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Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

We wanted to honor the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos for this client's intimate pot luck dinner party. We were inspired by the colors of traditional sugar skulls against a dark background. I designed an all black tablescape and adding the traditional colors with silk flowers, skulls, 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 a handmade floral crown and painted sugar skull decorations on it - The best part is, it can be transformed again next year for a new theme! Skull wine glasses were 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 Mexican food sated our appetites. From chicken enchiladas, refried black beans, elote (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**