15 Colorful Ideas for Dia de los Muertos Decorations
Mark your calendars for November 2nd: Dia de los Muertos. We found masks, DIY projects, candles and more Dia de los Muertos decorations for an epic celebración.
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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, Central America and South America. The holiday is on November 2nd (All Souls Day) but the party can last as long as a week. Let us help find the best Dia de los Muertos decorations for your fiesta.
Use these large and colorful paper decorations ($25) for entryways, across garden paths or clustered together to hang over tables. This pack comes with several paper lanterns, garlands, flowers and honeycombs. They assemble quickly and the colors are stunning. Don’t forget the authentic Mexican dishes for your party table.
Marigolds are the traditional flowers used in Day of the Dead displays, especially on the ofrendas or altars where departed loved ones are remembered. Use orange and yellow silk flower petals ($10) to decorate tables and entryways at your party. Then, set out trays of Mexican and Latin appetizers to keep guests happy!
With this sugar skull mold ($15) and a few basic ingredients, you can make authentic sugar skulls for your Dia de los Muertos party. Decorate the skulls with frosting and glitter. They’re easy and fun to make, great as part of the decor or for gifts. Plan B: Make a batch of Day of the Dead cookies.