Rebekka Seale is an artist and illustrator in Nashville, Tennessee. All of her work is hand-painted, reflecting her love for charm in a digital world. She spends her days crafting custom portraits, stationery, illustrations for print, and personal projects. While she works, she dreams of pastries, trains and New Orleans. Visit her at her website, Etsy shop, and her blog, Dear Friend.
Halloween became my favorite holiday somewhere between the moonlit hayrides of my childhood and the crisp, star-sprinkled October nights that I love here in Tennessee. I look forward to this month all year long — the days are wild and windy, and the nights heavy with mystery and magic.
We throw a Halloween party almost every year, usually with a good dose of old-fashioned spooky glamour: vampires and fake blood worthy of the silver screen. But this year I’m thinking I’ll go brighter, lighter, and more flowery with a Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebration.
[1. Rose floral hair piece by ColasArt; 2.Original paper cutting by SheMakeR; 3. Sugar skull ring by sweetie2sweetie;
Think Frida Kahlo, papercut banners, natural wood accents, colorful embroidery, and, of course, lots of sugar skulls. I’ll wear a crown of roses and we’ll all sip cinnamon spiced hot chocolate and mulled wine to celebrate the souls that have gone before us.
[1.Yellow rose hair pins by rosesandlemons; 2.Vintage porcelain rose earrings by roomofyourown;
The prettiest Dia de los Muertos costumes can be put together easily with a few special details. A flowing, embroidered Mexican dress (like this one) paired with some pretty flower hair pieces and dainty skull jewelry is all that’s needed. Skeleton face paint optional, but very nice.
An antique cream and black color palate for decor provides a perfect backdrop for all those colorful costumes. This printable invitation is made for weddings, but the text can be customized by the seller for any sort of party. Paper garland and wreaths are festive and fun and can be stored away for use each year. Black and white paper straws for sipping party punch are the perfect finishing touch!