Last March, Andrea Brillantes wowed her fans with a photoshoot for Metro Magazine in celebration of her 18th birthday. She donned 18 dresses for the photo shoot, and the magazine dubbed her as their Debutante of the Year.
The "Huwag Kang Mangamba" actress said she decided not to hold a grand party but an intimate celebration instead with her closest friends. What the actress did not know is that her friends Bea Borres, CJ De Guzman, and Mona Alawi organized a surprise party for her.
In a Facebook post by Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort, the private resort where Andrea booked a staycation for her 18th birthday, they revealed how the three ladies successfully pulled off their surprise for the actress.
Rancho Bernardo said that the planning happened via secret group chats and video calls together with an event planner and different suppliers.
For the first surprise which happened at the resort's view deck, Andrea only expected a simple dinner with her friends while watching the sunset, since it was what she initially planned. But as soon as they arrived on the deck, Andrea was welcomed by a summer picnic garden-themed setup with a picnic mat, picnic table, pillows, and beautifully arranged flowers.
And for the second surprise and the main event, Bea, CJ, and Mona arranged a Glam Noir-themed birthday party for Andrea at Rancho Bernardo's events hall. The party was designed like that of debutantes' grand parties — complete with a beautiful backdrop, a gold chandelier, decorative tables and chairs, and even a five-tier birthday cake.
The three girls also danced with Andrea and prepared an 18-candle presentation with birthday greetings from her friends through video call.
You can see more of the snaps and what went down in the two-part celebration here:
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