10 Best Ways to Celebrate Day of the Dead as a Family

Angela Villalba
  1. Plan a Day of the Dead party for friends & family
  2. Build an ofrenda altar in the living room honoring everyone’s loved ones
  3. Guests bring photos of their muertos, special food or favorite items the returning spirits will enjoy 
  4. Use traditional Mexican elements to decorate the ofrenda like marigolds, candles, copal & sugar skulls
  5. Guests can bring favorite foods their muertos loved to share like a potluck
  6. Decorate sugar skulls to place on the ofrenda
  7. Don’t forget to include the children in the preparation, decoration & crafts - let them express themselves also
  8. Honor the lives of your muertos by sharing stories & memories
  9. Music, tequila, champurrado, Mexcian chocolate and pan de muerto are necessities
  10. Once the beautiful ofrenda is decorated, remember to take time to quietly reflect and honor the presence of the your beloved spirits