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The Sweet Sixteen Tradition

Sweet Sixteen remains to be a popular tradition especially in the United States and Canada for celebrating the coming of age of a young woman. This is the time when girls are expected to leave their toys behind and welcome the world in a more mature perspective. As a famous saying goes: “Sweet 16 is the moment of truth, when girls mature from their childish youths”.

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The “Love” Debut

It’s the “love month” once again and wouldn’t it be nice to embrace it and have a Valentine’s day themed 18th birthday celebration? The Valentine’s Day Theme is a wide territory to explore. Let Debut Ideas help you get on with it by reading our suggestions!

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The Circus is in Town!

Just because you are turning 18 doesn’t mean you have to scrap the clown idea from your birthday party. Clowns and magic tricks are not just made for 8-year-olds, so why not bring the spirit of the Carnival into your debut party?

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The Beauty and Simplicity of Zen: Planning a zen-inspired debut

Debut parties don’t have to be grand to be memorable, and we want to prove that by giving you an idea how to make the most of simplicity. Zen is a Japanese derivative and a school of Buddhism that teaches us simplicity of life. By applying its philosophy to our celebrations, we begin to realize and see the more important things

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A Casino Night 18th Birthday Party

If you and your friends love dressing up, this is a great theme for you! Casinos always prefer their guests to dress to impress which should also be the case for your Casino-themed 18th birthday party. Have your guests come in their best formal attire that’s fit for a glamorous night out in town!

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In your debut, make your Fairy dreams come true!

Your last day to childhood and first day to womanhood should be as magical as fairies. So, why not have a fairy themed 18th birthday party? Remember that fairies are creatures of nature so let this be your guiding element when planning your fairy theme party. // Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bearkins/

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Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party Theme

Becoming 18 is like opening up a whole new adventure for you. What’s more adventurous than starting your “adult” life with a mad adventure to Wonderland? So for your 18th birthday why not be Alice and have your party in Wonderland?

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Featured Designer: Tracy Dizon, on matching headpieces

Debut Ideas recently took interest in accessories especially headpieces that can turn any outfit into something fabulous. A dress may look too plain and simple for a special occasion like your debut party, but this does not mean that you can’t make it work! Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and innovation to make any outfit unique.

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A Renaissance Birthday: Hark as we tell Tales of a Beauteous Faire!

You’re now a debutante and more ready for adventures than ever! So for your eighteenth birthday celebration, why not explore a lavish festivity and have serious fun through a Renaissance inspired 18th birthday celebration? A Renaissance party is a luxurious and majestic celebration, so make sure to give it your all once you settle for this party theme!

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More on Color: Think Turquoise!

Color forecasts for fashion tag turquoise as the color of the year. So you might want to consider being pretty in this trendy hue for your grand debut. It is not as cliché as Barbie pink or as loud as hot pink. Turquoise is a good balance of a strong, youthful color offering sophistication…

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Featured Designer: Aan Pineda, on Spring-themed Debut

Debut ideas asked designer Aan Pineda to sketch us a debutante’s gown set in a garden or a spring-themed celebration. Aan, an instructor at the School of Fashion and the Arts is a master of beadwork and embellishments and a Filipino designer with years of experience in the Middle East.

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Warm Colors for your Debut Party Motif

Aside from your theme, you also have to think of your color motif to place every element in your party, in harmony. We have prepared some warm color schemes to provide you with suggestions and ideas on what colors to match. We will add some shades and color hues from time to time.

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Traditional 18’s Ideas

It’s very important to be innovative especially when it comes to your 18 Roses, 18 Candles, 18 Treasures, 18 Wines, etc. Here are just some of the ideas we have come up with per theme that can replace your traditional 18’s.