Gabriel Iglesias spared no expense when he threw his beloved chihuahua a lavish quinceañera party with over 300 guests — including other dogs — that cost a whopping $100,000.
The comedian, who is also known as Fluffy, gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the celebration that was held on November 12 on Instagram and TikTok, where he shared a video of himself pushing his four-pound pooch Risa in a custom carriage.
‘Party of the year all for my little princess,’ Iglesias, 46, wrote in the caption. ‘Risa has given me so many years of happiness. I just wanted to celebrate her. I even wore pants.’
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, 46, threw his beloved chihuahua Risa a lavish quinceañera that cost a whopping $100,000
One Call Events helped plan the over-the-top party, which featured a band, DJ, dancers, and performers, including the man-and-dog act Christian and Scooby
Over 300 guests feasted on al pastor mini trompos, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hamburgers (pictured), carnitas, corn on the cob, and an aguas frescas station, among other selections
The footage shows guests seated at round tables topped with elaborate floral bouquets fit for a wedding as he walked the guest of honor through the party in her carriage.
The outdoor tent was decorated with balloons, twinkling string lights, and heat lamps to make sure that everyone stayed warm.
Iglesias told Today that he came up with the idea after seeing a video of a guy throwing his dog a quinceañera, which is typically a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday.
And while Risa is believed to be ‘between 16 and 17’ years old, her owner didn’t let that stop him from spoiling her with the unforgettable party.
‘I’ve had dogs since I was a kid and Risa was the only girl dog I’ve ever had,’ Iglesias explained to the outlet. ‘Since I’ve had her, from day one, she’s always been in my hoodie. She’s always been in my jacket. We’re very close.’
The comedian, who is also known as Fluffy, gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the celebration that was held on November 12 on Instagram and TikTok
Iglesias shared a video of himself pushing his four-pound ‘princess’ Risa in a custom carriage
‘So I said, “Alright, I’m gonna do this once. I’ve never had a daughter, I’ve never had a kid of my own, so I’m gonna go full blown on this one,”‘ he continued. ‘And I did.’
Iglesias invited over 300 guests and encouraged them to bring their small dogs to the party. He estimates that there were about 12 other dogs in addition to Risa and her younger brother Vinnie, an 11-year-old chihuahua.
The stand-up star enlisted One Call Events to help plan the event, which had plenty of entertainment options.
The party boasted 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’ — but that wasn’t all.
There were also customized airbrush hats, a balloon maker, a build-a-bear-inspired station, and artists doing caricatures.
Risa wore a crown while posing for portraits in one of her three custom-made dresses
Risa looked regal in pink lace as she posed for photos with her younger brother Vinnie (left) and their friend Benny (right), who wore gray suits and pink bowties to match the birthday girl
Guests feasted on al pastor mini trompos, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, carnitas, corn on the cob, and an aguas frescas station, among other selections.
The dessert table was piled with cookies, muffins, fruit, and mini pancakes, including sugar- and gluten-free options, while there was a station for dogs to enjoy whipped cream ‘puppuccinos.’
As for Risa, Iglesias splurged on a carriage for her to sit in and three custom dresses designed and created by Marybel Pineda, his director of operations.
‘She made sure that Risa had the most pimped-out dresses and different looks,’ he said. ‘She understood the assignment and it turned out great.’
Risa looked regal in pink lace as she posed for photos with Vinnie and their friend Benny, who wore gray suits and pink bowties to match the birthday girl.
‘Risa has given me so many years of happiness. I just wanted to celebrate her,’ he explained of the party on social media
Iglesias told Today the celebration cost around $100,000, but he doesn’t have any regrets about splurging on an unforgettable night
‘I went full blown and people say, “Oh, you wasted money,” but it’s like, no,’ Iglesias said of the party. ‘I’m celebrating something that means the world to me’
‘I think Risa’s favorite part was when everybody left and I took her to Jack in the Box to get chicken nuggets,’ Iglesias joked.
The extravagant party cost around $100,000, according to Today, but the host insisted that he doesn’t have any regrets.
‘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.’
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