When it comes to Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, you can leave all of your scary, spooky ideas at the door for all the trick or treaters. A time to celebrate the lives and legacy of one’s deceased loved ones, Dia de los Muertos is a jovial, heartfelt, vibrant occasion that’s family-friendly and beloved by many cultures outside of Mexico.
If you’re thinking about throwing a Day of the Dead party, stock up on these items to set a rich, vivid scene.
1. Dia de los Muertos decor. From skull candles to Day of the Dead nutcrackers, create a festive scene with Los Muertos-specific decor.
2. Sweets and treats. Sure, the holiday is about honoring the dead (and displaying their favorite food and drink at the altar), but don’t forget about the tastes of your guests! Bake calavera cookies (check out these cookie stamps!) and serve them in equally enchanting plates.
3. Keep things spirited. From Los Muertos IPA, red and white wines, and dark chocolate hot cocoa, keep bellies and hands warm with refreshments and autumnal drinks.
4. Make it personal. Bake a red velvet cake or cute Los Muertos cupcakes, watch the movie “The Book of Life”, and adorn your Los Muertos altar with things that have meaning.
How will you celebrate Dia de los Muertos this year? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!