Are you ready to cry happy tears? You will, after you read about Nina, the 79-year-old abuelita who just celebrated her quinceañera. That’s right! It’s never too late to do anything, and celebrating your 15th birthday 64 years later is no exception. The lady of the hour had a big birthday celebration complete with a traditional voluminous dress, chambelanes, a waltz (she danced with her grandchildren!) and a beautiful cake.
Her daughter, Yolanda Luna, organized the memorable event and took to social media to share photos of Nina’s special day. The viejita, who’s from La Plata, Argentina, was surrounded by her family and friends and looked adorable in a pink and silver dress.
The birthday girl’s gown was a modern quinceañera’s dream as it featured a strapless silver bodice and pink tulle skirt with embroidered details, and of course, she topped off her look with a sparkly tiara as one does during their quince.
Aside from sharing photos of the pink-themed party, her daughter wrote, “What a beautiful and unforgettable night. I will always carry that beautiful moment in my heart...at 79 [she] was able to fulfill her dream of having her parties of 15 years…love you mom.”
According to Mitú, when Nina turned 15, her family was unable to throw her the lavish party one dreams of due to their financial situation. However, little did she know that more than 60 years later, she’d be celebrating big in a hired venue with good company and music thanks to a DJ.
Although nowadays many teens opt-out of quinceañeras in exchange for a trip or even a car, it had always been a life-long dream for Nina to host her loved ones, and it finally came true!
It’s stories like these that make us tear up, and hers couldn’t be more tied to the age-old phrase: “better late than never.”
Feliz cumpleaños a Nina!