lunedì, maggio 15

Planning A Great Quinceanera Party

Quinceanera is a celebration of a little girl’s transition to womanhood once she reaches the age of 15. It can be likened to an 18th birthday debut and it is usually celebrated throughout the Latin areas of the United States. The preparations are usually done by the family and some of the closest friends of the celebrant, of whom all of which must carefully plan to depict the personality of the girl who is about to become a lady. This post will provide some useful tips on how to plan a truly wonderful and great Quinceanera party to be well remembered by everybody.

1. General details – All those who are responsible for the celebration must set up a meeting at least 10 months before the exact date of the party. Try to discuss on the important aspects of the Quiceanera party like the date (usually is held on a weekend closest to the celebrant’s birthday), the possible candidates of the “Court of Honor” (14 couples all in all), and also the Chambelan which is the celebrant’s escort at the party. If there’s room for more attendees at the party, you can also include Godparents who will accompany the celebrant and her parents at the entire party which can last for up to 5-6 hours.

2. Set a reasonable amount for the party – Saving beforehand is usually done by the parents of the celebrant who want to ensure a magnificent party for their daughter. The budget will cover mainly the location, the party services, the entertainment, the food, and even the dresses to be worn on the occasion. As for the Quiceanera’s dress, it would be wise to buy online as there are a lot of low-priced Quinceanera dresses that are well made with quality.

Here are some photos of reasonably priced Quinceanera dresses you can find online.
You can also take advantage of these cheap evening dresses should the celebrant desire for a more up-to-date look:


3. Make a list of the guests to be invited – It would also be helpful to determine the number of guests you are going to invite at the Quinceanera party. As much as possible, try to include only some of the closest family members and peers of the celebrant to attend at the party. But if the budget permits, then you can add other guests to make the party even merrier.

4. Contact a dance instructor – One of the highlights at the Quiceanera party is the dance at the banquet. Teach the Quinceanera celebrant as well as all the participants in the Court of honor the basics of the Waltz and some other dance steps because everybody will surely strut their feet and dance into the tune of the party medley.

5. Mix and match the entertainment – Another aspect that brings life to party are the musicians providing the live entertainment. While the Quinceanera is more a traditional event, you can add a little twist by mixing up all the performers at the party. Bring along some Mariachis to imbibe the Latin flavor and also include some contemporary bands to add some modern sense. The mixing of the old and the new will turn the Quinceanera into a unique party and it will make the celebrant and the guests really happy.