Barbie Quinceanera Sweet Fifteen Theme

Regal Cheetah Navy Blue and Gold Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

Anchors Away Nautical Quinceanera Theme

Nautical Sweet Fifteen Theme

AHOY there! This theme is all beside the seaside with stripes, anchors, lifesavers, ropes, maybe some shells here and there. Think reds and blues, especially navy blue. A nautical theme may not be the most typical motif for a Quinceanera but that cedrtainly doesn't mean it can't be. So if you're diggin' it, go for it. You can also add a retro/vintage flair to it by using forties sailor inspired dresses and accessories for your entourage. Remember that all party invitations are custom made. When you see a design you like and it's for a baby shower or wedding just customize the text for Quinceanera or talk with the designer to alter it for your big 15.

Sources from left to right: Elegant Nautical Cake | Nautical Balloons Arrangement | Anchor Bottle Opener Favors | Nautical Reception Decor | Nautical Invitation (Customize for Quinceanera) | Rope with Lifesaver Candies as Napkin Rings | Nautical Balloons Archway Entrance

Anchors Away Nautical Quinceanera Theme Outfit Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

Alice in Wonderland Quinceanera Sweet Fifteen Theme

Let's sing it together now...
A very merry unbirthday
To me?
To you
A very merry unbirthday
For me?
For you
Now blow the candle out, my dear
And make your wish come true
A very merry unbirthday to you!

Sources from left to right: Down the Rabbit Hold Welcome Sign | Deck of Cards Garland | Alice in Wonderland Quinceanera Invitations | Alice in Wonderland Cake | Alice in Wonderland Banquet Hall Decor | Alice In Wonderland 2-Liter Bottle Labels | Floral Teacups Centerpiece Idea | Drink Me Eat Me Tags for Favors

DIY Fabric Flower Topiary Centerpiece Idea / Inspiration


I want to share these centerpieces I made recently for my parents 25th wedding anniversary or silver anniversary. I know that's not quinceanera but these ideas can easily be applied to a quinceanera with an elegant / floral theme. We were on a tight budget for this celebration. So real flowers were something I did not want to incorporate. Another reason I didn't care much to use real flowers is because we had made these chiffon and rosette fabric table cloths for a friends wedding and she let us borrow them for our event. I thought the fabric flowers would tie in those table cloths nicely.

I also thought I would make fabric flowers since my mom and I are seamstresses, we have a lot of scrap fabric. I didn't end up making them all though. I bought yards of fabric flower trim (1.5" and 2.5" big) then separated them, cutting off any mesh they're attached to. I did this for every colors besides the nude / taupe color. For those I bought yardage of mesh fabric with the flowers throughout it and separated them as well. Once they were all cut out, I laid them out together in bunches. I wanted to make sure I was evenly distributing the colors.


It turns out Styrofoam is kind of expensive (at least when you need large diameter spheres and a large quantity if them) so as a cheaper alternative I used a pack of 10, 6" paper lanterns I bought on Ebay. I used a hot glue gun to stick the flowers and pearls on to the paper lanterns.


For the topiary stand I used 4" Glass Taper Candleholders from the dollar store. By stacking one atop another you can make the stand taller. To keep them in place I used E6000® Craft Adhesive. Once the flower pom and the stand were done, they can be put together. Place the pom on top of the stand and keep it in place with hot glue or the E6000®.

I liked using the turned over candlestick holders because they have a wide bottom (as you can see in the picture below) to help the poms balance better. I also used two slightly taller crystal candle holders I found at a thrift store. They worked okay but like I said I preferred the dollar store ones.


In the end, the result is really pretty and can totally be customized to match your events color scheme.



For my parents reception, there was 25+ tables and each tables centerpiece was set up differently. I bought a lot of different candlestick holders in both crystal and others I spray painted silver. I also bought crystal clear vases from the dollar store and thrift store and painted them inside with Krylon Looking Glass Silver-Like Aerosol Spray Paint and adorned those with shorter mauve colored and bleached peacock feathers.

To keep the paint on the inside of the vases, I taped plastic bags around the outside. Since it was a silver wedding, we had to use silver / gray but we paired that with dusty rose / mauve pink and ivory with pearls to create an overall theme. To keep all the pieces together I put them on top of silver platters with strings of pearls.





These candles stick holder / candelabras in particular, I actually found at two different flea markets. The pairs were black but of course I spray painted them silver to match and switched out the black crystals that hung on one pair for clear crystals.






80's Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

The Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

The Pantone Color of the Year 2015 Marsala Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

Marsala as the Pantone color of the year has received mixed reactions. Compared to previous years picks, like radiant orchid and tangerine tango, marsala seems rather dull. It's up to you to make it shine. For this theme I've combined it with gold and white. Based on the dress I found above that most closely matched Marsala, in my opinion.

It has a white filigree-esque design on the bodice so I thought it would be pretty to use that in the decor. It's easier to look for decorations in burgundy than marsala so when in doubt do that. Basically use different shades of it, make it all more interesting. Gold can be combined with taupe too. Taupe and marsala actually look really nice together also. Anyway as long as you go with a classic elegant look (think floral arrangements and candelabras), you can't go wrong.

Sources from left to right: Burgundy and White Wonderfuls Favors | Gold Quinceanera Tiara Crown | Gold and White Candy Buffet | White Filigree Moroccan Lantern | Marsala and White Cake | Gold and White with Marsala Table Setting Idea | Gold Crystal Bouquet | Marsala Mixed Lot Tissue Pom Poms | White Filigree Napkin Rings

Mauvelous Sweet Fifteen Quinceanera Theme

Mauvelous Sweet Fifteen Theme

Mauve can be a tricky color to work with so it's a good idea to include different shades and variations of "mauve". Most places label anything that is a pink-purple color, mauve. Use pinks and purples and bring them together with whatever mauve things you find.

For this theme I've included black as the neutral as inspired by the above gown. Adding black lace is a pretty touch especially with roses. If you can't find mauve roses then try "dusty rose" which should compliment any mauve very well.

Sources from left to right: Mauve Floral Cake | Custom Photo Cards Quinceanera Invitations | Mauve Pink Paper Lanterns | Mauve Cupcakes | Mauve and Roses Tabletop Decor | Mauve and Black Floral Centerpieces Idea | Sparkling Tiara Quinceanera Stickers | Mauve Pink Satin Chair Ties