Quinceanera themes: golden number 15 balloons and some confetti

Planning a quinceañera is a big deal. It’s that special day in a girl’s life when everyone celebrates her as a blossoming young woman. While this lovely tradition is rooted in Mexican culture, it has become increasingly popular throughout Latin America and beyond.

To create a celebration she’ll always remember, keep reading and take a look at these show-stopping quinceañera themes

13 Quinceañera Themes and Party Ideas

Stage a magical quince for the birthday girl that she’ll remember forever with these fun quinceañera themes. There’s something here for every taste and interest — from a gala fit for a princess to lively family fiestas. Once you choose a theme, you can kick off the festivities by customizing your quinceañera invitations.

1. Masquerade Ball Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Effervescent Quinceañera Invitation

Design: Shari Margolin Design (photo courtesy of Alexandra Celia)

Invitation Inspiration: Effervescent Quinceañera Invitation

Celebrate the guest of honor with a magical masquerade ball. This is the perfect theme for the birthday girl who enjoys mystery, drama, and creativity. 

Decorate your party venue to transform it into the perfect setting for a masquerade ball. Go bold and colorful with designs and decorations inspired by Mardi Gras or opt for something sophisticated and regal. 

Have fun getting creative with this quinceañera theme. You can also set up a crafting station where your party guests can create or customize their own DIY masquerade mask.

2. Disney Princess Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Royal Quinceañera Invitation

Design: Becky Nimoy Stationery

Invitation Inspiration: Royal Quinceañera Invitation

Transport your guests back to their childhood with a Disney princess-themed quinceañera celebration to mark the big moment. It’s a sweet nod to fairy tales and an ideal theme if your quinceañera girl is still a huge Disney fan. 

Choose one classic Disney princess and create a castle-like ambiance. Give each table a centerpiece with gorgeous florals and a princess name, incorporate the royal theme into party games, and create a few signature drinks like a Cinderella mocktail

This theme works perfectly with a quince celebration since the guest of honor almost always wears a princess-style quinceañera dress or ball gown (think tulle, organza, or chiffon) replete with a tiara

3. ParisThemed Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Parisian Quince Invitation

Design: Loree Mayer Design

Invitation Inspiration: Parisian Quince Invitation

Can’t make it to France? No problem. Bring the City of Light to your quinceañera celebration with a beautifully styled Parisian-themed party. Let your guests dance and party in style against a backdrop inspired by the French capital city. 

Add grand decorations like sweeping fabric backdrops and sophisticated floral displays in soft, delicate colors. Bring in a large Eiffel Tower to take center stage on the dessert table or as a decor piece for a photo area. 

Treat party guests to a menu inspired by French cuisine and get creative with a wonderful 15th birthday cake, themed cupcakes, and an array of macarons. This is an ideal quince theme for a birthday girl who absolutely loves the magic of Paris

4. Winter Wonderland Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Twinkly Tiara Invitation

Design: Bonjour Berry

Invitation Inspiration: Twinkly Tiara Invitation

Add some sparkle to your guest of honor’s quinceañera with a winter wonderland celebration. All you need is a hint of snow, gorgeous blue hues, and snowflake designs.

Find a local party supply shop or hire an event designer to transform your venue with faux trees, snow, twinkling lights, and glistening twigs that create a magical archway for your party guests to walk through. Continue the theme across your tables with glitzy centerpieces and a light blue color scheme inspired by winter snowflakes. 

5. Under the Sea Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Las Flores Invitation

Design: Ruby the Fox

Invitation Inspiration: Las Flores Invitation

Take your party guests under the sea with this super fun quince theme. Go for a traditional aquatic party with sea creature motifs or try a whimsical mermaid-themed party instead. There’s lots of space to get creative. 

Swap your traditional party games for underwater-themed versions. Send your party guests on a scavenger hunt for nautical treasures or play an under-the-sea bingo game. 

Transform your party venue into a water wonderland with blue fabrics, jellyfish streamers, and pastel balloons. Create a real sense of atmosphere with colored LED light bulbs and blue string lighting

6. Hollywood-Themed Quinceañera

Quinceanera themes: Simple Hexagon Border Invitation

Design: Robinson Creative House

Invitation Inspiration: Simple Hexagon Border Invitation

Celebrating a quinceañera is a big moment, and what’s bigger than a Hollywood theme party? Treat your guest of honor like an A-list star with an over-the-top celebration. 

Set out a red carpet and step-and-repeat at the venue’s entrance and hire an event photographer or two to pose as paparazzi. You can also set up a photo booth on the red carpet for people to snap photos together. (For more ideas, don’t miss our guide on how to host a red carpet event.)

Transform your party space into a glamorous Hollywood venue with decor fit for an awards ceremony. For instance, add metallic accents, crystal tableware, and chic floral arrangements. For food and drink, serve passed trays of fancy appetizers, mini bags of popcorn, and craft mocktails to your party guests — just like you’d find at a swanky movie premiere or awards show. 

7. Enchanted Forest Quinceañera

Floral Princess Invitation

Design: Diasty Hardhikaputri

Invitation Inspiration: Floral Princess Invitation

Invite the birthday girl and her most treasured guests to take a journey through a fairy tale land with this enchanting party idea.

Allow your party guests to suspend reality and take an adventure through a mysterious forest filled with towering faux trees and overflowing floral arrangements. Use vibrant greens, rich purples, and pops of pink to bring out the magic and create an immersive atmosphere. 

Lay on a lavish feast of delicious food and drinks, with cupcake toppers and tableware inspired by forest animals and flowers. Use delicate serving ware to tie the theme together as guests dine on a long table beneath a canopy of leaves and string lighting

8. Fiesta-Style Quinceañera

Llama Love Invitation

Design: Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop

Invitation Inspiration: Llama Love Invitation

Celebrate the Mexican origins of this birthday celebration by staging a more traditional fiesta with balloons, colorful flowers, streamers, and other decor in bold rainbow colors. Continue this warm, vibrant color palette across your tables with fun, bright tableware and centerpieces

Hire a mariachi band to play while guests eat and a DJ to play dance hits once the main meal is over. (The good news is you can create a dancefloor just about anywhere!) This is one of those quinceañera themes that’ll get people smiling and dancing.

9. Arabian Nights Quinceañera

Enchanted Doorway Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Invitation Inspiration: Enchanted Doorway Invitation

Transport your quinceañera guests to a magical place inspired by Moroccan sights, sounds, and flavors with an Arabian Nights celebration. 

This quince theme is perfect if your guest of honor loves the story of Aladdin, with its rich colors and fanfare. Set the scene with party decor in deep jewel tones like purple, teal, and orange — don’t be afraid to go a little over the top with your styling as it all adds to the fun. 

For an exceptionally lavish feel, host this themed quince inside a giant tent and drape the indoor space with colorful fabrics. For food, focus on Middle Eastern dishes and a tiered birthday cake designed to look like stacked pillows. 

10. ​Luau Quinceañera

Floral Fiesta Invitation

Design: Sandra Picco Design LLC

Invitation Inspiration: Floral Fiesta Invitation

Add a little island flair to your birthday girl’s special day by throwing a luau-inspired party. Bring in some bright, modern colors and decorations to create an island paradise. Mix key decor trends like palm trees, flamingos, and pineapples with bright teals, pink, yellow, and dark green. Take your party outdoors and create a sandy beach along with other Hawaiian party elements. 

Plan party games like hula hoop and limbo, and hand guests traditional floral leis as they arrive. As the party ends, they can take these home with them as sweet party favors to remind them of the special day. 

11. ​Alice in Wonderland Quinceañera

Adventures in Wonderland Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Invitation Inspiration: Adventures in Wonderland Invitation

Welcome to the tea party! Throw an amazing bash for your guest of honor with an Alice in Wonderland-themed quince

There’s so much you can do with this idea. Play up the tea party aspect and stage a Queen of Hearts-inspired event with reds, blacks, and quirky decor. Make sure there are plenty of giant clocks and playing cards making an appearance. 

If that’s not your birthday girl’s style, focus the decor and theme on Alice herself instead and create something that feels magical and whimsical. Style candelabras as centerpieces and use vintage tea sets to set the stage for a wonderful celebration. 

12. Great Gatsby Quinceañera

So Chic Invitation

Design: Jessica Williams

Invitation Inspiration: So Chic Invitation

Head back to the Roaring 20s and transform your party venue into an epic Great Gatsby gala. This is perfect if your guest of honor wants something that feels ultra-glam and luxurious. 

This quince theme sticks to a decadent color palette of black, gold, and white. Bring these colors into your event through stylish balloon arches, chandeliers, string lighting from the ceiling to the walls, and feather centerpieces sprayed with gold. 

Introduce fun mocktails and pass canapés to your guests as they chat, laugh, and dance to 1920s-themed playlists. Encourage guests to dress for the era, and have a luxe attention-stealing quince dress ready for your birthday girl

13. BarbieThemed Quinceañera

Playful Pink Invitation

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Invitation Inspiration: Playful Pink Invitation

With the movie’s release reaching such great heights, it’s no surprise that Barbie has become a popular theme for quinceañeras. It’s ideal if the guest of honor is a huge fan of the movie, what it stands for, or simply loves the colors and fun vibes that this theme evokes.

Transform the party venue into your own version of Barbie’s dollhouse with pink party decor, furniture, and tableware as far as the eye can see. Another great option is to host a Barbie-themed pool party and invite everyone over for a swim with fun inflatables, pool party games, and plenty of refreshing fruit juices.

Find the Perfect Quinceañera Party Theme For Your Celebration

A quinceañera isn’t just another birthday party. It’s a big day that’s designed to be a grand celebration of turning 15 years old. Use these quinceañera theme ideas to spark your creativity and share them with the birthday girl to see what she likes best. 

Be sure to check out our guide for even more party theme ideas. Once you find the perfect one, you can then start planning an exciting celebration to mark the moment and begin customizing your digital invitations.