Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

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You can’t go wrong with an assortment of spooktacular Halloween decor –  as seen on my BOO Y’ALL roundup. But, if you are looking to be a bit more creative, you can throw a Dia De Los Muertos party. I love the idea of such a specific Halloween theme and, if you really want to take it up a notch, request that your guests come in themed attire with amazing face paint and florals to boot. (Also, skulls are cool – so you may be purchasing for Halloween, but a lot of these items will be chic year-round!)

 

Plastic Plates

There are tons of cute options this year for Day of the Dead plastic plates. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below:

 

 

 

{ Scalloped turquoise plates // Spooky Floral Skull plates // Pink+Blue Sugar Skull Set }

 

 

{ Orange floral Skull plate // Citrus Colored Skull plate // Square Skull plate // Mini Skulls Square Plate }

Serveware

Instead of using disposable plates, these long-term options for Halloween serveware are ghordeous.

 

{ Black Day of the Dead platter // Set of 4 Day of the Dead Salad plates // Novelty Shape Sugar Skull platter }

This black platter and matching salad plate set from Williams Sonoma are skele-fun! The quality is top-notch and I love the color scheme. These items are definitely ones you will want to pull out every year.

I actually own this novelty shape Sugar Skull platter – it’s 11 inches and perfect for serving cake, assorted desserts or as a charcuterie board.

 

 

{ Sugar Skull Plastic Bowl // Sugar Skull Decanter // Day of the Dead Serving Bowl }

This candy bowl and serving bowl might be my two favorite items on this entire list. And the decanter would look wicked on my bar cart.

Dinnerware Set

For those dinner party-loving fools, this Day of the Dead set is faBOOlous! It’s clean and pretty, while managing not to be cheesy or cheap-looking. I could definitely see myself breaking out this set year-round.

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{Ceramic Dinnerware Set}

 

Cocktail Napkins

Similar to the paper plate options, the paper napkin options are endless. Narrowing it down was tough – but here are a few that caught my eye:

 

{ Sugar Skull with Floral Border // Turquoise Sugar Skulls // Scalloped Edged Sugar Skulls // Large Sugar Skull }

 

Tabletop Decor

From centerpieces to tablecloths and candles, ArdyParty has you covered on tabletop decor:

 

 

{ Day of the Dead Mariachi Band // Day of the Dead Mr. Skelton // Day of the Dead Mrs. Skeleton // Day of the Dead Animals }

My favorite centerpiece is this mariachi band – it’s spooky, but there’s also something endearing and comical about them. I also love that the animals are unique and allow for some variety in the decor.

 

 

Sugar Skull Table Runner // Sugar Skull Placemat // Day of the Dead Coasters }

These coasters are bad-ass. Regardless of the theme, I would be breaking these out every Halloween!

 

Fiesta Flower Tissue // Purple Sugar Skull Centerpiece }

If you feel like you are overloading your shopping cart with sugar skulls, a great way to diversify your decorations are these fiesta flower tissue pompoms. They would be great to scatter among your tables or tape on the wall. The nice thing about the Day of the Dead theme is that it invites color versus the typical black/white/orange Halloween color scheme.

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{ Black and White Dia De Los Muertos Tablecloth //  Blue Caramel Dia De Los Muertos Tablecloth }

I guarantee you won’t find better Dia De Los Muertos tablecloths than these. If not using them on a dining or buffet table, I would hang one on the wall or in a doorway.

 

{ Metal Tin Candle Holders // Mini Sugar Skull Candle Set // Day of the Dead Ceramic Skull with LED Candles }

You can’t do Dia de Los Muertos without candles. I love this set of minis, but the assortment of colored candle holders would be the better long-term option.

Hanging Garlands

 

{ Floral Day of the Dead Fans // Black and White Sugar Skull Paper Lanterns // Day of the Dead Hanging Garland }

While I really love these black and white lanterns, there’s something especially eerie about the floral skull fans that I am particularly drawn to.

Tea Towels

 

{ Black Skull Tea Towel Set //  Los Muertos Tea Towel Set // Floral Skull Tea Towel with Orange PomPoms }

I always like to offer some options for those who aren’t planning on hosting a party, but still enjoy getting into the holiday spirit. A tea towel is a great and easy way to add a touch of festive flair in your home. (Another fun touch are salt + pepper shakers or a spoon rest.)

Door Signs and Welcome Mats

As I mentioned in my BOO Y’ALL post, Halloween brings a lot of action to your front steps. So even if you aren’t throwing a big monster bash, a themed entry way can go a long way.

 

{ Enter if You Dare // Dia De Los Muertos // Day of the Dead Wreath }

Who says Christmas is the only time to rock a wreath? No one! And this Day of the Dead Wreath boasting more flowers than skulls won’t scare any little trick or treaters away.

 

{ Colorful Day of the Dead Welcome Mat // Mr. & Mrs. Skeleton Welcome Mat // Sugar Skull Black Welcome Mat }

I am always on the hunt for a good welcome mat, and this Mr. & Mrs. Skeleton mat would be perfect for Halloween. Welcome mats are not only long lasting, but super easy to store and pull out the moment October hits. Plus, as mentioned above, it will get the most use!

Until the next post… Boo Felicia! 

Boo Y’all!

Boo Y’all!

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My favorite month of the year has finally arrived! October brings two of my favorite things… fall AND Halloween!! There is no possible way for me to do a single round up of Halloween decor – so expect a few coming your way throughout the month.

This round up is a spotlight on one of my favorite party stores: Swoozies. Their product selection is top-notch and a perfect place to find adorable party gear for any occasion or a hostess gift. My round up only includes the items being sold online, but their in-store selection is way more extensive and very spookilicious.

Garlands and Banners

 

{ Happy Halloween // Haunted House // Halloween Party Fans }

 

Plastic Party Cups

 

{ Drink Up // Resting Witch Face // Sheet Faced // ‘Sup Witches? }

One of the scariest villains of all time is the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz … just thinking of that green-faced cackle sends chills up my spine… so these “Drink Up My Pretties” cups are a must-have for me. (Awesomely enough, I received them as a B-Day gift way back in August – my friends know me so well – and are already sitting on my bar ready for use!)

Stemless Wine Glasses

 

Witches’ Brew // Treat Yo’ Self // Hocus Pocus }

 

Die-cut Cocktail Napkins

 

{ Black Cat // Ghost // Spooky Witch}

I heart die-cut napkins and plates! They are so fun and festive, and add more dimension to your table or bar cart. The witch and cat are super cute, but the sweet simplicity of the ghost is my favorite.

Classic Cocktail Napkins

 

{ BOO // Boo Y’all // Skull // Here for the Boos }

 

Paper Plates

 

{ Assorted // BOO // Pumpkin }

The assorted Halloween plates would be great for a kid’s party as they are festive, but not scary. The pumpkin plates are great for practical reasons: 1. a wider surface that can actually hold  a good amount of food (very important) and 2. reusable for the rest of fall and Thanksgiving.

Accessories

 

Party Picks // Skeleton Straws // Bat Swizzle Sticks }

Warning: I have not used these before, but the Skeleton Straws are probably a pain in the you-know-what to put together. If you aren’t as lazy as I am, then lucky you ’cause they’re awesome.

Serveware

 

{ Spider Stand // Bone Appetit // Ghost Dip Bowl }

This “Bone Appetit” plate is a perfectly pun-y serving dish for a Halloween bash. If looking for a creepier vibe, check out this “Take A Bite” version.  The metal spider stand is cute for pumpkins, but I also think it could possibly be (better) used to hold a chip bowl??

Although adorable, I am not sure how practical this “Ghost Dip Bowl” is. It’s pretty small and the overhanging of bats seem inconveniently placed – potentially blocking easy access for your guests to dip in.

Home Decorations

 

{ My Pretties Doormat //  Witch Feet Doormat // Killin’ It Tea Towel }

Regardless if you are the Halloween party-throwing type, Halloween still brings a ton of visitors to your home … at least to the entry way. For those kiddos coming to your door to get a handful of treats, these doormats are the perfect company while they wait.

For those of you that don’t want to commit to a plethora of party decorations – but still want to add a little festive fun to your home – this sassy Tea Towel is for you!

Party Decorations

 

{ Bat Cups // Mini Witch Hats //  Honeycomb Spider }

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these amazing bat cups are actually a **party fail** in the decor department. I bought these cups for my Halloween party last year and it was a disaster. First off, the cups and bats are not pre-made like the photo – you have to put every single cup together yourself. Secondly, the adhesive doesn’t stick well and the bats fall off the cups easily. Thirdly, the wingspan takes up so much room and you can’t stack them. So not only are they time consuming and poorly made, they aren’t practical for serving. I ended up just taping up the bats to my chandelier as added decor.

I was given the Honeycomb Spiders as a gift and haven’t used them yet, but hopefully they will be easier to use than the bat cups!

I LOVE these mini witch hats. They are ideal for table decor or guests can wear them as party hats!

There’s many more round ups to come from ArdyParty, so stay spooky y’all!