In American culture, Thanksgiving Eve is marked as the “biggest party day of the year”.
For those 21 and over, this means that the local bars will be jam packed; packed with some people you haven’t seen in ages and maybe some you never want to see again! In a time of recognizing our good fortune and good friends, a toast gives recognition to good CHEER!
What do you toast? Tradition would have it be a toast to the good fortune that there is something “wet” in your cup! Let’s stick with tradition!
No matter, if you are the “Designated Driver” or the “Local Lush”, and you want to give a few words before raising your glass, here are a few to remember:
1. Blessed is the season that engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
― Hamilton Wright Mabie
2. May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.
― Inuit proverb
3. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
― Joey Adams
4. May all your joys be true joys, and all your pain Champagne.
5. Here’s to holly and ivy hanging up, and to something wet in every cup.
― Ogden Nash
6. If you can’t be merry at Christmas, then you can drive the rest of us home when we are!
― Mark Bromberg
7. Here’s to us that are here, to you that are there, and the rest of us everywhere.
― Rudyard Kipling
8. In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, and never in want.
― Irish toast
9. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
― Benjamin Franklin
10. As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.
This season, be sure to check out our Thanksgiving Food and Spirits Guide to help get you ready for turkey day, and our HOLIDAY Guide to prepare you for when the jolly old fat man repels down your chimney!