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Sugar Skulls: A Day of the Dead Inspiration

October 11, 2012

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 OMG how cute is this!?!?! With all the recent craze of skulls and crossbones on everything from jewelry to scarves to pet accessories, I thought, “Are sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos so popular too?” Well yes indeed! And how cool is it that so much attention is focused on a very old and mostly Mexican tradition?

Growing up in Chicago, the only way I knew how to celebrate Day of the Dead was to create altars to honor our deceased grandparents. My mother creates simple yet beautiful offerings of veladoras, pan de muerto, fruit and flowers. The delicate touch? Old photographs of our loved ones complete the offerings that sit in her kitchen.

I was always captivated by the mystique, the darkness and silence around the holiday. I would like to start teaching my boys about this custom and started doing a little research. For today, here are some fun links to baby clothes (!) for you and I hope to do a few more posts on the Day of the Dead as November 1st approaches.

My Baby Rocks


LilSugarSkulls on Etsy

MORE CLOTHES: Hot Topic and Spread Shirt have great Mexican sugar skull t-shirts for older kids too. I love these tees and want one for Diego and Santi!

FOOD: I love the blog Nibbles and Feasts by a fellow Latina blogger who has featured a recipe for us to make our own Sweet Skulls!!

TEACHING MATERIALS AND BOOKS: Mommy Maestra and Spanglish Baby have amazing educational resources for you and your kids for Dia de los Muertos! Check them all out!

Your friend,



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  • Reply Ericka @NibblesNFeasts October 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Thank you so, so much for the mention Betty!

  • Reply Caro October 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for the reminder of this fast approaching holiday. I plan on taking my kids to the museum of Mexican art to celebrate this event.

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