Ofrenda or Offering, in the traditional Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos, is created to remember the dead and to honor ancestors. A special spot in the home is customarily selected to put photographs, flowers, decorations, lit candles and the favorite food and drink of those who have passed away. This act of preparing an altar of offerings to the dead helps transform grief into acceptance.

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This year, Showstoppers featuring floral designers, Jim Bullock and Ken Heflin, will be creating the “ofrendas” that will be on display for exhibition from Friday, October 29th through the evening of Monday, November 1st. With a combination of fruits, florals and paper mache katrinas, the altars are a site not to be missed.
In Arizona, the making of portable Ofrendas to be displayed for exhibition has become a form of contemporary cultural expression.  Expand your knowledge of Día de los Muertos through the beauty and creativity of Ofrenda installations by joining us and making any personal offering for those special friends, family members or even special pets that might be missed.

A special thank you to Events by Showstoppers for decorating our fountain and creating the ofrendas!!  Are you getting ready to plan your wedding?  Events by Show Stoppers is a full service event decorating company that provides upscale floral design, props, backdrops, fabrics, professional lighting and planning services.  928-203-9096 or http://www.eventsbyshowstoppers.com

Also, many thanks to Sedona Bride for these wonderful photo’s from last years event with us!!  Looking for a perfect wedding photographer to capture your special day?  Sedona Bride is just what you are looking for!  Call 928-204-2631 or visit their website at http://www.sedonabride.com/