I created a community altar and an art project to go along with it. Throughout the evening, customers remembered loved ones and colored in skulls. They then placed their images on the altar. At the end of the night, the altar was completely covered in colorful skulls and rememberances of lives lost. It was one of the most memorable and magical Dia de los Muertos I have had the fortune of being a part of.
Now, the colorful skulls of remembrance are hung in a special spot in the cafe for the month of November. You should come by and check them out. It truly is amazing the power of art, remembering, and community.