(Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican
holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and
South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places,
especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in
many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of
family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members
who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
I am using my lovely pink plates from Horchow. The sugar skull plates are from my local grocery store. Black flatware fits in nicely with this theme. Hot Pink Day of The Dead is all about color
Tall candle holders with pink roses sit on top of the black dessert cart.
Individual gift bags with the sugar skulls complete the table.
We have a visitor that showed up in this photo above.
Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century.
Mexicans understand a beautiful simple truth about life - it is good to
stay close to your "muertos". It's a good thing to continue to remember
them, learn from them and share your feelings with them. It's good to
teach your children how to express their love as much as it is to
reassure aging folks that they won't be forgotten.
If you don't want to paint your pumpkins, use balloons to cover them. I used 12 inch pink balloon to cover my small white pumpkins. I wanted to re-use my pumpkin for another table, so this does help.
I cut the top of the balloon off, so I could stretch the balloon to fit over the pumpkin.