It’s not every day that you get to put on a beautiful gown
and celebrate your 15th birthday! This is just the beginning of your life as a woman.
So, of course you want everything to be perfect. This birthday should be a special
one so that’s why we are here to help you plan for the perfect Quinceañera! Be your
own party planner and use this checklist to make sure everything goes as smoothly
and glamorously as you dreamed it would be. And be sure to include your parents
in your planning and understand their, expectations for your big day, as they will
be an important part of the celebration, too.
Start a Quince notebook to document your favorite ideas and keep track of important
Pick a date for your Quince and set a budget with your parents or guardian.
Make a guest list and decide who will be in your
Court of Honor.
Meet with your Court of Honor to select their attire.
Tip: Typically, your Damas will wear dresses and your Chambelans will wear tuxedos/suits
that match, but this isn’t for everyone. See if your court can all wear a similar
color or pattern from their own closet. This will look just as good and also let
your court show off their own unique looks.
Secure your gown, tiara, shoes and accessories for your special day
Tip: Talk to your friends and family and see what kinds of treasure they have in
their closets. You might find cool things to borrow, like a gorgeous dress or a
Start sending out your save-the-dates so people can make plans to attend. As your
event gets closer, send the invitation with your event details.
Tip: If you don’t want to order save-the-dates and invitations, get crafty and make
your own! The same goes for party favors and programs. The most important thing
is to send them out on time.
Important Things to Remember
Venue: This is where all your friends and family will go after the ceremony, so
look for a place that is close and within your budget. Outdoor parties are fun,
so keep all your options open.
The Last Doll: This doll will be both a keepsake and decoration at your ceremony,
so pick one that fits your style and personality! You’ll be walking about with her
to thank your guests for coming and also present them with a small token of your
Emergency kit: Don’t get caught unprepared on your special day. You’ll need to pack
a small tote bag with all your must-have items, including hair pins, period protection,
make-up for touch ups, tissues, deodorant, breath mints and anything else that will
get you through this event looking and feeling your best!
Think Outside the Box
A photographer: Recruit one of your photo-savvy friends or a family member who has
a special talent for photography!
A caterer: Think about planning a pot-luck celebration, everyone can bring their
Decorations:You could always call a florist, but if you are feeling crafty, you
can make your own centerpieces and decorations.
Make-up: Does your mom or BFF have great taste in hairstyles and make-up? See
if they can help you prep for the big day of your Quince.
Music: Create your own play list with your favorite dance songs instead of getting
a DJ. Or see if your friend’s band would be willing to play a few songs for you!
Cake: You can make this yourself, too. With the right tools and a little help from
someone older, you can make a beautiful cake (or cupcakes!) fit for a princess.
Plus, you can make it just how you want it. Feel free to add flowers to the top,
not everything has to be edible!
On the day of your Quince, try to stay calm and relax! You’ve got this all planned.
You look gorgeous and this is about to be the best party ever. Enjoy yourself and
Create a quinceanera checklist with tips and tricks from teen girls at BeingGirl.com.