18 Generic traditional 18’s to use: 18 Roses 18 Wishes 18 Candles 18 Treasures 18 Shots / Wines / Toasts 18 Cheers 18 Balloons You can
substitute 18 guitars, 18 songs, 18 albums, 18 favorite bands for your 18 roses and candles. For your 18s, you can have your 18 favorite rock songs played while dancing with your 18 Roses. Starry Starry Night For a Star-themed debut party, you can replace 18 Candles with 18 Twinkles where you can stick some paper stars on each candle for effect. You can have 18 Magical Silver Dust where you can have your 18 wishes, make a speech and blow silver dust for a magical effect. You can substitute 18 Sparkles for your 18 roses where the guys will make a toast first before dancing with you. Tropical Birthday Bash You can replace your 18 candles with 18 Bonfires, 18 Torches, 18 Tiki Torches or 18 Seashells, where you can decorate the candles with small shells or put them on huge seashells for a beach effect. For your 18 Torches, you can simply just decorate the candles so that they look like torches. You can also have 18 Campfires, which your friends will light as they join together and bond. For your 18 Bonfires, your friends will get a lighted log from the bonfire as they make their speech. For your 18 roses, you can substitute them with 18 Leis, 18 Balloons, 18 Garlands or 18 Corals. For 18 treasures, try 18 Treasure Chests, 18 Jewels or 18 Gems. You can also have 18 Seashells where inside the seashells are wishes written on paper for the 18 treasures to read. For 18 gifts, try 18 Cocktails where your 18s will make a speech, give a toast and then give you the gift. For a Carribean / treasure hunt / Survivor theme, you can go for 18 flags for 18 candles where the 18s can elaborate on some of your victories and good qualities. 18 tiki torches for 18 candles and 18 treasure chest or 18 rewards for 18 gifts/treasures. A Party that Rocks! A cool rocker chic that you are deserves a party that spells attitude so do it the punk-rock way! Exude your very own unique style and turn your 18th birthday party into a rock ‘n roll concert. When inviting your family and friends, inform (or warn?) them that your theme is rock n’ roll. Ask them to wear something cool, which is great for some people especially if they aren’t comfortable wearing formal clothes. You may simply put “Wear ATTITUDE” in your invites and they’ll get the point – or call them up to make sure that they do. Don that favorite outfit of yours and forget conventions for a while so that you can truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind party. Party Props: A punk-rock debut party will never be complete without a band. Hire your favorite rock ‘n roll band for this special day. If you have a tight budget, ask your musician friends to play at your party instead. Let them sing your favorite rock songs, better yet, play with the band yourself and show your talent to the rest of the world. After all, you are 18 already! As society welcomes you, surprise them with what you have to offer. Instead of numbering your guests tables, name them as your favorite bands and rock icons instead – Nirvana, Silverchair, Pete Doherty, Chemical Romance, Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, etc. Decorate your venue with musical instruments. You can also display your own memorabilia if you want to show off your items that you had your rock idols signed. Print out a part of the lyrics of some famous rock / alternative songs and stick these pieces of paper to your guests’ chairs. If they guess the song title or the artist who played it, they get a prize. Ask someone to roam around the tables to get answers and give prizes. If a guest doesn’t know the song, he is allowed to ask the people around him. This game is definitely perfect for guest interaction. Have a Guitar Hero contest! For your 18 roses, ask each of your boys to sing and dedicate a rock song for you before giving you the rose. If they are too shy to sing, you may ask them to dance with you instead while the song plays in the background.
Games .Toast in honor of the debutante . .Guests arrive .AVP of well wishers .Singing of birthday song . .Ushering of guests by ushers to their designated seats .Father and daughter dance (This may also be incorporated into the eighteen roses. HER ESCORT AND HER COTILLION COURT TOAST IN HONOR OF THE DEBUTANTE WELCOME REMARKS (BY THE PARENTS) INVOCATION OR PRAYER DINING FATHER & DAUGHTER DANCE GRAND COTILLION WALTZ DANCE 18 ROSES DANCE 18 CANDLES PRESENTATION SINGING OF TRADITIONAL DEBUTANTE’S BIRTHDAY SONG BLOWING OF THE CAKE CANDLES CUTTING OF THE CAKE 18 TREASURES PRESENTATION GAMES A WORD FROM THE DEBUTANTE TIME TO PARTY The debutante’s program can also flow like this: .After everyone has settled in their place.GRAND ENTRANCE of debutante . All it takes is a little imagination.Welcoming of guests . .Debutante speech .Cocktails for guests to mingle (so that they would not mingle once the program starts.Introduction of the debutante. goals.GRAND COTILLION WALTZ DANCE .Audio-visual presentation of debutante from infancy to present. A program can be as short as two hours or as long as until wee hours of the night.Everyone dances
.Dining . . and to give you ample time to prepare before your grand entrance). Fathers are usually the first or last dance of the debutante) . ambitions. etc.Cutting of birthday cake . The following is a basic Debutante’s program: INTRODUCTION OF THE DEBUTANTE. the host will make mention of important people who graced the occasion (if there are).Eighteen roses (speech and dance) . cocktails are being served.Crafting a balanced program for you dream debut party is not really as hard as it sounds.At this point.Party time .Debutante’s thank you speech
. You can go as crazy as making everyone involved and participate in different aspects of the program.Prayer . There are endless possibilities in creating a program for your dream debut.Parents talk some more about the debutante (optional) . her escort and her cotillion court .Eighteen candles (speech) . .Parents talk about debutante (brief summary)achievement.
* For the eighteen roses. 1. 18 treasures. 18 ROSES 14. the host will do the introduction about the debutante. Settling of guests on their seats 3. 2. Invocation/Prayer before Meal 11. Introduction by the emcee 4. a little talk on what is in store for the guests so that they would be enticed into finishing and staying for the duration of the party and making the party a success. Dinner and pictorials 12. * Cotillion can be danced at the end of the program after which everybody may dance and which may mark the start of the dancing. * Escort/ bf takes debutante for a dance then everyone dance after some time * Some also incorporate 18 wines. Singing of birthday song. more of like an introduction and a short summary of the program. DEBUTANTE’s thank you speech 19. list first what part of the basic program you want to retain or delete and then you can make your own rendition according to your liking. Probably the host may interview some guests and probably ask them some unforgettable moments with the debutante. Introduction and entrance of the grand cotillion 6.Other variations may be the following: * The host will have a talk. AVP of well-wishers 13. FATHER AND DAUGHTER DANCE 15. There will be a little talk before the debutante is introduced. Here is a more detailed flow of program but the arrangement can be tweaked here and there according to preference. in making your program. The host need not mention the juicy parts (those surprise numbers and whatnots) * For parents who are shy to talk in front of a crowd. Registration/Arrival of Guests/Receiving of gifts/Cocktails. Create a balanced program and be imaginative in adding your own flavor into it. GRAND ENTRANCE OF THE DEBUTANTE and her escort (optional) 7. 18 gifts as a variation so that most of the guests would be able to greet the debutante. PARTY/Everybody on the dance floor So remember. This can also be recorded and played together with the background music while they dance. AVP of debutante (pictures from infancy to present) 9. Don’t make it too long but don’t make it too short either. 18 CANDLES 16. * The father or parents of the debutante will talk about the celebrant (you can make a Powerpoint or Flash presentation for everyone to see that has baby pictures or some important milestones of the debutante’s life) * Father dances with his daughter as a separate part of the program. * Games are inserted on different parts of the program. Grand cotillion 10. each guy can give a note for the host to read while they are dancing. A debut party well thought of is a debut party well remembered
. Welcome remarks and toast by the Parents 8. Acknowledgment of the Parents and other VIPs 5. GAMES 18. blowing of 18 CANDLES and cutting of birthday cake 17.