While you may want to sing at the top of your lungs and dance every time Selena‘s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” comes on, you probably never thought you could build a whole birthday party off a three-minute, 28-second video. But one Los Angeles mom did just that, and the result was glorious.
About a week ago, Lily Martinez planned an intimate party for her 6-year-old daughter, whom she calls SeliBeli. The party featured a palm tree background, inflatable crayons, and flowers – all of which reference the original video. And to top it off, Seli had three outfits changes; she wore two outfits from the video (a black tulle dress over a white tee, and a jean vest paired with a long floral skirt and white tee) and a third outfit modeled after Selena’s most iconic outfit, the purple jumpsuit.
The attention to detail is impressive, and it’s not surprising considering Lily and Seli watched the video repeatedly. “Seli and I must of watched Selena’s ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ music video more times than I can count for inspiration on her party,” she wrote on Instagram. “Seli is obsessed with her denim vest and couldn’t wait to wear the wardrobe from the video.”
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Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Birthday Party!!We celebrated Selina’s Birthday this weekend with a BidiBidiBomBom Party! …a theme she picked right after her Panda Birthday Party last year! My little SeliBeli knows what she wants and likes! Anyway- we had such a great time celebrating her and honoring our favorite Tejano Queen with this theme! Seli and I must of watched Selena’s BidiBidiBomBom music video more times than I can count for inspiration on her party. Seli is obsessed with her denim vest and couldn’t wait to wear the wardrobe from the video. Including the black dress with white tee! More on my Insta Stories for a peek on the party decor and celebration. Selena’s legacy continues to inspire us all and it’s an honor and joy to remember her and celebrate her every time we hear her music! More pics to come… so apologizing early for all the Seli Party pics to follow after this post! #SeliBeli #bidibidibombomparty #HappyBirthdaySeli #SelenaForever #bidibidibombom #selenaquintanilla @selenaqofficial @suzettesyld
In a more emotional post, Lily broke down why she wanted to go all out for Seli, who is a funny, easygoing kid with three loving older brothers. “Although her 6th Birthday Party was small & intimate with just family, I still wanted it to feel like a big celebration,” she wrote. “She loved it all, especially because she was part of the process, she was very much involved.”
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My little BidiBidiBomBom Birthday Cutie! ♥️ Pinks, Sparkle, Flowers and Making Wishes…all that my little Seli wanted.She is a HuGe inspiration for me creatively and as a woman too. She is kind and strong willed, funny and easy going. She is good natured and LOveD by her 3 big brothers. And Mucio and I can’t get enough of our little SeliBeli. One special little girl in our eyes. hope I can also inspire her to try and be the best she can be.. always. Although her 6th Birthday Party was small & intimate with just family, I still wanted it to feel like a big celebration. She loved it all, especially because she was part of the process, she was very much involved. Seli even painted the wooden letters I picked up at the craft store and we added glitter as cake decor! Although I’m still recovering from the exhaustion of back to back days of celebration with Easter on Sunday, that I am still so happy @mucio323 and I had her party in our back yard even though we have been under-construction for months with a garage remodel that the whole backyard has been a mess with half of our stuff out collecting dust and the rest in storage! Anyway – hoping to post a blog post on some of my DIYs for her #bidibidibombom Party theme in the future… but this time I can’t promise…I still haven’t posted the earring tutorial I know i know.But Insta Fam if you only knew the mess my house is in (inside and out) currently, you would forgive me. Well here are more pics of my little Selina! ——> slide♥️ #bidibidibombomparty #selenaquintanilla #selena #selenaparty #comolaflor #selibeli @selibeliloves @selenaqofficial #selenaforever *Check out the InstaStory Fun