Debut (18th Birthday)

Philippines
May 19, 2008 9:45am CST
I'm still to celebrate by 18th Birthday and I need ideas ..:) I hope you guys can help me To those who have celebrated their debut, how did it go? please share your stories..:) to those who are going to celebrate their debut, what are your plans? Let's talk about debut stuff.. :)
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@lvaldean (1613)
• United States
19 May 08
Are you formally debing? Is this a tradition in your home country? I think we all have very different traditions so it is important to start with the traditions and then work from there. I am from the South (US). Debutants or Debs in this part of the country have a very rich tradition depending upon the culture you come from. I was the first daugher in my family to refuse to Deb. I regret it now but back then it seemed the right thing to do. So what are the traditions for your country and your family? Question 2 What do you want to do to make it your own?
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• Philippines
26 May 08
Yes, it's a tradition here in the Philippines...IN debuts, there are the 18 roses, 18 candles, 18 treasures.. I'd like to stray away from the traditional debut formal party and have it held at a restobar where people can really party!! I'd like to have a short program as well. :)
@lvaldean (1613)
• United States
26 May 08
We do things a bit differently in the US as you might guess, so hard to advise you. But I think the first step would be to sit with your parents, who I assume are paying; ask them your budget and how comfortable they are with something non-traditional. Remember what I said about regretting not going with my family and cultural traditions? I really believe that that you can follow traditions and still make things your own.
• Philippines
23 May 08
When are you going to celebrate your debut? Are you going to celebrate it in tradional or non-traditional debut? Do you already have your events coordinator? Actually we are coordinating parties and events. If you wish to you can visit our website at www.revealevents.tk or email us at reveal.events@gmail.com If you need help just approach us. In my case I've celebrated my debut in non-traditional sense and I made it like a children's party with a Tweety motif. There were games, dance and song number. My gay friends dance Lady Marmalade.
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• Philippines
26 May 08
I'll be celebrating it on August...may i know your rates?
@dhangski (3197)
• Philippines
20 May 08
I had my debut 11 years ago. My debut is really a simple one. I celebrated it on a fine restaurant. Just the usual thing, I had my 18 roses, of course my first dance was my father. My motiff was peach, so my friends flooded the room with peach roses. My aunt gave me a 3 layered cake, with peach colored design. We rented a mobile for the sounds, because after the dinner there is a disco.... I was so touched when a good friend of mine (my crush) rendered a song for me. I was so surprised coz, I thought he wouldn't come, but he did come. I didn't even see him walk through the door. When the night ended, I was still ecstatic, I thanked all those who came and gave them souvenirs that I made.
@dhangski (3197)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Oh dear, I forgot, I also had 18 candles and 18 treasures.
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@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
20 May 08
when i turned 18 i had a celebration at a resort..the usual type 18 candles,roses,treasures etc.,close friends and family where invited. it is not an "enggrande" but it was happy. any celbration will do as long as your happy on your birthday.. Advance happ birthday to you!!^_^ may you have a really happy birthday.
• Philippines
26 May 08
i dont want an engrande debut either...i just want those people dear to me to be there...:)
• Philippines
19 May 08
mylot.com - my first mylot picture!
so when is your debut? don't ask of my debut it was years ago already and i had the old type of debut party (boring!). well your motif will really depends on what you like. my cousins' seems to be quite unique. her motif is maong. so therefore she herself was dress in gown made in maong. and all the guests were in jeans too. if you like semi-funky style you can do that too.
• Philippines
26 May 08
my debut's in August :) I'm planning to have it Japanese inspired..and I want it to be held at a resto bar so that the ambience is more relaxed
• Philippines
19 May 08
I have had a great one almost twelve years ago. It was held in one of the big hotels here in our place. It was one of the best things that ever happened to me. My friends were there. Some really special people are there. Well, it was more like the traditional debuts that we know of. Good luck to you my friend on your 18th birthday!
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• Philippines
26 May 08
thank you... i have no fixed plans yet but i hope it will be successful :)
@neildc (16952)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Sorry, vianneyanzu, I can't give you some ideas on how to celebrate your 18th birthday. But you can invite me to the party so I will not be a gate-crasher...
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@ratyz5 (7836)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Well, I have attended a few, mostly from those in my high school batch. One among them as a surprise debut party for the debutant which was really interesting. I don't know why swimming became common on parties on some of those that I have attended... Let's see... the motif should go with your liking. The surprise debut party I mentioned had a Hawaian and it went well since, after all, who wouldn't like to be surprised on their debut? You want a program in your debut, as it often does with roses and gift and what else should there be in debuts? Wouldn't it be nice if you and 18 dances knew how to break dance? just kidding on that part. Aside from that, everything else goes with other things like availability of foods and drinks. You consider the capacity of the venue as well as the number of guests that you are going to invite. If the venue has an available kitchen big enough to store food for later events, that's nice all the same. I think I've also attended one wherein they also considered the age of the guests for a particular reason.. for foods and drinks maybe? Do guys also celebrate debuts? What do they call it?
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@ameeluv (388)
• Saint Lucia
19 May 08
well i dont know wat debut is.. or sumin but i know the meaning of debut in another term.. but then im gonna ceebrate my 18th bday with a pool party.... was might fun
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• Pakistan
19 May 08
Sorry dear i have not celebrate any of my birthday.have no idea about it.
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@marababe (2514)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Hi! I've celebrated my debut 3 years ago. It was held in Edsa Shangri-La's Garden Ballroom. It was the traditional one with 18 candles, treasures and roses. I had a debut planner who coordinated with my photographers, videographers, florists, make up artist and the events manager of the hotel. My theme was MidSummer Night's Dream and oh, my avatar was during my debut. I had 2 gowns, the blue one was my 2nd. My first was like fuschia pink. Anyway, if you might want to take a look at my planner's events, just PM me and I'll send you the link. :)
• Philippines
26 May 08
oh please do send me the link.. and how much you paid for the planner too if possible :)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
hi.. can you send me the link? cause i'm planning to have a debut with the midsummer nights dream theme..
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
hi!.. can you send me the link?.. cause i'm planning to have the same theme for my debut this coming july.. i hope you can help me and send to me the link as soon as possible.. thanks!