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Wow, it seems like forever ago, but I am finally able to sit down and write a few posts about Gracie’s big day, her Quinceañera. I even have a guest post coming soon from my friend Sarah from The Hot Mess Kitchen.
Gracie’s party took a lot of planning and was a lot of hard work. I was exhausted by the end of it, but as my two older girls put it “Momma, you love those sort of things.” One of the Quinceañera traditions that we started at Mikaela’s party was that each member of her court gave a rose with a letter they had personally written to her. In Mikaela’s case, the rose was white, but for Gracie’s court, the rose was red going with the theme of her Red Dress.
When I found these roses way back in December, I knew that they would be perfect for her court to give to her. Until her party, in April they sat in a vase on my kitchen island. I lost count how many times that people ask who got flowers and were they real? They were that realistic. I was impressed with these roses and would so get them from Commercial Silk again. I mean just look at them.
Weeks before her party, each person in her court wrote her a letter. I would share what some of them said, but you know how teenagers are. The court then handed the letters off to me, and I folded them like a million times ( well maybe not a million) until they were small enough to fit in the tulle bags and attached them to the roses. After the court had done their dance, each one of them walked out to the dance floor where Gracie was seated and presented her with a rose. In the above picture, it was her big sister, Mikaela’s turn.
I also had three roses set at the tables. One for my mom, her nana, and the other two for her godmothers, Catalina and Liz.
At the end of the night, when Gracie should have been helping us break everything down, we found her in one of the other rooms opening up and reading her letters. So I would say these roses were a big hit.