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100 Thoughtful Happy Birthday, Daughter Quotes

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How do you say “Happy Birthday” when saying that phrase doesn’t cut it? When it comes to your daughter’s birthday, she deserves the best. Putting your thoughts into words can be tricky. Especially when there is so much to say.

First, take the relationship you have with your daughter into consideration. When writing out a birthday wish to her, you want to make sure that it's her style. Whether she's sentimental or always needs a good laugh, there are plenty of ways to get the message across. Here are some of our favorite ways to say “Happy Bday Daugther!” for all different relationships.


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The Daughter Who is Your Best Friend

If your daughter is also a built-in best friend, you have two roles to play. You have to wish her a happy birthday as her mom and her best friend. Bring up all your good times together and how proud of her you are. Talking about a sentimental moment is a must and allow yourself to get sappy! After all, birthdays are a big deal. It's important to let her know how much she means to you.

If you need a place to start, here are some of our favorite birthday quotes for the daughter who is your best friend.

  • "There’s so much about you that I love. From your warm smile to your kind heart. You’re truly a gem. Happy birthday, baby girl!”
  • "I am proud to say the mini version of myself is way better than the original one. Happy birthday, sweetheart.” 
  • "Happy birthday to my forever built-in best friend.”
  • "These are my happy tears because I am thankful to God for sending a daughter like you to me, happy birthday!”
  • "Happy birthday my piece of heart! Words are not sufficient to put across my feelings and love for you. I shall always protect you and be there for you. Love you always.”
  • "The day you came into this world will forever be my favorite day ever! Happy birthday, darling, you will forever be my little girl!”
  • "I have spent so many wonderful years watching you grow up. Look at you now… A strong, lovely, kind woman with independence. I’m so proud to say you’re mine. Happy birthday!”
  • "May this year bring you plenty of reasons to smile, and endless opportunities to make you happier! My girl, you were born to be a star! Happy birthday!”
  • "Today you're a little bit older and a lot more fabulous. Happy Birthday, daughter!”
  • "Happy Birthday to the girl who has taught me more about the world and about myself than anyone else.”
  • "A daughter is God's way of saying "Thought you could use a lifelong friend."
  • "A daughter is a rainbow - a curve of light through scattered mist that lifts the spirit with her prismatic presence. A daughter is a promise, kept.” – Ellen Hopkins
  • "The day you were born was the greatest moment of my life. I am so grateful that I have a daughter as honest, beautiful, and intelligent as you. Happy birthday to my baby girl!”
  • "You are loved for the little girl you were, for the special woman you are, and for the precious daughter, you will always be. Have a wonderful birthday!
  • "Knowing that I am loved by you is one of the best feelings in the world. You are such an exceptional daughter, and I hope your birthday brings you everything you could ever wish for.”
  • "My daughter is my greatest inspiration.” – Whitney Houston
  • "As you’ve grown, you have taught me so many things in life. Over the years you’ve taught me to have endless patience, unlimited affection, and eternal love. Happy birthday!”
  • “Your curiosity inspires me, your daring emboldens me, and your love warms me. Happy birthday to a truly superb daughter. May your birthday be filled with everything nice in the world.”
  • “Cute and pretty, beautiful, and lovely. Charming and bubbly, innocent and friendly. Dear daughter, you are all of the above, endless for you is our love. Happy birthday.”
  • “I still remember all the nights we spent just staying up talking and eating ice cream. If you ever need an ear to listen just turn to me, because you will never be too old for girl’s night with your mom.”
  • “I am nothing short of delighted to have such a funny, sweet, and caring daughter. You enrich my life in too many ways to count, and I hope your birthday is just as special as you are.”
  • “There were times when I thought I would never get over the struggle of raising a teenage daughter, but luckily we both survived! The moments of angst were worth it though because you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
  • “I look back at all of our mother-daughter moments with such fondness. From painting our nails, doing our hair, talking about boys, to watching you become a mother yourself, I have never been more proud of you.”
  • “Happy Birthday to the girl who has taught me more about the world and about myself than anyone else.”
  • “Happy birthday from your number one fan: your loving mom!”

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The Daughter Who Lives Far Away

If your daughter lives far away, birthdays are now bittersweet. You can no longer spend the day with her or even get to see her. No matter where in the world she lives, you will never forget her birthday and it's important that she knows that. Since you can't speak with her in person, you want to make sure that your words are meaningful. Pack them with emotions and make sure that she’s able to hold them close on that special day. She'll feel like she's right there next to you with special sayings like these. 

  • "The stars light up the night, and you light up my world, daughter. I hope your birthday sparkles as brightly as you.”
  • “Happy birthday to you, my dearest daughter. Though you are far away from me, my love for you remains strong. I cherish you so much and I wish you a new age filled with peace and bliss.”
  • “My daughter, happy birthday to you. No matter where you are; over the hills and valleys, whenever it is your birthday. The universe must respond. Congratulations.”
  • “Happy birthday to you, dearest daughter. The world may not know how important you are to me, but I cherish and wish you peace that is above human understanding. Where you may be, enjoy your day.”
  • “Sending you love, hugs, and birthday cheer too, and wishing you fun in everything that you do. Have an exciting birthday, my dear daughter!”
  • “Happy birthday to you, my dearest daughter. Though you are far away from me, my love for you remains strong. I cherish you so much and I wish you a new age filled with peace and bliss.”
  • “Sending special birthday wishes to my daughter who is loved so very much, and may you achieve all that you are reaching for in the years to come. You are truly wonderful!”
  • “Sending special birthday wishes to my daughter who is loved so very much, and may you achieve all that you are reaching for in the years to come. You are truly wonderful!”
  • “Sending my fun daughter birthday wishes of celebration and cheer! Hope you have a blast on your special day!”
  • “Happy Birthday To My Beautiful Daughter! Sending lots of love and happiness your way to help celebrate this very special day. I love you with all my heart and always will. Have a great birthday, sweetheart!”
  • “I hope your birthday is filled with great things: a great party, great food, and great people. You deserve it all because you are a great daughter. Happy birthday!”
  • “You might think this card is late, but somewhere around the world it’s still your birthday. Happy birthday, daughter!”
  • “May only good things happen to you dear, I may be far but my thoughts are with you as you celebrate another year of life today.”
  • “Happy birthday! Just because I am not around you to wish you a happy birthday, doesn’t mean I didn’t care about you. Love you!”
  • “I really wish I could be there for your birthday. Know that no amount of distance could ever dull my love for you. I am sending happy thoughts and lots of love your way for your birthday.”
  • “Sending this birthday card your way to wish you a beautiful day, and thanking you, my lovely daughter, for being who you are, in every way. Hope your birthday is as terrific as you are.”
  • “When my world feels dark, you are a ray of sunshine. Thank you for always being such a bright and shining person. May your special day be just as brilliant as you are.”
  • “A daughter like you, who is special in so many ways, deserves to have a lovely birthday that is filled with the things you hold dear. Wishing you everything you are hoping for on this day and the years to come.”
  • “To our little bundle of joy, Happy Birthday! Keep chasing your dreams and spreading happiness. We love you!”
  • “As you’ve grown over the years you’ve changed in so many ways; all of which were for the better. I couldn’t be more proud of the person you’ve become. Happy birthday to my exemplary daughter!”
  • “You have grown up to become such a remarkable woman and mother. I am proud of you. This is your special day and we hope you have all the fun in the world. Happy birthday, our dearest daughter. You are indeed our biggest blessing from Heaven.”
  • “Sending my fun daughter birthday wishes of celebration and cheer! Hope you have a blast on your special day!”
  • “I send to you, my precious daughter, birthday wishes of love, hope, and cheer, for today, as well as the coming year. You mean the world to me and I am so very thankful to have you as my wonderful daughter. Have a great day, my dear!”
  • “Whenever I am feeling down in life, I just think of you, because your smile lights up my life. Happy birthday to my vivacious daughter!”
  • “I put some extra hugs and kisses in this card. You might not see them, but they’re there!”


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Funny Birthday Quotes

Is your daughter quite the comedian? If so, you definitely want to add a joke or two into wishing her a happy birthday. There's a lot of pressure here. You want to make sure that she gets the joke and it actually makes her laugh. Different people have different senses of humor, so you want to make sure you're fitting hers. Is she more sarcastic or does she appreciate a good "dad joke?" Whatever the case may be, there are birthday quotes that will fit right in with her sense of humor.

This is a thoughtful way to acknowledge her personality and say “Happy birthday!” She will appreciate the effort you put into making sure her birthday wish is uniquely her.

  •  “The year you start lying about your age has finally arrived. Happy birthday, daughter!”
  • “Shouldn't you get your mom something on your birthday? It's your birthday, but it's her mother's day!”
  • “I can’t keep calm, it’s my daughter’s birthday!”
  • “I regret to inform you, that your childhood has expired. Happy 18th birthday, daughter!”
  • “Birthdays are good for your health. Studies have shown that people who have more of them live longer. Have a great one!”
  • “Happy 40th,, wait, happy 18th with 22 years of experience!”
  • “You might think this card is late, but somewhere around the world, it’s still your birthday. Happy birthday, daughter!”
  • “I grin since you’re my daughter. I laugh on the grounds that there’s nothing you can do about it! Happy birthday!”
  • “Happy birthday! You being my daughter makes you fortunate that I don’t need Facebook to remind me of your day!”
  • “I’d make a joke about your age, but I’m older than you! Happy birthday, daughter!”
  • “I hope you know that you will never be too old to come home and be pampered like a princess. Too embarrassed, yes, but never too old! May your birthday be filled with lots of indulging in goodies this year.”
  • “It’s not that I forgot your birthday, it’s just that mentally I was resisting you getting older! I love you tons, and I wish I could keep you forever as my baby girl. Happy belated (but just as sincere) birthday to my timeless daughter!”
  • “On this special day, I decided to give you the most precious gift; my love and kisses. Happy birthday, sweetie!”
  • “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
  • “Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick with it.” – Eva Gabor
  • “It may be your birthday, but you are a gift to me.”
  • “Birthdays are like pizza... The more you have, the less you want.”
  • "Age is something that doesn`t matter unless you are a cheese."  – Billie Burke
  • “Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.”
  • “The older you get the better you get, unless you are a banana.” – Betty White
  • As daughters go, you’re okay I guess. Just kidding, Happy birthday!”
  • “Your birthday should be a national holiday.  I'll be the first to volunteer to take a day off work in your honor.”
  • “Since your mother worked extremely hard on your birthday to birth you, shouldn’t she be the one getting the presents, cake, and party?
  • “Don't worry, they are not gray hairs, they are ws. You just happen to be extremely wise!”

Sweet Birthday Quotes For Your Daughter

You can never go wrong with keeping it short and sweet. Sometimes, less is better – so don’t feel guilty about keeping it quick! You can wish her a happy birthday in only a few words, while still keeping it thoughtful. 

As long as you make sure that each word has meaning, you can't go wrong with a sweet note! These are perfect to put in cards or text messages. Even if you have plans to see her later, a short text message is something she'll love to wake up to on her birthday. She'll see that you remembered her and it will make her feel extra special.

  • "Live your best life today and every day, sweet girl! Have a wonderful birthday!" – Unknown 
  • “Wishing the happiest of birthdays to my not-so-little girl. You’ve grown up to be everything I could have wished for and more.”
  • “I’m so grateful for having a daughter like you. Happy birthday to the world’s best daughter.”
  • “Daughter, Happy Birthday. The road ahead of you holds endless possibilities!”
  • “Roses are red and candy is sweet, but having you as a daughter cannot be beat.”
  • “Another year smarter, cooler, funnier…and all-around amazing-er! Happy birthday my darling girl.”
  • “Happy birthday sweetie May your days be as bright and shiny as the morning sun.”
  • “Today is about you. I can’t wait to celebrate you all day long!”
  • “May today be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love. Happy Birthday!”
  • “Today you're a little bit older and a lot more fabulous. Happy Birthday, daughter!”
  • “You are the reason why my world is overwhelming with so much love, happiness, and joy. I hope your birthday inspires you just the way your presence inspires me.”
  • “I will always have my best friend in you, my dearest daughter. Every blessed day I love you more and more. Happy birthday.”
  • “Your birthday is the happiest day of my life because it is the day that decorated my life with you – my most treasured blessing.”
  • “Happy birthday to our fun-loving and happy-go-lucky daughter, here’s wishing you a day of non-stop celebrating as you turn another year older and sweeter!”
  • “I’ll never forget when I first held you in my arms, daughter. Every year, your birthday revives that memory.”
  • “To my wonderful daughter, Happy birthday. Enjoy all the beauty this day brings and surround yourself with all your favorite thing.”
  • “Few women get to stand out in life. You are already outstanding because you are special. Happy birthday.”
  • “Happy birthday and enjoy your day, you will be my always my little angel, and remember that age is just a number!”
  • “Each passing year, you continue to blossom even more. I hope your special day brings you all the happiness you deserve in life.”
  • “Live your best life today and every day, sweet girl! Have a wonderful birthday!”
  • “My wonderful daughter, where would I be without you? I hope you spend your birthday laughing and smiling because you deserve it.”
  • “Happy birthday to my beloved daughter who deserves only the very best on her special day.”
  • “Happy birthday to the girl who has taught me more about the world and about myself than anyone else.”
  • “With great determination and drive, I believe the sky is the limit for a truly talented young woman like you. Happy birthday!”
  • “Happy birthday to an incredibly phenomenal daughter! I wish you all the good things in this world and hope they remain forever with you!”

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Allie Berloco

Allie Berloco is a writer for Fortune & Frame. She graduated from Marist University with a double major in Media Studies, TV & Film Production and Communications, Journalism. She's sown here in her official Harry Styles fangirl outfit after seeing him perform live on the Today Show in NYC.