Cute Birthday Wishes & Quotes

Cute birthday wishes and quotes are an adorable way to give your loved ones that "aw, shucks" moment on their birthday. To determine just how cute you want your birthday greeting to be, check out the examples of cute birthday messages below. 

By Kevin Nishmas
Updated: February 18, 2024

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Cute Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday! Quick, make a wish and blow out all the candles on your birthday cake...before I do. I must have your cake and eat it, too!

I have a big birthday surprise for you...I actually got you a gift you will like. Me. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday. Some friends are precious. You're more than precious. You're priceless precious.

Happy birthday, my cutie pie! You're as delicious and delightful as strawberry cream pie...and then some.

May your birthday be filled with scoops of the form of ice cream.

Happy birthday! Hope your big day brings you lots of joy, love, fun and, most of all, birthday cake. You deserve everything sweet in life. Enjoy every bite!

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Hey, buddy, I hope you have bundles of fun on your bundles of gifts.

I hope your birthday is a rainbow of fun, family and friends...with lots of birthday cake, ice cream and gifts right at the end of it (for your pot of gold).

Wishing you lots and lots of sweet surprises on your special the biggest birthday cake, every flavor of ice cream and enough gifts to fill your room.

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May your birthday bring you more happiness than all the teddy bears, rubber duckies and blankies in the world.

Happy birthday, sweetie! You're a dash of sugar, a dollop of syrup and a dab of honey, all in one!

Happy birthday and lots of love to the loveliest, loving, lovable lovebug. 

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Wishing wonderfully wonderful you a beautifully beautiful birthday!

There's nothing more special than a super special friend like you. Hope your birthday is especially special, like you.

May the sweetest of your sweet dreams come true on the sweetest day of the year...your birthday!

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Happy birthday to the sweetest, sweetilicious sweetie of a sweetheart.

Happy birthday! You hold a special place in my life...deep, deep in my heart of hearts. 

Happy birthday, beautiful blue eyes. You glow with so much goodness that you burn brighter than a trillion suns.

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Happy birthday to the cutest of the cuties in CutieLand.

Happy birthday. You're the gooiest,  yummiest, chocolicious sweetie of all time. You.

Happy birthday. You're a honey bunch of goodness and gumdrops. I just want to eat you up.

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Happy birthday to my "scrumpdillyicious" strawberry shortcake. 

Happy birthday, sugarplum. May your special day be full of only sunbeams and rainbows!

Happy birthday, my little angel. Hope your big day is packed with only the smiliest smiles, huggiest hugs and kissiest kisses.

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Happy birthday, sweetheart! I love you to the ends of the earth, moon and sun...and back.

Happy birthday, my little smurf. The best part of your birthday is not the birthday cake or ice cream — it's the hug I get to give you!

Happy birthday, munchkin. You're so gooey with a crunchy chocolate outside, crispy, nutty edge and and sweet, soft caramel center.

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Happy birthday, smiley face. Your smile makes my day, every day of the year. On your birthday, I'm going to make your smile bigger than the biggest smiley face in the world.

Your birthday is not about filling our stomachs with cake and ice cream — it's about filling up your day with hugs and kisses. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, darling! You're the moonbeam on my shoulder, the sunshine in my heart and the stardust in my eyes.

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Happy birthday. You're the "scrumpdillyicious" icing on the yummiest of birthday cakes.

Happy birthday, sweet cakes. You're the chocolicious cookie in my birthday ice cream.

Happy birthday, my huggy bear! Get ready, I'm about to give you the huggiest bear hug in the world.

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Happy birthday, honey bun. I don't need it to be your special day to give you a hug. I like giving you hugs for no reason at all.

Happy birthday, my little monster. You don't scare me. You're too adorable. I just want to kiss your spooky, little face.

Happy birthday, smiley face. When I'm feeling sad, your words of wisdom always come to mind: "If you ever lose your smile, you know where to find it. It's always right under your nose.

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Happy birthday to my scrumdelicious chunkymunky. You're more tasty than a cookies 'n' cream panda pocky.

Happy birthday, my little mermaid. At first, I thought it was a little fishy you were so kind. Now I know I'm gillty of pessimism...any fin is possible with a mermaid.

You're not getting older...just more scrumdiddlyumptious. Happy birthday, my cupcake!

Happy birthday, love bunny. I'm so happy you exist. Now I have someone to smother with my hugs and kisses.

Happy birthday. I "heart" you more today than yesterday but not as much as I will "heart" you tomorrow.

Happy birthday, pudding pie! I think I love you more than a piece of chocolate cake (maybe even two pieces, definitely three on a good day).

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Happy birthday! You should always have your cake and eat it, too, on your special day. Yes, you're that special.

Happy birthday! You're the kind of person everyone should have in their life. The best kind!

Happy birthday! Don't worry! Your cake still costs way more than your candles.

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Happy birthday! To be young at heart takes wisdom. You are, by far, the youngest person at heart I know.

Happy birthday! At your age, you can do all the things you did secretly in the open (without getting into trouble).

Happy birthday! With you, I hear music all day long. Life sounds great...with you by my side.

Cute Birthday Quotes

Cute birthday quotes can be even cuter than kittens or puppies. To select the one that feels right to you and the birthday girl or boy, check out the examples of cute birthday quotes below.

"I think love can happen at any age... It has no age."

~ Shahrukh Khan

"I tried to bake a cake for my mother's birthday — it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three days."

 ~ Rachael Ray

"Where children are, there is the golden age."

~ Novalis

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"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."

- Bernard Baruch

"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."

- Cher

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

– Abraham Lincoln

"There are lots of people who can call you by your name but there is only one person who can make it sound so special."

- Kim Jarabelo

"We girls, we're tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we're tough."

- Kristen Ashley

"I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye."

- Unknown

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

- Dr. Seuss

"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly."

- Barbara Haines Howett

"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

- Coco Chanel

"Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute."

- Adriana Lima

"The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in."

- Paris Hilton

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"You’re a beautiful girl, and you can do anything you want in life."

- Jeanine Pirro

"Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks.”

- Natalie Portman

“Life is like music. It must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”

- Samuel Butler

"Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown."

~ Jerry Seinfeld

"Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning."

 ~ Bob Hope

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

~ Charles Schulz

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"I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too."

~ Liv Tyler

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."

~ Elbert Hubbard

"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!"

~ Doug Larson

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"Nobody's old anymore — they've just been around for a long time."

 ~ Abigail Van Buren

"You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, see if you can blow this out."

~ Jerry Seinfeld

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?"

~ Albert Einstein

"You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."

 ~ John P. Grier

"It takes a long time to grow young."

~ Pablo Picasso

"There are 364 days when you might get unbirthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know."

 ~ Lewis Carroll

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"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."

 ~ Bernard M. Baruch

"Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional."

~ Chili Davis

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved."

~ George Sand 

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"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles."

~ George Eliot

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

~ E. E. Cummings

"My mom FedExes a red velvet cake she makes from scratch to me every birthday."

~ Molly Sims

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"Like many women my age, I am 28 years old."

~ Mary Schmich

"Being seventy is not a sin."

~ Golda Meir

"The reason I met my husband was because I remembered a friend's birthday. The moral of the story is: Remember people's birthdays."

~ Julianna Margulies

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"When I was in elementary school, I used to write letters to myself. I'd write letters and go Dear Kristen-at-16-years-old, happy birthday. I hope you're doing something."

~ Kristin Kreuk

"A hug is like a boomerang — you get it back right away."

~ Bil Keane

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."

~ Ubie Blake

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"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."

~ Ronald Reagan

"Pink isn't just a color. It's an attitude!"

~ Miley Cyrus

"If you're looking for a can-do, earthy-crunchy attitude, you've got to go to Wisconsin."

~ Dar Williams

Hints & Tips

How do I write cute birthday wishes?

There's a very good reason for all the photos of babies, kittens, puppies, ducklings and pandas on the web: they're cute.

Most people love to see and read "cute" things. That's what makes choosing the "cute" route a "no brainer" when it comes to birthday wishes and quotes. Virtually everybody loves them. 

The challenge? Yes, there's a challenge. Basically, what's cute for some people is nauseating to others. So, just how cute should your birthday messages be? A better question to ask yourself: How much cuteness can you and the birthday boy or girl take?

You may be tempted to assume that males don't care for cute birthday wishes and quotes at all and females can't get enough of them. Don't be tempted to make this assumption, because you would be wrong.

Given the tremendous popularity of baby, kitten and puppy photos on the web, the only thing you should assume is that practically everybody surfing the web loves cute things. 

So let's go back to my original question: how much cuteness can you and the birthday boy or girl take? I'm including you in this question because you also need to feel comfortable with the cute birthday wishes and quotes you send to family and friends.

To help you answer the question above and, at the same time, write the right cute birthday wishes for your loved ones, try to think of "cuteness" as a spectrum, with different levels of the "cute" factor, not as just a "cute" or "not cute" choice. 

In fact, there are a multitude of "cute" levels but the only ones that have any real bearing on birthday verses are cute, super cute and OMG (Oh My God) cute. I wish I could describe each "cute" level in detail but I can't. That's just too intangible and subjective to explain.

But I'll do something even better than an explanation. I will show you what I mean by cute, super cute and OMG cute with different photos (since a picture is worth a thousand words). 

This is cute:

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This is super cute:

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This is OMG cute:

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Now select the level of cute that comes closest to giving you and your loved one that "aw, shucks" moment. Avoid the "cute" level that makes you (and likely the birthday boy or girl) just want to squirm. Next, store each of your reactions to these pictures in your memory bank.

Now, when you look at the examples of cute birthday wishes and quotes on this page, channel your reactions to the photos above: you'll need them to pick the cute birthday greetings that come closest to the "aw, shucks" reaction you want for the birthday boy and girl. 

If none of the photos work for you (and are unlikely to work for any of your loved ones), don't opt for cute birthday wishes and quotes.

Remember, “cute” is not for everyone. For most people, it triggers the “aww, so cute” response. For some, the gagging reflex. So only opt for cute birthday messages when you’re sure it’s the way to go.

Ultimately, you just want to express how you feel about the birthday boy or girl with a sprinkle of sugar and a dab of honey. Now wasn’t that cute?

Still have questions? To help you choose the right way to go, here is a HowStuffWorks article with insight into all things cute: Why do we love cute things? 

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