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What is a Toast?

September 19, 2008

Today toasts are offered for a variety of occasions: engagements, weddings, birthdays, going away parties, anniversaries, retirements and dinner parties.


A toast is a mini speech and therefore should have an opening, body and conclusion.



  • Introduce yourself – how are you connected to the person or event. 
  • You may want to have a quote next.
  • Thank everyone for attending
  • Mention how happy you are to be attending the occasion 


Give some information about the person/people or occasion.

Try not to ramble.



Wrap up with a wish, traditional toast or blessing.

Raise your glass and finish with “congratulations” “best wishes” or “cheers”


Toasts don’t have to involve alcohol, you can toast with water, tea, coffee, juice or another type of beverage.


Keep your toast short, no more than 2 – 3 minutes.


This is a special occasion, but don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself while giving the toast!


Keep speaking – Carrol