Dia de los Muertos is here! Celebrate the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead with a lively party featuring calacas and calaveras. For those of you who aren’t die-hard fans (no pun intended), Day of the Dead starts on Halloween night and extends into the first two days of November. In short, the culture believes that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight and the spirits of loved ones come down to enjoy the festivities prepared for them and to PARTAY the night away!!! Enjoy a time of celebration with family and make your ancestors’ spirits feel welcomed by getting everything here at Spirit Halloween.

To make matters easier, our resident party experts compiled a list of  Day of the Dead and Sugar Skull must-haves that customers can’t stop raving about. Let the party begin!

1. The Decorations

Spirit Halloween has a wide variety of Day of the Dead and sugar skull decor that will make any dinner party more festive and add a hint of color to your home decor! From intricate skull props sprinkled in sparkling glitter to elaborate wreaths, tablecloths and so much more– your search for unique Halloween decorations ends here.

2. The Entertainment

Decorate your next party with a sugar skull pinata, and let your friends compete to break it open! If you really want to up the ante, homemade games are a great idea. Imagine the look on your guests’ faces when you bring out a sparkling sugar skull bingo game or have everyone line up for a quick battle of “Put the Head Back on the Skeleton”. There are also some really great online tutorials that teach you how to create your own Day of the Dead paper crowns.

3. The Essentials

Keep your bar stocked, and never worry about opening a bottle when you keep a sugar skull bottle opener in your pocket! Tired of the same boring old shot glasses and drinkware? Have no fear– we also sell plenty of hand-painted sugar skull-inspired shot glasses and cups.

4. The Finishing Touches

Really take your party game to a new level by getting dressed up in one of our Day of the Dead costumes and be sure to complete the look with a mask. Feeling extra creative? Try some Day of the Dead makeup looks by following our Melting Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial! Trust us– your guests will think you sought professional assistance once they see the results!

We hope you enjoyed our Day of the Dead tips as much as we did. Now it’s time to prepare your home for your deceased ancestors and friends by grabbing some of must-have items. Although we’ve already taken the guesswork out by picking out some of our favorites, we have SO MUCH more on our site to make your home the best Dia de los Muertos party location around!

Show us how you decorated for your Day of the Dead celebration by sending your pics to spiritblog@spirithalloween.com!