500 Years ago, Quinceañera meant the celebration for the 15th anniversary and to present them as prospective wives. In the present, a Quinceañera is a event that was passed on along the culture and now celebrates a new meaning. A bridge to womanhood. Hispanic Teenagers celebrate these events in anyway possible. Sometimes $10,000’s of dollars are spent just to have a few hundred people gather together for a night. This night is very special for the family and the growth of the young girl as it represents her passing to adulthood. Even traditions done as a ceremony 500 years ago are still being done today during the reception. Examples of these are The Last doll, Change of Shoes, Waltz, & The Toast.