I received products from Oriental Trading for this post. All opinions are my own.
Halloween is fast approaching and I’m celebrating all month with lots of Halloween inspiration! Kicking it off is Day of the Dead party week! Today I’m going to show you How to make Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Party Decorations like the ones I use in my Day of the Dead Party Dining Table. Check back all week to see the Day of the Dead Party Dining Table, Candy Bar and Photo Booth! I was inspired to do this when I saw these fabulous plain white ceramic skulls from Oriental Trading that was such a blank canvas, I knew I could have fun with my daughter creating decor for our upcoming Monster High Skelita Calaveras Day of the Dead Party!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
Creating these sugar skull decorations was super easy! Especially since all the supplies I needed were all from Oriental Trading which made it convenient to order all I needed in one online order–saving me time from driving all around town picking up supplies!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Ceramic skulls
• Sharpie® Markers (brush tip and medium tip)
• Rhinestone & flower stickers
GIRLFRIEND TIP: This was a great activity to do with my tween daughter, Faith before the party! We had a great time custom designing our sugar skulls! The perfect Mommy/daughter activity. And she was so proud to see her custom skull in the party’s decor on party day!
HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT!
You can setup a Sugar Skull Decorating Activity Station at your next Day of the Dead Party as a fabulous party activity! I created a few in advance with my daughter to use in our Day of the Dead party decor!
Step 1: Create designs with colorful Sharpie™ markers!
Go crazy and create cool designs all over the skull in bright vibrant Sharpie® markers. The 80’s collection of medium tip Sharpie® markers has a wide variety of bright vibrant colors!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Be sure to order both the brush tip and the medium tip Sharpies®. The brush tip ones are PERFECT for coloring in larger areas and the medium tips give you the precision you need for more detailed designs. Display them in these colorful Day of the Dead tin pails from Oriental Trading so guests can easily grab them.
Step 2: Add rhinestone and flower embellishments!
Embellish your skull with colorful rhinestone and flower stickers. Remember sugar skulls are very colorful so the more colors, the better!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: I ALWAYS purchase rhinestone stickers so that I don’t have to bother with the fuss and mess of a hot glue gun! I know, I know…crafters are probably rolling their eyes!
Step 3: Style the sugar skulls in your party decor!
The 2 sugar skulls Faith and I made were perfect in the Monster High Skelita Calaveras dining table centerpiece. Here’s a sneak peek. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL DAY OF THE DEAD DINING TABLE.
I hope this idea has inspired you to create you own Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Party Decorations!
WANT MORE HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS?
Click the links below to see lots more of my Halloween Party Ideas
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– “Trick-or-Treat Street” Halloween Kids Party Candy Table
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– Day of the Dead Halloween Party
– DIY Day of the Dead Halloween Wreath
– DIY Day of the Dead Headband
– Day of the Dead Halloween Party Candy Table
– Day of the Dead Halloween Party Photo Booth
– DIY Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Party Decorations
– DIY Sparkly Spider Wreath
– Vampire Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes Recipe
– PEANUTS® Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Halloween Kids Party
– Ghost Pop Recipe
– “Bitten” Snow White Witch’s Lair
– Gold & Plaid Halloween Glam Dinner Party
– Monster High Party “Ghouls RULE” Party
– Monster High Halloween Party “Ghoul Glam”
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