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Old 10-08-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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Birthday party toast help

Can anyone help , i have to give a speech to my cousin who's having her 18th birthday. I have to give a toast. I"m not good in words, can anyone help enhance what i have in mind

Here's what i'm planning on saying:
- not only is she a genius, she's very good in academics, but also a fast learner in sports
- used to by my swimming buddy, but no wthat she's busy with school (pre-med), we seldom get the chance to swim together
- my food critic. I let her be my guinea pig

Here's her background:
- my cousin, studying pre-med ()maybe a punchline regarding free consulation once she finished her degree)
- we occasionally see each other, just on family reunions (w/c is around 4-5x/ year)

I hope someone can help me

thanks for the time reading

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Old 10-08-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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fawn, sounds like a lot of various stuff to get into a single toast.

I would just say whatever comes from your heart - even the clumsiest accolades are better than something "canned". What is it about this cousin that you like/love? Say those things. Can you tell a story that kind of describes her in a nutshell? Tell that story.

good luck.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by fawn
Can anyone help , i have to give a speech to my cousin who's having her 18th birthday. I have to give a toast. I"m not good in words, can anyone help enhance what i have in mind

Here's what i'm planning on saying:
- not only is she a genius, she's very good in academics, but also a fast learner in sports
- used to by my swimming buddy, but no wthat she's busy with school (pre-med), we seldom get the chance to swim together
- my food critic. I let her be my guinea pig

Here's her background:
- my cousin, studying pre-med ()maybe a punchline regarding free consulation once she finished her degree)
- we occasionally see each other, just on family reunions (w/c is around 4-5x/ year)

I hope someone can help me

thanks for the time reading
I'd like to make a toast to my friend (name). We have such a rich history it's hard to talk about everything that is dear to me about her. So at this time I would like to wish her a rich, successful life with many wonderful suprises along the way....oh, and for all those wonderful meals you let me test out on you??? (wink wink) - is that ONE meal equals one FREE visit to Dr. (name) or is that one FREE visit for each course served?

mudbug's right though - something from the heart will flow much better.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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I think Kitchen Elf has it, just a short heartfelt toast is great.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:52 AM   #5
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I'd like to come prepared (and dont' want some pausing moments) when i deliver the "speech" LOL, for i'm not fluent in english. :D kitchenelf that is a nice speech (and funny too). I'll study what you wrote. Thanks!! :)
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