125+ Birthday Wishes for Sons
Are you looking for Happy Birthday wishes for your son? You've come to the right place! You'll find a huge range of example birthday messages on this page from sweet and sentimental to funny and light. I hope you find the perfect sentiment to wish your boy "Happy Birthday, Son"!
Sons are so special! You've been there through all his milestones and tears, so be sure to make him feel the love on his birthday with a heartfelt wish. From wishes to quotes to poems, and with images you can post to social media, there is a huge range of greetings and messages to inspire you!
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Last updated: June 6, 2022
Simple Happy Birthday Wishes for Son
Like to keep things short and sweet? Here is a collection of simple greetings you could write in a card to your son to wish him a great birthday.
Happy Birthday to our darling boy. May you have a wonderful and fun-filled birthday.
Dear Son, I hope your birthday is as incredible as you!
With love and best wishes to the most amazing son in the world. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
Dear Son, may all your birthday wishes come true!
Birthday wishes to the best son on the planet!
Happy Birthday dear Son. Stay happy, healthy, and blessed on your special day, and every day of the year. We love you!
May your future shine bright and be full of many good times. Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to our amazing son, who is growing up to be such an amazing man!
You're such a remarkable young man and you've made us so proud. We hope you have a very happy birthday!
The day you were born is a day to celebrate!
Best wishes for the best birthday boy!
Birthday greetings to our awesome son, and may all your dreams come true!
Happy Birthday, Son! Congratulations on another trip around the sun.
Funny Birthday Wishes for Son
Does your son have a great sense of humor? Here is a collection of funny birthday wishes for sons to bring some laughter and fun to his big day!
You have always wanted us to treat you as an adult, so this birthday we decided to grant your wish. The cleaning and chores are all yours this year. You're welcome!
This year you seem to be exhibiting some signs of actually growing up. It's a miracle! I'm just kidding, and I hope that your year is filled with all sorts of splendidly childish things that captivate you in every way.
Happy Birthday to the King of Sons! From your servants, Mum and Dad.
I smile because you are my son... I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it!
Wow, look at you adulting all over the place!
Mothers of little boys work. From son up until son down.
I spent 3 hours searching the internet for the perfect birthday message for you and then I gave up. Happy Birthday.
I don't have birthdays anymore, I level up!
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
~ John Grier
These next birthday jokes are perfect for young/pre-teen sons (and young-at-heart older sons!). They're a fun addition to a birthday card message for a son, and are sure to be re-told endlessly throughout the day!
Q: How do pickles celebrate their birthdays?
A: They relish the moment.
Q: What did the Buffalo say when his son grew up and left home?
Q: How does NASA organize a birthday party?
A: They planet.
Q: What kind of music is scary for birthday balloons?
A: Pop music!
Q: What happens when thieves crash a birthday party?
A: They take the cake.
Q: Why are birthday so good for you?
A: I don't know, but the people who have the most live the longest.
Q: Why did the boy get a pair of bunny ears as a gift?
A: So he could have a hoppy birthday
Q: Why are birthdays so good for your health?
A: Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays actually live longer.
Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age!
Q: What do you get every birthday?
Q: Why did the birthday cake go to see the doctor?
A: Because it was feeling crumby.
Q: What do you sing to cows on their birthdays?
A: Happy Birthday to moo...
Q: Why did the teddy bear refuse a slice of birthday cake?
A: He was already stuffed.
Q: Why was the birthday cake so hard?
A: It was a marble cake.
Q: What do you say to a kangaroo on its birthday?
A: Hoppy Birthday.
Q: What sort of birthday cake do ghosts prefer?
A: I Scream Cake.
Q: How did Moby Dick celebrate his birthday?
A: He had a whale of a time.
Q: What does a witch do on her birthday?
A: She spellabrates.
Happy 18th birthday son! You are now an adult, meaning everything you do is a potential felony. Enjoy!
Bacon a cake for your birthday.
Gus whose birthday it is today?!
Birthday Wishes for Son from Mom
Do you share a special bond with your son? Here is a collection of messages that a mother could write to her son to tell him how much she loves him and how much he means to her.
From the moment I first felt you kick and first looked into your eyes I loved you. I always will. Happy birthday my darling boy.
Loving you is my greatest joy, you make it so easy! Happy Birthday dear son.
Happy Birthday to the boy who has taught me more about the world and about myself than anyone else.
Son, I closed my eyes for but a moment and suddenly a man stood where a boy used to be. I may not carry you now in my arms but I will always carry you in my heart. You have given me so many reasons to be proud of the man you have become, but the proudest moment for me is telling others that you are my son. I love you now and forever.
Happy Birthday dear son! Always remember that if at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way I taught you in the first place!
Happy Birthday to you, my son! You might be an adult now, but remember - you are never too old to give your mom a hug!
Happy Birthday to the boy who brightens my life and warms my heart. I love you dear son!
Happy birthday to my son, stars and moon! Having you in my life is the secret to my happiness.
Be strong out there, my son. Look for the love and kindness in others. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes, and enjoy the journey.
~ Kirsten Wreggitt, Before I Let You Go
There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and a son.
Birthday Wishes for Son from Dad
Are you looking for the right words to tell your son how much he means to you, and wish him a very happy birthday? Here is a collection of birthday messages a father could write to his son, to tell him how much he loves him, and how proud he is of him.
Wherever life takes you, I will always be so proud of you. Happy Birthday, Son!
Happy birthday to my super son! I know you'll grow up to be a superhero and make me so proud of you.
My love for you has always been free, but it's my pride and trust that you've really earned over the years. I am unbelievably proud of the young man you've turned into.
When you were little, I used to be your hero, but now you've become mine. I can't believe how much you've grown in the last few years. You've become an intelligent, strong, and brave young man whom I look up to.
Once you were my mini-me, now I know that you'll grow up to be a better me. Happy birthday to you, my amazing son!
You have made fatherhood the best experience of my life. I am truly blessed to have a son like you who enriches my life with his endless love and affection. I hope you know that you are truly treasured.
As you blow out the candles on your cake (and cut yourself the biggest slice!), know that you will always have the biggest piece of my heart. Happy Birthday, Son.
Every father secretly wishes that his son grows taller and wiser than him. Congratulations - at least you've grown taller! Happy Birthday.
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example rather than his advice.
~ Charles F. Kettering
Heartfelt Birthday Wishes for Son
A birthday is a wonderful opportunity to let your son know just how special he is and how much he means to you. These heart-warming and emotional birthday wishes for sons will help you express the love and admiration you hold for your son, and help put some of those emotions into words.
The day you were born was the most special day of our lives. Happy Birthday dear son!
Wishing you the most wonderful of birthdays. May all your hopes and dreams come true, for this new year ahead, and for always.
Time is flying so fast, you've become a great young man, but you'll always be our sweet child in our hearts. Have a wonderful birthday!
From a beautiful newborn to a cheeky toddler and (sometimes) grumpy teen, we have loved you every day. We are so proud of the incredible man that you have become. Happy Birthday, Son.
Happy Birthday to our biggest joy and our greatest pride! We love you so much.
When your birthday comes around each year, I reflect on how much we love and treasure you 365 days of the year. Happy Birthday, Son!
Celebrate knowing how loved you are today and always.
Being a parent is never an easy task, but loving a son as precious as you are is never difficult. You bring endless wonder and love into our lives. Happy Birthday!
If you need a shoulder to lean on or a place to rest your burdens, know that you can always turn to me. The job of being a parent will always include providing you with a place to call home.
To the little boy who stole my heart from the day that he was born, wishing you the happiest of days, today and always. Happy Birthday, Son!
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. Happy Birthday dear son!
May you always know my little one that you were wished for, longed for, prayed for, and wanted. I love you.
You are loved for the boy you are, the man you will become, and the precious son you will always be.
You may be another year older, but you'll always be our baby boy! Happy birthday son, from two of the proudest parents on earth.
My son, I wish you the strength to face challenges with confidence, along with the wisdom to choose your battles carefully. I wish you adventure on your journey and may you always stop to help someone along the way. Listen to your heart and take risks carefully. Remember how much you are loved.
Nothing has been the same since you came into my life, and I want you to know I wouldn't have it any other way. I am so grateful that you have changed my life for the better.
Religious Birthday Wishes for Son
Sons are precious blessings from God. Here is a collection of Christian religious birthday messages for your son, to let him know just how treasured he is and to pray for many blessings over him.
Son, you are our greatest blessing. May your birthday and all your tomorrows be blessed with everything good in life.
You are a gift from our Heavenly father - what an awesome creation!
Precious one, so small, so sweet,
Dancing in on angel's feet,
Straight from heaven's brightest star,
What a miracle you truly are.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.
~ Proverbs 23:15
Behold, sons are a gift from the Lord. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full with them.
~ Psalm 127: 3,5
Listen, my son, to your father's instructions and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
~ Proverbs 1:8
Where ever your journey in life may take you I pray you'll always be safe. Enjoy the ride and never forget your way back home. I'm always here for you.
Though you may blow out your candles, the light of the Lord will always shine on you and his warmth shall be a comfort.
You are truly a gift from God to us. May you enjoy every moment of this special day! Happy Birthday.
May the light of the Lord shine upon you and grant you happiness on this birthday and for many years to come.
Birthday Wishes for Son-In-Law
Let your son-in-law know that he's a very treasured part of your family. Here are both simple and funny birthday wishes to write to your son-in-law and let him know you're wishing him well on his birthday.
Being great in-laws is the least we can do for a wonderful son-in-law like you! Happy Birthday!
We were all blessed the day you joined our family. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
May your birthday be as happy as the life you have given our daughter.
You're more than just a son-in-law to us, you're one of us. Happy Birthday!
Thank you for making our daughter feel so loved. We don't know what we would do without you. You're a blessing. Happy Birthday!
We have heard nothing but good words about you... let's keep it that way! Just kidding! Happy Birthday to our favorite son-in-law, we can see why our daughter loves you!
Happy Birthday son in law. You accepted our family despite all our flaws and craziness.... in fact you've fitted in perfectly! We hope you have a great day!
Birthday Quotes for Son
Want to motivate your son for the year ahead? Here are both Inspiring and funny Happy Birthday quotes to share with your son on his birthday. Great for writing as part of a greeting card message, or for using on social media.
These next birthday wishes for son are inspiring quotes to encourage your son.
Sometimes life can be tough but always remember: so are you, son.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~ A. A. Milne
These next son quotes are about coming-of-age and growing up.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~ E. E. Cummings
Like the changing leaves of fall, my little boy is now a man.
Even though you're growing up, you should never stop having fun.
~ Nina Dobrev
Being male is a matter of birth; being a man is a matter of age; being a gentleman is a matter of choice.
~ Vin Diesel
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
When you were a toddler you made me smile. When you were a teenager you made me worry. But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments!
~ Catherine Pulsifer
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
~ David Everett
These funny quotes and birthday wishes for sons capture the chaos and joy of raising boys!
As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.
~ Winnie the Pooh
With boys, you always know where you stand. Right in the path of a hurricane.
~ Erma Bombeck
Never put off till tomorrow what you can put off till the day after tomorrow.
~ Mark Twain
And these sentimental quotes for sons reflect on the relationship between a parent and their son.
Son, you'll outgrow my lap but never my heart.
A baby boy arrives, and just like that, everything changes. The world gets bigger, hearts grow fuller, and life means more because he's in it.
Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore.
These next birthday wishes for sons are quotes that reflect on the role of a parent as they teach and raise their child.
If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
~ Anne Bronte
Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~ The Talmud
When your son grows up, become his brother.
~ Arabic Proverb
Birthday Poems for Sons
Let your son know just how much he means to you with one of these lovely birthday poems. The beautiful Irish blessings help to put into words the hopes and dreams we hold for our sons as they grow up.
These first poems are short and would work well in a greeting card message as birthday wishes for sons.
I loved you from the very start
You stole my breath, embraced my heart
Our life together has just begun
You're part of me, my little one.
You've been a blessing from the start
I love you son with all my heart.
A little miracle sent from above
A baby boy to cuddle and love.
No joy on Earth brings greater pleasure
than a little boy to love and treasure.
These next poems are longer birthday poems for sons and work well as part of a greeting card message or could be framed as a gift.
To My Son: I sometimes wish...
I sometimes wish you were still small,
Not yet so big and strong and tall,
For when I think of yesterday,
I close my eyes and see you play.
I often miss that little boy,
Who pestered me to buy a toy,
Who filled my days with pure delight,
From early morn to late at night.
We watch our children change and grow,
As seasons come then quickly go,
But our God has a perfect plan,
To shape a boy into a man.
Today my son I'm proud of you,
For all the thoughtful things you do,
I'll love you till my days are done,
And I'm so grateful you're my son.
~ Larry Howland
Why God Made Little Boys
God made the world out of His dreams
Of magic mountains, oceans and streams,
Prairies and plans and wooded land,
Then paused and thought "I need someone to stand
On top of mountains, to conquer the seas,
Explore the plains and climb the trees.
Someone to start out small and to grow,
Sturdy, strong as a tree..." And so,
He created boys, full of spirit and fun,
To explore and conquer, to romp and run.
With dirty faces and banged up chins,
With courageous hearts and boyish grins.
When He had completed the task He'd begun
He surely said "A job well done".
~ Author Unknown
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
A Birthday Blessing
May you live a long life
full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of your wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest
Be those which come true,
And the kindness you spread
Keep returning to you.
More Birthday Wishes for Son...
Are you still looking for just the right message for your son? Maybe you want a message for a particular birthday year or an extra funny message? You can find more ideas for the perfect birthday wishes for sons in one of our other birthday wishes articles.
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