Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dresses for Debut

Debut Dress

Strive to be beautiful on your big day. I know you already are but you'll be better on a dazzling dress. They say that debut is second to wedding as the most important event on a Filipina's life so its just natural to look for the perfect attire.

Even you dont know what color or shade to choose or if you dont know what to style to choose, Quinceanera dresses may help you.  Quinceanera is a similar celebration to debut. Quinceanera is the 15th birthday celebration of Latin American girls.

Watch the collection of dresses in youtube (ABC fashion)

Songs for Debut

I think you want to learn some songs suitable for debut. You might even wander on the songs by other celebrants.  Lucky for you since some debutante's are sharing their experience on you tube.
Watch their debut dance on youtube

Little Things                  by One Direction,
Give Me Love               by Ed Sheeran,
Keep Holding On          by Avril Lavigne,
Catching Feelings          by Justin Bieber,
Just Give Me A Reason  by Pink,
She Will Be Loved         by Maroon 5,
Love Bug                        by Jonas Brothers,
Thousand Years              by Christina Perri,
Thinkin Bout You           by Frank Ocean,
Especially For You          by MYMP,
Haven't Met You Yet       by Michael Buble,
When We Say                  by AJ Rafael,
By Chance                       by JRA,
Be Alright                        by Justin Bieber,
Mr. Boombastic               by Shaggy
Daylight                           by Maroon 5
With A Smile                   by Eraserheads

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cotillion Dance Steps

Do you wander how other debutante and guests performed their cotillion dance?
Do you want to have some inspiration for your cotillion waltz? Don't miss to watch the following videos from youtube.

Music is A Thousand Years by Cristina Perri

Music is Can I have this Dance

Hope this will serve as learning materials for you.  Goodluck for discovering your own cotillion steps and choreography.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Best Debut Gifts

Nothing will beat a gift that comes from the heart.  Sometimes, your attendance is the best gift for debut that the celebrant will appreciate. But if there's something that can remind her of you and represent your love, material gifts are the best option.

1.Photo and Video compilation. If you have the talent, you can create a photo album or a video for her. The video may contain various messages from you and your friends, birthday wishes. It may also include your best and worst moments together. You can also show hundreds of throwback Thursday photos.

2.Travel deal or travel tickets. You want to create more memorable experiences with her? Invite her to travel and have a vacation.  Invite her to a beach or to a resort

3. 'Personal' gifts or personalized gifts. Make something special for her or customized/personalized your gift.  Create that unique gift that she can't buy in any stores.

Quinceanera chambelanes suits: What to buy?

Chambalane suits

Chambelanes are the males escorts on Quinceanera parties. One of their common attire is the suit.
Debut escorts and Sweet 16 escorts will also looks good on suits.

Tips for the Boys
I have few tips on buying your chambelane suit

1. When there's a theme, go with the theme.

2. Be mindful of your partner's dress and match it. What is the color? What is the design? What is the cloth?  Wearing the same color is not a must but you have to complement or blend with it.  You'll be nicer to look when you're near each other.
Once you satisfy the number 1 tip above, its not hard to complement your partner's dress or gown.

3. My third advice is applicable for every clothing that you will buy. Be wise. Go for something that you can use over and over again on different occasions.  Any suit that will only wear once is expensive for me.  (Sometimes, its better to rent if you just wear it once)

4.Wear something that you're comfortable it. Try your suit and walk around.
ts possible that you'll have a dance on Quinceanera so test your suit. It might be lousy, too small or  too big for you.

5. Wear it elegantly. Don't slouch. Act like a model with your best suit.

Quinceañera vs Sweet 16 vs Debut: What is the difference?

 What is the difference of  Quinceañera and  Sweet 16 and Debut?

The answer is simple. Answer lies on age. Quinceañera is for 15th birthday.
Sweet 16 is of course for 16th birthday while Debut is for 18th birthday.

The places where these are celebrated are different too. Quinceañera  is usually celebrated by the Mexicans and Mexio, Sweet 16 by North Americans (US or Canada) and finally debut is being celebrated in the Philippines.

No one will stop you if you want to have 15th birthday, 16th birthday, 18th birthday celebration in other country and call it whatever you like. Isn't it your birthday? Have fun.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Debut Themes

Imagine that you have the budget, money is not an issue. Girl, what will you do to have the happiest debut celebration?

For me, I'll arrange a party along the beach or beside the pool. I'll organize a beach party or a swimming pool party.  I'll think a pool party is easier to manage

Swimming Pool Party
Attire:I'll inform the guests beforehand to bring swimming attire if they want to swim and participate with my games.

Games: Of course, I'll have the games in the pool. There will be a hunt for prizes at the bottom of the pull. Or we can play the traditional bring games but all the items should come from the pool.  Items maybe floating or hidden at the bottom.

Drinks: Drinks will be served but will be moderated since I don't want unexpected events

Venue: The place will be decorated with shells, starfish, beach volleyball and other 'summer things'
             I'll have baloons floating on the swimming pool.

Foods: I'll go with roasted pork or chickens and barbecue! Perfect after swimming!

18 treasures and their Meaning

18 Gifts and their Meaning

Gifts for debut should have importance with the celebrant.
Meaningful gifts will be appreciated more by the receiver.

On 18 treasures, sometimes guest are asked with the meaning of their gifts. Sometimes, the debut host asks the reasons for giving the specific gift. You better prepare for instances like this.

To help you, I'm listing down some gifts and key meanings that you can associate with it.

Jacket  - protection. to provide warmth
Watch  - be time conscious.  A remider that time is gold
Mirror  -stay beautiful
Shoes - set a long journey. protection for a long jouney
Mug - replenishment, refreshment for a stressful life
Cellphone - stay connected
Album/Pictures - don't forget our precious memories. Never forget us. Don't forget that we are here you
Lamp - light. Guide during your dark hours
Rosary/Cross/Religious items - Stay faithful
Airline Tickets - Explore the world
Books - Learn new things
Chocolates - sweetness
Cooking stuff - stay healthy


Waltz Songs for Debut

Songs for Debut

Debut songs? Hey Girl, there are various genres of debut songs but if you are looking for Waltz songs, you've come to the right place.

I'm making a list of Waltz music that will magically bring life and beauty to a debut party.

Waltz Music (Classical/Instrumental)
Cinderalla Waltz
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
El Danubio Azul (Johann Strauss)

If you can't search for El Danubio Azul, I think this is the same with Blue Danube.
I dont speak Spanish but I think its not hard to associate Azul with Blue and Danubio with Danube.
Both were from Johann Strauss. Actually, Johann Strauss also have other songs that may fit for debut waltz.

If you want to have more modern songs for Waltz, choose with the list of debut songs below.
Some are not that easy to dance but hey the list is long and I'm sure you'll appreciate at least 1 (or even 18!) song on the list.  You can even use some of them for your AVP, father and daughter dance or 18 roses.

All My Life – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
As Time Goes By – Michael Feinstein
At Last by Etta James
At Last by Etta James
Can't Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Could I Have This Dance – Ann Murray
Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Everything I Do by Bryan Adams
Faithfully – Journey
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Here And Now – Luther Vandross
I Can Love you Like That – John M. Montgomery
I Swear – John M. Montgomery or All 4 One
I'll Be There – Mariah Carey
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
It is you (Shrek)
Just the Way you Are - Bruno Mars
Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Cailat
Marry Me – Train
Moon River – Andy Williams
My Skin
No Ordinary Love – Sade
On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men
Our Love Is Here To Stay – Harry Connick, Jr.
Power Of Love – Celine Dion
Thank You – Bon Jovi
The Patriot
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
This Moment On – Shania Twain
Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Vito's waltz
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
When You Say Nothing At All – Allison Krauss
Winter Waltz
You raise me up

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Venue for debut: Suncrest

Suncrest Resort

Privacy is important for celebrations like debut. However, we don't want to travel far away and get lost in the city or province. And we also don't want to allot too much time in assisting every guest during the celebration on how to get to the venue.

I found a resort in Batangas which is perfect  for 18 birthday celebration venue. It is just around 5 mins away from Taal Basilica. The resort name? Suncrest.

Suncrest has a swimming pool for kids and adults. You can rent each of their gazebos at 500 pesos.
You can rent the wholeplace for 20, 000 pesos. This includes the use of swimming pool and function hall. Imagine having your party beside the pool. Nice isn't? Suncrest is good for a pool party debut theme.

To read a review of this resort visit