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.
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 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).
"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.
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!
Message Guy Pick
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 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.
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.
Wow, you turned five today! You know what that means — you have to slap me five. Happy 5th birthday!
Happy 5th birthday! Do you know what five means? You're Fabulous, Imaginative, Valuable and Exceptional.
At 5, something really cool happens. You're the boss — you can now tell kids who are 1, 2, 3 and 4 what to do. Happy 5th birthday!
Keep going! See more 5th birthday wishes below!
Want to know the best thing about turning 5? You get to stay up later, watch more TV and play more video games (but don't tell your parents I told you).
A BIG 5 year old kid like you deserves a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a BIG BIRTHDAY CAKE.
Happy 5th birthday. Five is fabulously, fantastically fun...just like you!
It's your birthday, so wave goodbye to 4 and say hello to five, plus all the great things that come with it (like five birthday wishes — one for every birthday candle on your cake)
One is cool. Two is cool. Three is cool. Four is cool. Five is cooler. Happy 5th birthday to the coolest kid anywhere.
Happy 5th birthday. Now you're old enough to pick your own friends. No more playgroups for you!
When you turn 5, you don't get toys anymore. You get something even better — money, so you can buy the toys you actually want. Happy 5th birthday!
Happy 5th birthday! Now you can count your age on one hand. Wow, give yourself a hand.
We can't call you a little kid anymore. You're five now, so you're a big kid now. Happy 5th birthday!
Message Guy Creator of this site
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches on BirthdayMessages.net, has been a content writer since 1993. In 2012, Kevin created this site to share the incredible power of words with birthday well-wishers everywhere.