During her recently concluded debut party, me, my son and the celebrant herself came up with an idea on what would be the 18's in her debut program. Obviously, we do like to get away from the traditional way of holding debut parties...you know the kind of parties which require wearing formal attires for the guest and the traditional 18's like 18 roses, 18 candles and 18 treasures. We just want something different, something special and something unforgettable. This is the reason why we came up with requiring the guests to wear white slippers and shorts for the boys and white beach dress for the girls. Even the invitation was made in such a manner that would create excitement among the guests. Imagine getting one from a pair of white slipper inside the invitation bag? That's definitely cool!
So what we had instead during her debut were 18 dances, 18 frames and 18 keepsakes.
What most of the guests loved is the 18 frames. I remembered my nephew and his wife commenting that this 18 frames is really cute and nice and very unique too. They said that they had never attended a debut party with 18 frames before and this is their first time to learn about this concept. They even asked me to explain the concept behind it. Actually this is how it goes....
Mika had chosen 18 from her friends who would be assigned on her 18 frames. They were requested to submit to my son the digital copy of a photo of Mika with them which they consider very memorable to them (of course, Mika didn't have any idea about the photo). Then on the day of the party, her friends will bring the framed printed copy of the photograph they have personally chosen to be given to Mika.
On the night of the party, we had shown an introductory video to her 18 frames, after which, each of the friends who brought the framed photograph were asked to come up on stage and say something about the photo, specifically on why they have chosen the photo to be the most memorable for them.
Thereafter, the framed photo will be handed to Mika and put on display on the stage.
Now Mika will have lots of frames to be hung on her bedroom wall. Just in time since she just had given her room a make over.
Here are her 18 frames: