Father and Daughter Dance Through Fog Underneath Crystal Ceiling Installation at Winter Wonderland-Themed Quinceañera celebration
photo courtesy of, planner & design: Lemiga Events | floral: C. Wamen Floral & Events | custom décor: Indadglow Productions | venue: Westfield Greenville Event Venue
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11 Creative Quinceañera Themes to Get the Party Started

Father and Daughter Dance Through Fog Underneath Crystal Ceiling Installation at Winter Wonderland-Themed Quinceañera celebration

A quinceañera celebrates a young lady’s transition to womanhood on her 15th birthday. Usually celebrated by Latina and Hispanic women, this meaningful event combines time-honored traditions and cultural rituals with an epic post-ceremony bash.

Quinceañeras, like other milestone events, often feature a beautiful theme that honors the birthday girl’s personality and style. Renowned quince planner Dee Lee of Dee Lee Designs, shares, “As a quince designer, I love having the creative freedom to dream something up. Dare to be bold and different.” She goes on to say, “I love adding new, unique colors and textures.” 

So How Do You Pick a Quinceañera Theme?

Another well-known quince planner, Cortez Event Agency, reveals, “The most important thing to take into account when selecting the theme of the party is the quinceañera’s (aka the birthday girl) style and opinion. During this transitional period, girls usually have a lot of mixed emotions and opinions, and many times they have contradictory ideas from their parents.”

Cortez Event Agency continues, “Hence, our goal is to always connect with the quinceañera so that they are aware that we are going to maintain their vision. We get to know their likes and dislikes — songs they might want to listen to, colors they might want to use, and things that they believe are key to their celebration. This way we create the atmosphere and vision that the quinceañera has in mind and desires.”

Keep reading to discover some of our favorite quinceañera themes on PartySlate. As Dee Lee reminds us, “Every girl has dreamt of her fairy-tale day.” These celebrations are nothing short of “happily ever after.”

Greenville, SC

Shimmering crystal fringe, starlit drapery, and swirling fog transform this quinceañera dance floor into a wintery vision. Click to see how the event planning team at Lemiga Events used silver balloons and delicate white flowers to create a majestic snowy backdrop. Expect to get chills.

Orange, CA

A beautiful pink quinceañera dress deserves a picture-perfect backdrop. We love how this boho-chic backdrop, planned by Dee Lee Designs, offers endless photo ops — all while perfectly capturing the bohemian theme of the celebration. Click to see even more photos of tie-dyed pampas grass, ombré balloons, and an ethereal white cake. “It’s a Quince Thing,” indeed.

Rockville, MD

We love how every tablescape at this bright and cheerful quince was dedicated to a different Taylor Swift song — with delicate butterfly details sporting catchy lyrics. See how the team from Innovative Party Planners kept the music going with an epic dance party. We’ll give you a hint: dinosaurs made an appearance for a choreographed dance to Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Houston, TX

With the help of luxe gold linen by Nuage Designs, the planners at DeMartino Design Group created a gorgeous glimmering backdrop for this quince. Click to see other golden details such as a seven-tiered cake and the aerialist performer’s sparkling costume. Oh, and did we mention there were horses?

Caguas, Caguas

Design and floral company Akua transformed this indoor quinceañera into an enchanted, jewel-toned garden with abundant greenery, bright florals, and an ultra-sleek lounge area. We especially love how this cake by C+M Cake Designers feels straight out of a fairytale with floral and hummingbird details.

Los Angeles, CA

My Dream Quinceañera on AwesomenessTV showed us the glitz and glamour of quinces all over the country. This perfectly pink quinceañera, planned by Dee Lee Designs and featured on the show, incorporated the birthday girl’s favorite color into everything from the dance floor to the ice sculpture. Watch how the Dee Lee Designs brought this incredible vision to life here.

New York, NY

Who says you only need one favorite color? This vibrant quince, planned by Brilliant Event Planning, creatively incorporates color at every turn. From the colorful blooms by Ed Libby Events to the laser-cut stationery from Ceci New York, every element perfected this joyful and fun-filled celebration. Make sure you click to see how the celebration culminated in an epic dance party with On The Move. As you might expect, it was just as colorful.

Miami, FL

This Broadway-loving quinceañera enjoyed the quince of her dreams with each tablescape devoted to a different Broadway musical. We are especially obsessed with the dance floor set against a dramatic Phantom of the Opera-style backdrop. Click to see the 15-year-old (decked in a gorgeous red dress) take a twirl on the dance floor with her very own masked phantom.

Englewood, NJ

When your name is Selena, it only makes sense to have a celestial-themed quinceañera. Of course, this enchanting theme is perfect for any 15-year-old girl. Click to see how the magical night was perfectly placed at  SPACE EVENTS, among the stars with dry-ice clouds, neon lighting, and glittering chandeliers. Best of all? A bowling alley doubled as a unique photo op you have to see.

Coral Gables, FL

Step inside a fairytale castle where time seems to stop and enchantment reigns. This romantic and lush quince, planned by Cortez Event Agency, evokes an iconic fairytale castle with aged stone statues, lush centerpieces, and sweeping fog. Even the cake is on theme with weathered-pillar details and pink icing gathered like aged stonework.

Long Beach, CA

Of course, every princess has her own unique story. This Cinderella-themed quinceañera has us believing in happy endings with every picture-perfect detail. Click to see delicate florals by Pretty Lil Things, mini carriages filled with glass slipper décor, on-theme dessert in blue and white, and the beautiful birthday girl herself (dressed just like Cinderella at the ball).

People Also Ask…

What is the Most Common Quinceañera Theme?

According to Dee Lee of Dee Lee Designs, “Cinderella is in the top 3 most requested quinceañera themes. It is a very classic and timeless theme.”

Other popular themes incorporate the classic fairytale motif. Lee says, “Popular colors to keep in mind for a ‘royal princess’ vibe are pink, gold, silver, and brown. Incorporating different colors, textures, and tones all help pull together the perfect day of your dreams.”

Of course, Dee reminds us, “There is no rule on what the perfect quinceañera should look like! Get creative and make your day look as different as you want it to be.”