Here is an example 18th/21st Birthday speech, from the birthday person (female).
You could probably use adapt it for your own personal use.
18th/21st Birthday speech, from the birthday person (female)
Firstly id just like to say a massive thank you to you all for coming tonight, hope your all having a good time. I’m not really very good at making speeches so I’m not going to say a lot, but there are a few things I must say.
Firstly, to my mum/dad. I just a massive thanks for everything you have done, not only tonight but also over the years. Were always told as children that you don’t understand what your parents do for you until you stand on your own two feet and do it yourself.
Now I understand. Thank you for always being there, as a friend and someone to talk to, and to make me my dinner when I come home from work/college/university. Also a big thank you to all the others who have helped me over the years and in making tonight happen, Aunty A, cousin B (list names if you wish and make a personal thank you).
I’ve got a little thank you present for my Mum and Dad here, so Mum these are for you. (Bunch of flowers *optional.)
And finally I’d like to say thank you to all my friends. I’ve known some of you longer than others, but your all great. Sometimes when people move on after our education or move to a new job it’s hard to keep in contact with people. I think the fact that we have shows us how good friends we are. And I hope to see you all at my 30th, or the next time we are together. And I hope even more so that we are as healthy and as happy as we are today.
So a massive thanks to every one, have a great night.
Ryan Marshall, Presentation Magazine
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17 January 2009