In the Philippines, a girl's 18th birthday or debut party calls for a grand celebration. The debutante is ushered and introduced to society as a young woman. Family and friends take turns giving gifts and wishing the debutante happiness and blessings in this new chapter in her life. In Latin American countries, the "Quiceañera" is a similar practice and is celebrated on a girl's 15th birthday.
My niece, Bianca is my sister's only child. As expected, my sister arranged a lavish debut party for her daughter. Preparations started six months prior to the event which turned out to be a success! Everyone had a great time, specially the debutante, who specifically requested to have the venue decorated "Bohemian Style" with dream catchers hanging on the main entrance. The event planners really did a good job. The make up artist made Bianca look like a princess on her special night. The food was superb and the beer was overflowing. A true unforgettable moment.
I am sharing with you pictures of my niece's party. Our little Bianca has indeed blossomed into a beautiful woman.
|Bianca's Bohemian inspired attire.|
|Bianca's first dance with her proud daddy|
|Waiting for the actual ceremony to start|
|Smile for the camera!|
|With her parents|
|The venue - Valle Verde 6 Country Club in Pasig City|
|The venue before the guests arrived|
|The three-tiered birthday cake|
THE "ME" PICTURES
Me and my Poppa bear
Me and my wacky cousin, Joyce
Me and my brother
My big bear hug!
I hoped you enjoyed looking at the pictures of our family's big event this 2014. The next debutante in the family would be Tyra.. 8 more years from now. :-)
P.S. Here's Bianca's AVP: