Quotes add a special touch to a birthday celebration and can be inspiring, motivating, sentimental or funny. You can use them in a variety of ways, such as writing them on balloons and cakes, including them on invitations or placing them on scrapbook or photo album pages to highlight birthday party memories.
Birthday quotes aren’t limited to adults, but can be very appealing to children as well. Some of the most treasured birthday quotes for children were penned by the beloved Dr. Seuss in his classic book, “Happy Birthday to You!” In true Dr. Seuss fashion, it is full of quotes that celebrate each child’s individual specialness. Some of the quotes you can pull from it are:
“If we didn’t have birthdays, you wouldn’t be you.”
“It’s your Day of all Days! It’s the Best of the Best!”
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you.”
The book also has silly, rhyming quotes that are sure to spark giggles, especially from a younger child.
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you be?
You might be a fish!
Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob!
Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of
hard green tomatoes.
Another Dr. Seuss quote that is popular for birthdays is from the book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” A motivating quote to encourage children to celebrate the adventure of life, it reads, “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!”
Children who like sweet sentiment may especially enjoy these words spoken by Winnie the Pooh to Piglet: “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
The Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Monday’s Child,” is a source you can use to find a quote that honors your child’s birthday based on the day of the week he was born. While some lines, such as “Wednesday’s child is full of woe,” are not too suitable for a festive celebration, others work nicely.
”Tuesday’s child s full of grace.”
“Thursday’s child has far to go.”
“Friday’s child is loving and giving.”
Quotes that inspire colorful and magical imagery are also favorites with children and include ones like
“Birthdays are ordinary days sprinkled with stardust” and “Every day is special, but your birthday comes with a cherry on top.”
Another place to find quotes is inside birthday cards, which are often simple rhymes customized to a specific age, such as, “Today is the day you’re turning five; cake and treats and friends arrive!” and “Smiles and fun and all things great, that’s what you get when you turn eight.”
Whether you focus on one specific quote or shower your child with many, special words make a special day even better!