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Monday, May 7, 2007

mom worries that costumes might not make guests come

When a friend's daughter was about to turn one, she was very excited about it. In fact she'd been making plans months before because this was her first baby's birthday. Her invitation, which was simple but personalized, had her daughter's smiling photo on it. Although the design was quite simple, stating only the 5 w's necessary for the guests to get the message, it was personalized. Since this was her daughter's 1st birthday, I suggested to her to make it something more alive and colorful by making the guests come in costumes. She liked the idea but later on thought against it because according to her, guests would usually not come because they did not have costumes to wear. So she did away with the costumes just to make guests feel comfortable and attend the party. She was afraid of having a party with no guests around.

The day of the party came. Two clowns were hired for the occasion and these clowns provided the fun part of the party. They also acted as MC during the entire program, introducing games as well as magic, and generally keeping the party alive.

What gave a good impression was the give-away which consisted of a framed photo of the birthday girl with the guests. Earlier, pictures were taken as soon as guests started to arrive

and these photos were individually framed for guests to take home.

As to food, there was a separate table containing food for parents and another food table for kids.

In the end it's the games that made the kids enjoy the party.

like a princess

To look, feel, and be treated like a princess is a dream-come-true of every debutante. That is why the event of turning 18 is a much-look-forward- to day by girls of all types. After all, a girl is only 18 once that is why today, the debut is one of the most popular social events which cost parents a fortune. One girl who was approaching 18 was asked by her dad what she wanted when the day came. She was given only two options: a car or a grand debut. She chose the latter. Her dream debut venue was at a poolside where everything unfolded like a fairytale coming to life. Pink and white balloons floated on the pool and the debutante came out from an arc of balloons where she was met by the members of the cotillion who were all dressed elegantly to complete the fairytale effect. It was one fantastic night for everyone.

planning is the key

The success of any event lies in the planning which should happen months before the big day. If it is a wedding or debut, many months of planning is needed for a smooth and successful celebration. Those who can afford it might opt to hire a planner or organizer or coordinator to do all the worrying. But this may prove to be a lot more expensive than if you do the planning yourself with the help of your family and friends. A list of the things you need to consider months before and involving willing relatives might be of help. First, the date. If it is a church wedding you need to coordinate with your parish or pastor about the date to avoid conflicts. You don't want to share the limelight with another couple. If it is a birthday, such a debut, the date of the celebration is also important. Certain engagements and schedules might run in conflict with the actual birth date of the debutante so much so that an adjustment will have to be made on the date of the celebration. I would like to point out a certain dilemma which happened to one debutante whose birthday happens to fall on a day before a final examination that she and her friends and classmates will have to take and pass. She could not sacrifice her whole future for one single birthday. However, she wanted to celebrate her debut so much that she had to make a decision, and that was, to move her party 3 days after her final exams. By doing so, she was assured of the full attendance of her classmates and best friends on this very special day of her life. How did the party go? I was the host so I should know. I will talk about it in my next entry.

happy wedding anniversary to a couple in Florida, U.S., new members of Mylot who call themselves Beach Time

You are one lucky couple to have made it to 24 years together (19 years of marriage)! How did you do that? Here's a toast for more glorious years, more happiness, and more love for each other.

Happy, happy birthday to a Mylot friend in Norway

Here's wishing you many more happy years, teison2, from your Mylot family! We love you!

Happy, happy birthday! You're the most important person today!