Tea Party Sweet Fifteen Theme

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tea Party Sweet Fifteen Theme


Tea with the Queen! Yes, if by queen you mean the Quinceanera girl because she is the queen for a day. This is a classy affair, pinkies up. For decorations use teacups, tea pots, lots of flowers, lace and pearls. I forgot to mention it in a picture but it be cute to add gloves to your outfit. Food for this occasion can be quite simple. Think finger foods, petite sandwiches, biscuits, crumpets even and plenty of desserts.

For this theme I chose a Champagne/Blush very pastel colored dress and paired it with brighter bolder colors like yellow and wine red. You can do the same. You don't have to be so matchy-matchy. Don't limit yourself to just literal flowers either, try to use floral prints too, whether in dresses or in like tablecloths for example.

For favors give out something like stainless-steel Tea Infusers. If you want to get more specific with your tea party theme you can go the Alice in Wonderland route or easily do vintage.






Sources from left to right: Teacups Cake | Pink and Yellow Tea Party Decor Ideas | Paper Wall Decor Backdrop | Doily Tea Party Invitation | Pretty Cupcakes in Pretty Teacups! | Large Green Topiary Centerpieces and Pink Tablescape | Tea Party Finger Sandwiches | Yellow Tea Party Table Setting | Vintage Tea Party Kit | Big Balloons with Tassels | Pink Tapioca Tea Party | Flowers in Teapots Display | Tea Party Photo Booth Props | French Macarons | Tea Cup Centerpieces | Pretty Pink Lemonade and Iced Tea | Hung Lace Parasols with Flowers | Petite Fours | Tea Pot shaped Invitations (use paper that matches your colors)

Tea Party Quinceanera Theme Outfit Ideas

The Queen Bee | Yellow and Black Sweet Fifteen Theme

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Queen Bee | Yellow & Black Sweet Fifteen Theme

This bee-autiful quinceanera is buzzing with bold yellow and black. Bees love flowers so that'll be easy for you to incorporate in centerpieces and other decorations. Honey pots as favors are a popular choice for bumble bee theme parties but if not that then you're sure to find other bee-inspired products.

You don't necessarily have to use only bright yellow but pale yellow works nicely too. If you can't find or don't want a dress that's both black and yellow, buy a yellow dress that you can wear with a pretty black belt or sash. Find ways to use black in your accessories. Look online and you'll find plenty of bumblebee jewelry too.


Sources from Left to Right:Bumblebee Tissue Poms | Honeycomb Wall Backdrop | Yellow Flower Bouquet with Striped Ribbon | Black and White Cake with Yellow Flowers | Chalkboard Floral Quinceanera Invitation | Bumblebee All in One Centerpiece/Favors | Queen Bee CrownLight Yellow Balloon Skin | Couture Candy Buffet - Bumblebee Theme | Flowers in Ombre Yellow Mason Jars Decor Idea | Yellow and Black Quinceanera Photo Album | The Sweet As Can Bee Honey-Scented Beehive Candle Favors | Lace and Yellow Tiered Square Cake | Flowers in Square Vases Centerpiece Idea

Under the Sea Sweet Fifteen Theme

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Under the Sea Sweet Fifteen Theme

Under the sea, Darling it's better! This is probably one of the oldest typical Quinceanera themes besides the princess/fairy-tale theme. You can say it's a bit over-done but it's cute nonetheless. Decorate with sea shells, sea coral, sea stars and all else of the sea.

Luckily because "under the sea" is such a popular theme there's tons of party supplies already made but there's also plenty of DIY crafts. Like this DIY Jellyfish Lantern. You should wear a seashell tiara or a regular tiara but use seashells in a tocado (hairpiece) and your bouquet too.

For the theme's colors blue is an obvious choice and maybe green is too but combine them with purples and pinks even. Don't forget about mermaids. Actually, think of yourself as a mermaid for a day, least with this theme going on, you should!





Sources from Left to Right:Hang Jellyfish Decorations | Coral Decoration | Under the Sea Cakepops | Nets over table covers Idea | Mermaid Inspired Damas Dresses | Seashell Tiara | Shark Confetti | Under the Sea Theme Cake | Message in a Bottle Invitations Idea | Balloons like Bubbles everywhere | Bubbles Chandelier | Balloon Tower Idea | Scales Wall Backdrop (Add a Big '15' in the middle!) | Seashells to incorporate into your Bouquet | DIY Tissue Poms | Hide unwanted fixtures with Colorful Coordinating Fabrics | Dolphin Balloon Arch Idea | All in One Centerpiece Idea | Ocean Waves Confetti Mix

The Great Gatsby / Roaring 20s Sweet Fifteen Theme

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Great Gatsby / Roaring 20s Sweet Fifteen Theme

Do you want to party like Jay Gatsby? With theme you sure do. It's a ritzy affair, what you'll be having. There will be feathers and sparkle and fringe, everywhere. Use metallics and reds and make it fancy and modern with Art Deco elements. Tell your guests to dress up 20s. Think flapper dresses and striped suits.



Sources from Left to Right:Rhinestone Quinceanera Cake Topper | Art Deco Cake | Feather Centerpieces and Red Table Decor Idea | Get your Guests to Dress Up | Gold Confetti | Roaring 20s Entryway Decor Idea | Flapper Girl Birthday Party Invitation (Can Be Customized) | Marabou Feather Fan | Metallic Fringe Table Skirting | Balloon Arch Entryway Idea | Red Flapper Cake | Deco Cake Pops | Hand out long strand faux pearl Necklaces | Roaring 20's Photobooth Props by The Quirky Quail @ Etsy

10 Sites to get Custom Photo Quinceanera Invitations done

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1. Shutterfly.com offers a good selection of modern and trendy pre-made designs for Quinceanera invitations.

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2. Snapfish.com also offers pre-made designs that are very to the point like they're simple and not that out-dated looking. The sample photos (I know they are just samples and they're for you to replace with own photo but still..)are a little weird considering the girls don't look 15 at all. You get the idea though.
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3. Vistaprint.com offers a few pre-made Quinceanera designs with and without photo (limited color choices though, most common problem with pre-made designs) but you can get your own designs printed for complete customization.
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4. Zazzle.com probably has the biggest selection of pre-made designs for Quinceanera invitations with or without photos. I think that's mostly because their designs are available in multiple different color options.
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5. Inviteshop.com also has modern, trendy and cute pre-made designs but with limited custom photo designs.
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6. Purpletrail.com offers a bigger selection of cute pre-made designs for custom photos. They also offer different color options.
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7. Etsy.com has many talented graphic designers offering different styles, a personal touch. Most designers can customize a design exactly to how you want it, all you have to do is ask.
Example by AKissOfThis:
Example by SayItLoudDesigns
Example by JinkysCraft

8. Walgreens.com has photo card designs that can have completely customized text. So even though the sample might show for a different occasion you can re-write the text to say whatever you want.
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9. Eventphotocards.com has custom photo designs as well as pre-made ones without photos. They have these cool photo designs that are meant to look like tickets. You can also get VIP cards done too.
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10. Quinceanerainvites.com probably has the most unique selection of Quinceanera invitations I've seen online. They also offer custom photo tickets and something I hadn't seen before, credit "party cards"!
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Disco Fever Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

Monday, March 17, 2014
Disco Fever Sweet Fifteen Theme

Disco is not dead! It's staying Alive with this theme. Dance the night away is sparkley sequins and an underlying 70s vibe. If you can't find disco balls you can make them yourself with broken CDs or silver cupcake liners and paper lanterns.

There's even a tutorial for how to make a light up dance floor, wouldn't that be neat? Of course that would probably be more of an at home project but I thought I'd include it anyway. Dance lights should be provided by the DJ but it case they are not you can find a lot of different colored flashing light apparatuses online.

If you really want to go all out with the 70s vibe ask your guests to dress up 70s. Don't forget about yourself. When pictures and/or mass is done and it's time to really party then change into a 70s inspired party dress or even a sequined jumpsuit.




Sources from Left to Right: Blue Disco Invitations (Just Customize for Sweet 15) | DIY Disco Ball out of Metallic Cupcake Liners! | Give the Djs a nice decorated space to set up | Disco Ball Keychain Favors | 70s Disco Ball Centerpiece Idea | Disco Themed Paper Lanterns and Spirals | Blue Quinceanera Tiara | Disco Ball Beaded Curtain for backdrops | Silver Disco Ball Centerpiece Table Setup Idea | Disco Cake Idea with Ornaments | Disco Themed Confetti | Disco Ball Paper Plates | Blue Quinceanera Doll | DIY Light Up Disco Dance Floor | Turquoise Disco Invitations (Just Customize for Sweet 15) | DIY recycled CDs into Mini disco balls | Balloon Decor Idea | Hanging Tissue Pom poms matching Color Scheme Idea | Disco Ball Cake with Feather Boa Decor