Celebrate the Start of 2024 with These Inspiring New Year's Toasts

As we inch closer to the start of 2024, it's time to reminisce about the past year and look ahead to all the wonderful things to come in the future. Before you break out the bubbly at your annual New Year's Eve party, take some time first to choose your final words of 2023. After all, giving a champagne toast is one of the most special New Year's traditions—and you want to make sure yours is memorable.

The best New Year's toasts run the gamut from sentimental to funny to inspirational. You can share a New Year's quote to meaningfully reflect on the year gone by, or you can simply look toward the days ahead with hope and excitement. If you're in it for the laughs, don't miss the chance to tease friends, family, or even yourself with a funny New Year's toast. You can even use these toast ideas for a clever New Year's Instagram caption!

So, before you dig into the feast that is your New Year's Eve dinner, raise your glass and deliver one of these creative toasts. It'll make the whole night that much more memorable!

Inspirational New Year's Toasts

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  • "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." — Edith Pierce

  • "For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." — T.S. Eliot

  • "New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours." —Alex Morritt

  • "As we start the New Year, let's get down on our knees to thank God we're on our feet."

  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." —C.S. Lewis

  • "Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings."— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  • "Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both." —Kristin Kreuk

  • "The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written." —Melody Beattie

  • "In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." —Irish Toast

  • "Here's to a 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."

  • "The past is always tense, the future perfect." —Zadie Smith

  • "Never regret. If it's good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience." —Eleanor Hibbert

  • "Here's a toast to the future, a toast to the past, and a toast to our friends, far and near." —Unknown

  • "Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true." —Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing." —Abraham Lincoln

  • "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." —Søren

  • "In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it." —Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer." —Sir Walter Scott

  • "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet." —Anne Frank

  • "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

  • "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." —Albert Einstein

  • "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." —Michael Altshuler

  • "You are never too old to reinvent yourself." —Steve Harvey

  • "Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life." —Robin Sharma

  • "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." —Benjamin Franklin

  • "Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction." —Germany Kent

  • "Don't think there are no second chances. Life always offers you a second chance... It's called tomorrow." —Nicholas Sparks

  • "You can get excited about the future. The past won't mind." —Hillary DePiano

  • "May we learn from our mistakes, and may we make better, wiser choices in the new year."

  • "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again." —Buddha

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

  • "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." —Maya Angelou

  • "To all that we lost and all that we gained in the past year, and to all that's to come in the days ahead...cheers!"

  • "May we live to learn well, and learn to live well."

  • "The future depends on what you do today." —Gandhi

  • "May the very best of your past being the very worst of your future."

  • "I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now." —The Incredibles

  • "Here's to love, laughter, and a happily ever after."

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

  • "May we always be grateful for the past, find joy in the present, and remain excited for the future."

  • "Out with the old, in with the new, cheers to the future, and all that we do."

  • "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." — Mother Teresa

  • "Here's to the year ahead—our brightest one yet!"

  • "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." —David Bowie

  • "Wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell—not just for tonight, but all the year as well."

  • "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "Tomorrow is the first page of a new book. Choose your words wisely."

  • "Here's to the year past and friends who have left us. Here's to the present and the friends who are here. Here's to the New Year and the new friends who will join us." —Emily Post

Funny New Year's Toasts

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  • "Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to." —Bill Vaughan

  • "Here's to those who've seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can't tell the difference."

  • "He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool." —F.M. Knowles

  • "Let's hope this year is easier than keeping those 'healthy living' resolutions."

  • "May your giving hand never fail you."

  • "The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

  • "May the new year help to make us old."

  • "Eat, drink and be merry."

  • "One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it breaks a new year's resolution."

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

  • "Our friends always drink, but our enemies never do, so let's take this toast, and tell between the two."

  • "I'm not a man (or woman) of many words."

  • “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” —Oscar Wilde

  • "I had a toast but I forgot it. Happy New Year!"

  • "Happy New Year! We're all a little older now."

  • "It's 2024 and there are still no flying cars."

  • "I used to know a clever toast, but pshaw! I cannot think of it—so fill your glass to anything and, bless your souls, I'll drink to it!" —Wallace Irwin

  • "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." —William Shakespeare

  • "Here's to doing and drinking, not sitting and thinking."

  • "To the holidays—all 365 of them."

  • "Here's to champagne, and, well...to more champagne!"

  • "A toast to all the champagne we'll drink tonight, and all the coffee we'll drink tomorrow."

  • "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow your resolutions begin."

  • "Here's to those who have seen us at our worst and still showed up here anyway."

  • "Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "Here's to the nights we'll never remember, with the friends we'll never forget."

  • "To our health: May we all live to be as old as my jokes."

  • "Let us drink to bread, for without bread...there would be no toast."

  • "A toast to friends and family who know us well, and love us anyway."

  • "May all of your troubles in 2022 last only as long as your New Year's resolutions."

  • "I would rather be with the people in this room than with the finest people I've ever met."

  • "There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne." —Bette Davis

  • "There are tall ships and small ships, and ships that sail the sea—but the best ships are friendships, so here's to you and me!"

  • "Take everything in moderation, including moderation." —Oscar Wilde

  • "Here's to champagne for our real friends, and real pain to our sham friends."

  • "May we all begin the new year with love in our hearts and too many appetizers in our bellies."

  • "Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." —Phyllis McGinley

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