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My 15 Favorite Things about Quinceañeras

May 24, 2008 at 11:00 PM by Isabella Wall | Comments

I love everything about quinceañeras. I believe a lot of good can come out of a family getting together to celebrate a girl’s transformation into adulthood. This week, I wanted to share 15 other reasons why quinces are so special! Here’s what I love about them...

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  1. I love that 15 means you are ready to learn how to read a bill, write a check, make arroz con frijoles — all of those grown-up responsibilities.

  2. I love when you wear Chuck Taylors for the changing-of-the-shoe ceremony, like the girl in this picture! (We're on the KTLA morning show)

  3. I love when you dress your perrito in a tuxedo and include him in la fiesta (if he is well behaved!).

  4. I love when you donate your dress to charity for other chicas who cannot afford to have a quinceañera.

  5. I love when you find creative ways to make a grand entrance. You can find a local antique car collectors’ club and ask if they would drive you and your court to the party. They might do it for free or for a minimal fee. You might even get the fire department to give you a ride in their red engine, if you ask!

  6. I love when you give your last doll to your mom or your little sister, instead of receiving it.

  7. I love when you set up a wishing well at the entrance of the reception, with a note pad where guests can write you a message

  8. I love when your mom and dad get to tell a story about when they were 15, or when they dance to their favorite songs from way back then.

  9. I love when you get together with friends on the weekends to rehearse the baile de sorpresa — and afterward, when you enjoy a potluck dinner together. Everyone brings their favorite dish to share.

  10. I love a Christmas quinceañera — it’s the perfect time to celebrate with the family. So many lights and decorations!

  11. I love when you use your 15th as a time to start an everyday natural-beauty and exercise routine.

  12. I love when you learn that being a princess really means being poised, elegant, considerate, and lovely.

  13. I love when you save a slice of your cake, freeze it, and eat it on your 16th birthday for good luck.

  14. I love when you learn to do some of the things that are unexpected for girls to know how to do — like using tools or riding a skateboard.

  15. I love when your quinceañera celebration becomes your first step to learning to be thrifty with money throughout your lifetime.

Tell me: What are YOUR favorite things about 15?

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Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.

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Dubbed "The Fairy Godmother of Quinceañeras" by the Latin media, Isabella is the leading expert on quinceañeras.


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