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How to Throw an Authentic Day of the Dead Party

Plan a festive, colorful and authentic Day of the Dead party! We have ideas for decorations, costumes, food and more for your fiesta.

What Is Day of the Dead?
You probably know that it's a Latin American holiday that happens around Halloween…but beyond that, what is Día de Los Muertos? Before you plan your party, get into the spirit (or should we say spirits) with our quick primer on everything you need to know about Day of the Dead.
How to Throw an Authentic Day of the Dead Party

Craft Invitations with Bright Colors
Use your Day of the Dead party invitations to get guests excited about the celebration! For a theme, think vibrant colors and intricate designs, along with drawings of skulls, flowers, candles and picado (that's cut paper) banners.

Set a Ghostly Dress Code
To evoke the drama and intrigue of the Day of the Dead tradition, give your guests suggestions for traditional attire: flowing gowns embellished with lace, long gloves, flowers in the hair, tuxedo jackets, top hats and tail coats. For a less formal party, suggest fun and inexpensive skeleton-printed T-shirts, tops, leggings. You can even find Day of the Dead nail art!

Decorate with Skulls, Candles and Cut Paper
Plan ahead to gather gorgeous decorations like this for your party. Order from Amazon or head to your local crafts and party stores for decorated skulls, banners, colorful paper fans and tissue paper flowers. Take a cue from a traditional Day of the Dead altar.
How to Throw an Authentic Day of the Dead Party

Plan on Face Painting
The face and body makeup at Day of the Dead parades is stunning! Set up a station at your party where guests can have their faces painted like a skull or with the ornate floral patterns and colors of the holiday. Even easier, pick up a pack of these Day of the Dead temporary face tattoos.

Do Something Special for Los Niños
Get kids in on Day of the Dead, too! They'll love the face painting and costumes, as well as the vivid colors and lively music. Make bite-sized treats like Mini Chicken Empanadas and Mini Tacos, and for dessert, Mexican Cinnamon Cookies. The fun can include a candy-filled piñata and a game of “pin the tail on the burro.” For a grand finale, hold a screening of the Disney Pixar movie Coco, which takes place on the Day of the Dead!

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