This “Lively” and colorful holiday El Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated all over Mexico for two days (after our Halloween). I had a blast planning this event for Gemma-what a kid to know her birthday fell on the same day of The Day of The Dead. I only had 3 weeks to plan this event. It was important to my client that I incorporate all the Mexican traditions but to keep the children entertained fully for three hours….I got it!
I incorporated the celebration and traditions of this holy day in Mexico and had such a fantastic time learning about the holiday and all it’s fabulous nuances.
Design and Decor:
- Papel Piccado (tissue paper flags and custom them with Gemma’s name) were stringed around garage with small white lights weaved in between.
- Black table cloth with Serrape Table Runners
- Signage in the theme of the event for all the activity stations
- Colorful Cactus on either ends of tables with mini papel piccado strung in between as the centerpieces
- Cascarones (eggs shells filled with confetti) cracked on birthday girls head by her friends symbolizing good luck
- Paint a Ceramic Sugar Skull and decorate with embellishments such as silk flowers, scary eyeballs and mustaches!
- Make your own Giant Scented Crepe Paper Flowers
- Mexican Hat Dance around the Sombrero
- Playing a game of Piranola (spin top game)
- Churro Donut Dipping washed down with Champurrado (Mexican Hot Chocolate)
- Scavenger hunt for Worry Dolls.
- Face Paint 1/2 a sugar skull on each guests face
- Sugar Skull Masks