For our second annual Halloween party, we decided to have a Dia de los Muertos theme. My love for sugar skulls and Mexican culture further grew in the preparation and celebration at this party.
When guests arrived, they were given a treat bag to hold all the goodies they would gather at the party.
I also asked guests to sign our pumpkin to commemorate the party.
La Senora was there to great everyone and get photo ops.
There were lots of Dia de los Muertos craft activities for the kids. The Sugar Skull boxes were fun to decorate. The chalkboard mugs were purchased on clearance at Michael’s for $0.70 each. I set up a station where guests could decorate their mugs using chalk markers.
The make your own caramel apple buffet is always a hit! I use a block of Peter’s Creamy Caramel Sauce in a crock pot on the lowest setting. Wooden popsicle sticks are in a cup which reminds guests to write their name on the sticks before adding an apple. Usual toppings are mini chocolate chips, and assorted crushed nuts. I lay out two cookie sheets lined with wax paper so that guests can leave their caramel dipped apples to cool off and pick them up later. (which is why naming your stick is important!)
Kids also picked their own pumpkin from our “pumpkin patch” and decorated them with Dia de los Muertos themed faces from Oriental Trading.
A large pot of chili was kept hot in a crock pot. I also made pumpkin shaped corn bread muffins, mummy hot dogs, chicken nuggets, Halloween shaped macaroni & cheese and served heroes.
Oktoberfest seasonal beer & hard apple cider were served to the adults (along with candy corn jello shots).
The kids were served apple cider, water and juice boxes.
For dessert, we put out a spread of themed cupcakes, lollipops, chocolate dipped pretzels & Oreos and goodies brought by guests.
Everyone went home will full favor bags & full bellies!