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Did Your Quinceañera Fit the 00s Mold?

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The traditions of quinceañeras date back to Aztec times, but as with most things each generation puts its own spin on the tradition. Por ejemplo, if you had a quinceañera in the 00s, the following are a few #SMHD tell-tale signs.

Your dress was like WOW!

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The colors, the details, the embroidery; it was all ON!

Your cake was elaborate.

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Your cake made most wedding cakes want to hide in shame.

The theme was taken seriously.

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Zoot suits were a classic theme.

Choreography had to be on point.

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You and your court practiced for weeks on end to get all the dances right. I mean, you even vals’d in your sleep because you didn’t want to miss a step.

READ: Quinceañera Vals Dances that Went Terribly Wrong

Your music selection was eclectic.

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No one would be disappointed. Mariachi a must for the older folks and a DJ for your friends.

You and your crew rode in style.

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It made you feel like royalty.

You had a super stretch Hummer if you were extra fancy.

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Whatever, your super elegante limo was WAY more classy.

Your last muñeca was sacred.

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You’re not sure why, but it seemed like a good idea to keep your last doll all enclosed during the party, lest she end up in rehab à la Lindsay Lohan.

There was seating drama.

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Deciding where everyone was going to sit and who would be at the head table created escándalos worthy of a telenovela.

Centerpieces were works of art.

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These one-of-a-kind works of art took HOURS to make. You had to practically glue them down to the tables so no one would take them home.

Your quince photos were a production.

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Uh, at the time it seemed like a good idea to take “outdoor” photos without going outdoors. What were we thinking?

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