Monday, November 23, 2015

18 Ideas to Earn on Debut Events

Debut is like other birthday celebrations. It needs suppliers and present opportunities to earn.
Below are some ways to earn extra cash on 18th birthday celebrations:

1.  Venue Rental - An ancestral house, a garden in your house, or your house with a swimming pool can be marketed to be a venue for special occasions like debut. Make sure to allot parking lot spaces and offer security with the guests.

2. Photograper/Videographer - If you have camera and above average talent on taking videos and photos, you can try to be a photographer or videographer. You can charge on per hour basis.

3. Gowns for Debut for rent/sale -  Do you own lots of gown at home hidden in your closets ?  You might have pretty gowns that you only wear once. Take them out and advertise it with others. Your old debut gown or  JS prom dresses might be the the same dream gown of other birthday girls. Sell or offer them for rent.

4. Giveaway/Souvenir Items - There's so many items that you can offer as souvenir in debut events.
 Cake Jars, Eiffel Tower bottle opener, Flip flop bottle openers, Rose petal soaps are just some of the items I found in OLX as souvenir items. You can find or create your own souvenir and sell them too.

5. Event Planner/Coordinator - Organizing a debut can be a big stress for a girl or the family. If you know most or everthing about managing a debut event and can organize according to the wants and needs of the birthday girl, then you right  to offer your services.

6. Birthday Cakes - Got the talent in baking? Or do you know someone who can bake good cakes?
    Find that talent or find that baker and sell cakes to 18th birthday celebrants.

7. Emcee / Host- If you dont have the capital to purchase equipments like expensive cameras, you can concentrate on master the skills of hosting an event.

8. Sound and Lights -  Some families want the best celebration for once in a lifetime event like debut.  They can invest for impressive sound and lighting system and pay them at competitive price.

9. Violin/Piano/Guitar - Again, if you don't have big equipments like big, expensive, and powerful speakers and adorable lighting systems, but you are gifted with a talent in playing instrument then you can offer to perform on debut events. You can negotiate the price with your customers.

10. Singer - Similar with number 9 but this time your voice is your capital.

11. Photobooth - Just like on other events like wedding, children's party and corporate celebrations,  18th birthday is also a good market for photobooth business

12.Invitations - Got the talent for designing invitations?  Not all are relying to simple Facebook event invites. Printed invitations is still viewed as a more polite way of inviting family members and friends, so ready the ink and print for them.

Why did I stop on 12? I believe there are more ideas out there to try.

13. Dancers
14. Dance Instructor
15. Shoes
16. Make up artists
17. Hair stylists
18. Flowers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Debut Party Venue Design

Debut Party Venue Dcoration Ideas

How to Identify Suppliers for Debut and Birthday Events

How to Easily Identify Suppliers for Debut and Birthday Events

A great place to identify lots of suppliers for birthday celebration in one place are bridal fairs and trade fairs. These event are usually conducted in major super malls like SM Megamall and Mall of Asia.

You don't need to search google over and over again just to search for a possible supplier and their cheaper alternatives. You can save time and effort by simply registering and joining on bridal and debut fairs because  Debut Attire Sellers,Photoraphers,Videographers, Host,Music,Event Coordinators,Event Stylist,Hair,Make Up,Invitations,Souvenirs,Caterers, Cake,Mobile Bar and Party Venues suppliers are all gathered at this kind of fair. Bridal and debut fair is a one stop shop for planning your 18th birthday celebration.

As an added benefit, you can directly transact and talk with brthday event suppliers personally. Building trust and assurance from suppliers  is something that you can enjoy when registering on debut fairs.

By the way, Wedding and Debut Bridal Fair 2015 will be held on megamall Trade hall on Feb 20, 21, 22. Don't get too worried if you are not available during this date because this is being done annually and there are other organizers in different malls for this type of event.

Cactus, A Unique Souvenir idea for Debut

Cactus or Succulents is also a nice idea for birthday souvenir.  Its a plant and will not easily wither. 
You can avail this item on Quezon City circle but you'll find them also on other markets like Market! Market! and at the Eton Centris Sunday Market. 
Cactus for Souvenir

 Price range for the cactus usually cost 50 each. However, you can buy as low as 3 for 100 pesos. Some items are offered at a higher price because they include pots or ceramic pots. You can also select cactus on They also offer fortune plants

These cactus and succulents are  nice decorations for you guests' homes. Taking care and propagation can also be a hobby and serve as stress reliever of your recipients also. That is a great reason to make cactus as your giveaway on your 18th birthday celebration.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Debut Party Checklist

Debut or 18th Birthday Party Checklist

1.Logistics/ Venue
Fit for rainy season? Sunny season? Ventilation? Right space?


3.Sound System
Microphones, Big Speakers?

4. Foods and Drinks
Catering? Snacks?  What time to serve? Extra for late guests

5.Program Flow
18 roses, 18 candles, 18 treasures identified?

6. Invitation and Teasers
Facebook Invitation? Printed invitation given?

7. Host
Do you want a formal hosting? Comedian? English or Taglish? Chinese?

Video recording? Photographer?

9. Games and prizes


11.Dress and Shoes
What color? How many? Elegant ? Matching? Fit for Dancing ?

Videoke, Photobooth

How to Surprise a Birthday Girl on her Debut

The best way to surprise a girl is to talk or hire several singers to sing ot dance on her debut.
It may be a celebrity, her crush, her classmate, her friend, her boyfriend, her brother, or father or anyone that she will appreciate.

Of course, the songs should be a little bit romantic or should be dedicated to the birthday girl.
The boys can sing solo but it is better if they can perform in group too. The nicest thing is for them to serenade and give flowers to the debutante.

I haven't heard a debut program with 18 songs or 18 boys singing a song for the birthday girl but I think that is more surprising compare to the usual 18 candles, 18 treasure, or 18 gifts

The Blue Leaf, A Nice Place for Debut

The Blue Leaf Filipinas

According to website, debut celebration event Starts at Php 305,000 nett for 150 guests. Venue and cuisine services inclusive (with designated caterer). Essential features inclusive  (Photobooth)

Package includes the following:
Five hours use of venue
Two hours ingress
One hour egress
Air-conditioning system
Hall Projector and screen (5,000 lumens LCD projector, 9ft. x 12ft. screen)
Hall Sound system
Electricity (up to 60 amperes)
Parking space
Caterer's area
Hall Lounge (adjacent to the venue)
Security Staff support
Engineering Staff Support

Maintenance Staff Support

You can also inquire for  renting the venue only and excluding the other services and amenites above

Here is a peak of one of Blue leaf Filipinas venue

For updated rates, check their website

Bingo, A Fun Game for Debut


Who is not familiar with the game Bingo? Everyone know that it is a fun game for frienda and family members but it is seldom played in family events like birthday.

Bingo Game for Debut

We can modify this game for a debut celebration by printing and  putting meaningful numbers on the bingo card. For example, put 25 because it is the birthday of the debutante, put 7 because she has 7 pet dogs, put 16 because it is her age when she experienced her first out of country trip.- a trip to Japan and Korea.

The winning numbers can be drawn from a box. Once the number is drawn, the event host can ask the guests to guess the exact number corresponding to the number drawn and the trivia will be given as the clue.(eg. The number I got is the number of pets owned by our birthday girl)  Token or small gifts can be given to those who answered correctly.

The major prize will be given to the first person who completed all their numbers on the card. Bingo!