When a young girl turns fifteen, we celebrate with a Quinceanera.
She is a princess for the day.
They invited everyone to a huge celebration. We dance, sing and eat. The girl has a special dance with her dad and it is almost like a wedding. She wears her tiara proudly and is dressed like a princess, while all of the guests are wearing their finest. We spent almost six months getting ready for our daughter’s Quinceanera. We had rented an entire block of rooms in our local hotel, for all of our out of town guests. The grand reception room was decorated and ready for our 200 guests. The morning of the Quinceanera, I walked into the room to make sure it was perfect. I couldn’t believe how cold it was. I thought they may not have turned up the thermostat since there were no guests arriving for a couple hours. I talked to the manager and he said it was to save on energy. Once the guests began arriving, the cake was set out, and the swan ice sculpture arrived, they would turn the thermostat up. Then they could easily turn the thermostat down a bit when the dancing began. I thanked him, but I was still a bit uneasy. My husband and I walked into the reception room before the guests arrived, and it was still icy cold. I heard someone say something about waiting for the HVAC technician. I grabbed the manager as he tried to rush by. He promised the HVAC system would be repaired in half an hour. I was thankful to hear the HVAC system turn on just as our guests began to arrive.