The host or hostess traditionally gives the first birthday toast speech to welcome guests and thank them for coming. Theguest of honor can also give a toast to thank guests for coming. A spouse, significant other or family member can also give a toast to celebrate the birthday.
Birthday toast speeches should be used to honor and celebrate the guest of honor, and not to embarrass him. However, funny anecdotes, personal stories and mild teasing are appropriate.
Make sure that all birthday guests have a full glass before beginning the toast speech. Champagne, wine or a non-alcoholic drinks are acceptable.