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Red Quinceañera Theme: Why It's the Color for You

February 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM by Isabella Wall | Comments

VIVA ROJO! It's the hottest color, in my opinion. Red is a primary color and a favorite of Latinas, because it looks especially warm on rich skin tones.

In Asian cultures, red means joy and prosperity, which is why Indian brides wear red gowns instead of white ones. Business people wear a touch of red when they want to give a strong impression. The red carpet for celebrities and VIPs gives them special distinction.red quinceanera dresses

If you want to add symbolism to your quince, red will represent your courage, enthusiasm, energy, and confidence for pursuing your dreams. Like red roses on Valentine's Day, it symbolizes your passion for life. Like red lipstick, it's all about glamour too.

If you think red is too bright for you, consider deeper or softer shades from the red family. There are pinkish-oranges like cerise; orange-reds; purplish-reds like burgundy; burnt reds, like sangria. These varieties of red can be fun to add to your quince, whether you just have a red band on your white dress or a full red dress. You could also pair up red with something else, like zebra print or gold.

A red dress can make you feel confident, and remind you that you OWN the spotlight, even if you feel uncomfortable in it at first because you're not used to it.

Even the word red has special meaning, which you can use on your invitations.

  • "Red letter day" — a day of special significance
  • "Red flag" — means to be aware; save the date!
  • "Red carpet treatment" or "Roll out the red carpet" — means to make someone feel extra special or like a celebrity.
  • "Paint the town red" — means to celebrate or go out partying

Red makes a great theme in February because of Valentine's Day, in July because of Independence Day, and in December because of Christmas. During these times of the year, there's a greater abundance of red-themed decorations to choose from.

You may also serve some red foods, like spaghetti with red sauce, pizza, tomato juice, foods with red onions, red peppers, red cabbage, beets, red beans, tomatoes, apples, red grapes, all the berries — cherries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries — plus watermelon and pomegranates. One of the quince girls MisQuinceMag.com spotlighted, Raena-Lyn, had a red theme and put all red and pink candies out for her guests.

How about you? Got any other "red hot" ideas?


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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