Hurray for new family traditions and celebrations!
Today was the first day of the 2-day Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muetos celebration. It's a very traditional holiday in many parts of the world. I love the idea of honoring loved ones passed for two days with food and family gatherings. We celebrated with a Day of the Dead Brunch.
We had a yummy breakfast.
I made French Toast Apples with Caramel Syrup. I saw the idea from Heather's French Press. I used my own recipe for French toast batter (basically eggs, almond milk, and vanilla.) The caramel sauce was store-bought. I just heated it in a gravy boat.
I also make a fruit salad with yellow watermelon (yes, there is such a thing), kiwi, and oranges.
We also had Mexican hot chocolate. I made it the easy way by mixing instant hot chocolate envelopes with a couple shakes of cinnamon.
I made the Day of the Dead bunting and attached some dollar store skeletons.
I was able to pick up some Day of the Dead skull party ware at our dollar store: plates, cups, plastic skulls, and foam skulls. The table runner is actually a scarf to wear.
Everyone got a plastic and a foam skeleton head to decorate with Sharpie markers. The cool thing is that we can use these to decorate our party next year.Yes, I'm already thinking about next year. :)
I'd love it if you could help us choose a winner for our little family art contest.
Just for fun, go to Picmonkey, upload a photo and add a few embellishments to make yourself look like those typical Dia de Los Muertos skulls. This is the niece and me.
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