As many of you know we just gave our daughter, Mikaela, a Quinceanara. Next to a wedding this is the most important ceremony on a young woman’s life. It marks the passage of being a girl into young adulthood. People think that we spent a lot of money on her Quince Anos, yea we spent some money but not as much as people think. For Mikaela’s Quince Anos we were able to save a lot of money by doing things ourselves. We were able to obtain the place that we held the Quince Anos at a huge discount. Why and how you ask?? My husband has worked for over 20 years at this place so we were able to have the party there. (Now he only works their part-time but still is part of the family). One of the things that we decided early on was that we wanted her and her court to be introduced at the beginning of the ceremony. So looking at the entrance to the ballroom it was kind of drab. But I found a way to spruce it up without spending a lot of money or destroying the clubhouse. As you can see above curtains were hung. I was able to buy two tension rods to fit into the doorway. Than I added some curtains. Believe it or not those sheer curtains were hanging in my mom’s living room windows just the morning. Then we tied them back with tissue paper flowers, which were so easy to make. Look for that post tomorrow. As you can tell from the above picture, it made the biggest difference.
Here is a picture of my daughter as she is making her grand entrance. I can’t think of that doorway any other way now.
So see you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a grand statement. And yes those curtains or back hanging in my mom’s living room.