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100 Happy 12th Birthday Wishes for that Perfect HBD Message


So it’s someone’s 12th birthday and you aren’t sure what to say to wish them the best birthday yet. Turning 12 is a big one and it’s time to help them celebrate! So we have put together a list of the best happy 12th birthday wishes, messages and greetings for you to choose from. We have also included a few of the best happy 12th birthday quotes and 12th birthday captions for you to use.

Our Favorite Happy 12th Birthday Wishes

  • We are so proud of you. You are a remarkable 12 year old. We love you so, so much. Happy 12th birthday!
  • Many congratulations on your 12st! Wishing you success and happiness on your very special birthday!
  • Happy 12th birthday! You’re the best and, today, you’re even better!
  • Happy 12th birthday to a true troublemaker!
  • It’s your birthday! I hope it is filled with happiness and plenty of love.
  • Today is not just any day, as much as it is important to you, it is much more important to us. Happy 12th Birthday kid.
  • Enjoy your 12th birthday to the fullest. That means getting the fullest you’ve ever been with lots of birthday cake and ice cream.
  • There’s a new 12-year-old kid in town. You. Now that you’re 12, you are a grownup in training.
  • May you have the best of everything — from the best of friends to the best of love — now and always! Happy 12th birthday!
  • You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy 12th birthday!
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  • A very happy 12th birthday to you! Congratulations! I hope that your day is filled with celebrations, and that on this very special day you’re surrounded by those who you love most in the world!
  • Happy 12th birthday. Just 12 years ago, you came into our lives and changed everything…for the better. Now, 12 years later, you’re changing every day…making our lives better than ever.
  • Wishing you a wonderful 12th birthday, you deserve to have a great day and hope you get extremely spoilt!
  • To this birthday and many more to come, Happy 12th Birthday!
  • We are so delighted to see you happy, your joy and happiness is what gladdens our heart. Happy 12th birthday.
  • Celebration of your birthday is celebration of life, love and laughter. Happy Birthday.
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  • Yesterday you were my hero, today you are my hero and you will be my hero tomorrow, no matter your age, you will always be my little hero.
  • Happy Birthday. You would think that you would be a giant by now. But you still have a ways to go. Enjoy your special day.
  • Happy Birthday. I can see a bright future for you. You are smart, brave and you make everyone happy.
  • Wishing you a big happy birthday. May this be one for the books!
  • Happy birthday! I can’t wait to see what you do with your next 12 years.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 15th Birthday Wishes.

Funny Happy 12th Birthday Wishes

  • I spent 3 hours searching the internet for the perfect birthday message for you and then I gave up. Happy 12th Birthday.
  • You know what they say about more candles… A bigger wish! Happy Birthday.
  • I guess you are too young to have big dreams, but whenever you start having them, I hope all of them will come true. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy 12th birthday! Congratulations. You are officially a teenager in training!
  • May all your 12th birthday wishes come true today, starting with plenty of birthday cake and ice cream.
  • Blow out the 12 candles on your birthday cake and make 12 birthday wishes. After all, you’re 12 today! Happy 12th birthday!
  • Happy Birthday. 12 Years, 144 Months. Enjoy.
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  • Happy 12th birthday! This calls for a BIG celebration — because you’re officially a BIG kid now.
  • You know what they say about more candles… A bigger wish! Happy 12 Birthday.
  • Happy 12th birthday! Hooray, you’re now 144 months old, but you don’t look a day older than yesterday.
  • At 12, you’re no longer a child. Now you’re a teen in training. You are so grownup! Happy 12th birthday!
  • Turning 12 is a piece of cake and a few extra candles.
  • I want you to know that we will always be here for you as you get older and wiser. But for now, enjoy being 12! Happy Birthday! We got the big cake!
  • Happy birthday. Wow, you’ve just turned 132 months. You don’t look a day over 143 months and 364 days!
  • Forget about the past you can’t change, the future you can’t predict, and definitely forget about the present because I didn’t get you one. Happy 12th!
  • For your birthday, I wanted to give you something that was both funny and charming, but then I remembered you already have me in your life. Happy 12th Birthday!
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  • Happy 12th Birthday! For your special day I made you a cake. BOOM YOU’RE A CAKE! You’re so very welcome.
  • May your 12th birthday be as wonderful as the seven wonders of the world. That’s pretty wonderful (like you’ve always been to us)!
  • Can’t quite believe you are 12! I remember you running around in nappies.
  • I can’t believe you are turning 12 years old.  Does that mean you’re old now, or worse am I old now? Lol, just kidding, happy 12th birthday!
  • WOW, you’re 12. You’re not a teenager yet, but I guess you can call yourself a tweener. Happy 12th birthday!
  • Sending you a hundred wishes so that you get everything you could hope for this birthday. Happy 12th birthday!
  • Happy 12th birthday! Starting today, you shouldn’t be treated like a kid anymore. You’re too much of a tweener for that.
  • How time flies – Happy 12th Birthday.
  • Happy birthday! Yes, you’re 12 today. Sure, you’re no longer a little kid. But you’re never too old for a birthday hug and kiss. Come here and get yours — you deserve it!
  • Came for the cake, stayed to see who got you the best gift. Cheers to an awesome birthday!

Short Birthday Wishes for Turning 12

  • Hope your 12th year is your favorite year so far!
  • Enjoy turning 12 today – it’s all downhill from now on!
  • Sending you warm birthday wishes and a big warm hug on this very special day.
  • Smart, good looking, and funny! But enough about me. Happy birthday!
  • Your birthday allows us to celebrate having you in our lives. Happy Birthday.
  • I hope your birthday is full of sunshine, rainbows, love, and laughter! HBD!
  • Happy 12th Birthday! It is worthy of celebration. May you continue to grow.
  • Love, kisses, and birthday wishes.
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  • Happy 12th Birthday! I am so happy to see you growing up. I wish you the very best.
  • Have a wonderful day today on your 12th Birthday.
  • You make us so proud, each and every single day.
  • Happy 12th birthday! You have so many to look forward to.
  • 12 years ago today our family changed for the better, happy birthday!
  • Have a hearty 12th birthday full of cake, sweets and lots of fun.
  • Hooray for hitting the big “1-1” today. Start enjoying it right now—on the double!
  • May your birthday cake be moist, and may no one use that word to describe it.
  • 12 looks good on you.  May all your dreams come true today.
  • Happy birthday! Super glad you were born.
  • Look out world, here you come!
  • Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes.
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  • Birthdays are special days that allow us to celebrate the day you came into our lives.
  • Wishing you a very special birthday and a wonderful year ahead!
  • Happy birthday to the world’s (no, the universe’s) greatest 12 year old!
  • Don’t grow up… It’s a trap! Oh, you did! Happy birthday, in that case!
  • Happy 12th birthday to someone who’s awesome at any age.
  • Happy 12th birthday to an extraordinary kid who just got even more extraordinary today!
  • I can’t wait to see what your future holds for you!
  • Happy 12th Birthday. Wow, you are getting old too quick, Stop it. Just kidding.
  • You are such a beautiful person, inside and out. Happy 12st!
  • Happy Birthday! Here’s to a memorable day and a year ahead that’s full of adventure and joy.
  • May the cake be delicious and the next year be epic! Happy birthday!

Happy 12th Birthday Messages and Greetings for Cards

  • We definitely cannot call you a “little kid” anymore. We should start calling call you a “teenager in training” today ! Happy 12th birthday!
  • How fast time runs, it was as if the last 10 years were wrapped up in a second. Now you are 12. I hope you’ll have many more years in joy and gladness.
  • Happy 12th birthday! I realize it sounds old, but that only makes you 12 and means you have 12 birthday wishes to make. Hope each one comes true!
  • On your 12th birthday, I hope you take time to reflect on all your blessings and give thanks for another year of life.
  • May your birthday be sprinkled with fun and laughter. Have a great day!
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  • Happy 12th birthday to someone who has a truly bright future ahead of them! I hope you have a fantastic day!
  • Hope your 12th birthday is unforgettably wonderful — just like you!
  • Happy 12th birthday! You will soon be a teenager, so we expect great things from you (and, gulp, maybe a few teenage pimples).
  • It’s great to be 12. You’re not a kid anymore and you’re not a grownup. You’re, well, simply perfect. Happy 12th birthday!
  • The greatest time of your life is here. You are 12, so it’s time to be great…and have a great time. Happy 12th birthday to you!
  • There is a joy that erupts from the heart of every parent when they see that they are raising a great kid. I’m excited to feel this joy as well. Happy 12th Birthday.
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  • Are you having that amazing feeling when you wake up and realize that today is your 12th birthday?  Well it is, and now we get to celebrate you all day long.
  • Wishing you a very happy birthday! May all your dreams come true.
  • Happy 12th birthday. As you embark on the greatest adventure of your life — remember to do one thing: enjoy every second.
  • A very happy 12th birthday, I can’t wait to celebrate with you later.
  • May you receive only the best birthday gifts. Enjoy each and every one! Happy 12th birthday!
  • Wishing you a fantastic 12th birthday, I feel blessed to have you in my life.
  • I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here, you are worth each and every moment and I just hope you get all what your heart desires.
  • Happy 12th birthday! Now that you’re getting older, I hope your last trip round the sun wasn’t too tiring.
  • Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know! Congratulations on your 12th birthday!
  • Happy 12th birthday! What a momentous day for you. You’re in the BIG leagues now. Bravo!
  • A birthday is a day to celebrate your achievements, your accomplishments, and your future.
  • Look at that, you’re a whole 12 years old. Hope you have a great day celebrating with all your loved ones.
  • So proud of who you have become over these 12 years.
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  • On this day, your birthday, I hope that each and every one of your wishes comes true.
  • You are twelve years old now. Happy Birthday, Have lots of fun.
  • I hope all of your hopes and dreams come true on this very special day. Happy birthday to you!
  • You are now 12, how fast you’ve grown up, I am here if you ever need me.
  • You were just a baby in my arms 12 years ago, now you are growing into a fine person and I couldn’t be prouder. Happy Birthday, may you blow countless more candles.
  • Happy 12th birthday, you are an amazing person and I am so lucky to be here with you right now. Enjoy each and every moment.
  • I hope you have a fabulous day, and be sure to eat an extra slice of cake for me!
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  • My 12th birthday wish for you is that you all your birthday gifts are exactly what you had hoped for.
  • Happy 12th birthday! Hope your party is incredible in every way, with lots of birthday cake, ice cream, gifts and, most of all, fun.
  • Happy Birthday. May your day be full of blessing, joy and happiness, may you get loads of presents and may everyone you love be around you.
  • Congratulations on reaching this incredible journey to 12. Wishing you many good things for the years ahead.
  • Happy Birthday! We want you to have an incredible celebration filled with laughter and ice cream.
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  • Your birthday brings with it a special glow. The glow of so many candles, so hurry and blow them out!
  • To the beautiful 12 year old, I love you so much and I wish you joy, peace and happiness as you grow up.
  • Forever be beautiful, inside and out. Happy 12th birthday.
  • You’re 12 today, so it’s time to think about your future! Just kidding! The only thing you should do now is have fun, fun, fun and fun! Happy 12th birthday!
  • Celebrate, laugh, dance, and cheer because your birthday only comes once a year.

Happy 12th Birthday Quotes

“That’s the funny thing about birthdays, they’re kind of an annual thing.” – Rapunzel

“Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!” – Nicky Gumbel

“The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.” — Robert Orben

“There are three hundred and fivety-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” — Lewis Carroll

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“All the world is a birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” — George Harrison

“Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” — Bobby Kelton

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” — Larry Lorenzoni

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” — Chili Davis

You don’t get older, you get better. — Shirley Bassey

“My life is better with every year of living it.” — Rachel Maddow

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” — Steven Wright

Happy 12th Birthday Captions

  • Blowing out 12 candles this year.
  • Agent of chaos for 12 years
  • I’ve never been 12 before. I thought I would try it out.
  • 12 years old. 12 candles. 12 wishes.
  • Keep calm and celebrate 12 years.
  • Well look who just turned 12…
  • And so begins Chapter 12.
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  • Chapter 12, Page 1.
  • Say hello to my new favorite 12 year old.
  • Experience level: 12.
  • Honestly, my birthday should be a holiday.
  • I don’t care how old I’m turning, so long as there’s cake.
  • Turning the big 1-2 with my fam by my side.
  • Favorite day of the year.
  • It’s all about that birthday magic.
  • 12? Bring it on.
  • Lap 12 around the sun…
  • Helping this one ring in 12. Cheers to another lap around the sun!
  • Here for cake, and cake only.
  • I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age!
  • It’s my birthday, so I’m celebrating everything.
  • All you need is love. And also, birthday cake.
  • A birthday cake is like a present you can eat, and who doesn’t love presents?
  • A birthday can never have too much cake.
  • It’s not a party until someone brings out the birthday cake.
  • Growing up is optional, but birthday cake is mandatory.
  • Keep calm and eat cake.
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  • The only thing better than a slice of birthday cake is a second slice of birthday cake.
  • This cake’s been sprinkled with love.
  • It’s not just a birthday cake – it’s a work of art.
  • They say laughter is the best medicine, but I say birthday cake is a close second.
  • If you don’t take a selfie with your birthday cake, did you even really celebrate?
  • Cake, cake, and more cake – that’s my kind of birthday!
  • I can’t keep calm, it’s my birthday and there’s cake involved.
  • It’s my birthday, and I’ll eat cake if I want to. And I want to. So there.
  • Today, I’m one year older and one slice of cake happier!
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  • Birthday wishes come true when there’s cake involved.
  • Cake is the answer to every birthday question.
  • You, me and cake.
  • Let them eat birthday cake.
  • Slice, slice, baby.
  • Sprinkling you with birthday wishes.
  • It’s a piece of birthday cake.
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  • Bring on the birthday cake!
  • Sweetest birthday ever!
  • Cake is always a good idea.
  • Live. Love. Cake
  • Crazy for birthday cakes!
  • My birthday wish? More cake, please!

So there you have it! Hopefully we were able to help you find the best 12th birthday greeting you were looking for.

Now go celebrate!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

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