Throwing a lavish $100,000 quinceañera for a Chihuahua is no funny business. Ask Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aka Fluffy, who went all out to celebrate his beloved Chihuahua with a grand quinceañera party with over 300 guests. A quinceañera is a celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in Latin America, marking her transition to adulthood. Risa is believed to be ‘between 16 and 17’ years old. The comedian with 3.3 million followers on Instagram shared a video of the event and captioned it, ‘’Party of the year all for my little princess. Risa has given me so many years of happiness. I just wanted to celebrate her. I even wore pants.’
The four-pound pooch of the hour, Risa, arrived in a well-lit custom carriage in a very princess-pooch-like avatar complete with pink frills and feathers. The stand-up comedian roped in designer Marybel Pineda to create three different looks for the pet. ‘She made sure that Risa had the most pimped-out dresses and different looks,’ Fluffy said. ‘She understood the assignment, and it turned out great.’ The party was attended by over 300 guests and 12 dogs that enjoyed the evening with Risa and her younger brother Vinnie, an 11-year-old Chihuahua.
The exquisite party was nothing short of a magnum-opus where pets are concerned, complete with a band, DJ, violinist, dancers, Cirque du Soleil-inspired performers, robot men, and Christian and Scooby, the man-and-dog act from ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Guests could revisit their childhood with a balloon maker, a build-a-bear-inspired station, and artists doing caricatures. Splurging on pets is not an extraordinary idea, but in the case of Gabriel, it wasn’t mindless spending. Instead, it celebrated someone who meant the world to him. ‘I went full blown, and people say, “Oh, you wasted money,” but it’s like, no,’ Iglesias said.
‘I’m celebrating something that means the world to me. I’m not setting money on fire every day. But this particular night, yes. So I spared no expense,’ he added. ‘It was a very expensive night but very memorable.’ In 2015, the son of China’s first billionaire celebrated his pet sea lions birthday by booking out the entire swimming pool of a luxury resort. More recently, the late designer Karl Lagerfeld’s beloved pet cat, Choupette, celebrated her 11th birthday on a private plane surrounded by gifts, cat cake, and balloons.