Depending on the specific family and celebration, the big day might start at a church or park gathering before moving locations or else even have an entire party at the one location, starting with a more traditional ceremony as a coming of age rite of passage and moving on to the party shortly afterwards. To experience a real quinceanera, you only need to attend a San Antonio Quinceanera.
The quinceanera itself is far more than just a ritual or a basic birthday party. This is a major celebration that brings in a huge crowd. There are entire markets that specialize in quinceanera cakes, special decorations, dress and dress accessories, and more.