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15 Things That Inevitably Happen When You're A Quinceañera

When people fight over the centerpiece, nobody wins.

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1. Falling asleep while getting your ~LEWKS ON~ at the crack of dawn.

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2. Wearing a beautiful gown... that you can't walk in without tripping.

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3. Posing for approximately one million photos.

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4. Dealing with chambelanes who'd clearly rather be anywhere else...

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5. And who are PROBABLY going to drop you during the big lift.

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6. Knowing your tías are going to be mad shady no matter what.

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Buncha chismosas.

7. Feeling waves of embarrassment as your dad takes forever to put your heels on you.

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Everyone is just silently staring as your dad gets eaten by your dress.

8. Dancing El Baile Sorpresa as your older family members look straight-up horrified.

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9. Dancing with that awkward cousin you've only met once before...

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10. your dad, who won't stop talking about how you're "no longer his babyyyy"...

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11. ...and your abuela, who won't stop wondering whether you're wearing too much or too little makeup.

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"When I was 15, we made our own lipstick out of berries and tears."

12. Anticipating the moment your family members are gonna fight over the centerpieces...

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13. ...and knowing that, when they do, ALL CHAOS WILL BREAK LOOSE.

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14. And then you have the, um, experience of watching your abuela get down with your friends.

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Abu, why?

Whyyyyyyy?!

15. And, finally, getting a moment to yourself.

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And knowing that, despite the awkward moments and chaos, everyone is here to celebrate you.*

*And to take home recuerditos.

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