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20 Funny Birthday Wishes and Quotes for Dad

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Wish your dad a happy birthday that makes him chuckle!

Wish your dad a happy birthday that makes him chuckle!

The Perfect Birthday Message

Some people prefer to write serious and emotional birthday messages to their parents, but others may want to keep it funny and witty.

Writing a funny birthday wish message for dad is not an easy task. You need to keep in mind that you are writing to your father, and not just to any friend. You may not be able to use every type of joke, such as a sexual innuendo or other inappropriate content. Nor should your joke be too frank! It may hurt your dad's feelings.

So, here are 20 funny and (mostly) appropriate messages that you can use for dad on his birthday this year.

Let's Get Funny!

  1. Here's a fun fact—no, not that you're getting older. Just that you're starting to look even funnier. Here's to more bad jokes and a happy birthday to you, Dad!
  2. My dearest Dad, I know today is your birthday, but it's not a real holiday so I'm not too excited about it. Just kidding. Happy birthday on this very important day to a very important man!
  3. I've been thinking since yesterday about what to write in a funny birthday message for you... but I couldn't think of anything funny. Happy birthday!
  4. Congratulations on the 38th anniversary of your 18th birthday! You are still so young, Dad.
  5. Mom just informed me that, though you are getting old, you are not becoming wiser at all. You're welcome for revealing this secret to you. Just kidding. Happy birthday to one of the wisest men I know!
  6. Dearest Dad: I wish for nothing but a lifetime of smiles for you on your birthday... as long as you still have teeth. Happy birthday to you!
  7. Dad, you're not 52—you are only 22, with 32 years of experience! Happy birthday!
  8. Some people never grow up. You are one of them. Ask mom if you don't believe me. (Just kidding—happy birthday!)
  9. Father, make sure you eat as much cake as possible. No, not because it's your birthday, but because soon you won't have the real teeth to do so. Happy birthday to you!
  10. Dad, I love you. I also just want to wish that... you keep your wallet open for your loving daughter/son. Enjoy this special day. Happy birthday!
  11. Dad, I think it may be time to ditch your lighter. You need to have a flamethrower for lighting so many candles. Happy birthday, old man!
  12. Another year... you know what that means: another ache on your body! Just kidding. Happy birthday, Dad.
  13. Even though we're all supposed to have the same genes, you still look great, Dad. Happy birthday to one good-looking man!
  14. Happy birthday, Dad! Oh, and thanks for giving me life and these amazing genes.
  15. After thinking very hard about it, I still couldn't find a fitting birthday gift for you. So, that's why I came here to attend the day bare-handed. It's the thought that counts, right? Happy birthday!
  16. My dear dad, I am not going to confess that I came here only to eat the cake... instead, I'll just enjoy the cake and say happy birthday!
  17. Here's to you on your birthday, Dad, and every gray hair on your head. After all, I helped to contribute to those. Happy birthday!
  18. To my dear Dad: I was going to buy something awesome for your birthday, but I didn't seem to have enough money. So for your birthday this year, I'm going to give you a suggestion that you increase my pocket money for the next year. Until then, happy birthday this year!
  19. They say that with age comes wisdom. So, happy birthday to one of the wisest people I know!
  20. As a child, I thought my dad was a superhero. Now, the times have changed and I doubt your superman capability, but still, I know you are great.

Good Luck!

Best of luck to you guys, and happy birthday to your dads!


MR K on July 14, 2020:

these poems r 2 mch. i used them at my dad's Bday party and they were the talk of the party all day... in a gd way though

Mike on June 08, 2020:

Idk what to do for my dadyb and today is hes brithday

emma on December 10, 2019:

my dads birthday is tomorrow and every year on his birthday he is either working or sick, this year he actually doesn't have to work and he's not sick so I decided to make him a card these birthday wishes helped me out a lot and I definetly know that this year will be one to remember thank you

Olivia on November 09, 2019:

Hmmmmmmm. I think they are quite funny.

My dqd would birst into laughter if I will tell him to read it.

Miley on June 23, 2019:

My dad's b day is on June 27 and all of these ideas are amazing

Jeff on June 22, 2019:

Happy birthday

Emily on April 13, 2019:

Great idea! My dad is going to love it!

rohit on February 02, 2019:

Nice Happy Birthday Father birthday wishes thanks for sharing these birthday wishes.

Anonymous Person on October 20, 2018:

This website really helped me. This told me what to write to my father on his birthday on October 26. Thanks Holidappy for your help!

Manasvee on September 06, 2018:

It's my daddy birthday thanx for ur help

PAPA on March 02, 2018:


jonh on August 25, 2017:

ya they re pretty good

though im gonna use it for my dads Bday

Noone on February 07, 2017:

Yeah, they were pretty funny!

Mom on December 07, 2016:

It's amazing

cutieArchie on July 04, 2016:

Although it's true that I haven't got to know you much,

But I know you're a wonderful person; sweet from inside & hot from outside, like a Choco Lava Cake!

Keep your charming smile & persona intact; and although WHO's theme for this year is 'Beat Diabetes', I know you'll never let that happen ever!!

Happy birthday...

TheGlassFirefly on March 15, 2016:

i changed up the superman one: growing up, I always believed you were an actual superhero. and even though you cant fly, youll always stay a hero to me

romesa khushnood sawatti on December 10, 2015:

thanks for good idea

sharon on June 30, 2015:

Wow impresive i think im gnna use it for my Dad's birth day ...#lovely

Beau on April 12, 2014:

Thanks this really helped me. I combined two messages together, one sincere and one funny.

Bik Bar (author) from India on August 24, 2013:

Yes, the cake would be delicious.

Kate Jacobs from Atlanta, Georgia, USA on August 23, 2013:

That is a pretty funny dad birthday cake. I think that I will use that for my dad's birthday.