For girls in Latin American countries, and even girls in the United States of Latin descent the Fancy Quinceanera Party is a rite of passage, akin to the bar mitzvah for Jewish boys. It is surely the most important day of their lives so far, and will probably remain so until their wedding day.
The word comes from the Spanish word for fifteen, and so is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday. But the meanings and traditions behind it are nothing like what American's might think of as a Sweet Sixteen Party. This day is like a coming out party, a presentation of the girl to society now as a young woman.
Top 10 Fancy Quinceañera Party Invitations
The emerging of the child into a young woman is definitely a day for celebration. It is also a day for reaffirming one’s commitment to family, friends, tradition, and community. It is a day of ceremony and celebration, with rich cultural overtones. The day is most often a fancy dress affair, with as much preparation put into dresses, cakes, hairstyles, flowers and party invitations as one might expect for a wedding.
If you have been invited to a Fancy Quinceanera Party, and you aren't sure how to dress, consider how you might dress for a semi-formal prom. Floor length gowns are not usually necessary, but a something with flair is definitely appropriate. Gifts for the young lady might include makeup, hair accessories, or gift cards for clothing stores. Make it something personal.
If you are planning a Fancy Quinceanera Party you will be choosing cake decorations and toppers, flowers, party gifts for the guests, hiring photographers and planning the agenda. But be sure not to overlook the invitations and thank you notes. You will want to find the perfect invitations for your young lady, and fortunately, the internet is replete with gorgeous designs for you to choose from.
The invitation you choose should be something that represents your Quinceanera girl. Think about her personality, and find something that describes it. For example, has she always had a favorite fairy tale, for example Cinderella? Look for invitations that use it as a theme. Something using Cinderella's carriage or sparkling glass slippers. Is she a lacy, frilly kind of gal? Look for invitations that are elegant, with lace and jewels on them, ribbons and bows, or perhaps something like a princess tiara.
Or perhaps she likes things a little less lavish, but still elegant. The important thing is to find something that represents her. Once you find that special invitation, you can have it personalized with specific text for the occasion, or even a photo if you wish. Remember that the invitation is an important part of the experience, so take your time to find just the right one. Most importantly, have a great Quinceanera Party!