50th birthday speech - wow your audience

50th birthday speech should include both nostalgia for past memories and expressions of hope for the future.

It may be that you want to make a speech to your husband or spouse, or to friends or your parents. Whichever is the case, the same principles apply.

Also, remember some of the key principles in making speeches. The toast is normally the part at the end of a speech when everyone drinks to show their support for the words someone has expressed. For example, Good health or Happy Birthday.

Here are a few suitable for 50th birthday speech toasts.

"Congratulations on the first 50 years. We look forward to the next 50."

"You don't look a day over 60 - what? you're only 50 - likely story!"

"If you look in the mirror and can count more wrinkles than your actual age - then you're old!"

"Birthdays make the young younger and the old older."

"Getting old is like skiing, now the first 50 years are over ... it's downhill all the way!"

"It's all in the mind - think yourself young!"

"Light a candle for each of your 50 years - check with the fire brigade first!"

"50 is the new 20 - enjoy yourself!"

"Think of it this way, at 50 you know more than you have ever known. From here on, you'll forget things!"

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