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27 Quinceañeras Who Didn’t Settle For Basic Themes

Quinceañera dresses are meant to symbolize purity as a young woman — err, who are we kidding? Nowadays, we just want them to be Instagram-worthy. #Slay

1. White quince dresses used to be as basic as sipping a pumpkin spice latte while wearing Uggs. She took it to the next level.

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Let’s all have a moment of silence for the white lace dresses. #RIP

2. Most of us had photo shoots in the park, these girls have waterfall backdrops.

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Because #mermaidlife is apparently the goal for these fifteen-year-olds. And, um, most 14 year olds back in the day would’ve gotten a chanclazo if they walked out in a bustier.

3. We understand wanting your quince outfits to stand out, but this is something else…

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Forget the fringe skirts for a cumbia surprise dance, these damas thought they were Pitbull’s backup dancers.

4. This quinceañera lived up to the tropical theme.

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It’s like if  Tinkerbell went to Hawaii.

5. That headshot you took for your quince invites? SO YESTERDAY according to this girl in a canoe.

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Does she need to be rescued?

6. Mariachi with a dark and twisted theme.

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The elaborate attention to detail in this fusion dress is cray. It’s mariachi meets princess gone goth.

7. This girl showed her love for all things Arabian night with her dress.

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Here’s hoping she has some actual roots in the Middle East…

8. Old Hollywood Quince

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Adding a bit of old Hollywood flare to this quince undoubtedly pushed the party over the top. Wonder if they did black and white photos too.

9. Pretty in Pink

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This Latinas party theme was easily set by the dress. Her side pony and frills gave her off major 80s vibes from the Molly Ringwald movie.

10. Beach party quince

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This photo shoots speaks to a lovely, simple and timeless theme for the next quince you’re helping to plan. 

11. Disney Princess

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This Beauty and The Beast themed quince brings all of the vibes to a party. Yay for this Latina making her own princess when Disney is still dragging its feet on their efforts

12. Mermaid quince

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This underwater photoshoot is super bold. Not only must it have taken a lot of effort to do a propper shoot underwater, but that dress!

13. Latina Goddess

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Throwing it back to ancient times, this quince dress with draping roses and beautiful columns is proof that you can turn your quince into anywhere event.

14. Grafitti Queen

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This quince shoot is rebellious and bold as hell. The swirls on her dress really speak to her rebelde reina vibes.

15. Rose reina

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You can’t go wrong with a quince shoot and party that’s all about the roses. 

16. To infinity and beyond quince

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This dark starry night quince theme is perfect for the Latina interested in STEM. Why not take your big night to the stars?

17. Twin’s Day Quince

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What better way to celebrate becoming a woman by celebrating with a woman you share your birthday and life with?

18. Beach waves quince

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The ruffles and glitz in this dress speak to a cool concept for a latina looking to go for a mermaid or beach theme.

19. Hippie girl quince

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This quince keeps things chill with a look that is laid back, easy breezy and floral as well. 

20. Cowgirl Quince queen

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Saddling up for a quince never seemed so long than with this theme that’s all about the ranch.

21. White quince dresses used to 2be as basic as sipping a pumpkin spice latte while wearing Uggs. She took it to the next level.

22. Most of us had photo shoots in the park, these girls have waterfall backdrops.

23. We understand wanting your quince outfits to stand out, but this is something else…

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Forget the fringe skirts for a cumbia surprise dance, these damas thought they were Pitbull’s backup dancers.

24. This quinceañera lived up to the tropical theme.

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25. That headshot you took for your quince invites? SO YESTERDAY according this girl in a canoe.

26. Mariachi with a dark and twisted theme.

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The elaborate attention to detail in this fusion dress is cray. It’s mariachi meets princess gone goth.

27. This girl showed her love for all things Arabian night with her dress.

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Details are on point, but one question: how much does that dress weigh?

QUIZ: Are You More of a Modern Quinceañera Dress or a Ruffled Nightmare?

Would you have wanted to have any of these crazy Quince themes? Share with your friends and tell us in the comments below!

This Abuelita Had To Wait 64 Years But She Finally Made Her Quinceañera Dreams Come True

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This Abuelita Had To Wait 64 Years But She Finally Made Her Quinceañera Dreams Come True

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This abuelita always wanted to celebrate her quinces, and now at the age of 79, she finally did. Complete with the event’s classic necessities, a voluminous dress, tiered cake and chambelanes, this young-at-heart viejita made her dream come true. Gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘better late than never’ right?

The emotional story has social media shook—and naturally, it’s gone viral.

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The 79 year-old danced the traditional waltz with not-so-traditional chambelanes. Her dance partners were all her grandchildren. And what’s more; her own daughter planned the whole thing. 

“Lo más hermoso que te puede pasar en toda tu vida, es ver a tu mamá feliz”

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Okay so get the tissue ready. This woman knew that her mom’s life-long dream had been to have had celebrated her Quince años with a big party —and equally big dress. And although she’s not quite quince anymore, it’s never too late to make someone’s dream come true. So Yolanda Luna set out to make her mami happy.

79 year old Nina Silva is from La Plata, Argentina. 

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When she turned fifteen, her family wasn’t able to throw her the quinceañera party she always wanted, due to economic struggles, so she gave up hope of ever having one. But little did she know that she’d have to wait over 60 years to see her dream come true.

“Tu fiesta de quince años que no tuviste, hoy la estás viviendo como vos querías”

“The quince años party that you never had, you’re now experiencing the way you always wanted it,” read a post that Nina’s daughter Yolanda Luna posted on Facebook about the party. 

The abuelita wore a silver and pink dress, and completed the look with a silver tiara. 

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The party was made possible thanks to the help of family and friends. Many family members made food for the occasion, and everyone helped get the traditional cake. 

No quinceañera would be complete without the traditional waltz.

The quinceañera obviously had her dance, and in Nina’s case, the chambelanes who accompanied her in this dance were all her children and grandchildren —we’re not crying, you’re crying.

Her own children were perhaps happier than the quinceañera herself, who wouldn’t stop smiling all night long. 

Algunas fotos del cumple de mamá un orgullo para mi la mamá tan maravillosa q tengo a sus 79 años le cumplimos su sueño…

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The family hired a venue, a DJ and got the whole town to come together to celebrate their viejita. “A sus 79 años le cumplimos su sueño de tener su cumple de 15 que no pudo tener,“ wrote another one of Nina’s children, Soledad  Luna. “At 79 we made her dream come true.”

Turning 15 is considered a momentous occasion, as it is the moment that they symbolically become young women. 

While the quinceañera celebrations may have more in common with a wedding than a birthday party, they’re a traditional and enduringly popular rite of passage for many young Latinas. The Quinceañera, which literally translates to “the girl who is 15,” signifies a young girl’s transition in becoming a woman, and a lot of the traditions and elements of the party symbolize her transition and growth into womanhood. 

For many, a quinceañera is seen simply as an excuse for a blow-out party with family and friends 

The actual significance of the tradition is tied into both Catholic and pre-Hispanic culture. Many years ago, this celebration was rather more literal than symbolic; in pre-Hispanic times, 15 was considered the appropriate age to begin childbearing, and in the 20th century the right time to be married. Luckily, this no longer tends to be the case, but even so the quinceañera tradition has endured.

Nina’s celebration is proof that you don’t have to be fifteen to celebrate your Quinces. Get yourself a puffy dress and some chambelanes, because you’re never too old to celebrate womanhood.

These High School Soccer Players Are Going Viral After Choreographing A Quince Dance And It’s Actually Pretty Good

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These High School Soccer Players Are Going Viral After Choreographing A Quince Dance And It’s Actually Pretty Good

We all know that having a perfect quinceañera takes a hell of a lot of effort. And also, that Murphy’s Law is a thing, hindsight is 20/20 vision, so there’s probably many things that you think you would probably do differently if you were doing your quince a second time around. Chances are, the first thing you would do would be get this soccer team on the case for designing your quinceañera routine, since it’s pretty much the definition of fire.

First, let’s start with the soccer team in question.

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How long does it take a bored soccer team to create a quince routine? And no, this isn’t the start of a joke, or a riddle. This particular boy’s soccer team took only two minutes to choreograph a full routine! We’re pretty sure there’s gotta be some real proper teamwork coming from these guys, to put together a dance so quickly. Our other theory is that at least one person on the team knows how to dance. But, we digress.

A video of the routine surfaced on Twitter earlier this week, and it’s already been viewed more than 500,000 times.

It shows the boy’s soccer team dancing to “El vals de las mariposas,” taking us through the quinceañero dancing with everyone on the court. And while they’ve definitely got skill, the real draw was the boys’ enthusiasm for the dance. At the end of the day, it’s not really a proper celebration without happy partygoers, right?

The reactions on Twitter said it all: the team definitely impressed.

Some knew that the team was onto something – and wanted to know why they just saw something that was better than most quinces they had attended.

Some on the team were upset they missed the now viral sensation.

One team member was left out of the whole affair, since he had decided to go home before the real fun started. Clearly he missed out! Here’s hoping the team can adjust the routine and include their last team member. Or even better – that all of them get to use their routine at an actual quince.

One word: flashback!

Other Twitter users had flashbacks to the days when their mom was yelling at her and her friends. Apparently the quince practice sessions were a bit too much for that family!

Others pointed out the strong message of confidence and security being shared in this video.

One sharp Tweet pointed out that this is exactly the sort of thing that we should be seeing from boys who are secure in themselves. We love a little commentary on gender.

Is there any way we can hire this soccer team to make a quince routine for us?

If you’re really starved for choice, then you could always review their version of a quinceañera dance floor after a few drinks! Which, okay, still doesn’t solve the problem of putting together a fire quinceañera routine. At this stage, we haven’t seen any offers from the guys to turn their dancing abilities into a fully-fledged business, but who knows! It may be just a matter of time. 

That being said, there are a bunch of different ways you can mix it up at a quinceañera!

This father-daughter duo took the chance to show their waltzing skills to a haunting, mystical Enya tune. It definitely gave the impression of princess dancing in a fairytale! It’s definitely one way to keep quinceañera guests entranced.

Seriously, YouTube is full of Quince inspiration!

This crew knew one hundred percent what they were doing when they came up with this quince choreography. We can easily envisage the birthday girl getting in on a routine like this one – although the quinceañero in this case decided to sit it out and watch the show in this video.

Umm…can I go back in time and celebrate a quince like this, please?

It doesn’t get much more extra than this quinceañera routine! We’re guessing that everyone involved must have been either part of a hip hop dance crew, a cheerleading team, or spent hours putting together the dance!

So what was your quinceañera routine like – and how long did it take for you to learn it? Tell us about it on our Facebook page!