One of the most exciting parts of a quinceanera is choosing the theme for the party. On the other hand, this is one of the biggest challenges. It’s important to have the traditional aspect of a quinceanera. But adding a personal touch never hurt anyone now did it? Let’s look at some possible ideas to choose from.
A common, yet excellent theme is having a Sophisticated themed Quinceanera. This will show others your grown up side. You can let your friends and family see your adult taste and style, as well as dress with an elegance appropriate for a night like this. This is a theme that will work well any time of year. In a sophisticated Quinceanera, I would recommend wearing black, white, or any muted color. This type of party is not styled for bright colors. You’ll want your court to look fabulous of course, but nothing that would detract from you on your special day. You should consider silver or gold for their colors. When it comes to decorations, less is more with a sophisticated theme. Favours with some shimmer and glamour will do nicely for an elegant quinceanera. As far as food goes, I would stick to a traditional meal. Something like fish, chicken, or steak will be very classy. You may want to bring out some tasty hors d’oeuvres being handed out throughout the party. Finally, just like the decorations, keep your music with a sophisticated theme. Keep with traditional songs that might be popular at quinceaneras, including obviously the traditional waltz.
Another popular theme is to have a Garden Party for your Quinceanera. Spring and garden themes are always great if your quinceaneras takes place in the springtime. And it totally fits the quinceanera theme of your new beginning of becoming an adult. A perfect location for your garden party theme, could be an actual garden. Or you may want to seek out some Long Island Wedding venues with a garden setting to fit your theme perfectly. The nice thing about having a garden party theme during the spring are all the colors you’ll have to choose from. Pastels will be a favorite for this type of party. With such a pallet to choose from, you’ll be able to select different color dresses for your court. But of course, you won’t want them to outshine you. If you find a nice Long Island wedding venue, you won’t need to do much decorating if it already looks like a garden. You can also have a nice variety when it comes to your menu. Having a garden theme gives you the flexibility for food. Go with what you like. It’s your day anyway. And again, when it comes to music, it’s up to you!
A fun theme for quinceaneras is to have a Princess theme for your big day. This is a little similar to your sophisticated theme, but you really can get more extravagant. You can really go all out making this location a kingdom rivaling any fairytale. This is a nice theme because it doesn’t matter what time of year you have it. If you really want to look like a princess, you’ll want to go with a really elegant dress. Colors such as white, gold or a soft color will turn you into that beautiful princess you’re hoping to be. And of course, don’t forget the tiara! You’ll want your court to look nice too. A princess isn’t going to be hanging out with a bunch of towns folk are they? Your court can be dressed in a nice color, in matching style. Or a different dress with the same color might look great too. You should consider what type of princess you are before you plan the decorations. If you are a fairy tale princess, then you’ll want to have your decorations look very feminine, and soft. But if you’re a more modern princess, then you’ll want to get a more classic theme, with tons of lavishness. You’ll want the guests to feel like they have been invited to a royal court, and therefore the food must be a feast fit for a princess. If your venue will provide on site catering, you’ll be able to have a menu that only royalty would approve of. If you can afford nicer silverware, and chinaware, it will only help your theme. And because you’re the princess, you get to be the one to choose the music.
Having a Quinceañera is a very special day for many Long Island girls growing up in Latino Cultures. This is a day they have been thinking about for years! I imagine there has been a lot of brainstorming and planning how to make this the perfect event for your daughter here on Long Island. The time has come to pinpoint some ideas and run with it. It’s your daughters fifteenth birthday. She’s becoming a woman. Let’s make this a amazing event never to be forgotten!
Quinceañera’s can be celebrated differently depending on the family, and the culture. Some families like to keep things simple. They only want to celebrate with their closest friends and family, and they don’t want to get too fancy with the decorations. Other families have an extravagant evening with tons of food, and presents. There tend to be more gifts at the high end celebrations as well. No matter which way you decide to go, keep in mind that the focus on this event is to honor your daughter.
Part of the tradition of the Quinceañera is having your daughter put together a court consisting of 14 people. This will represent the 14 years of childhood she has lived. These members of the court will be dressed in matching formal wear. Be sure to hire a professional choreographer, because this court will be learning dances and performing for the guests leading up to the father and daughter dance.
You shouldn’t make things complicated when choosing the music. Just go with whatever your daughter’s personal taste is. As hard as this might be, remember, it’s her special night, and a lot of her friends will be there with the same taste. You can hire a DJ to play a mix of her favorite songs, or if you want to keep things on a budget, you can always put together a playlist on your iPod. There are apps out there that will mix the music perfectly, as if a DJ was there. But on a night like this, you might want to hire a DJ because there will be different things going on throughout the night. So you may want that DJ moving the guests from thing to thing. Feel free to throw in some songs you and your friends might like. Depending on your budget, you may want to hire a Mariachi Band, or a Salsa Band. This will give the evening a more traditional feel. If you want to keep things less expensive, you could always hire a guitarist who can play Spanish guitar.
Now, you’re going to want to feed these guests right? But before we get to that, why don’t we get to what’s really important. The Cake! Seek out the best Cake Decorator for what you and your daughter are expecting for this night. Some people would rather go with cupcakes, but hey, she’s only going to be 15 once, so a tier cake seems fitting for sure.
When it comes to food, you’ll have many Long Island Catering Halls to choose from. So you might want to find a venue on Long Island that will cater in house. Of course you can always choose off site catering, depending on what food you’ll be serving. If your daughter’s birthday is during the wedding off season, it might be nice to check out some Long Island wedding venues to see if they are offering any special deals for Quinceañeras. Don’t forget how much you have going on with the planning, so you find yourself a caterer who will take some of the food stress off your hands. You and your daughter can plan the menu with the caterer and then leave it to them to make your meal ideas come to life.
You’ll want to look at the budget again to decide if you want a sit down dinner, or if you are going to go buffet style. Keep in mind, if the food is good, either option will be great.
Remember this is an occasion in your daughter’s life you’ll never want her to forget. So do all you can to capture the events of the evening. Sometimes it’s fun to put disposable cameras on the tables. Once you get the film developed, it can be hilarious to see what people took pictures of. It usually doesn’t cost to much to put together a fun photo booth for your guests to get together and have fun snapshots taken in there. If you have a friend or relative who is proficient in the world of photography, you may want to offer them a small stipend to take pictures of the night for you. I would suggest if there is room in the budget, hire a professional photographer. That way they’ll capture everything going on that night.
Lastly, remember that your daughter has been dreaming of this night, and waiting for it to be here for a long time. At least a long time in her mind. Make sure she is in a position where she can take it all in, and enjoy herself. When all is said and done, make sure your daughter writes in a diary her greatest memories of her Quinceañera. If you are able to plan ahead, and keep things organized, I know she’ll have the Quinceañera she always dreamed of!