What are the best toasts for birthdays? My favorite are toasts that are upbeat and heartwarming.
For some ideas, below are happy birthday toasts that you can combine, revise or use "word for word" to make any birthday guy or gal feel special.
To a great birthday, a great year and a great guy! May this day be your greatest! Cheers!
Here's to our absolutely stunning birthday girl! You light up any room you're in! It's impossible not to notice you. Everyone is drawn to you. We just love you to pieces! Happy birthday!
On behalf of everyone here, I would like to wish you all the joy, peace and health you want and need on your birthday and every day until your next one.
I truly hope that your birthday brings you more joy, love and wonder than you ever thought you could handle...and then some! You certainly deserve all the best that life and your special day has to offer! Here's to you. Happy birthday!
May you have a birthday that's so amazing, so full of everlasting love, never-ending laughter and peace of mind that it carries you through every other day of the year, until your next special day, when I will have the pleasure of wishing you the very best once again. Cheers. Here's to you.
First and foremost, happy birthday. May this special day, and the next 12 months be the happiest of your lifetime. I hope, starting today, your life brings you whatever you want. You deserve happiness, love and, most of all, unforgettable memories that you can treasure forever.
May every day of yours be happier and richer than the last. Happy birthday!
May the true secret of happiness, honor and success always be with you on your journey...today, on your special day, and all your tomorrows. Happy birthday!
May you look forward with happiness, hope and wonder...and may you look back without regret or disappointment. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! Let yourself never flounder in following your direction in life, keeping your head up high, believing that all will work out as it should and, most of all, pursuing happiness wherever you are.
May your joy and wonder be free from the sting of remorse and regret. Have a great birthday!
May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your misfortunes as light as a drop of water. Have an amazing birthday!
To a truly wonderful person: may each of your birthdays find you in good company...among good friends, family and very, very good food. Just like today!
As you know, I’m not a big drinker. In fact, you might say I’m a teetotaler. But I can’t think of a better reason to have a drink right now. Heck, I’d have a hundred drinks in your honor. So I want to raise a glass to you, my friend. Happy birthday! May I drink to you and your special day every year, for many years to come.
Happy birthday! To someone I respect above all others. You are my role model. I aspire to be just like you.
Here's to your health — may you live forever and one day. Here's also to your happiness — may you live happily ever after. Last but not least, here's to your success — may you live a rich life (in more ways than one). Happy birthday!
On behalf of everyone here, may the wonder of wishes and dreams be part of your day, every day for years and years. Have a wonderful birthday!
May you have miles of smiles today, tomorrow and the coming years. Happy birthday!
We wish only the best of everything you wish for and life has to offer you today and throughout the remainder of your days.
Here's to your health. May God bring you luck and may your birthday and future journey be smooth and happy. Happy birthday.
To a great birthday, a great year and a great person! May this special day be your greatest! Cheers!
May the frowns of misfortune and sadness never rob you of your innocence, joy and wonder. Have a great birthday!
Here's to a happy birthday and a happy life! Be merry and let happiness be your dance partner, guide, truth and only vice.
Here's to your health, honor and happiness. Health to you always. Honor wherever you seek it. Happiness in your home. And, of course, here's to your birthday!
Happy birthday. May this coming year and the years that follow bring you the very height of happiness, health and fortune.
Let's all raise our glasses, drink up to our special guest of honor and wish him a very happy birthday! Happy birthday!
You are a very special person. On this day, we wish you much health and prosperity, every day for the rest of your life. Here's hoping you only enjoy all the best on your birthday.
Here’s to a lady who is just like a gem to me...rare, beautiful and majestic. I hope you have many more years to celebrate a life so rich! Happy birthday!
On your birthday and all through your life, may you have a full life with a full belly, a full wallet, a full heart and a full spirit.
Happy birthday! Here's to a bubbly, bopping, drinking, giggly, raising-the-roof, happy-go-lucky and sloppy good time. In other words, it's party time. Let’s party like it's your birthday!
May joy grab you, peace warm you, trouble avoid you and the love of family and friends forever bless you. Happy birthday!
May your troubles be few and your blessings many. May only happiness find you morning, noon and night, starting with your birthday today!
May you be impoverished in hardship, wealthy in joy, unhurried to create foes and hasty to make friends. Happy birthday.
May everything you dream of be everything you receive. Have an amazing birthday!
This is to congratulate you on adding another candle to your cake of life. May the glow from your birthday candles brighten your days. Have an incredible birthday!
May this be your happiest birthday yet. And, most of all, may the love surrounding you today follow you wherever you go in life! Cheers!
Happy birthday! May you receive the greatest birthday gift you can think of…plus more love and joy than you ever thought possible!
You're another year older, another year wiser, another year calmer, another year bolder and, most importantly, another year with us. Happy birthday!
I think I speak for everyone when I say that I'm so happy that you've been blessed with another year. May this birthday be the best one yet.
I can only wish that you have the best birthday ever — it’s up to you to make it happen! We’re here to help you, so let’s get started with your celebration!
You are a good friend who deserves to have all the wishes you desire come true, especially on your birthday. Have a wonderful celebration!
Celebrating your birthday brings such joy to everyone around you, including me. If you feel just half the joy we feel now, this could be your best birthday yet. Now let’s party!
Even More Happy Birthday Toasts
Below, find more happy birthday toasts — this time with a choice of clever, cool, cute, funny, inspirational, romantic and sentimental messages to make sure your "happy Birthday" is the best ever.
Happy Birthday Toasts with Clever Messages
When should you use a clever birthday toast? This is the route to take for birthday guys or gals who would love a little bit of word play on their birthday. Below are examples of clever birthday toasts that you can use or change.
So what if you're another year older. Think of it this way: You’re just one day older than yesterday. Have a wonderful birthday!
Let what I'm about to say be a lesson to you. When a young man or woman is beautiful, it is a fluke of Mother Nature. When an old man or woman is beautiful, it's a work of art...and you're a masterpiece! Happy birthday!
You taught me that the most obvious route to happiness is right under my nose. It's myself. And I just need to look at myself from another angle to be happy. Hoping you're as happy with yourself as I am because of you. Happy birthday.
Happy birthday to the newest member of the Middle Age Club! Don’t wax nostalgic for your glory days. So what if you're now the perfect candidate for a mid-life crisis. On the bright side, this is so much better than an end-of-life crisis. Today is only the beginning of the end! Here's to getting older and celebrating many more birthdays!
Happy birthday! To me, you are still one in a million. To the world, though, you are one in a million Baby Boomers who believe age is not a number, but a series of experiences that can only lead to Botox or plastic surgery. Here's to getting older.
I once read that you shouldn't count your birthdays — you should make your birthdays count. I don't remember where I read it or who wrote it, but I've thought long and hard about this tip. And I have reached this conclusion: whoever wrote it must have died young or is an idiot. In any case, here's to making your birthday count. Happy birthday.
How do you write a cool birthday toast? You need to go beyond the ordinary and look at life with a slightly different perspective. This, I believe, is the very essence of cool.
The "cool" factor may seem elusive but below are cool birthday toasts that you can use or change to deliver the coolest birthday speech ever!
As you grow older, may you always celebrate and share the joy of life with the eyes of your inner child and the strength of your youth. Happy birthday!
Here’s to you! May you celebrate a lifetime of birthdays and may each one be the birthday of a lifetime.
May you live a long and large life with an even longer memory and larger bank account. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! This year, you have but one birthday, surrounded by 364 unbirthdays. Today, may your biggest pain be Dom Perignon champagne and your biggest ache the sweetest Platinum Cake.
May your journey of a thousand miles take you, at least on this birthday, to the heights of joy and wonder, making every step you take every other day of the year a walk in the park.
For most of us, the past we like to remember is but a collage of beautiful moments, each one a stitch in time and the tapestry of our lives. May all your tomorrows be flights of fancy that become beautifully and brilliantly true, deepening your kaleidoscope of memories. Happy birthday!
How do you write a cute birthday toast? You need to harness the sweeter, cuter side of life, so a hint of whimsy and cheer should do the trick.
For some ideas, below are cute birthday toasts that you can combine, change or use "as is" for birthday guys or gals who think "cute" is what everything and everybody should be.
Here’s a special rhyme for your birthday: "Another candle on your cake is no reason to pout. Just be happy you still have the strength to blow them out! Happy birthday!
May you have been born under a lucky and little star and may that star never lose its twinkle. Happy birthday!
Time marches on! Now tell us the truth — where did you find the fountain of youth and why are you keeping it all to yourself? You look great. I want more of what you have. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday to the world's sweetest person. Today is when you came into this world…and made my world as sweet and delicious as a beautiful summer day. May you always be the sweet center of this world (and my world).
Happy birthday. This is a special day for you, of course, because it's your birthday but, for us, it's because we get to celebrate how special you are. We love you.
You are truly the most wonderful person I know. You are truly full of wonder. And it's contagious. You bring a sense of wonder into every room you enter. That's a lovely gift you have. A day without you in it just doesn't seem right. Have a wonderfully special day.
How do you write a funny birthday toast? You don't need to be a comedian to write or deliver one. You should just be yourself and write what you think is funny.
To get started, below are funny birthday toasts that you can modify, blend or deliver "as is" for birthday gals or guys who think that life is a comedy of errors.
Here's to a secret that has the whole world (and this whole room) buzzing with excitement and wonder...your real age. Today, we should wish you "happy (what) birthday"?
Happy birthday! There's no sense in fretting about your age. Getting older is like owning a dilapidated home. Every year, it's a something else. One day, you need to get your pipes fixed and, the next day, you're spending thousands on a front face-lift. Too bad you can't buy a new home.
Here's to you. No matter how old you get, you never look your age. The only reason I know you're 50 is because I have it on good authority that your chiropractor sent you a birthday card.
My plan was to write a very special toast for your birthday, like a short and sweet birthday poem that truly reflects where you are in life, but I couldn't find the right words for it. I mean, it's pretty hard to find anything that rhymes with decrepitude, disrepair or decay. So, let's just leave it at "Happy Birthday" and I hope you have many more.
Happy birthday! I'm not here to tell you that you're old. You already know you're old. Come on, you and I know that you're old enough to do what the heck you want, but you're young enough to remember that you should pretend you don't remember doing it. That's a good age to be in my books. Here's to you getting away with anything.
Happy birthday! You've been granted another chance to show that getting older does not necessarily mean getting wiser, starting tonight. But I can see that you already started without me. In the spirit of your birthday celebration, I will join you. If we're lucky, we won't be any the wiser tomorrow when we try to remember what we did tonight.
When it comes to birthday toasts, this is an amazing choice for someone you respect, whether it's your mother, father, brother, sister, cousin, uncle, aunt, friend, whoever. It doesn't only have to be for your father.
This is such an honor to toast you. You exemplify everything I hold dear. Honesty. Integrity. Character. Intelligence. Kindness. Love. And it all comes so easily to you. This is truly a special day. Mostly, because it's your birthday! Happy birthday, Dad!
Happy Birthday Toasts with Inspirational Messages
What is considered inspirational as a toast? Inspirational birthday toasts that motivate the birthday boy or girl to follow their dreams are the best.
For some examples, take a look at the inspirational birthday toasts below to inspire any birthday gal or guy who need a little boost on their birthday.
Amazing achievements demand amazing people. You have achieved so many amazing feats in your life and, as everyone here would tell you themselves, you will achieve many more. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
Happy birthday! Here's to forgetting how long you have lived and remembering everything you accomplished in your life and what you will achieve with all the time you have left.
May every birthday you celebrate bring you greater beauty (the real kind), a wealth of intelligence, more insight and lasting wisdom. Have a wonderful birthday!
Your birthday is the perfect time for me to share what I really think of you. You are my hero. You exemplify everything I respect in this world: honesty, compassion, caring, integrity, love, you name it, you possess it. And I'm not just saying these words because it's your birthday. Every day, I model my life after yours. For this reason alone, I'm a better person. Keep shining your light, so the rest of us can happily live in your shadow. Happy birthday.
The road you've chosen for yourself is a challenging one, but you've persevered, regardless of every obstacle in your path. You are a shining example of what it means to be brave. You've proven all the naysayers wrong. And you did it so gracefully. You should be very proud of yourself. I know I am. I know that everybody here feels the same way. Happy birthday to the strongest person I know…and love. Cheers!
Someone once said to me that there's beauty in life's struggles. I never understood what those words meant, until I met you. You've struggled all your life and succeeded, even when the odds were stacked against you. You are a beautiful soul. There's true beauty in everything you do. Happy birthday! May you always see in yourself what we see in you.
What are the best romantic birthday toasts? Put simply: any toast that truly expresses your love for the birthday boy or girl.
To see what I mean, check out the romantic birthday toasts below. Each will show your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife how much you love them with heartfelt words that they will cherish forever.
Like the greatest oaks that thrive on nature's water and sunshine, I've grown, prospered and reached amazing heights through your tender love and care. Happy birthday, darling! I love you.
I know I don't say it aloud as often as I should but I love you! Hope you have an amazing birthday today! More than anyone else I know, you deserve the very best.
You just get more and more beautiful each and every day, so your most beautiful years are still in front of you. I love you...and always will. Happy birthday, honey!
Happy birthday, sweetheart. Your love gives me the strength I need to overcome every hurdle in life and savor every sunny day life bestows. You make every struggle easier and every day brighter. I love you more today than yesterday but not as much as all your birthdays tomorrow.
Wherever you are, I want to be, for there's nowhere warmer, kinder or lovelier than in your arms. You are my home sweet home here, there and everywhere. Happy birthday, my love.
The gentle touch of your hand, the soothing warmth of your skin, the musical sound of your voice, the beautiful smile on your face and the bright sparkle in your eyes ripple through my heart and soul like wildfire. May every second of your birthday be as heavenly as your burning love is to me. Here's to you, my dearest of all.
When should you deliver a sentimental birthday toast? This is the best type of toast to use when you want to show your loved ones how much you care about them.
For some inspiration, below are sentimental birthday toasts that you can deliver or modify. Go ahead! Even a few sentimental words can make a big difference to someone on their birthday.
I would like to raise a toast to growing older gracefully. I've always heard that it's possible but never believed it — that was until I met our very graceful birthday girl. Nobody I know makes growing older look so effortlessly beautiful like her. Happy birthday.
I just wanted to take the time today to wish my mother a happy birthday! My Mom is an amazing woman. If I only had one word to describe what makes her so amazing, that word would be "love." She gives so much of it away without expecting any in return. I'm sure I speak for everyone here when I say, we love you dearly. Happy birthday, Mom!
Just wanted to wish you a very, very happy birthday today! You're one of the most big-hearted, friendly, uplifting and thoughtful people I know. I feel blessed to have you in my life! Happy birthday!
I'm glad I'm here to celebrate your birthday. I've known you for many years and, because life (and, I guess, my shy nature) can often get in the way of telling someone special in your life how much you care about them, I've never really told you how special you are to me. You are so special to me. You make my life, well, better. I just wanted you to know how I feel about you. Happy birthday! May all your days be as wonderful as this celebration of you.
Happy birthday. I don't know anybody who deserves to have the happiest of birthdays more than you. You are someone who never asks for anything and who never hesitates to lend a helping hand to anyone. This celebration is for you, so let us give you a hand for once. Let us make this birthday the best ever. Here's to you.
Wishing you a mere "happy birthday" just doesn't cut it for me. I would like to say more. I want you to know that this is your special day, and you should feel as special as you are to us. That said, I want to wish you a "happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday" for today and a "happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday" for all your tomorrows. Cheers!
Out of all the birthday toasts you can make, the “cheerful” variety is the safest route to take. It’s virtually impossible to offend anyone with happy birthday toasts. But not all "happy" toasts are created equal. Which type is right for you? Well...
Happy birthday toasts, if written superficially, can be the most impersonal toast you can use. If you stay with only "oldies but goodies" like "Happy Birthday" or "Wishing you all the best" (you know what I mean), your toast will be good but boring.
What you want for the birthday boy or girl is a birthday toast that's truly original and enjoyable. To this end, you should include three elements when you write happy birthday toasts:
Your toast should be 100% celebratory (in other words, cheerful to the max), celebrating the recipient.
Your birthday message should be slightly personal (not one-size-fits-all), reflecting the personality of the birthday gal or guy.
Your toast should not contain even a hint of anything offensive. No bad vibes here.
Your toast must be suitable for the recipient ("cheerful" happy birthday toasts are best for family, coworkers, clients and acquaintances, not for girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands or wives).
The message should not be too personal for the birthday boy or girl. Gauge how far you can go based on his or her personality. If the recipient of your message is an introvert, veer more to a generic toast. If he or she is an extrovert, go out on a limb and be a little daring with your toast (add some humor).
Most importantly, Your toast should reflect how you feel about the birthday boy or girl and the relationship you have with him or her. Don't settle for a vanilla, one-size-fits-all birthday message.
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for famous quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.