The Day of the Dead celebration isn’t a sad tradition. It’s actually a happy, festive time when you celebrate your ancestors! Have you noticed that year after year it has become more popular? Today there are countless items available related to the Day of the Dead celebration and here are some of the fun, goofy, not-so-traditional items.
Costumes and Accessories to Celebrate the Day of the Dead
The skeletons and colorful skulls are the most common symbols of the Day of the Dead. If you or a family members wants to transform into a skeleton there are plenty of options. For example: women can be like a “Sexy Catrina,” men can be a “Dead Groom” or even a Mariachi!
You can jazz up and complement your costume with “deadly designer pieces” like men’s shoes, high heels, shawls and even skull handbags.
Making the skull face makeup is not an easy task, but you can fake it with a mask or a temporary face tattoo!
A party to die for! (¡Una fiesta para morirse!)
Now that you are all dressed up, you will need a party. Your event will not be complete if one don’t include at least one of these items: Wine of the Dead or Vino de los Muertos with its corresponding corkscrew. And forget about the fancy wine glasses; serve the wine in a skull mug or festive glass.
For the food, you can make cookies and sugar skulls!
For entertainment, you can play the Book of Life soundtrack or play the Day of the Dead Bingo.
Here is your checklist:
As you can see, these items are non-traditional items to inject a little fun and jumpstart your Day of the Dead celebration. There are no altars, no marigold flowers and no pan de muerto. Yet, they can be great additions to your celebration.
To learn more about the traditions of the Day of the Dead read the article 13 Cool and Interesting Facts About Mexico Day of the Dead here:
13 Cool and Interesting Facts About Mexico Day of the Dead
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