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In many ways better than a traditional “Sweet 16” celebration, a quinceanera is a party to transition from being a little girl into a woman. Most girls dream about this day for many years until it becomes a reality. As a result, planning must be done in advance. Once you choose a Southeastern Massachusetts event venue, you can start doing everything else necessary to plan a party in Swansea. From picking a theme to sending out invitations, make sure to create a to-do list that will help you to keep it all under control. This is a day about celebrating with your closest friends and family members, so remember to keep that as the focus for all of your hard work.
Customs & Traditions
You will want to gain a better understanding of all the customs and traditions associated with a classic quinceanera celebration. However, that being said, this is YOUR party, your big day. Work with your parents to make plans, but make sure to put your stamp on it. While you will want to respect family traditions and honor your family, this is the day that you step out as a woman, so it’s time that you start acting as such. Tour the local banquet rooms in Swansea and speak with the on-site event coordinator about the options available for food service, dancing, lighting, music, and third-party vendors. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or take notes. Include personal touches along with any traditions that you decide to incorporate for a unique blend of classic and modern tastes.
Choose the Theme
Once the theme for your quinceanera party has been chosen, everything else will fall into place. You can base your theme on your favorite colors – pink and purple are quite popular for quinceanera celebrations. You could also choose something that is important to you that shows who you are. Fairytale princess themes, unicorn multi-color decorations, and floral themes are also used frequently for a quinceanera, similar to a “Sweet 16” type party. While unique ideas can be a lot of fun, they can also make it difficult to find matching decorations and custom cakes for the Southeastern Massachusetts event venue. You will want to start shopping right away for all of the decorations, centerpieces, linens, favors, food, and other essential items to make sure that everything is taken care of in time.
Pick the Best Date
While you might want to have your party on your actual birth date, there could be factors that make this impossible. What season will your party be held and will there be any interference from holidays, school breaks, or weather? Consider all of these things when making plans for the banquet rooms in Swansea. Girls with birthdays around the holidays are already acutely aware of how complicated it can be to throw a party during this time of year, so choose the date for your quinceanera party planning wisely to ensure a big turnout of guests. Planning should start six months to a year in advance, and invitations should be mailed out at least a month or two ahead of time with RSVPs requested.
Select Your Court
One of the most exciting traditions of quinceanera is choosing your court. The court should be made up of your closest family and friends. You can pick whatever number you are comfortable with, but it should be 14 people. The number represents each year in your life up until now. You, the quinceanera makes 15! Any combination is acceptable, such as seven girls with seven boy escorts or just 14 girls. You can have an escort for yourself as well, which doesn’t count as a member of your court. Each member of the court should be mature enough to be responsible enough to assist with planning, decorating, and supporting you on your special day.
Special Moments for Family
Your family members should also be honored on this day for everything they have done for you in your life. Parents, grandparents, step-parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and other individual family members should all be included. The father-daughter dance, a shared gift for mother and daughter, and a table of photos featuring loved ones that have passed are just some of the ways to highlight family on your special day. Work with the Southeastern Massachusetts event venue to find space for special spots of honor as part of your quinceanera party planning.
Visit Venus de Milo
Whether your quinceanera will host a small group of 100 or a larger celebration of 1,000 or more, we have beautiful ballrooms, amenities, on-site catering, and all of the extras you could ever want to plan a party in Swansea. Take a tour of our venue and go over all of your ideas for a celebration. Our on-site event staff can answer any questions you have and help you select tables, table arrangements, linens and more to compliment all of your other decorations. Call today at 508-678-3901 to schedule a tour or to reserve our facility for your celebration.