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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Birthdays
Writing a milestone-themed birthday poem in rhymed or free verse for a 90-year-old person is an opportunity to offer best wishes in celebration of a long life. Pen lyrics for a new song, tell a story or paint pictures in words, focusing on the nonagenarian’s interests and accomplishments.Full Answer >
In leaving the teen years, some fun ideas for a 20th birthday celebration can be ones of adventure, active events or relaxing times with friends and family. If the focus is to be laid back and spend time with guests, a pool party with a barbecue is a perfect way to celebrate, in good weather. Pot-luck picnics work well where guests bring signature dishes to a quaint local park.Full Answer >
Some sayings for a 50th birthday celebration are "50 is an excellent age. . . if you're a bottle of wine" and "There are plenty of good things about 50. Just ask an 80-year-old." Another saying is "You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream."Full Answer >
Some ideas for an 80th birthday celebration include a birthday by the numbers, a jazz-themed dance party and a high-tea ceremony. An 80th birthday party can go in any direction as long as it matches the temperament and energy level of the celebrant.Full Answer >