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What are some tips for writing 50th birthday party speeches?

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Some tips for writing a 50th birthday party speech are to include fun facts from the year the person was born as well as funny and heart-warming anecdotes about his life. If the person has a good sense of humor, "over the hill" jokes could be included.

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One way to start out a speech for a 50th birthday party is to take the audience back to the year the person was born. Some facts to include could be popular music groups from the time, bestselling novels and top box office hit movies from that year. Additional fun facts to include could be the cost of everyday items such as milk or a new car 50 years ago as compared to today.

The speech should focus heavily on the life of the person who is being celebrated. Share some funny memories about the person, but be sure to know how easily embarrassed the honoree might be. It is also a good idea to celebrate some of the biggest milestones in the person's life. Think about whether this person has a loving marriage, children or a successful career.

If the person has a good sense of humor, and it is appropriate to the audience, some "over the hill" jokes could be included in the speech. Gently rib the person about getting older.

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