Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to express your love for your daughter – show your daughter how much you care with one of our heartfelt, funny or simply birthday wishes. We have the perfect selection of quotes for your daughter, whether you’re the mother, father, stepparent, or one of the in-laws!

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You could even send her a birthday video message! The MyPostcard app makes it super easy to send a real personalized card in the mail, where she can scan the printed QR code and watch your video!

Birthday wishes for your daughter – from the father or stepdad

Heartfelt birthday messages for daughter from dad

  • “You’re my biggest blessing and I never take that for granted. May all your hopes and dreams come true. Happy birthday!”
  • “When I look at you, I see an incredible woman who knows what she wants out of life. Your ambition is admirable, and I’m so lucky to be able to watch you blossom. Happy birthday!”
  • “You stole my heart the day I stared into your bright eyes. I’ve been in awe of you since day one and that will never change. I love you. Happy birthday, daughter.”
  • “Happy birthday to my little girl, who has grown into an outstanding young woman. You make me so proud! Love, dad.”
  • “Even though I can no longer hold you in my arms, you’ll always be my baby. Happy birthday, sweetie!”
short and sweet birthday wishes from dad for daughter

Short and sweet birthday messages for your daughter from dad

  • “Happy birthday! You are the absolute best daughter a dad could ever have!”
  • “I admire the strong, independent woman you’ve become. You’ve made your father very proud. Happy birthday!”
  • “You’re the best thing that ever happened to me. Happy birthday!”
  • “You’re the brightest jewel in our family. Happy birthday to my precious daughter!”
  • “Let’s eat cake! Happy birthday to the sweetest gift I’ve ever received.”
Let's eat cake birthday saying for daughter

Funny birthday messages for daughter from dad

  • “May all your birthday wishes come true — except the illegal ones. Happy birthday!”
  • “I suppose it’s too late to return you to the stork, right? OK, I guess we’ll keep you! Happy birthday!”
  • “I wouldn’t trade you for the world. Well, unless of course the price is right! At any rate, happy birthday, daughter!”
  • “As a thank you for all those sleepless nights I had when you were a baby, I think I’ll take up drumming and stay at your place for a week! Happy birthday!”
Funny birthday wishes from father to his daughter

Birthday wishes for daughters from moms

Heartfelt messages from mom

  • “Happy birthday to the one who makes me see life in full color! You add sparkle and pizzazz to everything, and today we celebrate the fun firecracker that you are!”
  • “As you blow out your candles, stop and give thanks for all of life’s blessings. I pray for you daily. Happy birthday, my angel.”
  • “My hope is that you remain the sweet and kind person you’ve always been. Wishing you nothing but the best today and always!”
  • “Being your mother is an honor and privilege. I’d do anything for you today and always. Happy birthday!”
Sweet birthday wishes from mom to daughter

Short and sweet birthday quotes from mom

  • “Nothing lights up my world like you do! Wishing you the happiest birthday ever.”
  • “Happy birthday to my darling daughter!”
  • “Happy birthday to the sweetest girl I know!”
  • “I’m the luckiest mom on earth because I have you as a daughter. Happy birthday, to my special girl!”
  • “Happy birthday to the coolest kid in all the land! Mommy loves you more than you’ll ever know!”
A cute short example of what to write in a birthday card for your

Funny messages from mom for daughter

  • “Wishing my favorite mini-me a fabulous birthday!”
  • “Cake should be the only food we eat today! Remember, mothers always know best. Happy birthday, my sweet!”
  • “Wow, we’re starting to run out of space on the cake with all these candles! You’re catching up to me. Happy birthday!”
  • “I should be the one getting presents today. After all, I’m the one who brought you into the world! Happy birthday!”
  • “Happy birthday to the person who decided to put me through hours of labor and then cried about it for months!”
Funny birthday message from mother to daughter

Birthday wishes for daughter-in-law

Heartfelt birthday wishes for daughter-in-law

  • “Today, I hope you take the time to reflect on how much you’ve impacted our family. You truly make our lives better. Happy birthday!”
  • “Nobody is as kind and compassionate as you! May this day bring forth all the good that you give. Wishing you the best birthday!”
  • “I don’t know what I did to deserve a daughter-in-law as caring, thoughtful, and loving as you. We really hit the jackpot with you. Happy birthday!”
  • “I hope this birthday brings you joy and happiness because you’re more than deserving. Our family loves you!”
  • “Happy Birthday! Wishing you, my wonderful daughter-in-law, a birthday that is as special as you are. I’m so thankful that you are a part of our family. Enjoy your celebration!”
What to write in birthday message for daughter-in-law

Short and sweet birthday wishes for daughter-in-law

  • “Happy birthday, my new daughter! Our family is even better because you’re in it!”
  • “No one can make me laugh and smile like you do. You’re such a joy to be around. Happy birthday!”
  • “Happy cake day!”
Short birthday wishes for daughter in law

Funny birthday wishes for daughter-in-law

  • “I took a poll, and the results are in: You’re the absolute best daughter-in-law in the world! Happy birthday!”
  • “Our son is a lucky man, and he’d better treat you extra special on your birthday. Tell him Mom said so! Happy Birthday!”
  • “Anyone brave enough to marry our son/daughter deserves a great birthday. We’re glad to have you as our daughter-in-law.”
A funny message for daughter in law on her birthday

Milestone birthday messages for daughters

By the way: Here are a couple of fun ways to make your daughter’s birthday feel extra special this year. Keep reading for some birthday quotes for her:

  • “You illuminate the lives of everyone you encounter. May your warm spirit continue to shine and touch others each and every year. Wishing you the best of everything on your special __th birthday.”
  • “No matter what you decide to do in life, just know that I’ll always be your biggest cheerleader. Happy __th birthday, to my favorite girl.”
  • “Watching you blossom into a beautiful young lady has been one of my biggest joys. Wishing you a wonderful __th birthday.”
milestone birthday message for daughter

Last words

Still not sure how to word your daughter’s milestone birthday wishes for your daughter? Take a look at this helpful article that shows you what to write in a milestone birthday card. All ready?


Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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