I finally checked a Dia de los Muertos theme off the bucket list, due mostly to my dear friend Britta Peterson of Eerie Elegance who gifted me her gravestone artwork, a ton of flowers and decor first used in her 2015 Day of the Dead display. My approach was more of a Dia de los Muertos meets Halloween so there were jack-o-lanterns throughout plus things like giant spider webs, projected spiders, and orange was the highlight color! The neighborhood also seemed to respond much more favorably to a family-friendly, colorful Halloween display. (Up the block we have neighbor who prefers a guts-n-gore type of display and that rarely goes over well.)
We also hosted a large Halloween party this year – the first since 2010 – which also happens to be our last! The time, effort, and cost of such big parties is just too much, and I'd rather enjoy the holiday season rather than worry about guest counts, menus, and booze. As farewells go, this party was a blast and I loved that we went out with Dia de los Muertos theme!
I hope you enjoyed your Halloween season! We're heading back to the tomb and hibernating for a long while.