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Product Talk: Halloween General Merchandise


Halloween General MerchandiseToday is Halloween, and it’s not too late to grab your last-minute celebration supplies at Brookshire’s. There’s no need to be having a party to turn your house into a happy haunt.

I love the skull cups! In orange or a dusky gray, these plastic (so you can’t break them easily) mugs of mayhem come in a handled cup or a wine glass variety. They’re perfect for a splash of soda, a mug of milk or a sip of wine.

I also love the Dia de los Muertos collection. These brightly colored napkins, paper plates and paper cups are fun for Halloween but also for celebrating the Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is Spanish in origin but widely celebrated in Mexico as well as Central and South American countries. The day after the American Halloween, Dia de los Muertos aligns on the calendar with the Catholic celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. The day, Nov. 1 (in some countries it’s a two-day celebration on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2), focuses on family gatherings to pray for loved ones who have passed and to help support their spiritual journey. Dia de los Muertos is celebrated by creating sugar skulls to honor those who have died, as well as offering them their favorite foods and decorating with marigolds. I love these products because they are fun and festive, but they also celebrate the multicultural aspect of our cities!

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