Dia de Los Muertos Party Picks

Get into the spirit and gear up for Day of the Dead festivities in a bright, colorful way. This year, we teamed up with Lynlee’s, Hi Sugarplum! and A Simple Pantry to create party looks, sweets and treats inspired by the Day of the Dead and the vibrant, festive way the Mexican culture (and parts of Latin America) remember and celebrate friends and family who have passed.

Lynlee of her eponymous blog jumped at the chance to create a dessert table that was largely influenced by the Day of the Dead and The Book of Life, an animated movie set during a Day of the Dead celebration. Tissue paper rosettes in saturated hues, skull decor, Mexican wedding cookies, orange polvorones and cupcakes plucked directly from The Book of Life set the scene for a lively dessert station.

The Book of Life Party via Lynlee's - Discover, a blog by World Market

She created the cup­cake arrange­ment with books found at a second-hand store. The cupcake toppers were inspired by the movie char­ac­ters: Manolo, Maria, Joaquin and even Chuy the pig! Day of the Dead chubby nutcrackers blend in nicely with the rest of the party picks.

The Book of Life Party via Lynlee's - Discover, a blog by World Market

 

For Cassie, the most difficult part in creating her Dia de los Muertos corner wasn’t the actual setup. “It took me longer to choose from all the cute options than it did to actually set the scene,” she said. We love how she incorporated her festive decor into her breakfast room, and how the mixture of skulls, bats and dark creatures still looked tasteful and festive when styled with the Dia de los Muertos additions.

Dia de los Muertos Party via Hi Sugarplum - Discover, a blog by World Market

Dia de los Muertos Party via Hi Sugarplum - Discover, a blog by World Market

 

With her Mam Papaul’s Red Velvet Cake & Frosting Mix in one hand and her cake mix attachments in the other, Karly of A Simple Pantry baked this mouthwatering 4-layer Red Velvet Cake.  “I used an entire container of black food color gel to get this right, but it was worth it!” The result is a cake that kids will love and adults are sure to delight in ogling and eating!

Dia de los Muertos Cake via A Simple Pantry - Discover, a blog by World Market

Dia de los Muertos Cake via A Simple Pantry - Discover, a blog by World Market

 

How do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos at home? Describe the dishes, sweets and treats you’ll create for the entire family in the comments below. 

 

7" Wooden Los Muertos Nutcrackers, Set of 2 7" Wooden Los Muertos Nutcrackers, Set of 2 25.98 19.48 14" Wooden Los Muertos Nutcrackers, Set of 2 14" Wooden Los Muertos Nutcrackers, Set of 2 49.98 Multicolor Chevron Tissue Paper, 4-Count Multicolor Chevron Tissue Paper, 4-Count 2.99 Dia de los Muertos Tumblers, Set of 4 Dia de los Muertos Tumblers, Set of 4 11.94 Muertos Plates, Set of 4 Muertos Plates, Set of 4 27.96 Dia de los Muertos Kitchen Towel Dia de los Muertos Kitchen Towel 7.99 Glass Cloche Glass Cloche 19.99 - 24.99 Tall White Square Cake Stand Tall White Square Cake Stand 24.99 Mam Papaul's Red Velvet Cake Mam Papaul's Red Velvet Cake 6.49 3.24 Los Muertos Skull Taper Candle Los Muertos Skull Taper Candle 4.99 2.49 Red 8-Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Red 8-Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl 12.99 Los Muertos Mariachi Taper Candles, Set of 3 Los Muertos Mariachi Taper Candles, Set of 3 14.97

2 Comments

  • smashly

    this article i found to be very informative.. i learned so much about the culture of mexicans and †he day of †he dead! those cakes look delish!!!! yum yum!! 😉 I prefer the black cakes if you know what i mean ;););)anyway guys thanks for tuning in this week! I’m ashleyallen and ill see you next time!!

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