Oct 04, 2016

Day of the Dead Cocktail Party

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This post is in partnership with World Market.

It’s not only my favorite time of year (Fall), but my favorite month as well (October). We’re big Halloween fans in the Doll house (Mwahaha), and I’ve always wanted to host a Halloween party but have never gotten around to it. Today I’ve teamed up with World Market to share a little Day of the Dead inspired party, easy and simple with wine and a few finger foods.

I focused on day of the dead because I’ve always loved the beautiful celebrations that take place, and the idea of honoring those who have passed on. Since bright colors are not my thing, I stayed pretty neutral and natural with the decor. I found this amazing Hob Nob Red Wine Blend with the perfect sugar skull design and let that set the tone of the other accent colors in my decor. These individual decanters added a spooky vibe and didn’t overwhelm the space. I stuck to neutral colors and used this beautiful skull candy bowl to serve chips from. I purchased a bouquet of roses and alstoremeria in red, then added different types of greenery from my yard to give it more life. I think to give it a little more Día de Muertos feel, these black candles would do a perfect job.

For food, I used the beautiful bottle of Hob Nob wine to set the tone, and also included some different pairings like grapes, olives, and chocolate. I also included some finger foods like blue corn chips and guacamole, as well as some mini tacos and bone chips (punched from corn tortillas). As a final sweet treat, little skull sugar cookies finished the mood.

Do you host a Halloween party? What are some of your best tips?

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Styling & Photography assistance from Elisabeth Wallace.

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Fall season was my favorite part of the year, I always love the unique and creative decoration.

Fall is also my favorite season! I love the decorations that you pulled together for your party. I really enjoy the neutral color pallette. The roses and greenery with the black make it look elegantly spooky. The food look delicious, too!

so fun! i love dia de los muertos and the culture behind it 🙂 halloween is fun too!
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This is such a cool post! I love celebrating Day of the Dead, and here in Tucson we have a huge festival where people are dressed up walking through the street of downtown. It’s seriously such an experience! xx Adaleta Avdic

That sounds so exciting! I’d love to go to an actual festival one day.

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