“Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.” -Abuelita, ‘Coco’.
Dia de Los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st – November 2nd by Catholics in Mexico, the United States, and Central America. It’s very important to note that Dia de Los Muertos is not the Spanish version of Halloween; this is a separate holiday with its own traditions and meanings. If your birthday falls around this time then this theme might be a good option for you. Keep reading for more tips and tricks for throwing your very own Dia de Los Muertos Quince Celebration.
Remember Me, XV Dresses
Dia de Los Muertos is a colorful celebration where we pay our respects to our ancestors. It’s tradition for women to wear long, floral Mexican dresses during this event. Remember, this is not Halloween and you should always be respectful of the way you look and dress. Consider these gorgeous dresses for your big day!
La Calavera Catrina Makeup
It’s not uncommon to see women and men walking around with their faces painted as skulls. One of the most popular among women is La Calavera Catrina, which is an elegant boujee version of a skull. Consider having your face painted for your quinceanera photo shoot and then rocking a more natural look on the day of your quince.
Dia de los Muertos Decorations
El Día de Los Muertos es una celebración de la fe! As a matter of fact, if you haven’t already please do yourself a favor and go watch, “Coco” or “The Book of Life”! These movies do a great job of showing what the holiday is all about. Furthermore, when decorating it’s important to include the following items in your decorations. Also, make sure to include skulls, marigolds, papel picado, pan de Muertos, candles, and of course objects that remind you of a past family member.
Pastel de Muertos
Honor your ancestors with a vibrant Day of The Dead cake to serve at your quince. Furthermore, consider adding sugar skulls coupled with marigolds as cake toppers.