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How to Make a Day of the Dead Altar or Ofrenda

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

dia de los muertos decorationDay of the Dead is marked all over the world with parades, music, food and ofrendas – special altars dedicated to loved ones who have passed away. These altars are colorful, eclectic sites that honor the spiritual journey of the deceased, who are remembered with photographs and small personal items. They’re usually displayed within the home or on the sidewalk at parades with eye-catching decorations. Paper Plus has everything you need to decorate your own Day of the Dead altar, including:

Flowers

An ofrenda must have lots of color, and flowers are a wonderful, fresh way to decorate. If you don’t want to get cut flowers (marigolds are traditionally used), why not make some Mexican paper flowers from our selection of crepe paper sheets? Remember – more is more!

Skulls

On Day of the Dead, the skull is no longer a fearful symbol, but a reminder of life and unity! Paper Plus has multicolor skull garlands and lots of little grinning ceramic sugar skulls to decorate your ofrenda.

Candles

Paper Plus has a wide selection of tea light holders, including sugar skull tealight holders. Light at least one candle for each person being honored.

Papel Picado

day of the dead garlands and decorationsThe traditional Mexican paper cutouts are used to brighten the altar table and background. Paper Plus has a beautiful selection of papel picado with varying imagery.

 

Other items you might include: fruits and vegetables, a glass of water, incense sticks.

Enjoy the altar with family! Making an ofrenda is a wonderful way for families to remember loved ones and for children to build a positive understanding of death and dying.

We offer a great selection and friendly prices for Day of the Dead items. Looking for something specific? Call us at (510) 525-1799 and we’ll check our shelves.

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Dancing on Day of the Dead | Dia De Los Muertos

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Dia de los Muertos (‘Day of the Dead’) is a Mexican holiday which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

Traditionally, private altars called ofrendas are built in the home or sidewalk to honor the deceased. Sugar skulls, marigold flowers, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed are placed together, and relatives will often visit graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated not only in homes, with colorful ofrendas filled with a variety of objects, but on the streets, with large street festivals held in the Mission District of San Francisco and in the Fruitvale District in Oakland.

Paper Plus Outlet has a large selection Day of the Dead items, including objects to decorate your ofrenda and to wear to the street parades! We have Day of the Dead decorations including:

A beautiful display of Mexican papel picado

A beautiful display of Mexican papel picado

  • ceramic skulls
  • papel picados (colorful perforated paper cuts)
  • hanging glitter skulls
  • tissue flowers
  • Dia de los Muertos balloons
  • colorful table covers
  • garlands

Wear your skulls proudly with:

  • quality makeup and face paint
  • bracelets and necklaces
  • Day of the Dead stickers
  • erasers and notepads for school

 

Skull makeup

 

 

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