A debut is a special party planned months ahead in order to have one so perfect that it would stick in the hearts and minds of both the debutant and the guests. It’s a counterpart to a Quinceañera and a sweet sixteen, celebrated at the age of 18 as a rite of p(–foul word(s) removed–)age or a girl’s transition from youth to adulthood – which makes it the second most important event to a Filipina, next to her wedding. Therefore, themes for the debut is really thought-out.
If you want something different, here are some unconventional ideas for a debut party:
1. Fairy Woodland/Enchanted Forest
Are you a down-to-earth type of girl? Have your guests dress up as fairies or other enchanted creatures and have your venue outdoors where it’s very green with plants and trees or somewhere you can enjoy nature. Make your decorations very earthy with log designed seats and have desserts such as caramel apples on a stick (or twig).
2. Casino Royale/James Bond
You don’t have to be in Las Vegas to have your party at a casino. Set up poker tables and have guests dress up in a formal attire, like in the James Bond movies. Offer “cocktail” drinks with bite-sized treats. Give out “poker chips” and let everyone gamble in order to receive prices.
3. Hawaiian Luau
Planning you debut this summer? Why not have a Hawaiian Luau! Plan your debut by the beach or have a poolside atmosphere. Offer your guests Lei necklaces as they arrive dressed in their best summer attire or gr(–foul word(s) removed–) skirts and move their hips to the cl(–foul word(s) removed–)ic Hawaiian music.
Are you into anime and cartoon characters? Then have everyone dress up as their favorite characters (whether a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character) and have your own “comic convention” type of party and enjoy seeing your favorite characters come to life.
5. The Red Carpet
Hire people as paparazzi and take pictures of everyone as they parade on the red carpet with their suit and tie and long gowns. Hand out “Grammy Awards” to the best dressed, best friend, best dancer, best musician, etc. from your guests.
6. Gods and Goddesses
Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses anyone? Be the beautiful immortal in you party, even more beautiful than Hera and Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Have invitees dress in their favorite Roman and Greek Gods or Goddess attire and have a party just for the gods.
7. Masquerade Ball
Give the cl(–foul word(s) removed–)ic debut ball a bit of a twist by having masks designed with different styles and colors. Be sophisticated by having guests dress strictly in gowns and tuxedos together with their masquerade masks. Have a blast from the past.
8. Rock n’ Roll
Ever dreamed of becoming a rock star? Go out of your way to be extraordinary, different from everyone else. Forget that “cl(–foul word(s) removed–)ic ball” celebration, have the craziest after party and rock- out all night!
Your debut is a day where you can be anyone or anything you want, so go all out and just do that! Don’t stick to the cl(–foul word(s) removed–)ics, you are not required to. Be the matchless individual that you are. After all, it is your day!