2014 Dia de los Muertos Events Guide

If your looking for 2014 Dia De Los Muertos Celebration or Class, chances are you’ll find it here. MexicanSugarSkulls.com has the most comprehensive list of Die De Los Muertos Festivals I’ve found.

In addition, this site also has the most incredible instructions to make your own sugar skulls and other crafts, pre-made sugar skulls, decorating supplies, books, jewelry and even wedding supplies.

2014 Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos Special Events Guide – US & International & Online.

Image from mexicansugarskulls.com

Image from mexicansugarskulls.com

Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on November 1 & 2. It was created by the indigenous people to honor their loved ones that have passed away.

An alter is decorated with handmade sugar skulls, flowers and food in their loved ones honor. Dia de Los Muertos is becoming very popular in States as more people find this as way to celebrate their loved ones lives.

Glue and Go Costumes for Kids

Celebrate Halloween with Holly Cleeland, upcycler extraordinaire and writer of  Glue & Go Costumes for Kids! Holly shows you how to create “unique, over-size,eye-catching costumes” from everyday items.

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With readily available supplies and basic tools such as scissors and a glue gun, you can create unique, oversize, eye-catching costumes. You won’t believe how simple it is to transform a kid into corn on the cob, a cupcake, pencil, racecar, monster, basket of flowers, birdhouse, hot air balloon, plate of bacon and eggs, or other unforgettable disguise.

 Tuesday, Oct 7, 2104
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
407 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 288-2400

Frighteningly-Fun Halloween at Boomont Park

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The 2nd Annual family-friendly Halloween Festival and Haunt at Boomont Park runs all through the month of October.

The creators of  San Diego’s “The Haunted Hotel,” “The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park” and “The Scream Zone,” have joined with the team of Belmont Park to provide the family-friendly Haunt at Boomont Park. Belmont Park transforms into a Beachfront Halloween park with fun activities for entire family.

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Boomont Park is ready to frighten every Friday night starting at 5 pm and all day Saturdays &  Sundays in October.

Admission and Parking are FREE, some attractions have fees as stated below. 

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Some of Frighteningly-Fun Halloween Activities Include:

Free Trick-or-Treating
Fridays | 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 1:30-2:30pm & 6:30-7:30pm

Boomont Manor Haunted House
From the makers of the Scream Zone and The Haunted Hotel,
this scary maze is sure to bring out the chills and thrills of the season!
$6 per person | Recommended for ages 7-12 years

Zombie Laser Tag
A Halloween spin on your favorite game!
Zombie creatures join you on this adventure-packed three flour maze.
$8 per person | $20 unlimited

The Spooky Coaster
The Giant Dipper roller coaster transforms into a ride of chilling dips and turns!
$6 per person | Must be 52″ to ride

Pumpkin Patch & Painting
Pick out your perfect pumpkin to style your way
Pumpkin pricing varies by size; painting is free

Superhero Zip Line & Rock Wall
Dressed to save the day? Receive half off Zip Line & Rock wall play!
Superheros must be between 50-250lbs to participate

Costume Contests
Every Saturday at 5pm. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners score Belmont prize packages!

Location: Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 Google Maps

A Simple Red, White and Blue Menu for the 4th of July

For the Forth of July take it easy, enjoy the parades and fireworks with this simple menu

To quinch your thrist a Strawberry Tea from GoodHouseKeeping.com

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This idea from thechirpingmoms.com of simply adding Blue Corn Chips turns regular chips & salsa into a patriotic snack

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Start your meal off right with cleaneatingmag.com‘s Mega Berry Antioxidant Salad

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Add in some Eggplant, Tomato & Mozzarella Stacks from eatsimpleloveyoga.com

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Then bite into these Turkey Kielbasa Sausage Kabobs from enjoylifeitsdelicious.com

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Finish it up with an easy dessert from athriftymom.com  of Ice Cream Sandwiches with sprinkles

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Now relax and enjoy the Fireworks

Bandana’s and the 4th of July

Decorating with the iconic red and blue bandana’s for the 4th of July gives an instant all American feel. Bandana’s also hold a special place in my heart as they remind me of my son.

Greeting guests with this easy to make bandana wreath from hatterandhareevents.blogspot.com will set the tone

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 A festive bandana bunting from agirlandagluegun.com

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A simple display of bandana napkin’s from Martha Stewart

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 This bandana covered candle holder from countryliving.com completes the bandana theme on the table

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Although this has nothing to do with a bandana, I love this mason jar with a modge podged flag and string from thriftyvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

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or you can try this tabelscape with a bandana table runner and utensil holder from All You

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A bandana lined basket from sweetsindeed.com/blog hugs freshly baked goods

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This retro look from www.totalbeauty.com, tugs at my heart strings

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A simply braided bandana bracelet from agirlandagluegun.com is something my daughter would love

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A visit to the Dollar Tree is all I need to get busy creating with these simple last minute decorations.