Easy Day of the Dead Party Ideas, Food and Crafts

These kid-friendly Day of the Dead party ideas are perfect if you’re planning a Dia de los Muertos celebration. With lots of tips from sugar skull inspired recipes to Day of the Dead decor there’s lots of inspiration for your Dia de Muertos party. 

Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead party ideasIf you have been reading my posts you know that we are just going all out with our Dia de los Muertos celebration this year.  My kids are loving it and we have been doing lots of fun Day of the Dead crafts and activities.  

On November 1st we will eating the traditional fiambre and molletes but we also wanted to have a fun celebration that was more kid friendly so we had a little Día de los Muertos party at home.

Dia de los Muertos party food ideas

I wanted to share with you some of the things we made in case that you might be considering making your own Day of the Dead themed party.  These ideas would also be perfect for a Halloween party!

Día de los Muertos Party Food

The theme for most of the food for the party was of course skulls.  We made skull pizza which was loads of fun and you can get the recipe and more pictures of the skull pizzas HERE

Dia de los Muertos skull pizza Day of the Dead

I also made some skull white chocolate covered strawberries and of coarse cupcakes. You can see how I made the white chocolate covered strawberry skulls HERE.

white chocolate covered Dia de los Muertos strawberry skulls

The biggest hit was the sugar skull inspired cookie pizza. Made with lots of fruit and a delicious cream cheese and yogurt frosting these where a hit with kids and adults. You can get the recipe for these Day of the Dead skull fruit pizzas HERE

Day of the Dead Sugar skull Fruit Pizza

For the cupcakes I used some fun colored skull cupcake liners, these were supposed to be Halloween themed but the bright and cheerful colors just made these perfect for a Day of the Dead celebration.  I added some flowers and printed fun skull cake toppers.  Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead cupcakes

If you’re looking for other fun Day of the Dead inspired desserts these sugar skull mini pumpkin spice cheesecakes are also a great option. I made these last minute and they came out so good! 

Day of the Dead Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Sugar Skulls Recipe

This sugar skull pull-apart pumpkin monkey bread is another one of my kid’s favorites. I love that it’s easy to make and came out so colorful and fun. This one is made with dried fruit.

Day of The Dead Skull Pull-Apart Pumpkin Bread

Día de los Muertos Party Decorations

We used a black tablecloth and for the the decorations and food we used a lot of black and white combined with lots of fun colors to give it that a festive feeling.  We used the painted skull crafts and the mask craft we had made a few days ago and added some silk flowers to the table. 

Dia de los muertos DIY party decorations easy skull balloons

I needed something for the walls. At first I was thinking of decorating with some papel picado but when my children asked for balloons I thought came up with the idea to make sugar skull balllons. These came out so cute and they where so easy to make. All you need are white balloons and a black sharpie marker. 

We got some white balloons and added some intricate skull designs using a black permanent market. These where so simple to make and they looked great! The best part was how easy and affordable these where and it only took a few minutes to make them.

We bought some white balloons and added some intricate skull designs using a black permanent market. These where so simple to make and they looked great!  The best part was how easy and affordable these where and it only took a few minutes to make them.

Seriously, aren’t these too cute?  Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?  I’d love to know.

Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead party ideas

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15 thoughts on “Easy Day of the Dead Party Ideas, Food and Crafts”

  1. I thought the strawberries were amazing,but that pizza is just too cute!!! Plus the balloons.I wish I had at least one art bone in my body so I could make creations like this.Great job girl!

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