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Here Comes Halloween: Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Inspired Items
Somehow this month has flown by, and it's already mid-October! The store is already in full Halloween mode, with adorable invitations, decorating ideas, and party gear galore. One trend we've been into this year are the beautifully intricate skull designs, inspired by the sugar skulls associated with Day of the Dead celebrations. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a holiday observed October 31 - November 2 throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The traditional sugar skulls date back to 18th century Mexico, and have more recently made an appearance in popular design, popping up everywhere from notebooks to glassware and everywhere in between. Below are a few of our favorite Dia de los Muertos inspired items currently available at Rock Paper Scissors: The Day of the Dead Mask Kit includes all sorts of fun decorating options and makes up to 6 masks! Kit includes pre-cut shapes, pre-printed mouths, assorted papers (including glitter paper!), adhesive gems, wooden sticks, and templates. If you're feeling particularly crafty, add some twine and tissue paper to make a festive garland, like that shown below. Searching for ideas to make treat bags extra special this season? Look no further than this Halloween Treat Kit, complete with black and orange twine and tags featuring a ghost, witch, and skull designs. Make your Halloween party invitations extra special with this set of skull invitations (party details are on the flip side). Love the skull idea but not in the market for invitations? We've got you covered there too - this set of 10 folded notecards and envelopes is great for Halloween, but can carry over long past the holiday! We're swooning of the intricate gold foil details and the shimmery matching envelope. Can't get enough of these skull designs? Check out this recent post from Sweet Heather Anne - we're absolutely obsessed and these cookies look almost too good to eat! Key word: almost. She's hosting a Halloween cookie decorating workshop in Ann Arbor - learn more here! Here's hoping you have a festive Dia de los Muertos and a happy Halloween! Stay tuned to the blog - we'll be sharing more Halloween fun in the next few days!