Then 5-year-old Ayvah dresses up as Selena Quintanilla for Halloween. 1
Alex and Belinda Vega explained to BuzzFeed that their daughter's love of the Tejano superstar began with videos of her singing on YouTube, and quickly grew to her listening to the singer's music and then discovering the Selena movie.
To celebrate her 6th birthday, Ayvah had an amazing Selena party. 2
The Vegas say that Ayvah watches Selena almost daily, and has now seen it hundreds of time. So when it came time for her birthday on February 12th, it seemed natural to throw a Selena-themed party.
Mom Belinda and dad Alex Vega with daughter Ayvah dressed as Selena. 3
According to dad Alex, the party took months of planning and it was Belinda who took the lead in making sure that everything was perfect for their little girl. Including, we hope, dad's "Anything for Selenas" T-shirt.
Ayvah enjoying her birthday with her Selena-themed piñata. 5
And what party is complete without a piñata? Just look at this beauty! This is some incredible planning on behalf of the parents, don't you think?
Selena-themed cookies helped everyone get their sweets at the party. 6
For a kid's party, you always need a sweet treat. And since this is a Selena-themed birthday, what better treat than some cookies in the shape of that iconic jumpsuit?
Family and friends celebrated with a mini-Selena concert. 7
The party, of course, turned the Vega's home into a little concert. Ayvah's friends all took the stage while she taught them the famous "washer machine" move. Come on, you know the one...
Ayvah receives a Selena-themed birthday gift. 8
And, of course, a birthday isn't fully complete without the presents! Here is Ayvah receiving something special from the MAC Selena collection.
Ayvah and her friends gather at her Selena-themed 6th birthday party. 9
Although some of her friends thought they were going to a Selena Gomez-themed party, everything went over well and the party was a huge success (and a bit of an educational opportunity for those that didn't know the original Selena's work).