A recent survey showed that 71% of participants love celebrating their birthday, at any age — but a Quinceañera is special. A Quinceañera is the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, which marks her passage from girlhood to womanhood. It is celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx communities across the United States. Is your daughter’s, niece’s, or other relative’s Quinceañera coming up? If the celebration is quickly approaching but you have nothing planned, no need to worry. This article has you covered!
Hosting a Quinceañera can be a lot of work, but there are some useful tips out there for planning the celebration. Quinceanera.com suggests hiring a party planner to help you save yourself a lot of time and a lot of stress. This party planner should not be somebody who is your friend or who is in the Quinceañera court. Rather, they should be an outside professional resource. A party planner will know exactly what needs to be done and can do it in the most efficient way. While it may cost you a few extra dollars to hire a party planner, it’ll be worth it when you have time to focus on little details.
Eventcentive suggests starting the planning process as early as 10 to 12 months before the celebration. This gives you time to find a planner, hire a caterer, send out the invites, and complete other tasks that need to be done well in advance. Starting the planning early will also help you prevent expensive mistakes.
Even if you do hire a planner, Eventcentive says it’s a good idea to sit down with a planning group consisting of immediate family members every couple weeks or so to make sure everything is on track. The group can help you think of things you might have forgotten that are important to the Quinceañera. They can help you pick out the outfits, remind you to get any dresses or suits altered, and can take on certain tasks so you don’t have to handle everything by yourself. For example, have one of your family members handle the food. Even though a recent survey of International Ice Cream Association member companies shows vanilla remains the most popular flavor among their consumers at 28%, many people are allergic to the sweet treat. That family member can be responsible for finding ice cream alternatives so everyone can enjoy dessert.
On the day of the Quinceañera, Quinceanera.com says it’s important to <strong. Even though the day is going to be pretty crazy for you and your family, it’s important to make sure you’ve eaten. To avoid forgetting anything at your house that needs to be brought with you to the venue, leave all important items by your front door. That way you will see them as you’re leaving your house. To make things a little more convenient, put everything in a big box and leave it by your door. Checklists are helpful, too.
Party planning can be tough, especially when it comes to Quinceañeras. However, utilizing a few of the tips listed above can really help you have a successful, stress-free celebration.