Cute 1st Birthday Poems and Birthday Wishes.

This is a page with 1st birthday poems  and 1st birthday wishes for the little one on his or her special day, such as this beautiful little poem:


A little bird sat in a tree
And whispered something nice to me

I said I’d pass it on to you
With all my love and Kisses too

Happy 1st Birthday!


Cute little poem isn’t it?

The little birthday poems on this page are more sincere and loving than comical, and you will find that they are the perfect choice of  poems for the little one.
Almost all of them include a birthday wish for the birthday child, a wish for a funny birthday or/and a wish for a happy life

Poems for the Little One

We will leave the humor for the other pages, and focus more on the cute little poems that you can add to the birthday child’s card to make it special.

Sure the poetry may be a bit too complex for the vocabulary of the little guy or little princess, but it can be a cute addition to the child’s first birthday card. I am sure the little one is quite special, so it’s definitely worth the effort to make the birthday greeting special.

The poem below is a personal favorite, as it is a cute little birthday wish for the little one. It is always nice to greet a child with good wishes, which is why the people around the world have so many crazy traditions (check out the Happy Birthday Song page to see more) that wish the child luck on their new year.


Here is a  cute little poem wishing the best for the child:

border-of-sunsTo wish a Happy Birthday
To someone good as gold!
A day that’s simply full of fun
Now you are ONE year old!

See how cute the little poem is? It makes a great addition to the child’s birthday card, and will make your card sincere and make you look like a great poet (no one needs to know you got it from here).


Here’s another cute little poem you can put in the first birthday card:

border-of-sunsYou’re as cute as a bug
So precious to hug

A darling child
Who’s nice to be near

So.. hope turning one
Is happy and fun

And takes you along
To a second great year

This adorable poem is usually given to little girls, as they truly look radiant on their birthday.
In fact, you can use this poem for your bug-themed party if you want to stay consistent with the overall theme, and you can show the beautiful baby girl just how much you love her.


This poem is so sweet, all about the little one, birthday cake and candles.

border-of-sunsToday’s extra special
because you turn ONE!
We’ll eat cake and ice cream
and have lots of fun.

It seems like just yesterday
you were brand new.
And now, there are so many
things you can do.

We’ll light your first candle
and make a big fuss
to be sure that you know
you’re precious to us.

Today’s extra special
because you turn ONE!
and the best thing of all is –
your life’s just begun!

If you like, you can use this poem, as well as most of the other ones here, for a 1st birthday invitation also. Just start with the birthday child’s name, and the change some of the words, like:

border-of-sunsAdrian’s First Birthday:

Today’s extra special
because he turns ONE!
We’ll eat cake and ice cream
and have lots of fun.

It seems like just yesterday
Adrian was brand new.
And now, there are so many
things he can do.


Here’s one for the little boy, and it is a wonderful little rhyme that will show him your love in a cute, childish way:

border-of-sunsThis is your first Birthday
A very special one
A nice kind of day
For treats and lots of fun.

From the time you get up
Till you go Nighty night
Hope your first Birthday
Is a special delight.
Isn’t that a cute little poem that wishes your little one a very special birthday, which it is indeed.birthday-cake-for-kids-border

The first year of the child’s life is filled with many “firsts”, such as the first words, the first steps, the first time crawling, the first time eating solid foods, and the first birthday. It is a very special year, but each year will be more special than the last as you watch the beautiful little one growing into a cute slightly larger one.

What is a one year old like?

border-of-sunsA One-year-old child is so many things –
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead …

Most one year old are absolutely adorable little bundles of joy that bring so much happiness to the heart of Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty, Uncle, Cousin, Nephew, Niece, and Good Friend alike. They are so happy just to be alive, and everything they do is a brand new experience that they approach with wide-eyed wonder.

The child is a wonderful gift that you must treasure, love, and care for. Your throwing a birthday party or celebrating the party as a guest is just one small way of showing love to the adorable little one, and there are many more things you will learn to do over the years.


Here is another poem you can use for the child’s birthday card: 

border-of-sunsBecause today’s your 1st Birthday
And you’re so special too,
Everything that’s happy,
Is being wished for you.

Have a lovely day

Cute isn’t it? It’s a simple little rhyme that wishes the child a happy birthday, but it will be the perfect choice if you want the child’s card to be short and sweet. You don’t have to overdo it or go all out with the card, but this simple first birthday poem is cute, sincere, and the perfect addition to the child’s first birthday card.


border-of-sunsA year’s gone by
How time has flown
We can’t believe
How much you’ve grown!
You are a little bundle of joy
And so much fun
Oh my! Our little baby
We’re thrilled your turning One!


You may still be tiny and small
but you have stolen the hearts of one and all!
Happy First Birthday!


border-of-sunsYour big and cute eyes
Your chubby little nose
Your adorable sweet smile
Your curly-burly toes
Your tiny soft hands
Your itsy-bitsy feet
Give me all the happiness
And make my life complete

border-of-sunsLittle child,
our darling one.
Today you reached
the age of 1.

(name) you’re
growing so fast.
We really want your
childhood to last.

You grow more loving
in every way.
So sweetheart enjoy
this 1st birthday.



1st Birthday Poems: Words from the Wise

A wise man once said:

border-of-sunsCount your life by smiles, not tears.
Count your age by friends, not years.

The wonderful little one is going to grow up into a big kid soon, and you have to teach him or her the importance of friends rather than the importance of things.

Here’s a cute little poem expounding on little boys and little girls. He or she may not yet be old enough to understand everything in the poem, but it is a great first birthday poem that you can use for the birthday card:


border-of-sunsWhat Are Little Girls Made Of?

Girls are made of sugar ‘n spice,
Everything sweet, & everything nice,
Girls are ruffles, bonnets, and bows,
Dimpled smiles and dancing toes,
They’re tears and giggles, dolls and curls,
That’s how it is with little girls.


border-of-sunsWhat Are Little Boys Made Of?

Boys are made of chuckles & grins,
Tousled hair and banged-up shins,
Things with wheels & frogs in pockets
Questions, baseball caps, & rockets;
They’re joy & mischief, fun & noise-
That’s how it is – boys will be boys!


Kids are such a joy, and they each grow into something truly amazing.

Each child presents their parents with a unique opportunity for growth and change, as they interact in a unique way with each person they come in contact with.

There is nothing like a child to help you change yourself and become a better person, and you can look forward to another 20 years (at the very least) of making changes in your life to adjust to life with a baby, toddler, child, adolescent, teenager, young adult, and adult.

Henry Ward Beecher said:

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”

How true it is, as the children are so simple and pure that we can see what life would be life in Heaven.

An old English proverb says:

“The soul is healed by being with children.”

Anyone who has spent a lot of time being around children know just what that’s like, as they can really feel a change in their moods or emotions when they spend time around children. Innocent kids are so happy for every little thing, and they have nothing to cloud their emotions or make their days gloomy. How much more should we all strive to imitate children!

To finish off this page, a quote from Emma Goldman, a famous author, sums up in a few words what it really means to be a child:

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”


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