Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Risa's 18th Birthday Party ♥


It was my husband's cousin debutante Risa Dee on 16th of June 2009

at Kado Japanese Restaurant.

The Debut is a cultural tradition of the Filipino people. It is a coming-of-age celebration for Philippine women that is somewhat reminiscent of the Spanish tradition of the "Quinceanera" celebration. The difference between the Spanish Quinceanera and the Philippine Debut is the age at which the celebration takes place. The Philippine debut celebrates a woman entering into her 18th year, while the Spanish Quineanera takes place on a young lady's 15th birthday.
On their 18th birthday, Philippine women throw a large party,celebrant similar to that of a wedding party, while the celebrant typically wears an extravagant ball gown. There is also an "18 Roses Dance" where 18 males picked by the celebrant beforehand dance with her after presenting her with a single red rose. This dance is almost always preceded with the memorable "Father and Daughter Dance".
During the celebration, the debutante also has 18 chosen "candles". These "candles" are females who know the celebrant and must give a short speech on either their relationship with the celebrant and/or any special birthday wishes they have for their celebrant. After all the food, entertainment, and Philippine Debut traditions for this wonderful occasion has gone under way, the celebrant brings the celebration to a close with a Debutante's speech in which she shares her life experience and gratitude with her beloved guests.



















14 comments:

Sharlene A [X3MZSHAR] said...

wow i love her dress and the color scheme is nice. my theme was gold and white

donnarence said...

her dress looks fab.. you look so sexy..

simpliizity said...

The cake looks yummy! And the debutante looks so beautiful :) Loves her dress!

pangie said...

looks like it was a good party. both you two ladies look lovely.

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Omg, she had such a beautiful cake & a pretty dress!

AbcGrrrL said...

Beautiful! Glad you're back!

Did you save me a piece of cake?

KRYSTAL said...

wow!! i love her cake! and her dress is beautiful!

becky said...

her dress is really beautiful. I like going to parties like this where everything matches :) you are looking beautiful as well.

Sherry said...

wow so lovely and love the dress :)

SwatchCrazee said...

look at that purple dress! so hott! u luk hot urself

David said...

'Debuts' as what we call it now but Filipino women celebrated Quinceañeras. It's not Spanish but it originated in Latin America. It's more of Hispanic origin (like Mexican, Filipino, Venezuelan Colombian etc.) than Spanish (Andalusian, Galician, Castilian, Basque, Catalan etc.). Quinceañeras were celebrated in all of Spain's colonies and that included the Philippines, the seat of government of the Spanish East Indies. 15 or 18 it doesn't matter but we should have preserved the original ceremony and representations of quinceañera. It isn't only a coming of age celebration but it's also a religious celebration of a woman.

Anonymous said...

so nice.. she's so pretty.. love it! also the cake..! delicious!

Angie said...

gorgeous cake and dress :)

adwords de google said...

gorgeous