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How to Give a Great Toast

December 23, 2014 6:46 pm

Whether you’re the best man at a wedding or the godmother at a baby shower, there are a few pivotal moments in life when you’ll be expected to give a toast. Here are a few tips to help you make a memorable toast that’s equal parts funny and heartwarming.

  1. Set the scene. Begin by introducing yourself and stating your relationship with the guest of honor. Use a humorous comparison, describe why the day is so monumental for your relationship, or just simply tell the crowd how proud you are.
  2. Use an anecdote. Guests love to hear personal stories about the guest of honor, but be sure that you don’t get too personal. Describe a funny time that you had together, but avoid delving too deep into embarrassing situations or nights of youthful rebellion.
  3. Go easy on the jokes. A few jokes about the guest of honor here and there are great, but be careful of becoming hurtful. This is a speech, after all, not a roast.
  4. Seamlessly turn the story into a toast. Add a poignant ending note to your story, such as how the guest of honor has become such a kind, responsible or hardworking person. Finally, invite guests to raise their glasses for a toast.

Make a Great Toast in 5 Steps [Real Simple]
How to Give a Good Toast [Cooking Light]
Toasting [Etiquette Scholar]

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December 20, 2014 8:33 pm

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The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

December 17, 2014 5:02 pm

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen is your go-to spot if you’re looking for a place to chill out with a beverage and a bite to eat. It’s also a great spot to watch your favorite team on TV while you throw down on a beer or two.

The setting in a 1920s bungalow gives it a cozy, relaxing ambiance. Yummy classic cocktails include the Bee’s Knees with vodka, lemon juice and honey, and the Craftsman Old Fashioned with whiskey, bitters, sugar, and flamed orange peel. The tapas-style menu offers sliders in a flavorful array of styles, including the classic with wagyu beef, gruyere, caramelized shallot, tomato, pancetta, and arugula. Dips come with lavash bread and include smoked chicken salad, chorizo, and cannellini.

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen
119 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-6037

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