Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween & Día de los Muertos

I love holidays! I think part of this festive spirit can be attributed to my culture, but I also love holidays because of the traditions that surround them! This year Angela & I dressed up as piñatas. 

We purchased dresses from the clearance section at Forever21, party streamers, foam cones, and headbands. The costume cost us about $20 each. I spent the weekend before Halloween cutting party streamers and gluing them on the dresses and had the X-files playing in the background while I worked. 
I spent Halloween at my family's 'Witches Brew.' There's a sort of magic that being around children adds to the Holiday. We had delicious food like pumpkin shaped pizzas, pumpkin vomiting guacamole, and because we're Mexican—elotes!
On Sunday, Nicole, Kyra, and I made sugar skull cookies with some Día de los Muertos themed cookie cutters that my mom had sent in my Halloween package this year. I hadn't baked in a long time and it was kind of relaxing to be in the kitchen baking with friends.
^^I have no idea why, but I just really love this picture of Me & Kyra! (Good work Nicki!)^^
Our FHE group went through quite the traumatic experience; we were told we were being broken apart because there were no leaders for our group. We all cornered brother Swartz on Sunday and begged not to be broken up. He told us that if someone was willing to get a second calling, then we could probably stay together. I think he was a bit taken aback by how many of us were willing to get second callings just so we could keep our group!

On Monday, we decided that we'd go to a local Día de los Muertos celebration as an FHE group. I would be lying if I said I grew up celebrating day of the dead, but as I've grown older, I've appreciated the beauty behind the holiday. 
^^I wanted this nativity scene so bad! Not only does it feature the birth of Christ, but it also has Joseph Smith's first vision!
FHE family portrait.


Katie said...

Ah!! Your pinata costumes are adorable!! LOVE

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