Dia De Los Muertos
My client wanted to host an intimate Halloween pot luck dinner party. We wanted to honor the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. We were inspired by the colors of the traditional sugar skulls, but we didn't want a literal translation of the theme.
We went in a more sophisticated direction by creating an all black tablescape and adding the traditional colors with silk flowers and candles. Since we were on a budget we handmade a lot of the decorations with materials sourced at the Dollar Tree, Michaels, and old halloween items that we found in storage.
For example, I transformed a Halloween skull with the floral crown and painted eye makeup on it to really give it that "day of the dead" vibe. The best part is, it can be transformed again next year for a new theme! Skull wine glasses were also transformed by adding flowers on the stems which could be removed later.
Creatively named cocktails "dead man's blood" and "viper venom" fueled the guests, and a spread of delicious homemade food brought by everyone sated our appetites. From chicken enchiladas, refried black beans, street corn with cotija cheese, salsa and guacamole and so much more.
Everyone got into the theme by dressing up in inspired outfits. It was fun to sit around the table and imagine ourselves in Mexico during the Day of the Dead celebrations.
**This event was planned and executed by Champagne & Confetti**