Halloween Was Thursday (Inconveniently). Celebrate Día de Los Muertos Instead

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I started yesterday morning by devouring a few thick slices of Pan de Muerto with my morning coffee. If you haven't had this treat, imagine an airy Portuguese bread topped with an orange powdered sugar. It's a thing of beauty. But as I stuffed it into my mouth I paused and realized, "D'oh! It's already Halloween."

If the hallowed day caught you by surprise yesterday too, maybe you can make up for it today with a impromptu Dia de Los Muertos celebration. Fridays are better for parties anyway. Here are some tips and recipes to help you celebrate tonight.

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Tell your friends that a Mexican-inspired cuisine is more your speed this time of year. Tell them you prefer the tune of a celebration over a holiday geared toward spooking. Or just be honest and say that just need one more day to pull off a last minute get-together revolving around food and drink.

Whatever your say, here are a few recipes and DIYs you still have time to pull off for a Dia de los Muertos celebration.

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Do you ever host a Día de los Muertos party? Did your family celebrate this holiday?

(Image credits: AGCuesta/Shutterstock; Lesley Tellez of The Mija Chronicles; Melissa Klein for Celebrations; Emily Ho)