(One person asked if I had strawberries. She wanted to put it in the champagne. Luckily I didn't, you don't put strawberries in Champagne, for that you get a good sekt or Cava. There are excellent sekts and cavas - sekt is the German word for quality sparkling wine, and they can be really good too - but when it comes to my real champagnes I am a bit snobby. I know.)
By the way: I HAD planned to toast for my friends ever since I found out that they were engaged - but it just HAPPENED to work as a football distraction as well.