Skip to Content

Speech Ideas

50th Birthday Speeches

We’ve got all the tricks and tips you need to write great 50th birthday speeches. The best way to show how much you care about the birthday “girl/boy” is to write a speech to share at their birthday celebration.

These speeches can be:

  • Funny
  • Romantic
  • Sentimental
  • A walk down memory lane
  • Stories of experiences you have had together
  • A tear-jerker

If you need more speech help, check out my speech examples page here and my other speech help page here.

Step by Step Guide to Birthday Speeches

#1: Decide on what kind of birthday speech you want to present (from our list above or any other you can think of).

#2: Brainstorm the main points you want to cover in this speech. Make some form of notes with these ideas.

#3: Decide how long you want to talk. Keep in mind what kind of setting you will be in to give this 50th birthday speech. Remember one page would probably take about 3-5 minutes depending on how quickly you speak (You may speak more quickly when you’re nervous, so keep this in mind as you estimate the time.)

#4: Decide if you need to write out your speech word for word, or if you can just use bullet points and “wing it” from there.

#5: Get out the paper and start writing!

#6: Practice! You want this to be perfect, so sit with a friend and practice – or a mirror can work too. Practice in your car and record yourself if you are not comfortable practicing with someone else.

Some other tips when writing birthday speeches:

  • If it’s shorter, you can always memorize it so you’re not holding paper while presenting.
  • If you are good on the spot, you can just improvise while you’re presenting and you won’t need to write it out.
  • Make the speech a keepsake. Write out your speech on fancy paper to give something tangible to the birthday person, which they will cherish.

With these easy steps you can create perfect 50th birthday speech.