Cute birthday poems, at their best, bring the perfect dose of cuteness to your loved one's birthday card, eCard, Facebook page and more. Need ideas? Check out all the cute poems for birthdays here.
BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: NOV. 19, 2020
Your age is just a number,
It’s really not all that big,
You have seen a few decades,
Since you were just a kid.
But you don't look your age,
You beat the middle age spread,
Your face glows like 1,000 stars,
And you can still turn heads.
Best wishes and happy birthday!
You're like a Scooby snack,
And I'm your Scooby-Doo,
You're trapped in a haunted house,
And I want to save you,
I know I can find you fast,
I just have to follow the clues,
Because you're my Scooby snack,
And I'm your Scooby-Doo.
Happy birthday to Rooooo!
All those nasty birthday cards,
That make fun of older folk,
Don't they know you're fragile?
They really shouldn't joke.
Sure, you may lack iron,
And vitamins A and D,
But you're still young at heart,
Younger than I'll ever be.
Hurry, blow out your candles,
And wish for your heart's desire,
With so many years to celebrate,
Your birthday cake may catch fire!
Best wishes on your birthday!
You're another year older,
The calendar must be wrong,
But it's that time once again,
Time to sing the "Birthday" song.
One day you may forget it,
And it will seem all brand new,
When that day finally comes,
I'll gladly sing it to you!
You've always been my favorite,
I like you much more than anyone,
You bring out my inner child,
Now it's your turn to have fun.
May your birthday bring you joy,
And smiles all day through,
Only the best for my favorite,
Nothing's too good for you.
May your birthday be special,
May everything go your way,
May you only receive warm wishes,
May you have the perfect day.
You came into my life one day,
We became friends there and then,
You achieved the impossible,
You taught me how to smile again.
Now my smiles are here to stay,
A taste of joy every little while,
Happiness is your gift to me,
My gift to you is my smile.
Hope you get what you wish for,
And all your dreams come true,
You deserve a truly magical day,
When magic happens just for you.
Let's have fun from morning 'til night,
Since birthdays come once a year,
Today should be special for you,
With oodles of birthday cheer.
I'll fill a room with 1,000 balloons,
A birthday cake with icing galore,
Rows of candles to light up your day,
And piles of gifts that you'll adore.
Blow out all your candles,
Make a gigantic wish,
I'll make them all come true,
And give you a huge kiss.
Roses are a striking red,
Violets are a stunning blue,
But I've never seen a flower,
Nearly as beautiful as you.
Birthdays are even more special,
When everything's going your way,
And everyone makes every moment,
Add up to a wonderful day.
Have a happy birthday,
I wish you only the best,
Let's start your celebration,
And make today truly blessed.
It's somebody's birthday today,
Somebody so warm and true,
Somebody with a big heart,
And that somebody is you.
It's your birthday,
So just have fun,
It’s a special day,
Your very first one.
The bell started ringing,
Everybody's right on time,
Let’s celebrate your birthday,
Let’s get out all the wine.
Right by my side or miles apart,
You'll always be my best friend,
Today, tomorrow or decades away,
Our dear friendship will never end,
Your birthday is finally here to enjoy,
We'll party all day, just you and me,
Each moment will be so wonderful,
There's nowhere else I'd rather be.
Each year brings all kinds of gifts,
Maybe a few wrinkles and some flab,
Just be glad you have your health,
There’s just no point in feeling bad.
You need to find your happy place,
You need to plug into joy and play,
Birthdays remind us to celebrate life,
All the very best for your birthday.
You still look amazing,
You haven't aged a bit,
You've defied all odds,
You look so trim and fit.
The years have come and gone,
And we know what time can do,
But you've done the impossible,
Those years look just fine on you.
Look who's another year older,
Looking better than anyone should,
Years from now when I'm your age,
I truly hope I look as good!
So you've finally hit middle age,
That's great news to everyone,
Now we have a reason to party,
And have fun, fun, fun, fun.
Birthdays come and go,
All the while our hair goes grey,
Don't waste time splitting hairs,
Make every day a good hair day.
It's your birthday again,
Just look at you,
You're even more beautiful,
That’s what happiness can do.
Because it's your special day,
I wish you every gift joy can bring,
And all the time you'll ever need,
To love, laugh, dance and sing.
When I get older,
I hope I look as good as you,
You better tell me how,
I need to know what to do.
You make everything look easy,
That's just your way,
Though I know you work hard,
To be your best every day.
When you see the lines on your face,
Be happy in your own skin,
Move forward gracefully,
Stop caring where you've been.
Smile bigger than you ever smiled,
Laugh harder than you ever laughed,
This is a very special day for you,
Yay, it's your birthday at last.
There's no better day of the year,
No better gift of love, joy and peace,
And it's all for you,
May your birthday never cease.
There's a time in everyone's life,
When your heart and soul rejoice,
A time to lend an ear to yourself,
And hear your glorious voice.
Belt out your own tune,
Sing your favorite song,
Rock this birthday,
Make your voice loud and strong!
The best cute birthday poems can appeal to anyone, even people you wouldn't expect to like anything cute.
With cute birthday poems, though, you need to determine the right dose of cuteness for you, since you need to like the birthday message you're going to send, and the birthday boy or girl, since too much cuteness tends to turn off certain people.
Cute birthday poems, by themselves, make nice birthday gifts for anyone. Look at it this way: nobody can deny that babies, kittens and puppies are cute. Millions of photos all over the web attest to this fact. Birthday poems can also be cute, which makes them excellent birthday keepsakes.
But cute birthday poems can sometimes be too cute — and therein lies the problem. With photos, it's easier to capture the "cuteness" factor. With cute birthday poems, the "cuteness" factor must be captured in words. That's no easy feat.
Cute birthday poems, at their best, have the right mix of sweet and adorable words. By "right" I mean the right level of cuteness. Basically, there are three levels: cute, super cute and OMG cute.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words...
This is "Cute"
This is "Super Cute"
This is "OMG Cute"
Each cuteness level can either trigger the “aww so cute” response or the gagging reflex in the birthday boy or girl, so only choose the cuteness level when you're sure it’s the right one for you and the birthday girl or boy.
Bottom line: Don't be too cute with your cute birthday poems. You'll be cute enough if you just express how you feel about the birthday boy or girl in sweet, whimsical way. My advice for writing a winner? Just trust your inner cuteness barometer. It will tell you how much cuteness is the right dose for your cute birthday poems.
For additional inspiration, check out the The Guardian's collection of 10 classic birthday poems right now.