Here's a Sample Debut Program to Tell You What Should Happen at Your Party
A memorable debut celebration relies on an engaging program with a smooth flow. Planning the debut program is important—you don't want a lull in your party lest someone takes that as a signal for an (embarrassing) impromptu number, right?
Check out our sample program for a hitch-free debut party.
Cocktail Hour (20 minutes)
Your guests may arrive at varying times. Before the program starts, you can have a cocktail hour, where your guests can munch on appetizers before the actual dinner. If you have a photo booth or other activity booths, you may also ask guests to enjoy them before the program starts.
Welcome Remarks, Debutante's Grand Entrance (10 minutes)
You want your grand entrance to be as breathtaking as it can be. To set the tone for the evening, consider having a creative entrance that complements your party's theme. This is also the time for the host to introduce your folks, who have so generously given you a wonderful debut party.
Cotillion de Honor (10 minutes)
While everyone's energy level is still up, perform the cotillion de honor with your entourage. This is one of the highlights of your debut (you spent days practicing that routine!), so make sure that everyone is settled in their seats before you start.
Dinner (1 hour)
Let your guests enjoy their meal by employing background music at dinnertime. To add a cozy feel to your debut, you can either hire a band to sing ballads or play soothing instrumental songs. While your guests enjoy desserts, you can go around to take photos with your guests.
The 18 Roses, Candles, and Treasures (40 minutes)
The 18 Roses, Candles, and Treasures can take long, since you'll involve lots of participants. Save time by asking your coordinator to gather the participants before the program starts. Also, ask your participants to keep their speeches short but sweet.
Games (15 minutes)
Keep your guests' energy at high by holding and giving out prizes to the winners. One of the games can be as simple as having your guests answer questions about you.
Intermission number (10 minutes)
Showcase your talents and keep all eyes on you. This would be a great time to show off your dancing or singing skills. You can also play an instrument or other numbers to entertain your guests.
Happy Birthday Song, Thank-you Speech (5 minutes)
After you've blown out the flames from your birthday candles, thank everyone who attended and your debut. You need not to have long speech--a heartfelt one would let your guests feel that they are valued. Don't forget to thank your folks and other people who helped you organize the party as well!
Dancing (1 hour or longer)
End your debut with a bang! Take to the dance floor and encourage your guests dance the night away. Ask the DJ to play your guests' favorite songs so that they'll enjoy dancing even more. Surely, your guests will remember your party for ages.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!