Halloween! | Decorating Ideas | LA Haunted Hayride | Dia de los Muertos Hollywood

Yay Halloween! We love Halloween. Every year we hit the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever. Check out some pics from our Halloween festivities this year.

First, here is the minimal decorating we did. Next year I’ve decided to put more effort but for now I laid out some spiders, skulls, and pumpkins! Can’t wait to hit this year’s clearance sales!

I used a fabric table cloth from Target to cover our existing banquette. It was the perfect amount of fabric for only $15!

The haunted hayride is one of my favorite things to do in LA at Halloween. It’s located up at the old zoo and reminds me of the northeastern style of Halloween traditions. The hayride goes through different scary scenarios with talented actors jumping out to scare you at every turn. There is also a maze, psychics, funhouse, outdoor movies, and more!

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. I’ve celebrated this holiday in Mexico with my family where it is a national holiday on November 1st, but the Hollywood Forever cemetery takes the tradition mainstream with a day long celebration on the last Saturday of October. There are altar contests, tons of food, cultural shows and dances, and bands.

Since they encourage Day of the Dead attire and costumes, I decided to make a skirt for the occasion. I wore dark makeup, colorful Mexican earrings and a floral headband.

If you live in the LA area you need to check these out next year. Happy Halloween!!

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