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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

halloween costumes

Some people are just plain tired of wearing the usual scary costumes this halloween. Some have opted to be their favorite or most hated idol, like someone who is preparing to dress like Sarah Palin. Another celebrity has chosen to be Ellen Degeneres with her straight-legged pants, long sleeved upper blouse in a vest and scarf, and, of course, with the matching sneakers. If given the chance to be someone else, I'd like to be in the shoes of Sarah Palin too, he..he..he...can't think of anyone else who is getting so much attention these days. I do envy those glasses and her hair looks so good on her. I also admire her clothes.

masquerade theme for a debut

It sounds like fun to be going to a gala party where everybody is dressed formally, as in gowns and coats but I do not know if the wearing of masks especially if it's a debut bash would not rob the party-goers the comfort of not having anything that covers the face. For one, masks can be very cumbersome especially those that do not fit well. They can make the wearer feel uncomfortable because it can be hot after a while, and also, its smell can actually suffocate the wearer. Another thing, when one starts to sweat, the make-up would most likely run and ruin the beauty of the wearer when the time to remove the mask comes. One more drawback is the unwanted appearance of gatecrashers or uninvited guests---you never can know. A masquerade party works well during halloween or maybe a JS prom for a change, but for a debut, I don't think the idea will work.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

planning an event or a party

Budget is the first thing to be considered before planning any event or party. It is the budget which determines the general tempo of the party. However, one can always work around a limited budget if you have enough time to personally prepare some of the things needed instead of hiring someone to do this. By personally doing or making some of the party stuff you need, you can actually save a lot of money or use this for other party necessities. What are some of the things you can personally prepare?

1. party give-aways---personally- made party favors are better appreciated and actually come out more beautiful than the commercial ones

2. cake --- if you can bake or if any member of your family can prepare this, then this could mean a lot of savings for you

3. food --- preparing the food by hiring one or two chefs can be a huge help to your budget

4. hosting---a close friend or any member of the family can do this (for a guide, you can refer to any of the old posts here)

5. venue---if you have a nice place you don't have to rent one

6. decoration----flowers, balloons, ribbons, etc. are easily available---you can tap your friends or relatives to help you out with this

There are many ways in which a party planner can turn a small-budget event into a blast. For more discussions, please refer to the old posts in this blog.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

At Random turns 1

At Random, a local TV show in Dumaguete City, has come of age---well, not really. It just turned 1 a few days back and it's been a blast for the staff/hosts/producers of the show, having gone this far, having interviewed more than a hundred very important people in the community.

The show airs on Channel 6, Filproducts Cable TV every Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

There's more to expect from this show with nothing but positive ratings and responses from its viewers.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Some people are coming to this blog and I do not know them. This really intrigues me because these people do not drop a line or a comment so I have no way of knowing why they come to this blog. I presume though that they must be those party planners or those looking forward to hosting a party who want tips on how these things should go about. I should say you have come to the right place. My very old posts have all the answers to what you're looking for. You might want to go over my 2007 entries coz I had given a lot of tips there. Anyway, thanks for coming. Should you have questions you want me to answer, feel free to ask them through "comments".

Friday, October 3, 2008

writing the script

The host or emcee for any program has the duty to first of all, find out from the celebrant what she wants to happen during the party. The emcee must know the theme and the parts or numbers that had been prepared for the occasion. With these at hand, the host can now write the script around the theme and what the celebrant wants to happen. If the celebrant has no idea of the whole thing and she is giving you the freedom to organize the parts of the program, then you don't have to worry about anything. You will be the boss and the success or failure of the party depends on you. In other words, in your hands lie the party's life or death. First off, picture the whole party in your mind. How should it start? Of course the emcee holds the biggest part here. She has to prepare the opening lines in a way that would put everyone at ease and happy. Be a fun host. Deliver the lines like you are enjoying the party yourself. A program or party that starts well, ends well. Remember, the host does not merely call out the next number. She has to connect each number to the next. She has to observe and listen to the different presentations so she can give appropriate and witty transitions after each. If you can't do this, then hosting may not be for you.