A Hispanic teenage girl comes of age on her 15th birthday. Send a quince bouquet to the Quinceañera celebrating this milestone birthday. Read more
Celebrate her 15th birthday with a Quinceañera bouquet
Mexicans and many other Latin American cultures celebrate a girl's fifteenth birthday with a fiesta de quince, also referred to as a Quince Años, a quinces, a Quinceañera, a Quinceañero or a Fiesta Rosa. In Brazil and some other Latin American countries the event is called Baile de debutantes.
The Quinceañera customs highlight God, family, friends, music, food, and dance. The festival marks her passage into womanhood. Quinceañeras are a formal event, similar to a wedding, but without a groom. The parents of the quinceañera will look for sponsors (padrinos) to help pay for the reception venue, DJ, cake, and a photographer. The American equivalent would be a Sweet Sixteen birthday party combined with a coming out ball for debutantes.
Her day begins with a special Thanksgiving mass (La Misa de Acción de Gracias). She is given a seat of honor at the church altar. As a symbol of her gratitude she will place a single flower or bouquet of flowers at the foot of the Virgin Mary statue. The quinceañera will have an escort and a full court in attendance on her big day. Her court is made up of 14 girls (damas) and 14 boys (chambelans), each of the 15 couples represents a year of the girl's life.
The Quinceañera will look like a fairytale princesss in a white, pink or pastel-colored ballgown, and of course, a tiara. Her quince bouquet will complement the color of her dress and her quince theme. Roses are a popular floral choice. Her quinceañera bouquet is often adorned with feathers, sparkles, and bright ribbons. Her bouquet should be fun and youthful, it is not meant to look like a bridal bouquet.
Send a quince bouquet to say "¡Feliz Quinceañera"
During the Mass, grandparents might give the quinceañera 15 red roses, with the stems signifying strength and the petals signifying sweetness. To honor her day, send the 15th birthday girl flowers and a Feliz Quinceañera card. An appropriate card message is; "Congratulations on your coming of age. May all your dearest hopes and dreams come true. Feliz Cumpleaños!"
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