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Quinceañera Party Planning: How to Throw the Ultimate Celebration

Every Latin American girl dreams of their quinceañera. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration marks their transition from childhood to womanhood on their 15th birthday, making it one of their most exciting endeavors. Planning a quinceañera requires an extensive checklist and should start as early as possible, at least 18-24 months before their birthday date. This gives you ample time to make the event as unique as possible.


Are you looking for a quinceañera venue in the Twin Cities, MN, or surrounding area? Look no further than Banquets of Minnesota. We are a premium event venue with two customizable large banquet halls. We also offer event planning services, full-service catering with an extensive menu, and access to a host of our trusted vendors. Meanwhile, this guide on planning a quinceañera will help you navigate through every aspect you need to consider on your planning checklist.


Set a Budget


Every event needs a budget, and quinceañeras are no different! There are many aspects to consider, such as the desired theme, how much you’re willing to spend, the number of guests to expect, dresses for the quinceañera, and more. As a first-time planner, you may fail to include some crucial aspects in your budget. With the help of our experienced venue team, we can help you plan the event from start to finish and connect you with quality vendors that will make your event special without breaking the bank.


Plan Your Guest List

Table set up for an event

Photo by: Eric Vest Photography


Everyone is excited about your daughter’s quinceañera. Her friends and their family members may also want to be invited, meaning that you’ll be working with a long guest list. Therefore, creating an all-inclusive guest list may seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. If you find a venue that is spacious, elegant, and inclusive like Banquets of Minnesota, then you can send out all the invites without having to cut down on your guest list.


Secure Your Celebration Space


Now, you know how many guests to expect for your daughter’s quinceañera party. Therefore, the next step is to find a venue that would perfectly host your party. The ideal venue should have plenty of space to relax, dance, and entertain guests. It should also be customizable to meet your unique theme.


At Banquets of Minnesota, we offer two perfectly sized banquet halls, the Grand Olympian Ballroom which can accommodate up to 450 guests, and the Vivian Ballroom which accommodates up to 280 guests, respectively. These halls are fully customizable to your unique taste and include additional spaces, like dressing rooms for the guest of honor to prepare for the big day and a pre-function lobby area to provide your guests with a warm welcome upon entry. Banquets of Minnesota is perfect for large-scale special events so you can rest assured there will be ample space for everyone you send an invite to and more.


Besides that, each banquet room features the latest amenities, like projectors, wireless internet, a podium, microphones, a professional sound system, and on-site parking to make your planning seamless.


Decide on Your Quinceañera Theme

Buffet set up

Photo by: Nick Vittorio Photography


One of the most exciting steps in planning a quinceañera is choosing the theme. It should capture your girl’s favorite things, like colors, travel destinations, music, holidays, interests, and hobbies, to make the party unique to her.


At Banquets of Minnesota, our team can help guide you through your theme selection process and provide various options for centerpieces and décor available for rent that will fit your theme. Everything is done with precise attention to detail to ensure that your dream theme becomes reality.


Book Your Vendors

Your quinceañera planning process cannot be completed without assessing your vendors and booking their services. At Banquets of Minnesota, our event packages include tables, chairs, full-service catering, and more! Still, you may need additional items and services to make your sweet girl’s quinceañera memorable.


Luckily, we’ve partnered with reliable vendors to make your quinceañera planning easy. Whether you need a cakes and desserts supplier, guest accommodations, drapery and décor, photographer, DJ, or photo booth provider, we have the perfect vendor partners to recommend.


Finalize the Details

Dessert details

Photo by: Kathryn Marie Photography


Now, details are almost all set for your daughter’s quinceañera, but there are additional details to consider for a truly seamless event. These details include design elements, seating arrangements, the event’s timeline, transportation, and more. It’s understandable; planning the perfect event for your daughter can be overwhelming. At Banquets of Minnesota, our venue team has a wealth of experience to take note of these little details and ensure your event runs smoothly.


Banquets of Minnesota: Your Ideal Quinceañera Venue

Whether you’re a parent, sibling, relative, or friend entrusted with planning a quinceañera, you must make it as memorable as possible. Ensuring that everything goes as expected may be a considerable task, but at Banquets of Minnesota, we’re here to make everything easy.


From providing the perfect venue space, complete catering services, event experts, and various amenities, you’ve got everything you need to make your daughter’s quinceañera party unforgettable. Contact us today to start planning the perfect day for your darling daughter.