These Selena-Themed Parties Will Inspire You To Rep La Reina On Your Next Birthday
It has been almost 24 years since the tragic death of our queen Selena on March 31, 1995. At the time of her untimely death, she was only 23 years old. During her short but eventful life, she became an icon for Mexican-Americans and Latinos all throughout the globe. She also helped bring genres such as tejano, cumbia, and grupero to mainstream American popular culture. Today, she is still an eternal icon and the epitome of what it means to be a contemporary Latina power player: generous, fearless and proud of her roots.
Let’s leave sad memories behind and witness one of the ways in which Selena Quintanilla continues to be a source of inspiration and joy for millions. What better way to do it than showing you the lengths that Selena fans go through to honor their beloved singer in birthday parties! Yes, Selena-themed parties are still in and will never go out.
This birthday cake that looks like more like an altar to la reina del Texas.
We love the elegant arrangement in this cake. Selena looks ravishing in that picture, and the roses give an extra touch of nostalgia to the piece. It looks too pretty to eat, but we are sure it was delicioso.
What about this fantastic recreation of one of Selena’s most iconic looks?
Selena could rock basically any style, from grupero outfits to more rock-n-roll classics like leather jackets. This Insta user copied Selena’s look for the 1994 Tejano Music Awards and she did a great job. More on her party below.
Como la flor. Now, that is one chingón party desserts spread!
This desserts table is a true homage to the late Grammy Award winner. Como la flor… one of the phrases most tightly attached to the great Miss Quintanilla.
This woman has the best friends ever. They all played along with her Selena-themed cumple!
Does she look familiar? A woman called Arienne had an amazing party. Her friends dressed all in white, letting her shine in the stunning black outfit.
Seriously, look at her smile… good for you, Arienne!
She even looks a bit like Selena. It verges on the uncanny and a little unsettling. She should probably play Selena in the upcoming Netflix show.
Lipstick, purple sexiness and cookies. What better way to celebrate Latina power?
We are all over these sweet treats with the iconic purple outfit and the red lipstick. We are sure Selena would have approved. A que no puedes comer solo una.
Ay Dios! These Selenitas son la onda.
OMG! These tiny Selenas are so cute and amazing. Good to know that these young Latinitas have such a great and empowering role model 🙂
Little Aubrey is having the time of her life and it’s tots adorbs.
Look at this birthday girl. Seriously, she is so lucky her family has put so much effort into making her birthday dreams come true.
We can’t even. This is so amazing and empowering.
One of Selena Quintanilla’s beliefs was that anyone can achieve their dreams, regardless of their particular skills. This birthday party just nos pone la piel chinita and reminds us that music is what brings us all together and that being different is amazing. Uniqueness is our most precious treasure.
These centerpieces are magnificent, the little girl’s friends will all be ready to cumbia all morning.
Honestly, these centerpieces would look amazing at a wedding… if the bride is a Selena fan, why not? La novia manda.
Pastelinos de Selena… para chuparse los dedos.
Purple glitter and a Selena cartoon that is cute as hell? Yes, please. Tbh, we are all feeling like we got cheated since we never had our own Selena-themed parties.
Or if you want something a bit more sophisticated, what about these?
But well, to be honest, these cupcakes are a bit more stylish and creative. They use the iconic belt, bra, red lips and red car that made Selena a brand of transcultural appeal.
Eliana and her Selena bestie will make you jealous.
When you find a friend that shares your love for Selena and is willing to help you explore your fandom, you have struck friendship gold.
Aw, bien tierno! This 7-year-old has a magnetic smile that reminds us of our fave Latina diva
What an amazing smile on this little diva so happy and sweet. We all know that feeling because we have all been that girl at our own birthday parties.
This rose is as big as her. *searches Pinterest for instructions on how to make it*
Roses will always remind us of Selena. This little chiquita de seis añitos is just loving her huge rose. Can we take home one of those gift bags, pretty please? Sing with us:
Como la flor (como la flor), con tanto amor (con tanto amor)
Me diste tu, se marchito
Me marcho hoy, yo se perder
Pero, Aaaayyy! Como me duele
Aaaayyy! Como me duele
OK, then… this is… interesting…
Ay, santo Cristo! This is as funny as it it a bit disturbing. But we are sure these two were the talk of the party. What size is that bra anyway? ZZ? This couple must enjoy a fantastic amor, even if it is prohibido for any reason.
Estamos muy excited about these balloons. Seriously.
Muy excited is one of Selena’s iconic phrases. These globitos look elegant and cute at the same time. If you are planning a Selena-themed party after reading this post, these can’t be missed.
A Selena-themes party wouldn’t really be complete without a Selena piñata, o no?
Some stereotypes are true: us Latinos do love a good old-fashioned piñata, o no? This community party at Los Feliz had a great one with the now eternal purple conjuntito coqueto.
We like this meticulous creation a bit better, though.
But to be honest we think this one is much better. Look at all the details, like those huge earrings and the belt. It takes real craftsmanship to pull that off! Little Vali must have been over the moon.
But let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The one we really wanna use as a piñata is evil Yolanda.
But if we wanna sacar nuestra ira against someone, it is against Yolanda Saldivar… Dale dale dale, no pierdas el tino!
Last but not least, a good Selena-themed party requires some sequin bra shopping
Want to organize a Selena-themed hen’s night? Well, take all your amigochas shopping and get sparkly bras to dance the tecnocumbia and just let yourselves loose in honor of our reina por siempre. Ready to partayyy? Sing with us.