Celebrate the dead and the living with these Day of The Dead Party Ideas.
Whether it is to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of The Dead) yourself or you want a unique Halloween party theme, these are the best party ideas you’ll find filled with colorful tissue paper decorations, sugar skulls and skeletons.
What is Día de Muertos (Day of The Dead)?
The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico to provide respect, prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. They believe on this day their family members are able to cross over into the land of the living to celebrate with them in spirit.
When Is Day of The Dead Celebrated?
Day of The Dead is celebrated every year from October 31 – November 2nd. During these days, there are several different celebrations including:
- October 31 – the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit.
- November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit.
- November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives.
The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations. (Source)
Now that you know a little about the Mexican Holiday, check out the party ideas below.