El Jimador wants you to celebrate Day of the Dead a lo grande (in a big way) and if your hosting Day of the Dead party.
Here’s everything you need to bring it to life and have fun!
The ofrenda, or alter, is the focal point of any Day of the Dead celebration. This is where pictures, personal possessions and even favorite food items of passed loved ones are displayed. As you create your ofrenda, be sure to incorporate bursts of bright colors to give it a ‘wow factor.’ Surround your ofrenda with marigolds or paper flowers and votive candles to dress it up.
As the traditional flower in honor of passed loved ones in Mexico, marigolds are everywhere during Day of the Dead celebrations, and your party should be no exception. Arrange the flowers around your ofrenda and place them on tables around the room to add pops of color throughout your party. Allow guests to make headbands out of the flowers to dress up their costumes and get them involved in the fun.
Calacas are another staple for any great Day of the Dead party. Make them part of the crowd by hanging them around the room. You can find all different types of calacas at your local party supply store along with other Day of the Dead themed party favors and decorations.
Face painting is a huge part of Day of the Dead symbolism. You can encourage everyone to arrive with face paint already applied, or set up a face painting station at the party to let guests have some fun and be creative as a group. Turn it into a contest for best face paint and have the crowd pick a winner.
Day of the Dead is a celebration, so keep the music for your party lively and upbeat. Create a themed playlist by searching “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos” on your favorite streaming service.
Our el Jimador Day of the Dead signature cocktails are sure to satisfy any crowd and pitchers of el Jimador margaritas are perfect for a group. Be sure to offer some additional non-alcoholic options for those designated to drive.
TIP: Add dry ice to any of the below to bring your cocktail to life.
1.5 oz. el Jimador Tequila
1 oz. Blood orange liqueur
2 oz. Limeade juice
Mix all ingredients and pour into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime and blood orange wheel.
El Diablo’s Paloma
1.5 oz. el Jimador Tequila
0.5 oz. Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
1 oz. Blackberry puree
2 oz. Grapefruit soda
Mix or blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a glass. Garnish with blackberries and a mint sprig.
0.5 oz. el Jimador Tequila
0.5 oz. Watermelon liqueur
Rim a shot glass with lime juice and dip into tajin salt. Pour remaining ingredients into glass and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Margarita
5 oz. Strawberry Puree
0.75 oz. Lime juice
0.75 oz. Non-alcoholic Triple Sec
Blend ingredients with ice and serve in a tall glass or a margarita glass.
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