Tuesday, November 2

Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Party Inspiration

Today is Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead day)...celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the US and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. (wikipedia.org)

If you wanted to have a Day of the Dead themed party...

This invitation really shows the flair of the day... lots of vibrant colors and of course, skulls! Source

Create a traditional alter to make the space authentic! Source

A great activity for your guests would be to decorate traditional sugar skulls! Source and recipe

These beautiful hand painted shortbread skulls would be the perfect favor! Not sure if I have the patience to try that kind of detail, not sure about you ;o) So better to buy them here - Source