La Quinceañera is the sweet 15 birthday party celebrated in Latin communities around the world, where our darling young girls leave behind the vestiges of childhood towards young womanhood. It is an elaborate event traditionally featuring special mass attended by family and godparents (padrinos) and a formal court with friends, a cake, and dancing. So get your fancy dress, book your favorite band, and let’s get started!
For elegant invitation, paste a pretty printed paper (check the scrapbook section at your craft store) to thick white cardstock. Cut out a rectangle to fit your envelope. Cut a another rectangle that is 1 to 2 inches smaller on each side out of plain white paper and paste to the top of your invitation, so the printed paper is visible on all sides. Attach a decorative sticker or jeweled button to the top center of the white paper and write your party details. If that seems too involved, you could always order beautiful invitations along with budget-friendly party supplies and favor containers.
Once the traditional elements are completed and the dancing has begun, your guests might very much enjoy some party games!
– Rhyme Round: Someone starts by asking the person next to them a silly question. That person then has to ask another silly question to the next in line by starting with a word that rhymes with the last word of the first question.
– Musical Chairs: a fun game for any age and the band might enjoy a little change of pace!
– Birthday Girl Trivia: a good one for the family and friends as they see who knows the most about the star of the day!
Depending on your chosen theme, the food options are endless. You can serve Birthday Girl’s favorite foods or keep things simple with petite fours, pastries, and tea. A buffet style lunch of Latin flavors is a fabulous idea, too.
For many families, this La Quinceañera Birthday Party marks an important milestone, so regardless of your choices, budget, or preferences; it will be an outstanding pathway that your daughter will remember forever.