Día de Muertos (also called “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”) is a vibrant and joyful celebration at the beginning of November where the memories of loved ones are celebrated as their souls are welcomed back from the other side. You may have seen the sugar skull makeup and folk art, the colorful papel picado (banners), and the ofrendas (altars) with pictures of loved ones along with marigolds and offerings of food. These are all part of the tradition of making our loved ones feel welcomed and honored during this holiday. If you’re thinking of having a Day of the Dead theme party, this article has everything you need, including traditional and themed food and drink ideas, Day of the Dead decoration ideas, and Dia de los Muertos crafts and activities. I’ve got Day of the Dead party ideas for adults and kids. Be sure to pin this to save all the Dia de los Muertos party ideas!
Food ideas for a Day of the Dead theme party
If you’re looking for Day of the Dead party ideas, you’ll need some comida deliciosa! Here are food ideas for your Day of the Dead theme party.
Pan de Muerto. Get the recipe for this traditional Día de Muertos sweet bread recipe on Mama Maggie’s Kitchen here.
Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Candy Tray. Get the instructions on Fab Everyday here.
Cupcakes for a Day of the Dead party. All you need for this idea are Churro cereal pieces to use as toppers for your favorite homemade or store-bought mini cupcakes.
Sugar Skull Cauliflower Mexican Pizza. Get the recipe on Bon Appeteach here.
Mole Sauce. Get the recipe from In the Kitch here.
Easy Churros Recipe. Get the recipe on Budget Delicious here.
Day of the Dead Cake. Get the recipe on Pint Sized Baker here.
Day of the Dead party ideas – Beverages
You can’t forget the drinks! Here are delicious beverages to serve with your other Día de los Muertos party ideas.
Skinny Orange Margarita. Get the recipe on Mama Maggie’s Kitchen here.
Blood Orange Hibiscus Day of the Dead Margaritas. Get the recipe on The Spiffy Cookie here.
Pumpkin Smoothie. Get the recipe on This Mama Cooks here.
Xocolatl – Aztec Hot Chocolate. Get the recipe on Veggie Desserts here.
Day of the Dead decoration ideas
Día de Muertos is a vibrant, colorful celebration. Here are some Day of the Dead decoration ideas for your party.
Día de los Muertos Table Decorations. To set up this Día de los Muertos table, you’ll just need a black tablecloth, garlands of marigolds, vases of marigold bouquets, candles, papel picado, and lots of sugar skull, catrin, and catrina figurines.
Easy Papel Picado Craft. Get the instructions on Confessions of an Overworked Mom here.
Decoupage Día de los Muertos Skull Pumpkin. Get the instructions on Fab Everyday here.
Dia de los Muertos crafts and activities
It’s always fun to include something hands-on with your Dia de Muertos party ideas. Here are some easy and fun Dia de los Muertos crafts and activities for both adults and kids.
Decorate Your Own Sugar Skulls Craft. Get details in this post on Fab Everyday.
Frida Kahlo Inspired Flower Crown DIY. Get the instructions on Pop Shop America here.
Printable Día de los Muertos Coloring Book. Get the free printable on Jinxy Kids here.
Dia De Los Muertos Printable Sugar Skull Mask. Get the free printable on The Savvy Mama Lifestyle here.
Sugar Skull Craft For Kids. Get the free printable on Simple Everyday Mom here.
Sugar Skull Bookmark. Get the printable on The Printables Fairy here.
I hope these Day of the Dead party ideas helped inspire you!
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