Sweet Fifteen or Sweet Sixteen?
The celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday is a Hispanic tradition that is widely celebrated in the U.S. However, many families today are merging their Hispanic and American heritages by choosing to celebrate a Sweet Sixteen. For their Sweet 16 party, the families do the full-blown quinceanera customs – the religious ceremony, the reception, the tiara with the number 16, everything. We encourage families to select the customs that have special meaning to them and to add to the customs as they wish. That is what makes the celebration unique and very special.