Today’s Quince Celebration

Whether you call it a Quinceaños, a Sweet Fifteen or a Sweet Sixteen, today’s celebration is a very special time.

For the family, it is a time to show off a beloved daughter to family and friends. It is a time to give thanks to God for that precious life. It is an opportunity for la familia to get together. And, just as important, it is a time to create a magnificent feast and a blast of a party.

From the quinceanera’s point-of-view, it is a time to get her best friends together for an unforgettably good time. It is an opportunity to dress up in a beautiful gown and be the center of attention for a day. It is a time to share with mom and dad, favored aunts and madrinas, special moments in the planning and organizing of this very extraordinary day. It is a time that she will remember forever.

Quinceanera in White Gown wearing a silver tiara with the number 16

Quinceanera poses in a white gown wearing a sparkling rhinestone tiara with the number 16 and pearl jewelry.

Sweet Fifteen or Sweet Sixteen?

The celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday is a Hispanic tradition that is widely celebrated in the U.S. However, many families today are merging their Hispanic and American heritages by choosing to celebrate a Sweet Sixteen. For their Sweet 16 party, the families do the full-blown quinceanera customs – the religious ceremony, the reception, the tiara with the number 16, everything. We encourage families to select the customs that have special meaning to them and to add to the customs as they wish. That is what makes the celebration unique and very special.

Quinceanera Themes

Choosing a theme for the Quince or Sweet 16 can be a way to personalize the celebration. The theme choices are limited only by the girl’s imagination! The theme may revolve around the girl’s special interests, her dream fantasy or her unique style
Some popular motifs are: Stars, Butterflies, Fairies, Roses, Angels, and Snowflakes.
And, there are full-fledge themes that make the party a memorable experience for the guests, like:

  • Carnival/Mardi Gras, Phantom of the Opera
  • Arabian Nights/Aladdin, Under-the-Sea
  • Fairytale Princess/Cinderella
  • Precious Moments
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Garden Party, Safari, Luau
  • A Night in Paris
  • Music, Rock n Roll

Even though a Quince is a traditional celebration, customs vary. There is no one right way to do this. Each girl is unique and her celebration is a way to showcase her uniqueness!

Cake and Toasting Set in Masquerade Theme

Quince Set on a silver tray includes two champagne flutes and the cake knife and server decorated with ribbon, feathers and masquerade masks in turquoise. Included is a decorated bottle of Sparkling Cider. Both the cake knife, cake server and glasses are engraved with the words Mis 15 Anos.

Quinceanera Accessories Set

Set for a Quince or Sweet 16 includes a 24″ Quinceanera doll, the Kneeling Pillow, Tiara Pillow, Guest Book, Photo Album and Bible in white satin with Turquoise organza and embroidery.

Accessories for Quince Años and Sweet Sixteen

The families of today’s celebrations often seek out and include the party accessories that are uniquely designed for the Quinceanera or Sweet 16 celebration. These accessories more notably will have the words “Mis Quince Años” (or “My Sweet 16”) and oftentimes be personalized.

Accessories for this special occasion might include:

The variety and selection available for accessories for the Quinceanera and Sweet 16 celebrations facilitate the planning and production of the event, and make the unforgettable occasion even more memorable.
Quinceanera Invitation embossed with silver stars

Quinceanera or Sweet 16 invitation is decorated with silver stars amid decorative silver swirls. The front has the words Mis Quince Años and the girl’s name.