5. Make an altar
Making your altar or ofrenda (offering) is a fun way for you and your family to bond and incorporate another cultural tradition with your own. The essential items you will need are photos of loved ones and their favorite things, calaveras (skulls), food, flowers, and papel picado, colorful tissue paper with cut-out shapes. You can buy most of these items on Amazon or your local store!
You will typically see calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) where the smaller skulls represent children, and the larger skulls are typically for adults. Traditionally, you and your family would place cempasuchitl/marigolds on your altar to guide spirits back to their altar. If you want to shop local for marigolds, call Morningside Florist in Rancho Cordova for a special order.
For more inspiration, read this article on the different items you can place on your altar!