Themes & Ideas for a Quinceanera


The quinceanera celebration marks the moment when a girl turns 15. The idea is similar to a sweet 16 party and celebrated in Latin American countries or by those descended from those cultures. The quinceanera is typically a large affair, where the girl celebrates with family and friends. Themes and ideas for a quinceanera include elegant and upscale party themes.

Hollywood Nights

  • Build a quinceanera party around a Hollywood nights theme. Lay out a thick red carpet and make guests walk along the carpet to reach the party. Create a large star at the end of the red carpet and asks guests to pose in front of the star for photographs. Serve canapes, hot appetizers and a wide range of finger foods. Make your own non-alcoholic drink and name it after the birthday girl. Serve the drinks in iced martini glasses for an upscale feel.

Enchanted Garden

  • For an enchanted garden theme, decorate the walls of the party space with fake hanging vines. Attach decorative butterflies, bees and flowers onto the vines. Use an arch decorated with fake vines as the entrance to the quinceanera party and use it for photographs. Arrange twinkle lights, or fairy lights, in between the vines, making the decorations appear to glow. Use the dark green color of the vines and the brighter colors of the decorations in other places around the party. Place brightly colored flower centerpieces on each table and cover the chairs in dark green fabric.

Luau Party

  • Host an outdoor luau party with a more relaxed feel for the quinceanera celebration. Set up a pig roast as the center of the party or just serve freshly roasted pork. Encourage guests to come dressed in their favorite luau costumes and keep fake grass skirts on hand for guests to wear. Decorate the tables with fresh fruit served in pineapple bowls. Serve fruit punch, decorated with chunks of fresh fruit. Hold a limbo contest and play Hawaiian music in the background.

Black and White Party

  • Throw a black and white quinceanera party, asking guests to come dressed in black and white formal wear. Carry the theme over in the decorations, centerpieces and even the food served. Serve blackened pork chops or chicken with whipped mashed potatoes and strawberries drizzled with dark and white chocolate. Cover the tables in clean white fabric and use black fabric on the chairs. Make elegant centerpieces of clean white flowers, such as white roses, displayed in black vases.

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