(party) day of the dead flower headbands

photography credit: Kate Eschbach

I have more gorgeous party details for you from the kid-friendly Day of the Dead party that I collaborated on. I adored our colorful color scheme next to the rustic setting of The Simple Farm in Scottsdale, Arizona. The pink, orange, purple, red, black and white details were a great twist on tradition. I love styling parties with other bloggers because you don’t exactly know what the end result is going to be until everyone gets there and you piece everything together. In this case, everything just seemed to coordinate perfectly, as if we had planned it that way from the beginning.

Kimberly of A Night Owl Blog crafted up the colorful pico de papel type banner and used the cutouts to decorate utensil holders. I love the extra detail and using what you already have to create it! You can’t have a Day of the Dead party without sugar skulls and Wendy of Around My Family Table didn’t disappoint. Of course, the kids loved the bite sized sugar skulls! You also can’t have a Day of the Dead party without tissue paper flowers and I crafted up a bunch to act as a table runner and turned a few into a cute headband, the perfect party accessory. Learn how to make them below!

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial


Tissue Paper



Instructions: Cut 6 layers of tissue paper sheets into a 6 inch square. Layer the sheets on top of each other and accordion fold them, using 1/2 inch folds. Tie a string tightly around the middle. Cut rounded edges at the ends. Carefully peel each tissue paper layer apart from each other and fluff to look like a flower. To make a headband, hot glue 3 flowers to an elastic band and add a piece of round felt on the back, sandwiching the band between the felt and flowers.

For more Day of the Dead crafts and recipes, visit these blogs:

Day of the Dead Cupcakes – Around My Family Table

Day of the Dead Skull Pinata – A Night Owl

Day of the Dead Cookies – Lolly Jane

Day of the Dead Mask Printable – Kate Eschbach

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls – Around My Family Table

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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