All You Need to Know About Quinceañera

All You Need to Know About Quinceañera

Quinceañera, quinceaños, or quince años is a centuries-old tradition of celebrating a girl’s transition to womanhood on her 15th birthday. The word “Quinceañera” literally means 15 years. This tradition has its roots in Latin America and the Caribbean but now it is also celebrated in the US and beyond. The event traditionally revolves around the social, religious, and familial values and their importance in the life of a young woman.

If you are also planning to uniquely celebrate the 15th birthday of any young girl in your family, then read on because we are going to discuss some essential elements of Quinceañera celebrations.

Quinceañera Invitation

Since Quinceañera is a traditional event of celebrating the life of a young girl, therefore try to design the invitations accordingly. When online invitations have become a way forward, we recommend you to go for the same old card invitations and drape them with Latin aesthetics. By keeping the tradition alive in the invites, you can set the right mood for the awaiting event.

Religious Ceremony

As mentioned earlier, Quinceañera celebrations feature religious zest as well. Therefore, a regular Quinceañera event usually starts with a short and sweet religious ceremony where a priest and family bless the girl and remind her of her responsibilities towards her religion and community as an upright grown woman.


After the religious ceremony, the Quinceañera presents herself to the guests. This is followed by the waltz; this is supposed to be her first dance in public. Afterward, guests toast to the healthy and prospering life of the young girl.

Dinner and Entertainment

Like any other social event, a Quinceañera is incomplete without dinner and a bit of music and entertainment. Try to book a venue that also offers catering and music arrangement. Getting all these things done from the same contractor will cut down your work in half.

Presentation of Damas and Chambelanes

It is one of the most striking elements of Quinceañera celebrations and exclusive to only this event. Damas and Chambelanes are actually the 14 couples chosen from the friends and family of the girl. Each couple signifies one year of the girl’s life. The Quinceañera comes on stage with her Damas and Chambelanes amid the heavy applause of guests. This moment is definitely one of the highlights of the event.

The Last Doll and Change of Shoes

These are two symbolic rituals that happen usually towards the end of the event. In the “The Last Doll”, the Quinceañera gives her doll to a younger girl, thus illustrating the end of childhood.  Similarly, the change of shoes indicates that the girl is ready to take her role in society and the community as a grown woman.

If you are looking for a Quinceañera venue that can also take care of catering, music, and other event proceedings, then SPEV is the answer. The venue does exclusive bookings for Quinceañera events so rest assured, the splendid 15th birthday of your young girl will become a sweet lifetime memory of hers.

Scottsdale Private Event Venues add Kosher Caterer

Scottsdale Private Event Venues add Kosher Caterer. At SPEV we know that food is an essential component of any successful event. So we are proud to have partnered with Levi to provide amazing Kosher food choices for our event venues.

“Distinguished Catering For All Occasions” from our Kosher partner Levi Catering

We’ve taken a fresh and clever attitude to showcase our kosher food

Wheather your event is an informal buffet or a formal black-tie gala. Levi’s tasteful arrangements are unique and our impressive displays are presented with artistic elements used to enchant all the senses. A full-service kosher catering company, committed to making your special event as stress-free as possible.

We have a deep understanding and expertise of the needs of our clients. Recognizing the right concept for the event while executing it with sophistication and style. Amazing food is part of everything we do, but that’s only the beginning. From an elegant sit-down dinner to a lavish buffet, or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah we offer you premier service and food your guests will rave about.

We have high principles in food, service, and performance in the Jewish society, catering to many memorable events in selective halls in the greater Scottsdale and greater Phoenix area. Levi has matured to be one of the best kosher caterers, in the Jewish community. Our detailed planning, reasonable rates, incomparable personal service, superb dining and precise implementation set the standard for an unforgettable occasion. Levi is a premier kosher catering service presenting a wide array of kosher possibilities for any size party or event looking for kosher catering. We will more than surpass your hopes while working with your budget. We would love to sit down with you to tailor a menu for you.

Above all our planners suggest a menu suitable for the occasion, or even sit and build a complete menu with you! Finally our favorite thing is corporate events, weddings, birthdays, Kiddush’s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and even office parties!