Day of the Dead food: Recipes, ideas and tips on throwing a successful dia de los Muertos fiesta!

guacamole and pico de gallo printable labels or signs

Yummy offerings are key to the party: Food can help people relax and have fun!

Everyone loves tasty eats at a party. There doesn’t need to masses of food, and if people are drinking they do tend to eat less, but a few lovingly prepared dishes can put guests in a great mood (yes, most of us are that easily pleased!) and get the party started right.

We’ve put together some yummy and easy to prepare recipes for your Day of the Dead gathering.

Preparing your food before the party

Some dishes, such as pico de gallo, are better made the morning of the party. Others, like the chocolate cupcakes, are fine made the night before. It is a balance between freshness of the food and what is realistic, time wise. We have tried to keep our recipes simple and quick to make, apart from the pan de muertos which is a bit more complicated.

pan de muerto day of the dead tradition sweet bread recipe

Quick party recipes to keep it simple

All of our party recipes can be prepared either the day before or the morning of the party. Once the party starts you don’t want to spend your whole time in the kitchen.

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Some Day of the Dead food ideas

Our recipes include spicy popcorn, a simple guacamolepico de gallo (side dish or salsa), a spicy chocolate cupcakes and last but not least the essential Day of the Dead pan de muertos. These recipes are bursting with flavor and the majority include the following spices, so remember to add them to your shopping list and you can’t go wrong:

  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • aniseed
  • cinnamon
  • fresh chiles
  • peppers
  • fresh cilantro (coriander)

Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos fiesta ideas! Printables, crafts and tutorials!

Be sure to check out our other drink ideas

We have included non-alcholic drink ideas to go with our alcoholic drink ideas and cocktails

We have put together this fun FREE printable set of food and drink signs to dress up your party table.

Day of the Dead food: Download free printable food signs!

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