Fiesta skulls and florals so bold, this Day of the Dead Halloween Party is full of ideas untold!
Styled by Kelly Harmer of Oh So Kel, out of Bristol UK; this darling event is packed details, perfect for not only Halloween, but for any Day of the Dead Fiesta!
So scroll on down and take note the following elements are sure to gloat:
- Gorgeous greenery and florals
- Day of the Dead skull garland
- Edison bulb floral chandelier
- Skull cupcakes
- Twinkle light photo BOOth
- Skull candle vases
- And more!
Day of the Dead Halloween Party
Day of the Dead Party Details:
This is what Kelly shared about the party- “Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a three day holiday celebrated in Mexico. Those celebrating pray for and remembers family and friends who have died. They believe it helps support their spiritual journey. I like this concept because it doesn’t focus on ghosts and ghouls that come back to haunt you. It feels more comfortable when there are young children involved. By introducing lots of bright colours and flowers, this definitely feels like a celebration.
Backdrop, Tables, and Decor
The backdrop for the table was created with that garden membrane sheeting. We layered the table with the same black fabric. Then we added a black and white striped fabric which is so versatile for many styles of entertaining. Also, an orange lace runner, a mustard colour scarf of mine, and a black lace tablecloth. For me, these layers were the key ingredient in capturing the playfulness of ‘Dia de los Muertos’. As well as added depth to the scheme. It also offered the perfect opportunity to add height by sliding acrylic display stands underneath to place our skulls on and create that sweeping effect with the garland.
I completely adore Sprinkled Designs who provided all the printables including the stunning ‘Dia de los Muertos’ sign used on the table. This was finished off using a gothic-style frame.
Florals, Skulls, and Candles
Seriously, how gorgeous are those flowers provided by Magnolia Hill Flowers based in Bristol, UK? The orange and purple colours complemented everything perfectly. It also added that chic, sumptuous look I was after to really capture a Day of the Dead festival. The antique gold pot and ‘Crime Scene’ alcohol bottle transcend the displays from ‘normal’ to ‘Halloween’ (a stroke of genius). The garland sweeping across the table adds a sumptuous feel.
The sparkly skulls and add a touch of glam to the affair and the black and white ceramic tealight holders look fantastic with a few blooms added.
Cohiba cigars were available for the grown ups in their super-cool original wooden box which was dressed up with a skull tea light holder and flowers, along with Sloe Gin Cupcakes, complete with skull pipets.
Keeping with the Mexican theme Chilli Con Carne, rustic bread, nachos and dip was on offer, along with baked Camembert.
I don’t know about you, but by the time my kids have been to a few Halloween themed events and done a stint of trick or treating the amount of sweets they have is more scary than the event itself and should see them through to next year. That’s why I love these badges, magnets and keyring from Missy Cards as an alternative favour.
The kids were also treated to a buffet of wrapped fingers (sausage rolls), ghosty marshmallows,
ghost cups (Sharpie pens were used to decorate them and my daughter loved this job!) filled with carrot batons, grapes and strawberries and other classic buffet food.
They also had spooky spider Oreo cupcakes.
Black sheeting and fairy lights were the foundation for a Photo BOOth which was decorated in bright orange cobwebs and vibrant flowers. A charity shop vintage suitcase housed photo props which mainly consisted of fabulous skeleton masks. The Sprinkled Designs sign added a touch of fun and an old pink shabby rug with orange lace added some texture and colour.
Around 50 guests attended so a spooky party tent created an additional room in the garden which was lined in black sheeting, fairy lights and stretchy white cobwebs with glow in the dark spiders. Pops of ‘Day of the Dead’ decorations added a pop of colour and disco lights with glitter ball added to the party atmosphere.”
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