Tips for the Toastee
If you're the one being toasted, your job is easy. Judith Martin, author of the "Miss Manners" column and books, says, "Really, the simplest task of all, but the one people being toasted have terrible trouble managing, is to do nothing but look modest and pleased―and certainly not to drink to themselves. The way for them to start drinking is to offer a return toast." When toasting back, something as simple as "I feel so lucky to be here with all of you tonight. To good friends!" will suffice. Rather than trying to touch glasses with everyone at the table, simply raise yours high in the air and everyone else will follow suit.