Maybe you've been asked to give a toast or a speech for a 75th birthday celebration. It's not always easy to find the right words. Luckily, finding the right words is YourDictionary's job. Let's look at some tips for finding just the right words and for creating a memorable celebration.
Keep it light! It is a party, after all. The first thing to remember in making any toast or a speech is to keep it fun, positive and short. Also, it's always good manners to thank the hosts for the party and the guests for coming.
That's your intro. Once you're into your flow, a 75th birthday is like any event honoring a person. Talk about the achievements and hobbies of the honoree. Make sure they get a chance to take a bow. Talk about the experiences you've shared, and throw in a few world events that were happening when the guest was born.
If you find yourself short of anecdotes, you can never go wrong with a witty quote or two. Here are a few on the subject of age:
"I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do." - Phyllis Diller
Of course, the tone of the event may be more serious or emotional than the quotes above can handle. That's fine. Turning 75 is a big deal! Here follow some more serious thoughts by serious thinkers.
Remember: the words you select will make the most impact if they are from the heart. This is not the time to compose long flowery prose. Tell the person how you feel about them and why. That's memorable. If you're in need of further well-chosen words to put in a birthday card or toast to a friend or loved one, we have plenty more words for birthday wishes.
We'll leave the final word to Dame Helen Mirren: "Your 40s are good. Your 50s are great. Your 60s are fab. And 70 is &$#@ing awesome."