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Quinceañera, are you invited?? (Dilo en Español challenge #3)


To those of you who are unfamiliar with the traditional Spanish birthday celebration of the Quinceañero, please sit back and relax. You are about to get schooled. 
The quinceañero is a beautiful coming-of-age ceremony which takes place on a Hispanic girls 15th birthday, in which she traditionally would be introduced to society as a young woman, ready to meet the young suitors who would see her dressed in white, in all her virginal beauty, and at which point they would all try to get her attention and her father's so that courtships could be arranged, and promises of weddings would follow.Typically, the party consists of 14 of the young girl's best friends, as well as 15 young men, and dances are choreographed, the birthday girl receives her first set of earrings, high heels, jewelry, and whatever else mom and dad can afford to add to her dowry bestow upon her. Fast forward a few years, and add to the same society a dose of Americanism, Facebook, and a few cell phones and the same tradition is now a big party where the same number of teenagers get together, only each invites another 15 teenage boys and girls, mom and dad hope the birthday girl doesn't get married but stays in school and gets a college degree, a DJ decides what music is played, and because we're still Hispanics, there's somehow plenty of food for everyone, and of course Grandma is on the dance floor swiveling her hips to the latest Salsa song ( to which she can recite the chorus)! Nevertheless, it's a great celebration, and even though I made 60 invites for this one, I'm sure it won't be enough. Enjoy!

The theme of the party will be candies. These are from Joys of the Season. 
The birthday girl wanted Turquoise, Green and Pink as her colors. Her initial is on the Lollypop. Hand-written in Martha Stewart glitter. 
Each will have a pink bow added to the handle, once the tags have the names written on them.
One of the Pink Purses! All the candy was embossed with the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder.
These invitations are  finished with a Martha Stewart Punch and enclosed in the purses, which will be handed out personally-a really nice touch!

I'd like to enter these into the following challenge: Dilo en Español, challenge #3 by Abby to use glitter or bling. I used glitter on the initial, and bling on every enclosed invite, right in the center of the flower.

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  1. Oh my goodness! So pretty and what fun colors! Well done!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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  2. These are gorgeous!! Love the colors! Have a great time!

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  3. These are so beautiful... and omg you need Scrapbookaholic Abby's Spanish stamp from the "Dilo En Español" collection. There's one that says "Para la Quinceañera," it would be perfect!!! go check it out...

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dilo-En-Español-Say-It-In-Spanish/122484921185644

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