Last year, we brought you 10 awesome must-makes to throw a memorable Dia de los Muertos fiesta. And this year, we’re back with 28 more DIY projects that will ensure this year’s celebration is even better than the last. We’ve compiled everything from party decor and style tips to food and drink recipes, and we even tossed in a party favor idea at the end. So start dreaming up those sugar skull designs and get ready to bring the color.

1. Sugar Skull Piñata: This flower-eyed, crepe paper, sugar skull piñata may just steal the show, especially if it’s filled with yummy Mexican candies. (via Casa Artelexia)

2. Skull Centerpieces: We love this black glittery skull centerpiece. It’s hauntingly beautiful in all the right ways. (via See Vanessa Craft)

3. Pom Pom Garland + Sugar Skulls: Take some colorful paper sugar skulls and a handful of tissue paper flowers and string ‘em up for a fun and festive garland. (via Paper Source)

4. No-Carve Sugar Skull Pumpkins: We’re obsessed with no-carve pumpkins this year, so we obviously had to throw in this intricate sugar skull design. (via Brit + Co)

5. Printable Food Signs: Organize your food table with these colorful (free!) printable food signs. (via Happy Thought)

6. Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner: This DIY table runner is perfect for any occasion, but the colors fit right into the Dia de los Muertos theme. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

7. Paper Flower Table Runner: Looking for something more floral for your table runner? Fold up some bright paper flowers and scatter them effortlessly across the table. (via Fiskars)

8. Honeycomb Garland: String up multicolored honeycombs over your food table to really bring the color up a notch. (via Oh Happy Day)

9. Fabric Chandelier: A celebration all about the lives of loved ones who have passed better be filled with all the color that encompasses all those personalities. We think this DIY gets the job done. (via Brit + Co)

10. Clay Votives: If you’re going to set up a proper ofrenda, you’re going to need some votives. We’ve got ya covered there, too. (via Brit + Co)

11. Sugar Skull Face Paint: As the hostess, you absolutely need to paint your face with a spectacular sugar skull design. It’s the festive thing to do, right? (via Brit + Co)

12. 3D Calavera Masks: Okay, so you’re not into the whole face paint thing? Print out these free 3D masks instead! (via Happy Thought)

13. DIY Floral Headband: If you’re in Mexico at the end of October or beginning of November, you’ll realize that marigolds are a Day of the Dead must. This floral headband is drop dead gorgeous. Do yourself a favor and DIY this one ASAP. (via Hair Romance)

14. Dia de los Muertos Manicure: And don’t forget about your nails! Sugar skulls all day, every day. (via Brit + Co)

15. Fringe Photo Backdrop: With all that paint on your face and that rad floral crown on your head, you’re going to want to get as many photo ops into the day as possible. There’s a backdrop for that. (via Brit + Co)

16. Marigold Muerte Cocktail: What’s in a marigold muerte cocktail, you ask? Marigold-infused simple syrup + limoncello + sparkling white wine. (via Muy Bueno)

17. Red Chile Margaritas: You’re going to want to rim every margarita with chile salt now. You’re welcome. (via Kees to the Kitchen)

18. Horchata White Russian: Yeah, you know you want that. (via Brit + Co)

19. Mexican Corn on the Cob: Seriously? Is this real? (via Damn Delicious)

20. Grilled Chili Lime Fish Tacos: We’ve never met a fish taco we didn’t love. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

21. Pumpkin and Chicken Enchiladas: It’s October after all, right? (via Cookin’ Canuck)

22. Sugar Skull Cookies: Get ready for some serious icing fun! The brighter the colors, the better. (via Sweet Sugar Belle)

23. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches: Churro horchata ice cream sandwiches? Cue the tears of joy. (via Sugar Hero)

24. Cactus Cupcakes: How cute are these??? And the cupcake wraps are free printables ;) (via Happy Thought)

25. Sugar Skull Cake Pops: And because we will NEVER get sick of cake that we cake pop into our mouth without a fork (and without grossing everyone out), we will forever be thinking of new takes on cake pops. (via Brit + C0)

26. Day of the Dead White Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Want to go a slightly healthier route? You’ll need a steady hand to draw these mini sugar skull designs. But we believe in you! (via Growing Up Bilingual)

27. Succulent Favors: Send your guests home with these adorable DIY succulent favors. Make sure to collect plants and cans of all shapes and sizes so each favor is unique. (via Camille Styles)

28. Homemade Planters: If you really want to impress the pants off of them, make that favor a sugar skull planter. (via Brit + Co)

How are you celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year? Tell us about it in the comments below.