Sunday, February 2, 2014

Great Family Time in Rachel's Birthday

We had a great time with the family yesterday in celebrating my niece Rachel’s debut party. It’s not the usual party that you see with dancing as we don’t practice real night parties. The debutante only had short waltz dance with special men in her life and school friends in traditional 18 roses. The two emcees, the daughters of their Pastor were very good with entertaining guests with their lively hosting. They know Rachel from her childhood which makes their words just the right thing with the debutante’s birthday. All through the ceremonies of 18 treasures, 18 bills, 18 bags and 18 candles the music went by smoothly. The venue has slightly open walls making way for a loud music which turned out just enough to be heard around the big venue of less than 200 visitors. 

Well there are no real musical instruments except components, amplifiers, digital projectors and wireless microphones. I was expecting some though but I should say it’s safer not to have live instruments. I know that if my brother is not that busy he would have their family played piano, guitar or drums as he was earlier asking for yamaha drum hardware but then they will not feel the moment if they have tasks. The birthday celebration turned out happy and a little sentimental at the last part of wishes. Even without dancing the party came out alive and full of memorable moments especially with the serenade of my niece’ good old friend in high school who is an actor now and created awesome moments to the crowd.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Niece’ Debut

Today we’re celebrating my eldest niece’ 18th birthday. Her real birthday was a week ago but they’ve decided to make it this day to accommodate her school schedule. Rachel May is the second of my brother’s kids and the eldest daughter. She’s the first to have a debut because her elder brother will have to wait for next year for his 21st birthday. Everything is ready and the food is complete except that my brother asked me to cook extra dessert for the occasion. 

It’s good that yesterday was a holiday and I was able to cook pink gelatin for 200 visitors with some extras for the house guests. For the gift I’ve been thinking this whole week of nice one for her but all I’m seeing online are jewelries like platinum rings, fashion necklace and some accessories so I went to the mall for more ideas. Glad I found the storage box with designs and colors of her debut motif and immediately bought it and had it wrapped with a nice dark pink ribbon. I know she will like it because she has so many tidbits and pieces to keep and the box is a great one for storing it neatly. Later this afternoon we’ll go to the venue earlier than other guests to help my SIL with the last needed things.