Birthday Poems for Father-in-Law

Birthday card message for father-in-law - wife's or husband's dad

Birthday Poems for Father-in-Law: Wondering how to wish your spouse’s dad a happy birthday? Don’t think of him as your husband’s or wife’s dad. Imagine how you would treat him if he were your own father. Take ideas from this post to create your own original rhyme which you can scribble out as a personalized greeting on a card. Send sweet texts, cute emails or funny posts on Facebook if you are not going to be able to meet the old man on his birthday. Even if you don’t bond well with him, his birthday is a good day to start building bridges in your relationship. After all, nothing in life comes close to the happiness that radiates from the chatter of a happy family.


1) A true gentleman

Sophisticated and wise

Full of warmth and care

And invaluable advice

Full of myriad experiences

A man who I respect

How lucky I am to have

A father-in-law so perfect

Happy birthday


2) Less of a father-in-law

More of a father you are

Even though you live miles away

You never seem as far

Distance and time never have

And will never come in the way

Take this as a hint and expect

Us to drop by for your birthday

Happy birthday


3) I look up to you

Not just because you gave me your daughter

Or because you have

Showered so much love on her

I also respect you because

You’ve treated me like your very own son

Apart from everyone else in the family

My heart too, you have won

Happy birthday


4) You have done everything

To prove to me

That you’re the best dad-in-law

There could ever be

Now the ball you have thrown

In my court, dear dad

I will do everything to ensure

That you are never sad

Not just because you have

Given away your daughter to me

But it is because in you

My second father I see

Happy birthday


5) Things may have changed a bit

Between me and your son

But to me you’ll always be

A father-in-law number one

Although our marriage has

With time, turned quite sour

But for me and the kids

You can never be too far

Your birthday, that is why

I will always remember

No matter the circumstances

We’ll always be tied to each other

Happy birthday


6) I had one role model initially

But now I have two

The first one being my dad

The other one being you

Just like I admire

My own father for his values

I have discovered admiration

And deep respect for you too

Happy birthday


7) A father-in-law means…

A person as cool as you

A person, open to things new

A person full of acceptance

A person who gives guidance

A person who is always there by your side

A person who in your work, takes pride

A person who you can think

Of being your real dad, without a blink

Happy birthday


8) Whether it is a weekend barbecue

Or a family reunion

Dad, without you

Neither would be fun

Whether it is Easter break

Or our Thanksgiving dinner

Without having you around

We wouldn’t feel better

Whether it is church on Sundays

Or taking kids to a carnival

In your absence, none of this

Would be memorable

Happy birthday


9) It took some time

For us to bond

But once that happened

Our ties became so strong

I realized, having made

An important discovery

Not just another dad

In you, I found a new buddy

Happy birthday


10) When I got married

I really never knew

That I would get an amazing

Father-in-law like you

If I knew about this

A lot earlier

I wouldn’t have wasted time

In marrying your daughter

Better late than never though

Is what they say

Raising a toast to which

I wish you a happy birthday

Sweet birthday wishes for father-in-law

11) An ocean of knowledge

An institution of experience

A person whose heart holds

Love and care in abundance

A pool of sound advice

An ensemble of memoirs

My dearest father-in-law

You are a favorite of ours

Happy birthday


12) Always on my mind

Forever in my heart

I took fondly to you

From the very start

Since the day I got married

And came into this family

My favorite of all

I knew, you’d always be

Happy birthday


13) The reason why our family

Has such wonderful memories

The reason why my kids

Have such amazing qualities

The reason why we are

So sound and stable

The reason why we’re never

Afraid of any trouble

Is because we have

A wonderful dad like you

Your son and I

Wish a happy birthday to you


14) There was something that clicked

Between us when we first met

I wasn’t the only one feeling this

You must have felt it too, I bet

We liked each other instantly

Not just because we had to

But because it was a start

Of a friendship which was new

From that time, since today

My father-in-law you haven’t just been

You have a friend and confidante

The best one my life has seen

Happy birthday


15) Dearest dad-in-law…

I am glad our relationship

Is not boring and typical

I am happy that it is

Instead very special

A cliché stereotype

I’m glad we don’t stick to

And that you adore me

As much as I fondly love you

I am happy that we haven’t

Already been typecast

Our bond is genuine

And built to last

I hope that we always

Manage to stay this way

This is what I wish

On your birthday today

Happy birthday


16) If every son-in-law had

A father-in-law like you

None of them would

Ever be sad or blue

Meeting in-laws wouldn’t

Remain a tedious chore

It wouldn’t be a formality

Or a real bore

Thanks for becoming

More like father to me

And removing the word in-law

From my dictionary

Happy birthday


17) My kids love their granddad

My husband loves his father

My mother-in-law loves her husband

And rightly so, like him there is no other

Loved by everyone, this man

My father-in-law, happens to be

I wish him happiness and love

Not just for now, but for eternity

Happy birthday


18) I love having two fathers

Who mean different things to me

One who has nurtured me since birth

The other one being my new daddy

I feel very lucky and blessed

For having such amazing caretakers

Who will watch out for me

Not just now but forever

Happy birthday to the man

I call my daddy number two

I wish you have many more

Joyful years ahead of you

Happy birthday


19) I wish you the best

Of everything in your life

Lots of lovely vacations

To enjoy with your wife

I wish that the best of health

And wealth, come your way

For your well-being and safety

I will always pray

Just because you’re my wife’s dad

Is not why I wish well for you

I want the best for your future

Because you’re my dad too

Happy birthday


20) A cool father-in-law you are

That you have shown me

By being a dad, not just to your son

But also to his wifey

I have realized that it’s not just about

Being connected by legality

But sharing your lives with

Special people in your destiny

Happy birthday

Birthday greeting for wife's dad

21) By showing affection like a father

And concern like a friend

My father-in-law has proved

That he loves me to no end

By showing support like a mate

And the guidance of a mentor

My father-in-law has convinced me

That he loves more than his daughter

Happy birthday


22) Apart from the word in-law

There seems to be no disparity

Between you and my dad

Well, at least not to me

Both of them care a lot

And love me to no end

Both are my loving fathers

And also my best friends

Happy birthday


23) A person of your stature

Deserves a grand party

Attended by good friends

Accompanied by a fine bubbly

A person of your status

Deserves a standing ovation

For keeping us all together

Through all this duration

A person like you I think

Is a worthy example

To show all fathers-in-laws

How they too can be special

Happy birthday


24) The best father-in-law is the one

With whom you can have ball

Who thinks of you as a daughter

Not a daughter-in-law at all

He becomes special in your life

Not just because he treats you well

But because his love is so genuine

That in your heart he always dwells

Happy birthday


25) Dearest dad-in-law…

The way you are always around

To offer me your counsel

The way you are always there

My stress and worries to quell

The way you are ever present

To share my euphoria

The way you magically get

Rid of all my dilemma

Is enough to prove that you are

Nothing less than a real father

I will always love you

Now and forever

Happy birthday