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10 DIY Day of the Dead Party Ideas

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Hello and happy Friday everyone!

Can you believe we are more than halfway through October already and Halloween along with the other holidays are right around the corner?!

SO crazy to me!

Today, I am here to share some wonderful Day of the Dead party ideas that you can totally DIY.

There is just something about this colorful holiday honoring those that have gone before us that I didn’t want to overlook during all the other holidays of this time of year.

DIY Day of the Dead Party Ideas
I have gathered many ideas to help you throw a Day of the Dead party of your own or to add to the ideas that you may currently have for a party.


10 DIY Day of the Dead Party Ideas

diy sugar skull
Twelve O Eight Blog
Greet your guests immediately by creating this DIY Sugar Skull that can be placed on your door as welcome to the party.

painted sugar skull pumpkin
Better Homes & Gardens

Paint pumpkins with sugar skulls.

Leave them black and white or add color.

Either way they make the perfect decorations and they could even be created at the party for a fun activity!

day of the dead front porch
Field Guide 35

Your guests will definitely get into the party spirit when they walk up an see this colorful porch greeting them!

sugar skull wine bottles

For a more sophisticated party, hand draw sugar skulls onto wine bottles and use them as candle holders.

These could also be used around the photos of your loved ones that you are honoring.

skeleton treats
Just Add Confetti

These little skeleton treats would make a great treat during the party or as a party favor.

day of the dead dessert bar
Michelle’s Party, Plan It

Check out this colorful dessert bar for the party.

The more color the better when it comes to Day of the Dead party ideas so don’t be shy with it!

day of the dead cupcakes
Baking a Moment

Don’t forget the yummy food for your party!

Create this Day of the Dead Cupcakes for an eye catching treat!

day of the dead pumpkins
Growing Up Bilingual

Here is another way that you could use pumpkins in your Day of the Dead decor.

Pumpkins, flowers, candles and sugar skulls make a pretty great combination if you ask me!

sugar skull flower pots
Color Made Happy

Love these Day of the Dead Sugar Skull painted pots!

Place succulents or your favorite flowers inside.

They make perfect decorations and also can be a party favor!

papel picado
Deep Space Sparkle

Create your own Papel Picado to hang throughout your party for even more color!


There you have it!

Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?

How do you decorate?

We’d love for you to share YOUR Day of the Dead party ideas in the comments.

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Next week we’ll have more fun Halloween ideas for you!


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