120 Best Happy Birthday Dad Messages

Dads are one of the first people that many of us meet.

They can also be one of the most important relationships we can have through our lives. Many of our first words are even ‘Dada’ or ‘Daddy’ (no matter how much our moms may protest).

Our Dads can be teachers, providers, leaders, or coaches, but no matter what they are to you, a father is meant to give support and love.

So, on your father’s special day, it is time to return the favor.

Use one of our happy birthday dad messages below to let him know how much he is loved.

Best Ways to Say Happy Birthday Dad

Dear Dad, your guidance over the years has been so valuable. I love you so much. Happy birthday.

It’s not a sin to get knocked down; it’s a sin to stay down.” –Carl Brashear. Happy birthday to a man who taught me that through life there will be times I will get knocked down, but it is the ability to get back up and try again that defines me. I love you, Dad.

Happy birthday to the Dad whose hair I turned gray, I think you pull off the look really well. You’re welcome!

Dad With Gray Hair

Dad, you have never stopped loving me, even after years of causing trouble! To a father whose love is unending, happy birthday.

The love and care you have for me is so special and gentle, and I consider myself so lucky to call you my dad.

The memories I think back on remind me how lucky I am to be your son/daughter. Happy birthday to a truly amazing Dad.

You pick me up when I fall down. You make a smile from every frown. To the best dad ever I want to say, I hope you have an amazing day. Happy birthday!

To the man who has always protected me from the monsters under my bed, I admire you more and more every day. Happiest birthday wishes Dad!

To an amazing stepdad, you have shown me what unconditional love looks like, and I am so blessed to learn from you each and every day. Happy birthday.

Dad, the lessons that you have taught me have led me to become such a strong and mature young man/woman. Here is to another year of your wisdom imparted to us all. Happy birthday.

Hey Dad, even when you are dancing to embarrass me in front of my friends, I still love you!

Happy birthday to the man I aim to make proud every day. You are the most influential figure in my life!

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” –Steve Martin. Happy birthday to a dad who puts me first in his head, heart, and wallet! You are truly amazing.

Happy birthday to my Mr. Fix-It Dad. Whether it is a cupboard, a scratch on my knee, or a broken heart, you always know exactly what to do and say to make it all better.

Mr Fix it dad

Try not to tell mom, but today, you are my favorite parent. Happy birthday to my amazing Dad!

If it were the 70s, I would call you ‘groovy’, or ‘wicked’ if we were in an 80s movie. In the 90s I would tell you that you are real ‘rad’, because no matter the decade, you are the best Dad! Happy birthday Dad!

Rain or shine, you have always been there for me with a big hug and a silly joke that makes my sky brighter. Thank you and happy birthday to the most attentive and loving of Dads.

Dad, the way you care about everyone around you sets an example that makes me want to be just like you. Happy birthday to my role model.

After a hard day, your hugs and voice are two of the most comforting things to come home to. Happy birthday to a father who is always there to comfort me.

To my fellow family goofball, thank you for always lightening the mood. Happy birthday Dad!

Sometimes I think our family looks nice and normal in public, and then I think about how silly we must look laughing like crazy people at our own jokes. Mom must be an angel! Happy birthday to my crazy funny Dad.

Though we may be far apart, I think of you often and the wisdom you impart to me every time we are together. Happy birthday to a Dad whose wisdom overcomes distance.

Dad, I am proud to say that the sparkle in my eyes and the humor in my bones were inherited from you. Happy birthday to a man with excellent genes.

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” –Antoine François Prévost. To a father whose heart is so full of love for me and those around him, happy birthday.

To my Stepdad, you complete our family and remind me every day what love looks like.

Dad, your love for your life and family is so clear in all that you do. I am proud to call myself your son/daughter. Happy birthday!

To my car loving Dad, I hope this year you get to ride fast, feel the wind in your hair, and take me along for the ride. I love you, and happy birthday!

car loving dad

I thank God every day for giving me a Dad as attentive and caring as you. Happy birthday to the best role model and real blessing in my life.

Growing up, it has always been the two of us, and every day you make sure the power and love we have in our little family has always been more than enough. Happy birthday to an incredible Dad.

Happy birthday to a man who is always on my side through thick and thin. Your endless support as a father is never forgotten. I love you!

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way” –Unknown. Happy birthday to a Dad who serves as a beacon of light and direction in my life.

To a father who has recently become a grandfather, I only hope that I can be as amazing a parent as you were to me. Happiest birthday wishes Dad!

To a one-of-a-kind Dad from a one-of-a-kind daughter/son, our love for one another is more special than any other. Happy birthday.

Dad, you show me through your every act how to love and support a family, and I can only hope to live up to your example. Happy birthday!

Throughout my childhood, I was always worried about you embarrassing me. Today, I understand that all of that silliness was all in love, and I can’t wait to pay it forward to my own kids! Happy birthday Dad.

I thank God every day for giving me you as a father. Any kid would be lucky to have a Dad like you. Happy birthday to my one in a million Dad.

You taught me how to change a flat tire, ride a bike, dress in nice attire. And even though I am older, your guiding hand is on my shoulder. Happy birthday to a Dad who taught me all I know.

A Stepdad like you comes around once in a lifetime. I am so blessed to feel so loved by you. Happy birthday to an incredible man and father figure in my life.

The dream of any father is for their kids to take their wisdom and outgrow them, and though I am older and successful now, I will never outgrow the infinite love you have for me.

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad” –Anne Geddes. How lucky am I to have someone so special to be my Dad? I love you so much. Happy birthday!

Dad, the way you have loved me so hard through my life has established such a strong sense of self-esteem that gives me the confidence to know what I am worth. Thank you for always setting me up for success, and happy birthday.

Some heroes have x-ray vision and a cape, but mine has a laugh that lights up a room, love that could cure the world, and a really awesome son/daughter. Happy birthday to my hero!

Happy Birthday Dad from daughter

You held my hand throughout my life and showed me not only how to get through the hard times but how to help others through them as well.

The patience you have for me is not unlike that which you have when fishing. It may take a while, but when a fish bites and you reel it in, it is a moment to celebrate. Happy birthday to the Dad who celebrates in earnest and deserves to catch some celebration of his own.

Sometimes when I am going about my day, I stop to smile at a memory that could have only been created by an amazing Dad like you. Happy birthday to a man always in my head and heart.

There has never been a day that I have felt unloved because the care you have for me reminds me daily how amazing life can be. Happy birthday to a Dad whose love never quits.

When I was little and you would throw me onto your shoulders and we would laugh so hard, you created a bond that has carried my expectations for love through my life. Happy birthday to a man who shows me what true love is.

A father should be his son’s first hero, and his daughter’s first love” –Unknown. Happy birthday to a man who has checked the box in my life. You truly are amazing!

Happy birthday to a Dad with a terrible singing voice but the laughter and confidence to keep singing anyways. You teach me that life is meant to be enjoyed, and I am so appreciative of that!

If the fire alarm goes off due to the number of candles on your cake this year, tell Mom it’s not my fault! Happy birthday, Dad!

Truly great men come around every so often, but a truly great Dad is a rarer role that you fit into perfectly. Happy birthday to an amazing man and Dad.

Everything I learned to become a parent I did so because I had an amazing role model who showed me what it was like to always feel supportive. Happy birthday, Dad.

Happy birthday to a Dad who always has me laughing. The moment I see you, I know my day is about to become so much brighter in a way only a father could create.

God gave you so many gifts throughout your life, especially the one that made you a Dad! Happy birthday from your favorite present!

My favorite childhood memories were those when you would come home from work, and I jumped into your arms because I missed you so much. Happy birthday to a Dad whose presence always makes the day better.

To the world, you are a dad. To our family, you are the world” –Unknown. Happy birthday to the man who is my world, my galaxy, and even my very universe. You are amazing!

to the dad who is my world

To a Stepdad who has always made me feel like you are in my corner, thank you for loving me like your own.

A Dad’s job often is behind the scenes, but I want you to know that you are always center stage in my heart. Happy birthday!

The greatest gift in the world was being born to a Dad as influential and wonderful as you. Happy birthday!

You perfectly capture the duality of fatherhood in both teaching me to be a good person and also reminding me to laugh at ourselves every day. Happy birthday to a man who can do it all.

Of all the things you have passed onto me, the humor and laughter in your heart is my favorite. Happy birthday to the most joyful Dad the world could know.

I miss how you and I would play sports together when I was younger, but even more, I miss how you would let me win. Happy birthday to the most caring father.

My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future” –Liza Minnelli. Happy birthday to the Dad who showed me the sky’s the limit.

Every picture I find from when you were my age is so handsome, but they’re all in black and white. I didn’t realize you were THAT old! Happy birthday to the Dad who has made aging look good anyway!

One thing you have taught me through life is that failure is okay so long as you learn from it. I carry that wisdom with me wherever I go. Happy birthday to a Dad who shows me that imperfection does not define my self-worth.

There were days in my childhood where I would come home from school with a frown on my face, and I was always met with the biggest hug, the softest words, and a scoop of ice cream to let me know that it was going to be okay. Happy birthday to a Dad who always made the hurt go away.

You used to tuck me in at night before I went to bed. You checked for monsters in my closet, then kissed me on the head. You read my favorite stories. We maybe sang a song, and I slowly fell asleep knowing nothing was wrong. Happy birthday to a Dad with whom I counted sheep. I hope each night you just as soundly drift off to your sleep!

I have always been told that I look like you. What an amazing compliment! I hope that I can be like you in every other way too.

To the smartest man I know, I am so blessed to always have your fatherly wisdom at my disposal. It truly is amazing. Happy birthday, and I love you, Dad.

A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow” –Unknown. As I approach your height, I can only hope that I can live up to your love and care for the people around me as well as you. Happy birthday Dad!

Any time I feel down on myself, I remember you believe in me, and that alone makes me so much stronger. Happy birthday to a Dad who gives me the confidence to believe in myself.

To my Dad and favorite coach, even when we lose a game, you are always number one in my heart. Happy birthday!

To my Dad and favorite coach

Everyone worries about growing up and becoming like their parents, but I think it would be the ultimate honor to become like you. Happy birthday to my Dad and role model.

I remember being little and being afraid to jump into the pool, but you would be there ready to catch me. As I jump into life, I think about how you may not be there to catch me in the same way, but the guidance and advice you have equipped me with through the years will be more than enough to keep me afloat. Happy birthday, Dad.

When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back” –Linda Poindexter. Happy birthday to a father who has always supported me through all that I do.

Happy birthday to a man who always made me proud as a child. I hope that now I can make you proud as well. I love you, Dad.

I have never felt alone in life because I know that no matter where you are, you are always with me. Happy birthday to a Dad who will be with me forever.

The best things to laugh at with you are the things that only make sense to the two of us. It may drive Mom crazy, but it has always made me feel the most loved! Happy birthday, Dad!

To the man who has just reached 50, Happy Golden Birthday! I just want you to know that you have always been gold in my eyes. I love you, Dad.

To the man who always helped me with my math homework, thank you for always being someone I can count on. Happy birthday, Dad.

I would ask you what you want for your birthday, but I have a feeling you would tell me to go ask Mom, so I went with the gift of the best kid around–me!

To a Dad who doubled as a coach, thank you for showing me the ropes of life and teaching me the right paths to go down. Happiest birthday wishes dad, I love you!

Happy birthday to the man who I got my creativity from! Our time singing and dancing together will live in my heart forever. I love you, Dad.

To the man who taught me how to drive and whom I drive up the wall, thank you for putting up with me!

They say that love is a choice as much as it is a feeling. To my Stepdad, thank you for choosing to love me every single day. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my old man. You may be another year older as of today, but you are forever young in my heart!

To the Dad who taught me how to play catch, thank you for showing me how to handle anything life throws at me. Happy birthday!

You have always made it a point to make me feel special growing up. I hope on this, your birthday, you feel just as special!

I have always appreciated the small moments where the two of us can be in a room and just have the most fun because we are together. To the Dad who is a party all on his own, happy birthday!

To my Dad and the single parent of our household, I watch how hard you work each day to make me feel so loved and supported, and there has never been a moment where I have felt like I needed more. Happy birthday to a man whose dedication and devotion shine so bright in all he does.

A father is a gift that keeps on giving, a smile that keeps on laughing, and a hand that never stops holding. To the Dad who has kept up his love since day 1, happy birthday.

A child looks up at the stars and wonders. A great father puts a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star” –Reed Markham. To the man who has taught me to never stop reaching, happy birthday.

I look up to you as an example for the kind of partner, father, and person that I want to be. Thank you for setting the bar so high. I aim to make you proud. Happy birthday, Dad.

Happy Birthday Father from son

If growing older is as graceful as you make it look, I have nothing to fear. Happy birthday to a Dad who sets a good example in every part of his life.

I may be young now, but I know what kind of future I want to have and how to work toward it because a Dad like you so eloquently showed me the way. Thank you and happy birthday.

To do-as-you-do and say-as-you-say is an honor I try to give you each waking day. I want to walk where you walk and love how you love, for the way you live your life is not easy to get tired of. You are amazing and funny and incredibly rad, and I am ever so grateful to call you my Dad. Happy birthday.

The day you taught me how to drive, I was so scared, but I knew I would be okay because I had the best teacher in the world. Looking back, you taught me a whole lot more than that, and I am so blessed to have learned under your guidance.

Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song” –Pam Brown. To the man who is my all-of-the-above, thank you for loving me and bringing me along on all your adventures.

The greatest gift that God could have given me was a Dad like you to be my rock. I appreciate all that you do and all that you are for me, and I love you very much.

Hey Dad, today let us sing a song and dance around the kitchen. Let us drive around the block with our heads sticking out the windows. Let us go on a walk and skip down the street. And let us tell the world that today is a day to be celebrated, because it is a day for you. Happy birthday.

If I am the moon, you are the sun, because you shine your light on me so I can be seen. In the same way, I reflect the love you give to me on the world, and with that, you and I together are making everything a little brighter. Happy birthday to an amazing Dad.

With you in this family, there never seems to be a day without a good laugh. Happy birthday to the Dad who brings joy into our lives.

You are the anchor in my life that keeps me grounded and safe. Happy birthday to an amazing Dad.

Dad, I know you’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived, but I’ve loved you my whole life” –Unknown. Happy birthday to the Dad who teaches me what unconditional love is every day of my life.

Being an only child means I am automatically your favorite kid. What an honor! Happy birthday to my favorite Dad!

Whether it was sports, theatre, or academics, you always showed up to support me and remind me to do my best. I am so thankful to have always had you there through it all. Happy birthday to a Dad who always shows up.

I have to imagine the hardest thing for a parent is to watch their child leave the nest, and that the greatest challenge is to raise them in a way that they will be okay on their own once they do. Dad, I want you to know, you did really well there. Happy birthday to a man who made me who I am today.

A father who invests time with his children creates the most enduring kind of wealth” –John Mark Green. Happy birthday to a man who invested so well in me that he created treasure beyond wealth.

To the Dad who always took me on adventures, I cannot wait for another year of spontaneous fun with you. Happy birthday!

Dad, your hugs are the cure all to my every worry. I am so blessed to have you in my life to hold me whether I am sad or celebrating. Happy birthday.

Happy birthday to the Dad whose leadership shows me what being a good person looks like. I have always looked up to you and will continue to do so forever. Happy birthday.

Being a good Dad is not something you can turn on and off, rather it is a persistent job that takes a lifetime to perfect. I am so blessed to have been raised by a man who puts the effort in to perfect it. Happy birthday Dad.

To the Dad that taught me how to cook: the greatest recipe I learned from you is how to love. Happy birthday to my hero.

Happy Birthday Dad Cook

You were more than my sports coach in my life, but someone who coached me step by step through life. Happy birthday to a champion Dad.

When I was younger, you would ask to go on walks, and I would say no. Time and age really do make you wiser, because the walks and talks we have now are the most special and important to me. Happy birthday to a Dad full of wisdom with whom I am honored to spend time.

I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it!” –Unknown. Whether you like it or not, you and I are stuck laughing together forever! Happy birthday to the Dad who always keeps me smiling!

Happy birthday to the best under-the-bed monster catcher, the smartest homework helper, and the funniest joke maker in the world. Yes Dad, I mean you!

To a man of few words, I will give you just a few more on your special day. Dad, I so admire your ability to so earnestly lead this family and make us each feel loved every day. Happy birthday.

A Dad is a man whose authority is driven by love and whose guiding hand is both gentle and determined. You have taught me to never give up on what I love and to meet the world with grace and patience. I love you so much. Happy birthday.

Dad, you are always good for firm advice and a soft shoulder. I hope you have the happiest of birthdays!

I talked to mom and she said it is okay that today you are my favorite parent. Enjoy it while it lasts! Happy birthday, Dad!

The storms may come and the wind may blow, but the foundation that you have built within me to hold on strong is unbreakable.

A Dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail” –Unknown. To the man who checks every box, happy birthday.


A Dad is a man in our lives that we look up to.

He always wants the best for us, so on his birthday, it is only right that we wish the best for him.

The relationship you two have might be one that is more silly, or it might be one that is more serious.

Either way we hope in this article you have found the perfect way to wish your Dad happy birthday.

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