Happy Halloween! We celebrated with a Día de Muertos brunch. During this multi-day holiday between October 31st and November 2nd, Mexicans remember and honor their loved ones that passed away. It is believed that spirits briefly return to the world of the living. Squad ghouls, get ready because we are taking you on afternoon adventure with spirits, skulls, and skeletons.
Day of the Dead is not a gloomy occasion, but rather a festive and colorful holiday to remember loved ones. The spirits of babies and children arrive on October 31st for a day and adult spirits follow the next day. We lost our dear uncle last year, and we are thinking about him today. We set the table with a Day of the Dead table linens. Calacas figures (skeletons) and calavera (skulls) are prominently displayed in Day of the Dead parties.
Our centerpiece was a Halloween themed Jenga and black skulls. We also used red floral votive candles. Candles were supposedly used as guiding lights to lead ancestral spirits back to the living.
We set the table with Williams Sonoma’s Day of the Dead Salad plates. We plated them on lemon yellow dinner plates.
For brunch, we served monster turkey and bean tacos. We sliced olives for the eyes and lime wedges for the mouth.
We sipped on peach margarita cocktails, which paired nicely with our tacos.
We didn’t have time to wear Day of the Dead makeup, but we plan to next year! Go get out there with your ghoul friends and have a Happy Halloween and a fabulous Día de Muertos Fiesta.
All that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity.-William Shakespeare