As I mentioned in this post, every year my husband and I go all out decorating our home for Halloween.
Each year I chose a theme and this year I thought it would be fun to do Dia De Los Muertos aka: Day Of The Dead.
Having grown up in Southern California, Mexican religious imagery is as common as Starbucks, and is something both my husband and I have always admired for its kitschy beauty. As a matter of fact, my husband has a Guadalupe tattoo on his forearm as an homage to the Mexican culture.
Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexcan holiday that celebrates family and friends both living and dead. You have probably seen many of the symbols of this holiday such as the sugar skulls, paper banners, skeletons dressed up as if they were going to a wedding or party, and alters to remember beloved people who have passed on.
I tried to make our house look colorful and festive with a spooky touch. We have the ubiquitous bride and groom who are being serenaded by a lone guitar player.
I also created an alter with an assortment of faux flowers, Saints candles, and other Halloween decorations mixed in. The alters are to welcome the spirits of the deceased who come to visit on this one day every year.
And there you have it! Dia De Los Muertos 2015! I adore how colorful everything turned out. It really pops when you see it from the sidewalk. As a matter of fact, I have seen quite a few people stop and take pictures, which I always consider to be a compliment.
Click below to see our Halloween decorations from the past three years: