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100 Happy First Birthday Captions, Quotes and Wishes

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So your adorable little one has reached the first birthday milestone and it’s time to celebrate. But first you need the best happy first birthday wishes and first birthday captions for that birthday post. Good news, we have you covered with this list of first birthday captions for Instagram.

You might also like our lists of Funny Birthday CaptionsFunny Birthday WishesFunny Belated Birthday Wishes and Funny Birthday Quotes.

We have also included some first birthday quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

After, you might want to check out our lists of Baby Captions, Funny Baby Captions, Family Captions and Funny Family Captions.

Jump ahead to the category you like best or scroll through to find the best 1st birthday caption or first birthday quote.

Happy First Birthday Captions

Check out a few of our favorite first birthday captions.

  • You may not remember today, but I’ll never forget it.
  • When you were born, I thought I couldn’t possibly love you any more than I did in that moment. But I was so wrong, because I’ve loved you more and more every single day since then.
  • I didn’t choose this first birthday, this birthday chose me.
  • I’m wearing the smile my first birthday gave me.
  • It’s my first birthday and that’s the tea.
  • Today and every day, I love you more than you could ever possibly know.
  • No matter how grown up you get, I’ll always think of you as my sweet little baby.
  • It’s fun to be one, but then again, every day with you is the best day ever.
  • They say the days are long and the years are short, and this first year has certainly gone by in the blink of an eye. Don’t grow up too fast, my love.
  • Big first birthday energy.
Cupcake with happy first birthday captions
  • You were all I ever wanted, and I still can’t believe you are mine. I also still can’t believe how loud you are.
  • You know, they should really make Happy 1 Year Of Keeping Your Kid Alive hats for parents.
  • Fun fact: you don’t need all of your teeth to eat cake.
  • Let them eat cake! And let them stay little.
  • To be fair, I want to eat all of my birthday cakes like this, too.
  • A first birthday is the perfect excuse to try some cake.
  • No matter how grown up you get, I’ll always think of you as my sweet little baby.
  • Love, kisses, and first birthday wishes.
Cupcake with happy first birthday captions
  • Today we eat CAKE!
  • Today and every day, I love you more than you could ever possibly know.
  • Twinkle, Twinkle little star, one-year-old is what you are.
  • I can’t keep calm, it’s my first birthday.
  • Say hello to my new favorite one year old.
  • Hugs, kisses, and 1st birthday wishes.
  • Say hello to my new favorite one year old.

First Birthday Instagram Captions

Here are some of our favorite first birthday Instagram captions. Choose the best first birthday captions for Instagram now, then head to our list of Short Captions for more.

  • Here’s to the next year of early mornings, big feelings, and wiping butts.
  • Level up. #1
  • Hulk Smash? More like CAKE SMASH.
  • You are a work of art!
  • Happy birthday to my baby, who does not even know it’s his birthday and cried all day.
  • You are One-in-a-melon!
  • Your first taste of sugar became your first bath of sugar.
  • So this is 1.
Cupcakes with first birthday Instagram captions
  • A first birthday is the perfect excuse to try some cake.
  • If you can’t blow out the candles on your own cake, you might as well smash it.
  • Let them eat cake! And let them stay little.
  • I had no idea how much love and happiness could be packed into a single year, until this past one as your mama.
  • To be fair, I want to eat all of my birthday cakes like this, too.
  • Your first taste of sugar became your first bath of sugar.
  • It’s fun to be one, but then again, every day with you is the best day ever.
  • Of course, I don’t know how to act my age. I’ve never been this age before!
  • Made it to 1 year old! I know. I’m as surprised as you are.
  • One is FUN!
  • One is oh so sweet.
  • We can’t wait for the next 364 days!
  • Aged to perfection.
  • Now we start planning for 2!
  • Stay in your birthday magic.
  • You’re our ONE and only (seriously, we’re never doing this again).
  • Finished my first lap around the sun…
Wall with happy 1st birthday captions for Instagram
  • I can’t believe we made it one whole year, and tonight I’m going for this glass of wine like you went for that cake.
  • Cheers to 1!
  • Season 1, Episode 1.
  • 1? Bring it on.
  • Make a wish. #1

1st Birthday Captions for Girls or Boys

Here are some of our favorite 1st birthday captions for girls or boys.

  • He can’t say bath yet, so this is how he asked to play in the tub.
  • She’s sugar and spice and everything nice, but for today, mostly just sugar.
  • No gift can come close to what you, our little princess, has been giving us every day, for the past 365 days. Every day with you is a priceless present for us.
  • Happy 1st birthday to our lovely son! Your sweet face and playful curiosity make every day.
  • Well, little princess, your reign over the kingdom of our hearts has reached a full year!
  • Enjoying life, eating confetti cake.
Cake with 1st birthday captions for girls or boys
  • You’re the one getting all the presents today, but you’re the greatest gift I could ever ask for.
  • I had no idea how much love and happiness could be packed into a single year, until this past one as your mama.
  • Honestly, your birthday should be a holiday.
  • On your very first birthday, I’m torn between wanting you to stay this little forever, and being so incredibly excited to see how you grow and change as you get older.
  • Doughnut crush my vibes on my first birthday.
  • We’ve celebrated your first smile, your first giggle, your first step, and now, we get to celebrate the biggest first of all — your very first birthday.
  • It took me one year to get this cute.
  • One year ago, you made me a mom. I’m not sure what I did to deserve the incredible honor of raising an angel like you, but I’m so glad that you’re mine.
  • Today is a great day cause it’s my first birthday!
  • My one-derful birthday baby, I hope you’re always as happy as you are on this momentous day.
  • Say hello to the world’s latest one year old.

Happy First Birthday Wishes

You’ll love these meaningful or funny happy first birthday wishes. Then head to our list of Funny Birthday Wishes and Short Birthday Wishes for more. Find your favorite 1st birthday wishes now!

Happy first Birthday! For your special day I made you a cake. BOOM YOU’RE A CAKE! You’re so very welcome.

May this new small world bring you big amount of love and care.

I hope your birthday is full of sunshine and rainbows. And filled with love and laughter.

I love your curiosity, and I can see all the questions in your eyes. Happy 1st birthday.

On your first birthday and every birthday to come, may you be filled with as much joy as you bring everyone around you.

Have a ‘wonderful’ first birthday, full of wonder!

Cupcake with happy first birthday wishes

On your very first birthday, I’m torn between wanting you to stay this little forever, and being so incredibly excited to see how you grow and change as you get older.

Sending you tons of kisses and hugs on the Happy Birthday of my sweet baby

Wish a fabulous birthday to the cutest baby.

Let all the desires of the little kid be fulfilled on a very special Birthday.

I can’t believe we made it one whole year, and tonight I’m going for this glass of wine like you went for that cake.

Happy Birthday, little one. You are so loved and already a part of my life in so many ways. I can’t wait to watch you grow and discover the wonder of life.

When you were born, I thought I couldn’t possibly love you any more than I did in that moment. But I was so wrong, because I’ve loved you more and more every single day since then.

Let’s party until the last slice of cake is eaten! Happy birthday, baby!

cake with candle and hapy birthday wishes for cakes

We are wishing you unlimited happiness, hugs, and cuddles for your special day!

Our first year with you has been the most special one of our lives, so thank you, precious daughter, for making us love you even more with every day.

We’ve celebrated your first smile, your first giggle, your first step, and now, we get to celebrate the biggest first of all — your very first birthday.

It is your first birthday today, little boy! We wish you a very special birthday and thank you for bringing so much joy to our lives.

Let us toast to more years of sleepless nights and boundless happiness!

It’s hard to believe that our little angel is turning one year old, how time flies.

Happy 1st Birthday my little pumpkin!! Love you so much

You have graced our lives for over a year now, so thank you for all the love that you have given to us, princess!

Cupcakes with funny belated birthday wishes

You are the sweetest boy ever, and you might not remember today, but we all will. Have a great 1st birthday.

Hoping you shake, rattle and roll every second of your birthday!

Tiny hands and feet, tiny little coo’s, tiny little smiles… ENORMOUS happiness for those who love you.

Happy birthday to my baby, who does not even know it’s his birthday and cried all day. Same, kid. Same.

My first birthday wish for you is that you all your birthday gifts are exactly what you love,

Happy First Birthday Quotes  

Check out these first birthday quotes.

“Everything she sees, she says she wants. Everything she wants, I see she gets.” — Loudon Wainwright III, “Daughter”

“All children, except one, grow up.” — Peter Pan

“Don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little.” — Taylor Swift, “Never Grow Up”

“When I was one, I had just begun.” — A.A. Milne

Cupcake with happy first birthday quotes by Milne

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” — Robert Munsch

“Every day is a gift. But some days are packaged better.”― Sanhita Baruah

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” — Dr. Seuss

“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.” — Kate Douglas Wiggin

“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” — Charles R. Swindoll

“Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older.” — Peter Pan

First Birthday Puns

These first birthday puns will make you chuckle.

Have a grate first birthday. Hope that’s not too cheesy.

Yeti or not, it’s your first birthday.

Time to par-tea!

You take the cake.

Nothing holds a candle to you.

Some only dream of birthday cake, and others bake it happen.

Go ahead, cake my day.

Cake with first birthday puns

Happy first birthday. You’re one in a melon.

Dim-sum body say it’s your first birthday?

Sending you s’more first birthday wishes.

Oh ship, it’s your first!

Let’s taco ‘bout your first birthday.

Here’s to a soup-er first birthday!

So you’re spaghetting older.

Celebrating your first is a piece of cake.

Birthday Cake Quotes for First Birthdays

Find your favorite birthday cake quotes for first birthdays, then head to our list of Birthday Cake Quotes and Cake Captions for more.

  • “I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender
  • “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” — Edward Morykwas
Birthday cake with quotes for 40th birthday cake by Morykwas
  • “Celebration is life’s frosting: isn’t frosting the very best part of the cake?” – Bethenny Frankel
  • “Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” – Bobby Kelton
  • “Cake, cake, cake, cake.” — Rihanna, “Birthday Cake”
  • “Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” — Buddy Valastro

So that’s our list! Hopefully we were able to help you find the perfect first birthday Instagram caption and first birthday quote you were looking for.

If you like birthday captions, you can also head to our lists of the best captions for 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th and 50th birthdays.

Now go help the little one celebrate!

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have a favorite birthday caption for your first we missed.

About the Author

Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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