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Quinceanera Party Themes

Updated on March 9, 2014
Image courtesy of Eneas on Flickr
Image courtesy of Eneas on Flickr

Planning a Quinceañera Party

There are as many Quinceañera party themes as there are young girls. Each girl wants her celebration to be unique and personal. Here are some ideas to get you started thinking about a theme for your special day.

Whatever you decide, don’t worry! You will be able to find quinceanera invitations and matching accessories and props online to make your theme seamless.

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Glass Slipper Quinceanera Favors from Wedding Favors Unlimited
Glass Slipper Quinceanera Favors from Wedding Favors Unlimited

Princess for a Day

What girl wouldn’t love to carry the theme of princess through her day? You will already be dressed in a ball gown, so why not create an elaborate castle set?

There are party supplies for this theme available online which include columns and arches and props to make the day fit for any Cinderella. And the fun won’t have to end at midnight. Hand out mini glass slippers as quinceanera party favors and have candelabras on each table. You can even have glass bowls filled with over-sized plastic “diamonds.”

Aladdin Princess Themed Quinceanera Highlights

Big City Quinceanera Theme - Image by Http2007 on Flickr
Big City Quinceanera Theme - Image by Http2007 on Flickr

Big City Life

Maybe you’re the kind of girl who dreams of going off to the city once school is done. You can have a night full of big city excitement when you carry out this festive theme. Again, you can find top hats and canes and skyline backdrops to make a mini city.

Add lighting, and your guests will think they’ve arrived in New York for a night. Have mini empire state buildings, oversized soft pretzels like the vendors sell, or recreate the facades of favorite shops like FAO Schwarz or Tiffany’s.

Hollywood red carpet theme - Image by Jennifer Su on Flickr
Hollywood red carpet theme - Image by Jennifer Su on Flickr

Hollywood Latina Style

Make a lasting impression with a celebrity theme. Guests will love walking into a Hollywood set you’ve created. Accent films that are meaningful to you. Go with movie posters or photos of Latina stars or add as much or as little embellishment as you like.

Have “Oscars” as favors or décor on each table, have movie cameras and film reels on hand and have the guests enter on a walk of stars like in LA. Kits are available online, but you can certainly put your own stamp on the theme.

Use one wall of the hall to show movies, give out glamorous sunglasses to the guests, and roll out a real red carpet. Have on-hand over-sized popcorn buckets filled to the brim for guests to snack on. There are so many Quinceanera party accessories that will help accent your theme for your special day.

"Sweet 15" - Quinceanera Gowns

Image by Flickr user Eneas
Image by Flickr user Eneas
Garden location idea - Image by IndigoPrime on Flickr
Garden location idea - Image by IndigoPrime on Flickr

Garden of Dreams

What a lovely atmosphere the reception will have when it’s decorated with roses and greenery. Add arches covered in vines, topiaries in big urns, benches, and draped chiffon and netting backdrops. You can find everything you need to turn your hall into a garden oasis. Include a working fountain and lush floral centerpieces to complete the effect.

Bring in some swan cutouts and a portable pond. You can float lily pads and candles and have a sweet backdrop for all those photo opps. Of course, you'll want to pick out some flower or earth-like quinceanera favors to suit the theme and add to the beauty of it.

Gorgeous Quinceanera Cakes

Paris themed quinceanera ideas - Image from Flickr by O Palsson
Paris themed quinceanera ideas - Image from Flickr by O Palsson

European Elegance

Have a favorite European city? Paris? Milan? Madrid? You can recreate the allure of a foreign city right in your hall. You can find ready-made supplies and backdrops to design your own walled city. Bring in mini Eiffel tower favors and a large Eiffel tower prop for photos. Include cypress trees or balcony backdrops for a distinctly ancient appeal. Go Romeo and Juliet with a balcony area for photos. You can really bring sweet innocent touches into the day with this theme. Create an outdoor market or focus on a landmark that is meaningful to you.

Underwater theme - Image by Gaab22 on Flickr
Underwater theme - Image by Gaab22 on Flickr

Underwater Adventure

Invite your guests to step into an undersea world. It’s so easy to do with blue lights and backdrops you can find online. If you love mermaids and dolphins, you can include these into your fantasy sea life theme.

Get creative with the colors. Use several shades of blue and hang crepe paper seaweed. Include favors that conjure images of the ocean like sea shells or starfish. You might even set up a little island pavilion for photos.

You can really go all out with quinceanera themed favors and throw a party that guests will remember.


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      princess23 5 years ago

      i love your beautiful ideas i might even use them for the party

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      My granddaughter would love to be princess for a day - what girl wouldn't. The dresses are beautiful.

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      Houston Quince 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Cool hub! Love the pics!

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      Janice S 6 years ago

      Congrats on winning the hubnugget contest....well-deserved!

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      bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      congrats on your nomination for a hubnugget!Beautiful dress ideas,and the party ideas are awesome! I love the red carpet idea!

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      Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      What lovely ideas!

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination: to view it,

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      Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Let's party - who can resist? Thanks for a beautiful hub with great ideas.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, these MAJOR parties! Quite the interesting read.

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      Internet Author 7 years ago from Philadelphia

      Thank you great job on this hub! Very informative.

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      Janice S 7 years ago

      What 15 year old girl wouldn't like being princess for a day? Although I must say that blue dress with the floral motif is a bit over the top for me. Great list of theme ideas!