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What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? How about by giving our very own Kathy Romano a Quinceañera? Why? Well, she never had one when she was a teenager. Also, we love any excuse for a party. And if a Quinceañera is cool enough for Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, it’s cool enough for us!

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Sooooo… What exactly IS a Quinceañera? Well, according to a hastily copied and pasted entry from Wikipedia, it is “a small deciduous tree that bears a pome fruit, similar in appearance to a pear, and bright golden-yellow when mature.” Hang on. That’s a Quince.

Actually, it’s a celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America, especially in Mexico and Puerto Rico. And one of the running jokes about Kathy is that, even though she’s actually Italian, she used to be a young Puerto Rican Girl. In the early 90’s in the US, Quinceañeras became popular in Laredo, Texas. In recent years, Quinceañeras have become much more popular in elsewhere the States. And now, it’s a Preston & Steve Show party!

One Quinceañera tradition we learned about: every birthday girl needs a Godfather. And who better than our good friend Bert Kreischer?! Of course, one of his main concerns is that we supply alcohol:

Kathy is thrilled that Bert said yes!

Kathy’s Royal Court with Mariachi Flores (notice that her best friend, Alisa, knocked her out of the center of the photo)

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Listen to the podcast of Kathy’s Quinceañera

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