Last week a Colombian friend of ours decided that it would be a great idea to have a pre-Halloween party for the kids. She’s always coming up with the best ideas to keep the kids entertained and en español. This time, she came up with the idea of having a comparsa-style party, meaning that the whole family would have to come dressed up under one theme and put together a show to perform in front of everyone.
As fun as it sounded, I was nervous because I’m the worst at having the Halloween spirit. I never, ever dress up because I just can never get creative about it or dedicate time to it. But this time I wanted and needed to do it for my girl. I knew this would be a blast for her and we hadn’t seen this group of amigos in a while.
Since I’m a bit wee obsessed with the Day of the Dead celebration, I decided it would be fun if the three of us got our faces painted as calacas and found mariachi outfits. We could only find a good mariachi outfit for my husband, but we scored big time when Sara (of Music with Sara fame!) jumped at the chance to paint our faces!
My girl wasn’t too thrilled at the idea at first because, well, we just weren’t princesas! So I grabbed one of her favorite books, Rosita y Conchita, and explained to her that she would look just like Rosita. After one night of restless sleep and me having to explain that we wouldn’t actually all be muertos, she finally understood and got excited about it.
So, with Rosita y Conchita in hand, Camila directed Sara so her face would come out exactly as she wanted it. It was beautiful to watch.
The three of us came out looking so amazing, I must dare say! Thanks to Sara for playing along with us!
Check it out for yourselves:
Oh, and we never ended up actually performing because my girl got stage fright, but we did get the most amazing compliments and we loved it all!
What is your Halloween costume all about?
How cool is that! Thanks for sharing your video. I may just try something out with some of the Halloween makeup I bought a few days ago. You guys look awesome!
Let us know if you do! Your kids will love it!
Que chevere! At first I thought that the foto was just astounding…and what a “good sport” your esposo is to participate! THEN I watched the video and it is AMAZING! I LOVE the little details that were captured….el perrito at the door! This is just SUPERB – not to mention just a great idea! (I think that Bilingual is also more creativo!) Felicidades!
Thank you! We had such a blast that day. It was very special for my girl
You look amazing!! Missing you guys.
Heather Rich and Alia
Awww….love seeing you here! Miss you too!
You guys look awesome! Great costumes!
Gracias! I would do it all over again.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
By the way, my girl loves Rosita and Conchita and sleeps with the Rosita doll. The book was a great way to introduce her to the Day of the Dead celebration.
We love that book! Did you check out the ipad app? Came out today and it’s beautiful
Re: “As fun as it sounded, I was nervous because I’m the worse at having the Halloween spirit”
It should be worst, not worse.
Love it, you guys look awesome!! But I want the performance!!!
Camila got stage fright! no performance
Te confieso que debido a mi ignorancia, la celebracion del dia de los muertos me aterraba…pero porque no sabia como era!! Esta vez, he aprendido que es una tradicion muy linda, tanto asi que pienso asistir este fin de semana a un evento en Santa Ana.
Los disfraces les quedaron geniales y me hiciste acordar de nuestras comparsas en Colombia. Las fiestas asi son increibles!!
Beautiful! Looks like Camila really had fun… you too!
que fun! great music. love your eye flinch at 1:04! classic!
So cool! Would love to do this next year for sure!!
Qué bonita tradición! Poco a poco he ido aprendiendo sobre esta celebración mexicana y me encanta.
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do you have a list of the products used to paint your faces?
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