13 Sugar Skull-Themed Items for Entertaining

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

If you’re throwing a Día de Los Muertos party or simply admire the designs, there are plenty of ways to integrate sugar skull decor into your home. Sugar skulls, or calaveras in Spanish, are decorative skulls used in the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead. In Mexican tradition, families would adorn these skull decorations to commemorate loved ones who have passed. The holiday kicks off on October 31st and concludes on November 2nd, but is not the Mexican version of Halloween. To understand more about this celebration of life and death, click here.

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Decorative Plates

Dine with or display this ornate set of plates.

Williams Sonoma, $49.95


Kitchen Towel Set

Keep things tidy with this set of two towels featuring blue and pink calaveras. 

World Market, $15.98


Mini Piñatas

Hang these mini piñatas up or hand them out as party favors.

Etsy, $4.50



Get the party started with this festive whiskey decanter.

Pier 1, $49.99


Throw Pillows

Add some festive flare to your seating with this embroidered pillow set. 

Wayfair, $31.99


Papel Picado Banner

One of the most significant holiday traditions includes hanging papel picado.

Etsy, $12


String Lights

Celebrate with these lively string lights.

Ooga Lights, $19.95



This vibrant set includes four placemats and coasters.

Amazon, $34.99



This fun pot includes a low-maintenance air plant.

Etsy, $7.99


Stemless Glasses

Toast to life with a set of four engraved glasses.

Pier 1, $39.99


Salt & Pepper Shakers

Shake things up with this salt and pepper set.

Amazon, $12.99


Personalized Cutting Board

Prep meals on this customizable board or gift it to a host.

Etsy, $27.18



Illuminate a mantel or table setting with these intricately decorated candles.

Michael’s, $4.99

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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