Having a niece is simply awesome. You get to enjoy some of the greatest perks of parenthood without all the responsibilities that come with it. Play your cards right, and you might even earn the designation of “cool aunt” or “cool uncle.”
Of course, you can never hope to be cool if you don’t come through on your niece’s birthday. Part of that is chiming in with the perfect words to mark the occasion, whether those words are written in her birthday card, sent in a text, or posted on Facebook. If you’re looking for ideas, here’s a list of birthday wishes for a niece that range from humorous to heartfelt.
Note: You might need to tweak the wording below depending on whether the message is from an aunt/uncle, couple/just you, etc.
Unless your niece is precocious indeed, she won’t be reading your birthday message at the age of one. Still, you gotta express your feelings on such a landmark day in your niece’s life. Here are a couple of short poems for a niece turning one.
- One year of love
One year of fun
One year of adventure
And you’ve only begun!
Happy Birthday to my one-derful little niece!
- It’s your first birthday cake
Save me a piece
Though no cake is as sweet
As my cute little niece
At a certain age, your niece is old enough to read your message, or at least understand it when it’s read to her. Here are a few birthday wishes that speak her language.
- You’re not just my niece, you’re my supercutefantasticawesomelyamazinglycool niece. Whew! And now I have just enough breath to say Happy Birthday!
- Happy Birthday to my little niece! Of course, I won’t be able to say “little” much longer at the rate you’re growing!
- Happy Birthday to my sweet niece… from your naughty auntie!
The years just fly by, don’t they? Here are some birthday wishes for niece who’s all grown up – or at least likes to be talked to at an adult level.
- You can’t spell “niece” without “nice.” Although “nice” doesn’t even begin to describe how great you are.
- Happy Birthday to my only niece. Yes, you’re kind of a big deal.
- I’ve known you as a precious baby girl, a sweet little princess, and now, a cherished friend. You mean a lot to me, sweetheart, and I wish you the best birthday ever.
- Happy Birthday to my fabulous niece. You’re perfect in every way – I don’t care what your parents say about your teen years.
- I love having a niece, I love having you as a niece, and heck, I just plain love you. Happy Birthday, sweetie!
- Happy Birthday to a niece I am totally crazy about. Of course I would never try to buy your love, but just out of curiosity, do you accept credit?
- Happy Birthday to the most lovable niece in the world.
- We couldn’t ask for a more perfect niece. Someone as kind and loving as you deserves all the happiness life has to offer, on your birthday and every day.
- Happy Birthday from your crazy Aunt [Name]. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. That should leave your options WIDE open.
- Happy Birthday to my special niece! Seeing you grow into an amazing young lady is one of the greatest pleasures of my life.
- It’s up to your parents to teach you to be a good person. It’s up to your [aunt/uncle] to teach you how to have fun. Seeing the woman you’ve become, I think we all did a great job.
- Your parents may have taught you a lot of important stuff, but I taught you all the bad jokes you know. Anyway, you’re an awesome niece – and that is definitely no joke.
- [Age] years ago you became part of the family, and we’re all better off for it. Love and best birthday wishes to a terrific niece.
- How did you get to be so awesome? You must get it from your [uncle/aunt].
- Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece. I will never not smile when I see a picture of you.
Looking for more birthday wishes for a special niece? Check out our section on birthday wording ideas.