CHANNELVIEW – While it was not the quinceañera they originally planned, everything worked out perfectly, the Guerrero family said. They were able to celebrate a very special birthday with all of their loved ones with masks and plenty of social distance.
“They were all honking telling me that I was so gorgeous and pretty,” said quinceañera Azalia Guerrero. “As they drove by they would give me gifts and I would walk up and I would grab them.”
Azalia and her parents have been planning her quinceañera for two years. The celebration was originally planned for April. But then the pandemic hit, and the birthday celebration was put on hold.
“I was hoping for a regular party,” said Azalia.
Azalia’s family wanted the moment to remain special.
“I say what can I do? I was really thinking how my daughter can have her quince,” said her mother Araceli Guerrero.
The family came up with a drive-by quinceañera birthday party.
Araceli said the party took a lot of planning. She booked the mariachi band and got the decorations together. She also ordered the dress, matching mask and jewelry from her home town in Mexico. Araceli’s father, David Guerrero, cooked all the food. While their church allowed them to use the parking lot.