Though there are tons of celebrations in one’s life, only two are considered to be special for a woman excluding the day that she first got her monthly period. The most important would be her wedding day and the second would be her debut. This is the stage wherein a girl says farewell to her childhood and embraces womanhood. For the past few years, I’ve been attending a couple of parties and even made one for myself. To help you plan one for yourself, here are three types you could choose from:
The laid-back-no-fuss type
If you’re not a fan of big parties and only want to celebrate with your closest friends and this one is for you. No need for big ball gowns, no need for dance rehearsals and no more hotel reservations. All you need is your garden, a few friends, good music and good food. My bestfriend had one and we had so much fun. She saved us from the hassle of choosing the right dress and all the work. We wore jeans and shirts [not the ones which you go out with - ours were the pambahay type], sat on the banig and listened to our fave music all night.
The the-big-powerful type
THE PARTY OF ALL PARTIES. This includes all the things that we see in movies plus some more. It’s like a modern version of a royal party for a princess. There were big gowns all around, celebrities mingling with you and of course who could forget the party coordinator. One of the parties I attended was like this; it seemed to me more like a tv show than a debut. But we still had fun; the food was excellent it was held in a hotel, so the food should be good] and it was great catching up with some old friends.
The independent-woman-on-my-own type
My party gave me a lot of lessons in life. First, if you want to plan a party on your own, plan it 6 months before your birthday. Second, be sure that all your supposed guests get their invitations before the day of the party not on the day itself. Lastly, get a venue that is easily accessible to all your guests. Though there were a number of down moments before, during and after my party, I could still say that I had lots of fun. I got to make my own invitation and souvenirs [including some Divisoria trips for the materials], had my way for the best deal for the food and the venue and found out that when worse comes to worst, I’ve got all my friends behind me. But I wouldn’t say that my party was a mess, it had the most important factor, we all had fun. (Yanyan Pascual)
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