WHAT IS THE DAY OF THE DEAD?
So we have all heard of this colourful celebration that in Mexican tradition, they celebrate the lives of those passed and enjoy some of their loved ones favourite things. Typically happening between 28th October and ending on November 2nd, this celebration believes that all those that have passed will be able to revisit the living and enjoy what they once had. With bright coloured flowers, offerings of their favourite food and pictures of their passed loved ones, Dia de Muertos truly is a wonderful time of year.
HOW TO DECORATE FOR THIS DAY OF THE DEAD
Now, you can't really go wrong with Day of the Dead decorations in that you need to keep it bright and vibrant. When being celebrated, they would never want it to be a sombre affair, but a celebration for all. Here's just few ideas of decorations which would look amazing at your entrance, or in clusters around your venue! Not only will they bring the colour and vibrancy they will fit in with this theme no end.
Assorted Mini Flower Fans
Purple Tissue Ball
Blue Pom Pom Tissue Ball - 40cm
Yellow Pom Pom Tissue Ball - 40cm
Red Lantern - 10"
Floral Fiesta Honeycomb Tissue Balls
Here's an idea for full impact! Cluster these decorations together. They will truly look amazing hung in bunches around your venue!
DAY OF THE DEAD SKULLS
You have got to have skulls in amongst your decorations for this celebration due to it being the main symbol used. Traditionally the skulls were made form sugar and decorated in icing, these skull inspired decorations will do the trick if you want something done for you.
I mean, who doesn't just love the intricate patterns that you can see on some of the designs.
Day of the Dead Foil Balloon
Day of the Dead Garland
Bottle Opener Keyrings
I just love the contrast of the black background with the vibrant swirls and patterns.
Let's even add skulls to the outside entrance! Just light some tea lights and pop them in the bags!
Halloween Skull Lantern Bags
DRESS FOR THE DAY OF THE DEAD
If your like me and love a challenge, then this is a perfect theme for you to dress as this halloween. Pick your favourite facepaint design and go wild with our snazaroo face paints
and transfer tattoo kits
You could create something like this.
There are plenty of tutorials online that you can find and copy! Or if you are feeling creative then just come up with your own Day of the Dead skull patterns.
And then to finish your look off......
Fever Day of the Dead Costume
There's even one for him!
Day of the Dead Senor Bones Costume
A DAY OF THE DEAD COSTUME IDEA FOR HIM
Get the look this Day of the Dead with this fun skeleton themed outfit and our very own accessories which was featured on This Morning.
Boy's Day Of The Dead Costume - FCKDODB-4
Cane With Silver Handle 96.5cm (38")
Start with this boy's day of the dead costume! The outfit includes black trousers with a red stripe down the sides and red cummerband, a black suit jacket with a collar printed with red roses and skulls on and skeleton bones printed down the arms. Also included is a black top with ribcage print and red bow tie and a black top hat with red sash around.
Why not add the cane that was featured on This Morning.
A DAY OF THE DEAD COSTUME IDEA FOR HER
Keep it Day of the Dead with this stunning girls sugar skull costume, It features a black high neck dress with bustle effect at the sides in stripy fabric. It also comes complete with a rose floral headband to make the sugar skull costume more authentic.
Girl's Day Of The Dead Costume
For more ideas visit the Party Packs Day of the Dead page
or even our Day of the Dead Pinterest Board.
And don't forget to check our accessories in real life, featured on This Morning.