Good birthday toasts involve a celebration of the birthday person and are personable, historical, funny and charming. Toasts are best given in a spirit of thankfulness and honesty, ultimately championing the birthday individual rather than the speaker.
Writing the perfect toast is a daunting task, particularly for a monumental event such as a 70th birthday. Good toasts help listeners remember the celebrated individual in good light, which is why some of the best toasts are story recitations. Sharing old stories about the person being celebrated is a good way to let everyone know of shared history. It also communicates how much the speaker has valued experiences with the birthday individual.
The best birthday toasts are honest. This is a special opportunity to publicly share love for the person being celebrated. It is hard to surpass a simple toast that simply states thankfulness to a friend.
Other successful toasts are future-oriented. Rather than looking back and celebrating the life the individual has already lived, some toasts speak of the ways they continue to live out their legacy into the future. This is meaningful for a 70th birthday party because it reminds attendees that the individual still has time left to live.