Clever Birthday Toasts

With clever birthday toasts, the last thing you want to do is underwhelm your audience.

Your goal, of course, is to raise a glass to the birthday boy or girl and say a few clever words that will add that "ah-hah" ingredient to the festivities!

This is what makes a "clever" toast clever. That's exactly the kind we serve on this page.

Of course, there are different levels of cleverness...and your job is to find the right one for that someone special celebrating a birthday. Mainly, you don't want to be too clever or not clever enough with your toast. To pick one that's perfect, check out Message Guy Tip #59 right below.

Message Guy Tip #59:
How to choose clever birthday toasts...

Clever Birthday Toasts - Birthday Messages for Toasts
Puns and turns of phrases are clever. That's what makes "clever" birthday toasts — and the toasts on this page — so "ah-hah" clever. Since every birthday message in this section has both puns and turns of phrases, picking the right "clever" toast comes down to one thing. In my opinion... Read more ►

As you go forth from this birthday, remember always that if you cannot be with the one you love, love the wine you're with. Don't be angry, don't be sad — just love the wine you're with.

May your voyage through life be as happy and free as the dancing waves of the deep blue sea...and may you ride the crest of these waves the rest of your days. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday! May you stay much too young at heart to ever be old in my eyes. 

So what if you're another year older. Think of it this way: Technically, at this very moment, you're not even a day older than yesterday, so cheers to your birthday and the best days of your life yet to come!

May your past be dim, may your future be  bright and may today be the light that guides you. Happy birthday!

May you have the hindsight to dwell only on the best moments, the foresight to live in the moment and the insight to see beauty in every moment. Happy birthday!

Clever Birthday Toasts - Birthday Messages for Toasts
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The message below is one of those clever birthday toasts that should resonate with your audience. Why? Read more ►

May you always dance as if everyone were dancing with you, sing in a chorus of thousands and live each day as if it were your first, full of joy, wonder and blissful innocence. Happy birthday!

It's clever to keep looking!
You'll find more clever birthday toasts here...

Happy birthday! May you live to wholeheartedly follow your bliss, and follow your bliss to live wholeheartedly.

Happy birthday. May you always walk on a path lined with happy moments at every bend and a destination filled with love, peace and fulfillment.

May the doctor never earn even a cent from you. To your good health! Happy birthday!

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May you live a long, healthy, authentic and altruistic life in your pursuit of happiness, peace and love. Happy birthday!

I raise this glass in your honor with the hope that your greatest wishes in life are the most trivial of those that come true for you. You certainly deserve it. Happy birthday!

To coin a very old phrase, "May your feast days be many and may your fast days be few." Happy birthday!

Top of Clever Birthday Toasts

Happy birthday! May you live a life of happiness and be happy with the life you live.

Wherever you are, may joy find you, trouble be kind to you, angels mind you and heaven enshrine you (but not yet, of course). Happy birthday!

Happy birthday! May your friends know the worst about you but refuse to believe it and know the best about you and refuse to dispute it. 

Happy birthday! May you stop getting older and older with every year, but newer and newer each day.

Happy birthday! May you always see that it's not the journey of a lifetime that will lead to nirvana. It's a lifetime of journeys.

Happy birthday! May you always have the wisdom to wish not for younger days, but for longer days.

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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 in 2012 to share his passion for famous quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.


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