Middle age birthday toasts

Blackboard with title Before I Die and blank lines underneath.

Time to hit that bucket list

So how to do prepare for middle age birthday toasts? The neat thing about these toasts is that they can poke fun at the onset of aches, pains and latent maturity. The grand finale, or old age, seems decades away. So those who are celebrating a middle age birthday can enjoy what is past but also the present and what lies ahead. Middle age birthday toasts celebrate a time of laughter and living life to its fullest.

Here are some ideas that that may inspire you to add some fun to your toasts or cards if you are helping someone celebrate a birthday who is in their 40s, 50s or beyond.

Remember, 70 is the new 50 and 50 is the new 30.

So  you qualify as middle-aged if you are at least 20 years out of school and not yet retired.

Birthdays come and birthdays go
And with each passing year, we grow.
The thing to expand should be the mind
Too bad it's more likely the behind.
    -- PPM

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
    -- Tom Stoppard

When I was young, I was told, "You'll see when you are 50."
Now that I'm 50, I can't see a thing.
    -- Erik Satie

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
    -- Lucille Ball

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
    -- Robert Frost

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
    -- Jack Benny

Of all the things I've lost, the one I miss the most is my mind.
    -- Mark Twain

Lordy, Lordy . . . Look who's forty.

Isn't it nifty . . . Carla is fifty.

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
     -- H.V. Prochnow

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
    -- Bernard Baruch.


Sparklers forming the number 50 for a 50th birthday celebration.

More middle age birthday toasts

  Few women admit their age.
  Few men act theirs.
    -- Anonymous

  If you were to take all the                experience and judgment
  of men over 50 out of the world   there wouldn't be enough left to   run it.
    -- Henry Ford

Middle age is when you've met so many people
that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
    -- Ogden Nash

You've heard of the three ages of man:
youth, age and "you are looking wonderful."
    -- Francis Cardinal Spellman

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
    -- Doris Day

Just remember...once you're over the hill,
you begin to pick up speed.
    --Charles Schultz

At middle age, the soul should be opening up like a rose.
Not closing like a cabbage.
    -- John Andrew Holmes

Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
    -- Bob Hope.

If you want to look young and thin, then hang around old fat people.
    --  Jim Eason

Be kind to your kids. They'll be choosing your nursing home.
    -- Bumper sticker

Feel-good toast for any age

We have all heard that there are four things in life that you should never do.

  1. You should never lie.
  2. You should never steal.
  3. You should never cheat.
  4. And you should never drink.

But if you must lie, may it be to save a friend.
If you must steal, may it be to steal a heart.
If you must cheat, may it be to cheat death.
And if you must drink, may it always be with good friends like these. . . . ..Cheers.

Source: Steve Magnino , Toastmasters Magazine, Sept 2011.

The glorious middle ages: exercise for people over 50

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. 

laughing man cartoon


After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

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