Selecting the right 5th birthday wishes is easier than you think when you have the right kind of birthday messages to choose from. In other words, the best kind...like the ones you'll find right here.
What makes 5th birthday messages the best they can be? Essentially, it comes down to three ingredients: the ability to see the funny side of things, unwavering joie de vivre (immense joy for life) and a little bit of the wonder that comes with being 5 years old.
All the birthday greetings for 5 year olds on this page have varying degrees of humor, joy and wonder, giving you a wide range of options to choose from. If you need any assistance with choosing the right one, start your search with a look at Message Guy Tip #84 below.
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Message Guy Tip #84: How to select 5th birthday wishes
You should approach the task of picking birthday wishes for a 5 year old like you would do for a child of 10 or 12: with...
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...a keen eye for detail — like his or her personality, likes, dislikes, you name it if you want to be exhaustive (but you don't have to be). You really just need to keep the social skills for 5-year-olds in mind (which I got from the sheknows.com article, Your 5-year-old: Development, behavior and parenting tips, by Tiernan McKay). According to this piece, your typical 5 year old...
"knows right from wrong," so he or she would understand and appreciate an inspirational birthday message
"doesn't use adult logic," so your birthday greeting cannot be too complicated
"plays make-believe," so birthday messages with imaginative or magical elements (think Harry Potter) are sure winners
"likes to play with friends rather than alone," so friend-oriented birthday wishes are keepers
"seeks praise from adults and peers," so complimentary birthday messages are certainly welcome
"wants to conform and may tease those who don't," so choose traditional-style birthday greetings (anything too unusual may actually be disturbing for him or her)
Bottom line: You can be kind, inspirational, simple, magical, friendly, complimentary and/or traditional, as long as the 5-year-old birthday girl or boy feels special — that is, after all, the whole point of giving somebody a birthday message.
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You turned 5 today. You are getting so big! I'm so proud of you! Happy 5th birthday to you!
Happy 5th birthday! You're a big kid now. You get to blow out five big candles on your birthday cake!
Hip, hip, hooray and happy 5th birthday! Enjoy every bite of your birthday cake and ice cream today!
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Since 5 year olds love to receive praise from adults and kids alike, you can't go wrong with the birthday message below. It's...
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...one of those 5th birthday wishes that can make any 5 year old feel truly special. By "any" I mean friendly, grumpy, shy, wild, loud or [insert your own adjective here] 5 year olds. ◄ Read less
I thought you were incredible at 1, 2, 3 and 4. At 5, you've become incredibly incredible. Happy birthday to the world's most incredible 5 year old.