There’s one event this year you just can’t miss.
Thanks to a viral video invitation, a teenage girl in rural Mexico is going to have the quinceaera of a lifetime. With a guest list of more than 1 million people for the 15th birthday party, BBC reports, Mexican police are expected to deploy to the bash for security reasons.
Such a huge turnout would easily dwarf the extravagance of any ridiculously expensive Super Sweet 16 party on MTV. In the video invite, 14-year-old Rubi Ibarra Garcia stands smiling in a cheetah-print dress and tiara, as her father opens the December party to everyone who can come.
“Hereby everyone is cordially invited,” Rube’s father, Crescencio Ibarra, says to the camera.
Well, it appears more than a million people have taken that message to heart.
In many Latin American cultures, quinceaeras are usually extravagant celebrations with wedding-like elements like a huge dress, live music and a Catholic mass all part of the traditional rite of passage. But the one and only “Los XV Aos de Rubi” appears to be reaching new heights.
A horse race with a prize of 10,000 pesos ($490), musical performances and the invitation everyone just couldn’t get enough of has gotten the internet in quite an uproar about Rubi’s big day.
Jonathan Guzman (@Jonathan4evryun) December 7, 2016
My mom just asked me if I’m going to Rubi’s quinceaera
Jasmn (@jasmo831) December 7, 2016
Rubi’s quince this month let’s ride
andres abn (@elcompaandrew) December 6, 2016
Quien esta listo para la Quinceaera De Rubi? Legado 7 pic.twitter.com/jKfwU7JUeF
CLUB CORRIDOS (@CorridosYMas_) December 7, 2016
I’m on my way to Rubi’s quince like.. pic.twitter.com/9NYm0eerEJ
Chino (@Chinohoven) December 3, 2016
When they uninvited you from los XV de Rubi pic.twitter.com/RZzJxpfttZ
Deadass A Raccoon B (@EdwinM303) December 6, 2016
Even some businesses decided to cash in on the big bash, from an airline giving out special flight deals to a popular singer who offered to serenade Rubi.
Interjet (@interjet) December 5, 2016
Castrol Mxico (@CastrolMex) December 7, 2016
Set in a field right outside the small village of La Joya, with a population of just 10,000, the party’s rural locale also drew some laughs online, a fact that made Rubi’s father a bit sad, he said in a BBC interview. But the family’s gotten used to the idea of a huge party, and even the countless memes and fliers floating around for #QuinceDeRubi. Still, her father said he never expected so many people would try to come.
“We wanted to invite the people from the area, that’s all,” he said, before adding that people from all over are still welcome.
“Rubi is my daughter and she has always been our queen,” her mother, Anaelda Garcia, said in the same interview.
Below is the invitation that started it all.