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Do Italians have any special traditions for this occasion? I need some great ideas for Italian style birthday party))

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    18th birthdays are the only ones that really have traditions, and even within that, the one general requirement is that the party has to be big. If you're turning 18 its a must to rent out a venue and invite a minimum of 100 people, not uncommon to see 2 or 3 hundred. In fact, they're kind of like the reception of a wedding. Lots of big tables, decor--balloons, streamers, normal party stuff (depending on how fancy you go). Theres usually a period of about an hour, maybe more, where everyone comes in and settles down and mingles for a while. They start around 7:30-8:30. Italians are notoriously late people, so sometimes you have to wait until 9-9:30 until dinner starts. Dinner is usually a buffet, but sometimes catered. Typical Italian food is served...the order varies oddly though. The first is almost always meats, cheeses, and little things though, but than they switch and there will be a variety of pasta and salads, or lasagna, or pig. It really depends a lot. And then of course a big dessert course, fruit and sweets. Wine and beer are required at every table, along with water (natural and frizzy). After dinner theres dancing, then they'll go over to the cake, pop champagne, everyone takes photos with the birthday girl, bring out cake, more dancing, etc. etc. Also its really common to make a video, or "photo-story" of the person, with music and writing, but once again, more for big birthdays...mmmm I think thats about it. Oh and its a pretty fancy occasion. And also friends will play practical jokes of the birthday guy/girl. Hope that helped. I happened to go to school in Italy for the year everyone turned 18 so if that doesn't count as experience I dont know what does, ahha. over 6 years ago

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    What are some Italian birthday traditions?
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    Roberto Melendez
    Roberto Melendez, Limo Service provider in Long Island Since past 8 years. www.lipartyrides.com
    Written Dec 31, 2015
    18th birthdays are the only ones that really have traditions, and even within that, the one general requirement is that the party has to be big. If you're turning 18 its a must to rent out a venue and invite a minimum of 100 people, not uncommon to see 2 or 3 hundred. In fact, they're kind of like the reception of a wedding. Lots of big tables, decor--balloons, streamers, normal party stuff (depending on how fancy you go). Theres usually a period of about an hour, maybe more, where everyone comes in and settles down and mingles for a while. They start around 7:30-8:30. Italians are notoriously late people, so sometimes you have to wait until 9-9:30 until dinner starts. Dinner is usually a buffet, but sometimes catered. Typical Italian food is served...the order varies oddly though. The first is almost always meats, cheeses, and little things though, but than they switch and there will be a variety of pasta and salads, or lasagna, or pig. It really depends a lot. And then of course a big dessert course, fruit and sweets. Wine and beer are required at every table, along with water (natural and frizzy). After dinner theres dancing, then they'll go over to the cake, pop champagne, everyone takes photos with the birthday girl, bring out cake, more dancing, etc. etc. Also its really common to make a video, or "photo-story" of the person, with music and writing, but once again, more for big birthdays...mmmm I think thats about it. Oh and its a pretty fancy occasion. And also friends will play practical jokes of the birthday guy/girl. Hope that helped. I happened to go to school in Italy for the year everyone turned 18 so if that doesn't count as experience I dont know what does, ahha over 1 year ago

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    What are some Italian birthday traditions?
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    Roberto Melendez
    Roberto Melendez, Limo Service provider in Long Island Since past 8 years. www.lipartyrides.com
    Written Dec 31, 2015
    18th birthdays are the only ones that really have traditions, and even within that, the one general requirement is that the party has to be big. If you're turning 18 its a must to rent out a venue and invite a minimum of 100 people, not uncommon to see 2 or 3 hundred. In fact, they're kind of like the reception of a wedding. Lots of big tables, decor--balloons, streamers, normal party stuff (depending on how fancy you go). Theres usually a period of about an hour, maybe more, where everyone comes in and settles down and mingles for a while. They start around 7:30-8:30. Italians are notoriously late people, so sometimes you have to wait until 9-9:30 until dinner starts. Dinner is usually a buffet, but sometimes catered. Typical Italian food is served...the order varies oddly though. The first is almost always meats, cheeses, and little things though, but than they switch and there will be a variety of pasta and salads, or lasagna, or pig. It really depends a lot. And then of course a big dessert course, fruit and sweets. Wine and beer are required at every table, along with water (natural and frizzy). After dinner theres dancing, then they'll go over to the cake, pop champagne, everyone takes photos with the birthday girl, bring out cake, more dancing, etc. etc. Also its really common to make a video, or "photo-story" of the person, with music and writing, but once again, more for big birthdays...mmmm I think thats about it. Oh and its a pretty fancy occasion. And also friends will play practical jokes of the birthday guy/girl. Hope that helped. I happened to go to school in Italy for the year everyone turned 18 so if that doesn't count as experience I dont know what does, ahha over 1 year ago

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    They have a party over 1 year ago

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    They invite friends and guests over 1 year ago

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    18th birthdays are the only ones that really have traditions, and even within that, the one general requirement is that the party has to be big. If you're turning 18 its a must to rent out a venue and invite a minimum of 100 people, not uncommon to see 2 or 3 hundred. In fact, they're kind of like the reception of a wedding. Lots of big tables, decor--balloons, streamers, normal party stuff (depending on how fancy you go). Theres usually a period of about an hour, maybe more, where everyone comes in and settles down and mingles for a while. They start around 7:30-8:30. Italians are notoriously late people, so sometimes you have to wait until 9-9:30 until dinner starts. Dinner is usually a buffet, but sometimes catered. Typical Italian food is served...the order varies oddly though. The first is almost always meats, cheeses, and little things though, but than they switch and there will be a variety of pasta and salads, or lasagna, or pig. It really depends a lot. And then of course a big dessert course, fruit and sweets. Wine and beer are required at every table, along with water (natural and frizzy). After dinner theres dancing, then they'll go over to the cake, pop champagne, everyone takes photos with the birthday girl, bring out cake, more dancing, etc. etc. Also its really common to make a video, or "photo-story" of the person, with music and writing, but once again, more for big birthdays...mmmm I think thats about it. Oh and its a pretty fancy occasion. And also friends will play practical jokes of the birthday guy/girl. Hope that helped. I happened to go to school in Italy for the year everyone turned 18 so if that doesn't count as experience I dont know what does, ahha
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    18th birthdays are the only ones that really have traditions, and even within that, the one general requirement is that the party has to be big. If you're turning 18 its a must to rent out a venue and invite a minimum of 100 people, not uncommon to see 2 or 3 hundred. In fact, they're kind of like the reception of a wedding. Lots of big tables, decor--balloons, streamers, normal party stuff (depending on how fancy you go). Theres usually a period of about an hour, maybe more, where everyone comes in and settles down and mingles for a while. They start around 7:30-8:30. Italians are notoriously late people, so sometimes you have to wait until 9-9:30 until dinner starts. Dinner is usually a buffet, but sometimes catered. Typical Italian food is served...the order varies oddly though. The first is almost always meats, cheeses, and little things though, but than they switch and there will be a variety of pasta and salads, or lasagna, or pig. It really depends a lot. And then of course a big dessert course, fruit and sweets. Wine and beer are required at every table, along with water (natural and frizzy). After dinner theres dancing, then they'll go over to the cake, pop champagne, everyone takes photos with the birthday girl, bring out cake, more dancing, etc. etc. Also its really common to make a video, or "photo-story" of the person, with music and writing, but once again, more for big birthdays...mmmm I think thats about it. Oh and its a pretty fancy occasion. And also friends will play practical jokes of the birthday guy/girl. Hope that helped. I happened to go to school in Italy for the year everyone turned 18 so if that doesn't count as experience I dont know what does, ahha
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