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Queen Elizabeth has celebrated her 90th birthday with innumerable events and speeches

Queen Elizabeth has celebrated her 90th birthday with innumerable events and speeches. Yet she herself doesn’t seem to have responded to the good wishes with a speech of her own. In fact, most birthday celebrants acknowledge such good wishes with a mumbled “Thank you.” How much nicer it would be if the birthday boy or girl had given a short speech...
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We never know how many birthdays anyone will have

We never know how many birthdays anyone will have so birthday speeches should make the most of the moment. After all we may not have another chance to give a birthday toast to someone who is dear to us. Such birthday speeches or toasts are usually given at a party. So obviously they should be light-hearted but still sincere. It’s an opportunity to...
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It’s your own birthday so why not give a speech?

It’s your own birthday so why not give a speech? Usually at birthday parties someone will raise a toast to the celebrant. Quite often the birthday boy or girl will simply say “Thanks.” Why not, though, use it as an opportunity to say a little more? You might mention that someone went to a lot of trouble to organise the party. You could say that...
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Everyone deserves a birthday speech or toast

Everyone deserves a birthday speeches or toast. Whether it is your mother, your father, husband or wife each one is special in some way and deserves to be lauded. Whether your best friend is fifty or your brother-in-law is eighty each one will be delighted if you compliment them in some way. A birthday party is a social occasion so your speech should...
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Doesn't your father-in-law deserve to be toasted on his birthday?

Doesn’t your father-in-law deserve to be toasted on his birthday? After all most of us would be happy to give a birthday speech about our own fathers. That’s understandable because we owe them a lot and we love them. Nonetheless toasting your father-in-law on his birthday is a nice gesture too. That’s not to say that his own son or daughter will...
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A 70th birthday is a time to look forward to less work and more play.

A 70th birthday is a time to look forward to less work and more play. After all most people are retired by then and have the free time to spend on hobbies. In today’s age too seventy is still young enough to be able to enjoy such interests. So a 70th birthday speeches or toast should reflect these facts. It should emphasize the fact that the birthday...
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Birthday speeches should praise the celebrant

Birthday speeches should praise the celebrant. After all we all love to be praised. So a birthday party gives you the ideal opportunity to give words of praise. Even better it gives you the chance to say nice things about the birthday boy or girl publicly. After all family and friends will also enjoy seeing somebody get their due. So you might consult...
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Every birthday is different

Every birthday is different. The same should apply to birthday speeches or toasts. After all what you would say to someone having a 90th birthday party should be different to what is said in a coming of age speech. An older person will, for instance, remember the world war and might even have fought in it.  By mentioning it in a speech you will be...
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A 40th birthday speeches marks the big 4 0 in somebody's life

A 40th birthday speech marks the big 4 0 in somebody’s life. Why we choose to celebrate that birthday particularly is open to question. Perhaps it is because we have survived our thirties and established our careers that 40 is a new starting point in our lives. Certainly if we check the card section in stores we will find that 40th cards emphasise...
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Why do we place so much emphasis on a 50th Birthday?

Why do we place so much emphasis on a 50th birthday? Whatever the reason people celebrate it much more than other birthday. Maybe it is because it is a time when we are mature enough not to take ourselves too seriously, yet realise we have a lot for which to be grateful. In other words we are marking a special time in our lives. So it is appropriate...
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