A segment of a debutante's party allows close of kin and friends to express their good wishes to the debutante. This is done along with the lighting of the 18 candles right before the birthday song and the blowing of the 18 candles. This can be simultaneously with some fireworks and other noisemakers.
What wishes does the debutante want to hear on her big day? Here are some samples of well-wishes:
To the debutante--
1. I wish you all the happiness in the world, may you achieve your goals in life and be happy for the rest of your life.
2. Good health, peace, happiness, and successs to the debutante. We love you!
3. May all your prayers be answered so that you will reach the goal of success.
4. I wish for your good health physically, spritually, emotionally, and mentally.
5. May you always have undying faith in you, faith in God, your family, and people in general.
6. I wish you all the good things in life, but if in case trials will come your way, I wish you all the inner strength to make you withstand life's challenges.
7. I wish you will not change. You've been a perfect friend to me, I could not wish for anything more but for you to remain as perfect as you are.
8. May you live your life in a Godly way, stay away from vices and bad influence. May you continue to be a good person come what may.
9. Cherrie, we've been friends for like a thousand years. I know you and I know what you want desperately to have on your birthday. Don't worry. I keep my promises. I wish you will finally achieve what you want. You know what it is. Happy birthday!
10. I wish you will grow taller by say, 5 inches. No kidding. I know that you've been dreaming to grow taller. So if I were your fairy godmother, I am going to grant your wish of becoming taller.
11. I wish my friend that you will finally meet the boy of your dreams tonight. Happy birthday, big girl!
12. I know you hate your pimples. My wish for you tonight is for those pimples to disappear from your otherwise angelic face. May you become lovelier each day.
13. Cher, you're a big girl now. Stop sucking your thumb. I know that you're going to shoot me after this, but my wish for you is for you to grow up into a fine young lady who no longer sucks her thumb.
14. I wish that you will finally meet your dream boy. Happy birthday!
15. May you have many more birthdays to come, say, a hundred more?
16. My wish is for you to have 10 wishes that you could use to realize your top ten wishes.
17. May you have all the blessings you need the whole year round! Happy, happy birthday!
18. I wish you all the success in the world! Mwah!