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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

New Year's Eve Toasts, Quotes & Sayings to Ring in the New Year

It’s hard to believe another year is almost over. Whether you are planning to attend or host a great big holiday bash or a small family get-together, say goodbye to the old and welcome the New Year in style this year with a fabulous toast.

Toasts, verbal expressions of sentiment, goodwill or good cheer, commemorate special occasions such as weddings, graduations, retirements or holidays. The best toasts do not need to be rambling, long-winded sentiments. In fact, the best toasts are often short, sweet and to the point.

Whether sentimental, humorous or thought provoking, ring in the New Year at the stroke of midnight with one or two of the quotes and toasts listed below that are perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

New Year's Eve Toasts, Quotes & Sayings to Ring in the New Year

  • I'm a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. ~ Robert Paul.

  • In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. ~ Traditional Irish toast

  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey

  • Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. ~ Anonymous

  • Here's to the bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; Here's to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold. ~ Unknown

  • Let us resolve to do the best we can with what we've got. ~ William Feather

  • One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs

  • May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. ~ Joey Adams

  • A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other! ~ Anonymous

  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan

  • Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy; Happy New Year, everybody. ~ Phyllis Mcginley

  • May I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair. ~ Irish toast

  • Here's to you a New Year's Toast; May your Joy ne'er see a Sorrow's Ghost. ~ Anonymous

  • Here’s to women’s kisses and to whiskey, amber clear; not as sweet as a woman’s kiss but a darn sight more sincere! ~ Irish toast

  • May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. ~ Irish toast

  • Here’s to being single, drinking doubles and seeing triple. ~ Irish toast

  • May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. ~ Frank Sinatra

  • A New Year’s toast to love and laughter and happily ever after. ~ Unknown

  • May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. ~ Traditional Irish toast

  • May you always keep in your heart the special beauty and cheer of happy New Year. ~ Unknown

  • It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. ~ William Thomas

  • As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way. ~ Anonymous

  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr. Suess

  • Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  • Here’s to your health this New Year’s night. Wishing your future is wealthy and bright. ~ Michael Varma

  • Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others. ~ Unknown

  • The Lord gives our relatives. Thank God we can choose our friends. ~ Anonymous

  • Cheers to you, cheers to me. Have a Happy New Year’s eve! ~ Anonymous

  • May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~ Traditional Gaelic toast

  • Another fresh new year is here, another year to live! To banish worry, doubt and fear, to love and laugh and give! ~ William Arthur Ward

  • On this New Year, be someone you yourself can admire. ~ Unknown

  • Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow ye diet. ~ Unknown

  • Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening and live every day as if it were your last. ~ Unknown

  • Here’s wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell, not just alone for New Year’s Eve but for all the year as well. ~ Unknown

Raise your glass and ring in the New Year with holiday cheer! Check out these delicious appetizers and refreshing cocktails perfect for your holiday party.


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