Dia de los Muertos :: The Celebration

Overall, The Day of the Dead party turned out to be quite the celebration.  The weather was quite cool, but a welcome change from the usual heat.

Friends and family from far and wide, old and new, came together to celebrate life.

We ate.

We played.

We celebrated while my handmade papel picado banners flapped overhead.

Ever present, the ofrenda (shrine) sat nearby, laden with fresh fruit, handmade sugar skulls, corn, candles, copal incense, pan de muertos, salt, water, marigolds, and the photos of many departed loved ones.

Dia de los Muertos is a special day to me, and I am so honored that my friends and family joined me to celebrate those who have come before us. It’s a party I will never forget.

A very special thank you to Nathan and Camille Pyatte, our talented photographers.  You can find their work at pyattestudios.com.

5 Responses to “Dia de los Muertos :: The Celebration”

  1. saraelise writes:

    Wow! It truly looks like an amazing party~ so bummed to have missed it. The papel picado banners are really incredible and I love your nod to Friducha. :)

  2. MamaBird writes:

    It was every bit as beautiful, delicious and special your words and photos describe it!

  3. Kollene Carlsson writes:

    OMG… WOW..seriously WOW!!! what an amaaaazing celebration this was!!! so many sentimental things and words… I mean… wow! the photographs are really pretty as well… totally told the story! so beautiful! love your blog!

  4. Tammy writes:

    Sorry, I’d like to say more, but you stopped me with your HANDMADE papel picado. Really? When did you find time to, say, EXHALE? And you were uncertain about having a potluck? I’m preparing myself to accuse you of being an overachiever–and making the rest of us look bad…(even while I loved the altar, the pinata, the fairy lights, the joy, the whole deal.)

  5. dia de los muertos 2012 | The Laughing Monkey writes:

    […] Well, we did it again! Here’s this year’s fiesta. It was a good one. By the time we were through, we had partied for eight hours straight and entertained sixty-six guests! You can read about what Dia de los Muertos is and what it means to me, as well as see photos of 2010′s party here. […]

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