Quinceañera or “quince años” is known as the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday. The intention of it is to celebrate her passage from a girl to a woman. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, the celebration is religious and social; to follow the religious path a mass is celebrated with the girl’s family, godparents and friends. After that a party is hosted where the guests are offered food, drinks and dance after the quinceañera dances the waltz with her father, godfather, family (mostly men) and chamberlains.

Trends and traditions for quinceañeras have evolved and have become more modern, elegant and classy. Traditionally, Quinceañeras used to wear flowy tulle dresses, heels, a lot of makeup and a big hairdo with a crown but nowadays some opt for more natural look, lighter makeup and hairdo.

We’d love to share some of the latest trends in quinceañeras that we observed here. Important features of each celebration include a party theme, invitations, dress, and dessert bar.

Quinceañera Invitations:

Invitations nowadays tend to be very clean, simple and elegant. Pastel and soft colors make them look very cute. These are some ideas that you can take as inspiration on what you would like yours to look like.

Quinceañera themes:

Some popular themes include:

-Arabian nights: This theme is all about shiny details and a lot of colored jewels. Take some of Aladdin’s inspiration and make it colorful, shiny and with fitting music choices.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress and decorated with black & blue accents. You can even defy the color themes and wear a very elegant black dress that will for sure make you feel like you’re in the movie.

Paris: Bold and Elegant, this theme will make you feel like a very fancy quinceañera. You can play with the color mix, pink and white, or blue & peach.

Quinceañera Dresses:

Lace Dress: a classic that will never go out of style

Strapless Dress: using this dress will keep your look very modern still very chic.

Corset Waist Dress: for the quinceañera that wants to feel like a princess this is just perfect.

Chiffon Dress: let’s just say this dress is a dream come true.

Dessert Bars:

Dessert Bars have become a huge trend for special events such as weddings, quinceañeras, baptisms, corporate events, etc. The advantage of these is that you can have a variety of candies, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc and you can never go wrong with whatever you choose and satisfy everyone’s taste. Not to mention that dessert bars look great at any event.

We hope you find these ideas very helpful, and that you have the best time at your upcoming Quinceañera! We’d be happy to discuss your ideas and help you plan your very special Quinceañera in Southern California.