However, the kind of party you get will depend on your economic station in life. The more wealthy your family is, the fancier the party, the poorer your family is, the more simple. However, no matter your station, there are certain elements that are part of nearly every Quinceañera celebration.
Most 15 year old Colombianitas will look forward to receiving a special dress for her 15th birthday celebration. Unlike Mexican or Chicano Quinceañeras, the Colombian dress is not typically a mock wedding or even fancy prom dress. It is usually a more practical dress -- ranging from cocktail type to church type. Again, the more economically limited the family is, the more likely the dress will be more of a practical nature.
Some girls sponsor a large dinner -- often with Lechona. Poorer families might just have appetizers. But, whatever the menu, there will be food for the crowd.
No Fiesta de Quince is complete without a dance. But, the Dance always begins in a very special way. The first dance of the night is a Waltz (Vals). The nearly universal song used for this waltz is the Blue Danube Waltz and it is the first song that the girl will dance to in her high heels.
#9 The Serenata.