Yesterday I had the fantastic opportunity of going to a Quinceañera with Drama Queen for a friend from school. Allison looked absolutely gorgeous and the party was a blast. I wasn’t able to attend the Mass because of Curly's baptism, so we went to the diner at 5:00.
They served the teenagers pizza for dinner so we didn’t have to feel awkward eating something we didn’t like. During dinner we danced a little bit to a live Spanish singer before the official dancing began. After dinner, Allison came down the steps and made a dramatic entrance. They performed a cute ceremony where her mom put a tiara on her head and her dad changed her Converse to sparkly high heels. She then danced with her mom, dad, and a family friend from Kansas.
During the daddy daughter dance, there was an unexpected change in the music and they began grooving to a remix of songs like Let’s Groove Tonight and Gangman Style. Then it was time for the official dancing. The dance floor was a collage of rainbow spotlights, strobe lights, fog, and a disco ball. They played both Spanish and English songs and we jammed out.
This was the first (and possibly the last) Quinceañera I have ever been to, and even though I couldn’t understand 99% of what they were saying, I could feel the love of the family and the excitement and anticipation of growing up and entering the world for my sweet friend, Allison.