Nuestra Quinceañera


It’s that moment we’ve all been waiting for…time to plan our QUINCEAÑERA!

Before we get started, we need a little background on what the Quinceañera is and HOW to plan one of these celebrations. Skim the links and watch the video below for important info.

A Quick Overview

Q & A

Important Traditions

More Traditions

Step-by-Step Planning


Use the resources above to find out:

  • What role each guest plays in the ceremonies
  • How a typical ceremony plays out step-by-step
  • What traditions are followed
  • What gifts are given to the quinceañera
  • Steps in planning a quinceañera party
  • Things to include in your invitations


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Just like how we did with our Día de los Muertos ofrendas, we will be collaborating on our parties via Google Doc. On this Doc, you’ll be adding in information related to these questions:

  • ¿Quién viene a la fiesta?
  • ¿Cuál es el tema?
  • ¿Quién trae la comida y platos?
  • ¿Quién trae las decoraciones?
  • ¿Quién escribe las invitaciones?
  • ¿Cuándo es la fiesta?
  • ¿Quién es la(s) quinceañera(s)*?
  • ¿Quiénes son los padres?
  • ¿Quiénes son los padrinos?
  • ¿Quiénes son los chambelanes?**
  • ¿Quiénes son las damas?**

*Quinceañera not only refers to the name of the party itself, but also means “birthday girl”.

**Read articles to find out who these people are and what role they play! (“More Traditions” link…scroll down to HONOR COURT)


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Pictured: La quinceañera with her Honor Court of damas and chambelanes.



For the people you invite, your class MUST follow these guidelines:

  • Your class must invite a total of 3 people outside of this classroom.
  • If they are teachers or students, they must have a free period during your class.
  • Two guests must be real people. One can be imaginary or famous (ex. Grace Vanderwaal).
  • Invitations must be completed by NOVEMBER 15.


In the Google Doc, EVERY PERSON in the class must contribute in some way, shape or form. If you are unable to bring something, sign up to draw the invitations.


Here are the links to the Google Docs for each class:








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La quinceañera

By Carmen Lomas Garza