You have been planning your daughter’s traditional quinceañera party for a little over a decade. With each passing day, as the 15th birthday approaches, the task may seem challenging to many parents. To share your anxieties and lighten your worries, we have a complete checklist for planning a quinceañera party that you have always dreamt of!
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A quinceañera party is one event that parents and godparents look forward to, and families prepare for many years. However, despite the extensive amount of planning and preparation, hosting a quinceañera seems like a herculean task. And it is definitely not surprising, because a perfect quinceañera party involves meticulous planning and execution to the last detail.
To make matters easier, we have compiled the perfect checklist for your party, and some pointers that you must remember. This detailed plan will save you the expense of hiring a party planner. Make this day for your little princess extremely special by going over every intricate detail yourself.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the important items to consider that are followed by this detailed printable checklist.
Things To Do
1 Year in Advance
9 Months Before
6 Months Before
3 Months Before
2 Months Before
1 Month Before
1 Week Before
Day After the Party
This is the most important task in planning a party. Decide your budget to know the scope of your planning. If the need arises, find yourself a sponsor or talk to your child's godparents, if they are willing to contribute. The remaining tasks of planning a party will depend entirely on how much you are willing to spend.
Yes! The gorgeous flowing dress, right out of your daughter's dream, will remain the focal point of this party. If you plan to customize her dress, then pick a recommended designer. Select the fabrics well in advance, take your trials in time, and get the alterations done at least a week before the party.
Finalize your guest list at least a month in advance. In case some of the invitees haven't responded, get in touch with them and know their intent. This way you will be able to give the caterers the exact headcount of the guests. Exact or near approximate headcount will be of great help in deciding the rentals, buying favors, and arranging for the drinks too.
Book your caterers at least 4-5 months before the party. Ask them for a pilot dinner so that you can taste the food, and if required, change the menu accordingly. This way, you can also demand for taste alterations to suit yours.
Picking or deciding a suitable venue can be really difficult, especially during the wedding seasons. In case your quinceañera party date falls during the wedding season, start looking for a suitable venue at least a year in advance. Once you have finalized a venue, you can decide on the theme, decorations, and rentals if required.
Although planning a quinceañera party sounds easy, executing the plan is quite a challenge. Hope with this checklist, your planning will be done to absolute perfection.