Sunday, 11 January 2009

Toasts for 40th Birthday.

Toasts for 40th Birthday

Did you come here to find material to propose just a short toast. There’s nothing wrong in keeping it brief and to the point. Some of the best toasts are just a few lines.

Toasts for 40th Birthday…Example of Short Toast

I would like to thank all of you for joining us in the celebration of (Jack's) (Jill’s) 40th birthday.
Special thanks to (Jack‘s) folks, it's really great to see you. I would like to thank (Jack) for being in, and for making, my life for the past 15 years and I am sure all of you join me in wishing (Jack) a happy 40th birthday.

You’re only half way there (Jack) and may your next 40 years be filled with health, joy and prosperity

So please raise your glasses
To (Jack)

Or are you making a speech, followed by a toast?

Many Toasts for 40th Birthday Are Preceded by a Speech

Most speeches about turning 40 use getting old/over the hill humour and there’s lots out there.

Here’s a link to a set of getting old jokes woven into a funny poem

And here’s a link to more

Toasts for 40th Birthday can Concentrate on the Acquisition of Wisdom

Here’s a bunch more I’ve compiled, this time concentrating on the fact that...
With age comes wisdom/experience/nous/street cred/moxie/savvy/
...Forty is not the ultimate F-Word…
After 40, (Jack)(Jill), you’ll learn that you can live without sex but not without your glasses.

You’ll begin to realise that it’s easier to get forgiveness than permission,
that for every action, there is an equal and opposite government programme and that
Men Are From Earth and Women Are From Earth so just deal with it.
Oh and you will just accept as fact that bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of cheques

It will dawn on you that the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits and fewer things will seem worthwhile waiting in (a queue) (line) for.
You’ll get philosophical and accept that some days you're the dog; some days you're the (lamp post)(hydrant),
that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed and that
if it weren't for stress you’d have no energy at all

Toasts for 40th Birthday continued…

You’ll develop a love for cooking with wine and sometimes you may even put some in the food. Broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist will change places, any time soon.

What will now become obvious is that newspapers are a total waste of money since they have little to do with true news.

You’ll have realised that
aliens have not suddenly made all pet dogs attack babies, in the Summer..during the slow news days and that

there’s not millions more pervs than there used to be
etc...come up with your own

You’ll see the light, and realise for example that 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep,
that junk is something you keep for years and then throw it away moments before you need it….
that experience is a wonderful thing as it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.. .
that by the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends…American Express, that'll do nicely but when in your education did any one say watch out for a World Wide Credit Crunch........
and that you should learn from the mistakes of others because you just can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

And Overnight, Jill, you’ve become a WOW … a Wiser Older Woman
Overnight, Jack, you’ve become a WOW…a Wiser Older Wimp…just watch how slow you start to drive
Enough, already it’s time to make a toast

This 40th Birthday material was compiled by Jon Bratton 2008. It is copyright and may not be lifted and used in whole or in part by website publishers. Measures are in place to detect plagiarism. It is, so far as Jon Bratton is concerned, but not necessarily any other named copyright holder, Free to use by individuals for personal, non publishing use
40th Birthday material, comprising as it does, references to getting older and gaining wisdom applies equally to 50th Birthday, 60th Birthday, 70th Birthday

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