Have a Spooky Dia de Muertos Quinceanera

Grecia Hernandez

Have you decided on your Quince theme yet?

Whether or not you’re celebrating your fiesta during the month of November, a Dia de Muertos Quinceanera is definitely one to consider.

Aside from being a super creative and unique idea, you’ll be somewhat paying tribute to your culture and your guests will love it! Besides your decoration will be absolutely fantastic!

Brace your soul for a spooky and vivid fiesta and take a look at the key elements you must add your Dia de Muertos Quinceanera:

Candles and Incienso


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Start by creating a dark yet soothing atmosphere with carefully placed incense sticks around the venue. The smell of the incense will make your guests feel in front of an altar.

Place candles inside large containers to avoid burnt linens and use them as XV centerpieces or to guide the way to your reception.


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Add bold skulls to your Quinceanera invitations and use Dia de Muertos inspired- wording such as: Your soul is requested to attend!

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Place skulls as centerpieces or to decorate your “welcome table” next to your guestbook and photo.

Bright “Dia de Muertos” Colors

Get crafty and cut your name on papel picado to later hang around your venue or place it on your tables as placemats.

Say bye-bye to the traditional white Quinceanera dress and get creative with your calaca-inspired gown. Go for bold colors like black or red or add brighter applications to a white gown.

Paper Flowers


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The perfect excuse for the now-typical flower backdrop! You can also hand out flower headbands for your damas to wear for your baile sorpresa.

Sugar Skulls & Pan de muerto


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Hire a face painter to decorate your guests’ faces so they can play a bigger role on your Dia de Muertos Quinceanera.

Add edible sugar skulls and pan de muerto to your Quince dessert table and accompany with yummy champurrado.

Creepy Transportation

Ask your parents if it’s possible to rent a hearse or make a spooky entrance inside a coffin, sure is a weird idea but trust us, your guests will be amazed by it!

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