Dad… like the shade of a tree, you’re my life’s canopy. Happy B-Day.
49.) I am lucky that I was given the best father in the world, a father who truly loves me with all of his heart. Best Birthday to you, dad!
50.) Dad, we’re both getting older, but I will always be your little girl. Happy Birthday!
51.) You were the one who stood on my side even when you knew I was wrong and let me tell you just how much I appreciated that, happy birthday!
Sincere birthday wishes for dad
52.) Dear dad, I hope you know how much you really mean to me. Thank you so much for everything. Happiest Birthday!
53.) Dear Dad, I always wanted to grow up to be just like you. And even now, years later, I still haven’t changed my mind. Your strength and love are amazing to see, and I aspire to live up to your example with my own kids. Happy Birthday!
54.) It’s your birthday, and I wish we could spend more time together. I look forward to the next chance I get to see you. Until then, keep on that smile of yours and enjoy your day!
55.) You always told me that I can do the impossible if only I tried hard enough. That’s why I can live the amazing life I do. You inspire me to be brave enough to achieve my goals. Thank you for everything you do!
56.) Dad, you mean the world to me. There’s no one else on earth like you. You care so completely, give so quietly, and love so deeply. As the year’s pass, I realize more and more just how lucky I am to have a dad as wonderful as you. Happy Birthday.
57.) Now that I’m a parent myself, I have a deeper appreciation for everything you do. I aspire to be just as amazing at this parenting thing as you. Love U, Dad!
58.) All your life, you’ve worked towards making our wishes come true. Today, it’s your turn to make some wishes. Happy Birthday, Dad!
59.) Dad, you have always been there for me and know me better than anybody else. I will always appreciate that. Happy birthday, I love u so much.
Thoughtful birthday wishes for dad
60.) I wish I could be there to wish you a happy birthday in person, but just know that you are in my heart and I’m thinking about you on your special day. Can’t wait to see you again!
61.) Growing up, I always admired your awards. Today, I have to say that you deserve the Best Dad in the World award for all that you do. Have a happy birthday, Dad. U deserve the best!
62.) Happy birthday to you, dad, just know that I love you and that I would not know where I am right now if you are not there for me to guide me through it all.
63.) I love how you know the things that I like and what I dislike most, you know me better than I know myself and that is indeed saying something, enjoy your day, dad!
64.) On your birthday, let us go somewhere far away, travel together and just have some child and parent time, I miss being with you already.
65.) All I wish for you is that we get to spend more time together, that I can have more bonding time with you and that you keep smiling your happy smile, enjoy your day!
66.) Dad… in my life’s treasure trove of memories, the ones we’ve shared together are the ones I miss the most.
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Birthday wishes from family and children
67.) Great fathers are the ones who guide their children, but still, let them make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes. Happy birthday to the wisest man I know!
68.) Dad, you’ve always been the coolest. Like all those times you said “yes” when mom said “no.” Happy Birthday, Cool Dad!
69.) You taught us a lot of things and whatever we’re today it’s because of you and mom. Thank you so much for being such a lovely dad! I’m really fortunate to have you in my life. May God give you many years of a healthy life!
70.) Happy 50th birthday, dad! You worked hard and tried your best to make us happy. You never think about yourself but now it’s time to enjoy life. So stop worrying about anything and have a stress free and amazing life!
71.) Though I’m still young, I’m learning about all the love you’ve given me. Thank you for taking my hand and teaching me the things that I need to know. You’re my hero and my guide.
Kids’ messages for dad
72.) Wish I could be there to hang out with you on your birthday. But, on the bright side, you finally get some peace and quiet! Miss you and love you, Dad.
73.) Thank you for all the piggyback rides, all the times you pretended to be a horse, and all the times you threw me into the air and caught me. Your body might be regretting it now, but it made for a wonderful childhood.
74.) I’m looking forward to cooking out with you on your birthday. There’s no one else I’d rather share a beer around the grill with than you. Happy Birthday, Dad!
75.) It’s no wonder my wife/husband turned out to be so awesome. With a father like you, how could s/he not? Cheers on your birthday!
76.) Thank you for being a second father to me. It’s comforting to know that I can always run to you whenever I’m in need. Happy Birthday, Papa 2.0!
77.) Thanks is a very small word to show you our gratitude. You truly deserve all the peace, joys and blessings of the whole universe. Wish you a very happy birthday!
Happy birthday dad from daughter
78.) To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. Happy Birthday, Dad!
79.) Whenever I would fail, you were there to pick me up and put me back on the right path. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Happy Birthday Dad, with all my love.
80.) When people say, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ I tell them that’s the best compliment I could ever get. Someday, I hope to grow as strong and wise as you. I hope your birthday is filled with happiness!
81.) Happiest Birthday Daddy! Thank you for everything that you have given me. You’ve always been there for me as a dad and best friend as well. There is no other bond like ours. I love you Dad!
82.) Thanks for always treating me like a princess, Pops! Happy Birthday with many more to come! I love you.
83.) It’s time for a great celebration because today you have completed another year of life. Happy birthday, dad! You raised me with much care and love and made me feel like a princess. Thanks a lot. May happiness always accompany you!
Girl’s message for dad
84.) Today I want to congratulate the man I love the most on his birthday. Happy birthday, dad! I pride myself because I’m your daughter. I wish all the days of your life be filled with blessings and peace!
85.) Happiest birthday dad. Dear daddy, on this special day of yours I want to take the opportunity to thank you for everything that you have done for me. You are absolutely the most amazing daddy in this world.
86.) Dear Dad, on your birthday, I want you to know that you are truly an inspiration, a friend and a teacher to all of us.
87.) For me, you are not only my father but also my best friend. You always supported me and protected me. I’ll never forget the sacrifices you made for us. Happy birthday, dad! Wish you much peace and happiness every day of your life.
88.) I miss the days when your strong shoulders seemed like the highest place on earth. But, Dad, no matter how much time passes or how old I become, you will always be my Superman! Happy Birthday.
89.) Dad, thank you for teaching me how to be a man, even though I’m your daughter.
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90.) Dear dad, thank you for showing me how great the world is. I may need quite a lot of tips from you as I go on and face the challenges in life, so thank you in advance. Happy Birthday!
91.) Hey, Dad! You taught me to grill a perfect steak, and that’s what I’m doing this weekend for your birthday. Looking forward to seeing U!
92.) From helping me up when I fell to taking me out for practice after I missed the winning goal, you’ve taught me to never give up. I owe my success in life to you, and can’t wait to take you out for your birthday.
93.) You always taught me to appreciate the outdoors, not knowing just how important this would become to me. Thanks, Dad, for being such an important part of my life. May we celebrate many more birthdays together!
94.) You were the one who always told me that I can do the impossible if only I tried hard enough, that alone is the reason I am here, happy birthday dad!
95.) To the best dad in the world: thank you for being there for me, and for urging me to be better and fight harder. I wouldn’t be who I am without your kind words and wise guidance. Happy Birthday, Dad!
Boy’s message for dad
96.) Thanks, Dad, for putting up with me through the hard times. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have made it through. You taught me what it means to be a man, a father, and a good person. I’ll always be thankful for your example and advice. Happy Birthday.
97.) Dad, you are my hero, my role model, the man who I look up to and dream to become. Happy birthday, Dad!
98.) Dear Dad, we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but that’s what makes our relationship even more special. Today for your birthday I wish you all the best!
99.) I know I wasn’t always the perfect child, but you have always been the perfect dad. Thanks for fixing the little things I broke and for showing me how to correct my own mistakes as I grew. Enjoy your birthday today. I love you!
100.) I always wanted to grow up to be just like U, and I still haven’t changed my mind. You are my perfect example of strength and love, and I aspire to be the same type of dad to my kids that you have always been for me. Happy birthday!
Father-in-law birthday wishes
101.) Thanks for being an awesome father-in-law. May God bless you with good health, joy, love, and good fortune. Happy Birthday!
102.) A lot of things have changed over the years, but you’re still the same amazing and compassionate person you’ve always been. I’m glad to have a father-in-law like you. I wish you all the best on your special day and may God bless you with more birthdays to come.
103.) If I had known how great a father-in-law you would be, I would have married your son earlier than I did. That would have given me more time with an extraordinary and amazing father-in-law like you. Happy Birthday!
104.) You’re the best father-in-law I could hope for. Our children love having you as their grandpa. Have a wonderful birthday and many more!
105.) Today is a good day to express how grateful I am to have a wonderful Father-in-law who’s much cooler than I am. You set a great example for me to measure up to. Happy Birthday, Father-in-law!
106.) I’m wishing the best birthday to the coolest dad-in-law! Today, take your time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Do what you love and have a great day!
107.) Have an amazing birthday, from your son/daughter-in-law. I hope your day is as wonderful and special as you are!
108.) You’ve cared for me so much that people mistake you for my own father. Now that it’s your big day, it’s my turn to do the same for you. Have a wonderful birthday Daddy-in-law!
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109.) Dad, you’re an oldie but goodie. Happy Birthday, from one of your greatest hits!
110.) We wanted to get you a cake with a candle for every year, but the fire department said it would be a fire hazard. Oh well, happy birthday anyway!
111.) Happy Birthday Dad! May all your fish be big, your beers stay cold, and your sports teams have a winning season!
112.) You’re like scotch, always getting better with age. Wait, no, I didn’t get you aged scotch. It was just a metaphor. Well, anyway, Happy Birthday!
113.) Fact: Dads are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Instead, just enjoy this card I made for you, and feel the joy of having me as your child. Happy Birthday, Dad!
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114.) Happy Birthday to the man who fought all the monsters under the bed and in the closet. Thank you for always making me feel safe!
115.) Hey Dad, I got a present for you. I stole your To-Do list from Mom. All you need to do is rip it up. Just don’t tell Mom, okay? Happy Birthday!
116.) Wear your gray hairs proudly, Dad. They are memories of how terrible I was as a child, and you earned them! Happy Birthday.
117.) Dad, I don’t think a lighter will do the job this birthday. You need a flamethrower to light all these candles. Happy Birthday, Old Man!
118.) Dad, Your birthday seems like the perfect time to thank you for all those times you didn’t tell Mom… Just know you’ve got a lot of favors you can call in.
119.) Growing up, I used to admire all the trophies on your shelf. Today, I think you deserve the Best Dad in the World trophy! Enjoy your birthday!
120.) People rub lamps to find genies while I simply call out my dad’s name. Happy birthday, daddy.
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121.) Happy Birthday, Dad! You’ve given me so many great gifts in life, particularly these excellent genetics. Here’s a little something I found for you.
122.) Have you ever noticed that the worse a dad’s jokes are, the better the father they are? Well now at least we know why your dad jokes are so terrible. I hope your birthday is much better than your jokes!
123.) Hey Dad, It’s your birthday! Time to grab a beer, blow out some candles, and let your family shower you with gifts!
124.) Real heroes don’t wear capes, they make bad puns. Thank you for being a real hero dad. Happy birthday!
125.) Happy Birthday Dad! If you want, I’ll make a distraction so you can sneak off and get some gaming in. Cheers!
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126.) Happy Birthday to the raddest, most tubular, least square, hippest… Hey Dad, are any of these from your generation? Happy Birthday, Dad. Great fathers are timeless!
127.) Definition of Dad [noun].
a. The one who is there for you no matter what and who wants his little girl to grow up happy.
b. The one who conspires with you to hide broken stuff from Mom.
c. The one who gives great advice.
d. He protects you, calls you ridiculous nicknames, and makes you laugh.
e. The most amazing person in the world.
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128.) Dad, you are just like a busy student. You’ve got a lot of class. Happy birthday!
129.) I remember all the sage advice you’ve given me throughout the years. Like the fact that we can pick our friends and we can pick our nose. But we can’t pick our dad or his nose. Happy Birthday, Dad, never change!
130.) You always say that ‘back in your day’ everything was so much better. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get you a time machine for your birthday. Hopefully, we can make your birthday at least half as enjoyable as your younger days!
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131.) The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
132.) There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.
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133.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
134.) Who’s my hero? That’s a great question… Well, I think my dad is my hero because he’s someone I look up to every day.
135.) A little girl giggles when she is denied an ice-cream by her mother. She knows daddy will get her some later.
136.) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.
137.) When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
138.) Dads are most ordinary men, turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.
139.) It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
140.) You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.
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141.) If you ever want to torture my dad, tie him up and right in front of him, refold a map incorrectly.
142.) The nature of fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it.
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143.) My dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.
144.) I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.
145.) Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.
146.) I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.
147.) It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
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148.) My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’
149.) I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.
150.) From my dad I learned to be good to people, to always be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.
151.) One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
152.) Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.
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153.) He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.
154.) To her, the name of father was another name for love.
155.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
156.) How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
157.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
158.) When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
159.) A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
160.) You’ve made me the person I am today and for that, I’m forever grateful.
How to use these birthday wishes and quotes
Use these happy birthday dad wishes and quotes just as they are written, or use them as inspiration for your own personalized message.
A thoughtful line or famous quote included in a birthday greeting card adds the perfect touch to tell dad just how you feel on his birthday. But if you don’t have time to pick up a card and a gift, a simple mention of your birthday wishes to dad will go a long way to making his day!
You might also think of recognizing pops on social media with a Facebook post. A hand-written letter is always a nice touch, in which case, you could use one of the quotes for an opener and one of the wishes for a closing.
By Greg Johnson
An experienced hand at wishing his father Happy Birthday, Greg is a designer and writer.
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