Birthday toasts and speeches
are a great way to help friends or family
celebrate the passing of another year.
to say depends on the age of the celebrant. And what
you say can refer to the birthday cake -- a necessity
whether the person is young or old. The choice in birthday
cakes allows you to match the cake with someone's
personality or age. The cake is what is most
important to the
toddler at right. He doesn't care about speeches or
just wants his cake.
-- such as an 80th or 90th birthday
wisdom and maturity.
want to express thoughts that
are classic, in good taste and heartfelt.
can have more latitude for what you can say to those who
their middle ages. Check out the collection
of sayings that
sense of humor.
a person turns 30 or older, aging jokes are
and can be really funny so long as none of the guests are
old. Just be sure the humorous stories
a person reaches 60, aging jokes work only if they are
someone older. Even then, you should be sensitive to the
person's ability to laugh at himself or herself.
gemstones traditionally go with specific birthdays, so you
might want to refer to a birthday month chart as you
develop your toast.
birthdays and anniversaries often reflect changes a person
has witnessed or encountered. Those who experience the
or World War II are now in their 80s and 90s but those a
younger witnessed the birth of rock and roll, the U.S.
movement, the moon landing, the disco craze or wide ties
suits. (If you don't know about that, look up fashion in
out history timelines if you want to mention how much
has changed in a person's life. The trip down memory lane
can be fun
for all guests as most will probably identify with the
mention in a short speech.
sayings celebrating wisdom
the glorious middle ages
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