Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Art of the Toast - Toast and how to make them

Hi There,

Again the season quickly approaches,Proms,Graduations,Weddings,Birthday's you name it, with great weather comes lots and lots of entertainments.

Today I would like to speak on "The Art of the Toast"

Not every party requires a toast; a perfectly fabulous evening can be had without  everyone toasting each other but when you're hosting a party with a guest of honor,a toast is a suitably reverential thing. As the hostess/host you should always be the first person to toast the guest of honor and you should stand when making a toast. A gentle tap on a wine or water glass is the time-honored way of getting everyone's attention. Be prepared- know what you want to say ahead of time, be brief and stay simple, then wait for the applause. Here are some of my favorites:

May the best of happiness, honor, and fortune keep with you
Here's to a belly full, a heavy purse, and a light heart
May our house always be too small to hold all our friends
Here's to a friend. He knows you well and likes you just the same
Here's to cold nights, warm friends and a good drink to give them
Make the most of life while you may, life is short  and wears away!

If you are participating in a toast, make sure that your glass is at least 2/3 full for the toast. It is considered bad toast etiquette to toast with an empty glass. Don't raise your glass until the speaker asks everyone to stand or raise a glass. Also, it is not necessary to clink glasses with everyone nearby during a toast. While it is appropriate to do so if it is a small party, in a large group it is perfectly fine to simply raise the glass and then drink. It is never a good idea to not participate in a toast. If you are present at the event, you should participate in any toasts given while there.

So these are my recommendations to the "Art of the Toast"

Cheers to you!

Ref: KK

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