Oct 30, 2015

Dia De Los Muertos Sin Traducción

This post is sponsored by Target. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

Dia De Los Muertos Sin Traducción

Dia De Los Muertos Sin Traducción

Dia De Los Muertos Sin Traducción

Dia De Los Muertos Sin Traducción

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and Central America that is quickly becoming very popular in the United States, and I am loving it. I love the tradition behind Dia de los Muertos, and I love that I can find decorations for it at my favorite one-stop shop: Target. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is host different crafts parties for my kids and their friends. With colder weather heading our way, we are left with very few options for things to do with the kids. I decided to host a Dia de los Muertos party, and I stopped at my local Target for some inspiration. Not only were the decorations options at Target endless and beyond adorable, but Dia de los Muertos is also a great new cultural tradition to teach the kids.

Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drinks, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed while they were alive. Some of the most used symbols for Dia de los Muertos are the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which happened to be what caught my attention while searching the aisles at Target. They are found in sweets, as parade masks, as dolls, and much more.

I wanted to decorate my table with all the color and liveliness that is associated with Dia de los Muertos—and lots of calaveras. I found some amazing skull cups at the never disappointing dollar spot, and the best pack of foam stickers. I was able to put foam stickers in areas that needed some color, such as on the net I placed over the tablecloth. I also used the bone stickers from that same pack of stickers on the skull cups as markers to avoid any confusion as to whose cup was whose.

For treats, I made goody bags with caramel popcorn, spooky eyeball gumballs, and candy I found in the candy aisle. I knew the kids were most likely going to empalagarse (have too much of a sweet thing), but since it's not an everyday thing, I'm OK with it.

When planning special activities and events for the kids, I like to make sure they're easy and affordable. I love that I created this entire table for less than $100, and that I was able to shop at one store and in record time. It was all there for me to just grab and go. Kudos to Target for being so diverse and including traditions from other cultures in their holiday aisles. It inspired me to create new traditions with my kids.

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