Sugar skulls are a traditional folk art from Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd. Spirits of the Dead are welcomed back to their homes with beautifully decorated altars made by their loved ones. Sugar skulls, marigolds, candles, incense and special foods adorne home altars. Families take the flowers and sugar skulls to the cemetery to decorate the terms of their loved ones. Sugar skulls are currently decorated with icing pieces of bright foil colored sugars and usually bear the name of the deceased loved one being honored. Sugar skulls are easy to make and if kept dry, they can last for Years. Sugar skull decorating parties are popular new family traditions for both adults and kids.