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Wild West Quinceanera!
A very fun theme for a quinceanera is the western quinceanera theme. A western themed quinceanera is a laid back theme that would be absolutely perfect for a late summer or fall quinceanera. Are you somewhat of a country girl at heart? This theme may be just the theme you are looking for!
Creating a Western Quinceanera Theme
Color Scheme: Wild West parties are often a mix of tan, brown and red or blue. I think a mix of white, tan and pink would be pretty. You could also substitute red or blue, or any color you love, for pink. As long as you have some rustic colors in there, such as tan or brown, you can make the theme your own by incorporating your favorite colors.
Invitations: Find invitations with a wild west type theme/ feel. They may have cowboy boots, cactus, wagon wheels, or other country-type features.
Venue: This theme would be wonderful outside. An outdoor venue might be a barn, tent, or maybe it’s a building with both indoor/outdoor access. This is a theme where a more casual location will work very nicely.
The Dress: The best quinceanera dress for this theme would be either a dress with a corset, an off the shoulder dress, or a dress that combines both of these features. A very fun touch for this theme would be to wear cowboy boots with your dress, even if it is just for some of your pictures.
Quince Court: There are a lot of options with this theme, for your damas and your chambelanes. Your chambelanes could go more casual with dark denim jeans, boots, plaid shirts and cowboy hats. They could go more formal in suits and thin style ties, perhaps paired with boots or hats. Your damas can wear strapless or off the shoulder dresses. It would be cute if the damas wore their hair with a cute side braid.
Decorations: Set up bales of hay around your party to create a real country feel. Some western keywords: horses, hay, cowgirl, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, ponytail, wagon wheels, sheriff badge, and guitars. A western quinceanera would be a lovely theme to make a clothing line display of photos. String clothing line on a wall, or between two posts, in a zig zag design. Use clothes pins to place pics of the birthday girl, from birth to present!
Food: BBQ ribs, roast chicken & vegetables, cornbread, baked beans, baked potatoes or rice, fruit platters, and salads are all good options for a western quinceanera menu. This was basically the menu for my stepdaughter’s quince, and I cannot tell how how much of a success this food was! Set up a drink station with lemonade, iced tea, water and make a sign for the table naming it “The Watering Hole”.
Entertainment: Having a country band would be awesome, and a mariachi band would be amazing. If you have a DJ, play a range of music that you like, some country songs, and always work with the DJ to make sure that both you and the guests are happy.
The Cake: I found some cute western style cake pops and cakes on Pinterest. You could have a dessert table with a little bit of everything, cake, cupcakes, and cake pops.
Favors: I think homemade favors go nicely with a western theme party. Pretzels or marshmallows dipped in chocolate are a couple ideas for wild west favors.
Special Touches: How about a country line dance for a surprise dance? You could also set up a fun photo booth area for your guests, with lots of western style props such as bandanas and cowboy hats. Another fun idea? Make “Wanted” signs of you and your quince court. Hang them around your party.
A wild west quinceanera theme can be a very fun theme for the quinceanera who enjoys the country life. Are you planning a western quinceanera?
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