Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in Downtown Santa Ana

Halloween gets all of the attention but Day of the Dead also takes place this week. The traditional Hispanic holiday is observed on October 31st, November 1st and 2nd, as a three day event to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones we have lost. Tradition states that the souls of the departed come back during those days to visit and celebrate with their family–the idea is a beautiful notion.


This weekend, the El Centro Cultural de Mexico of Santa Ana will be hosting a Dia de Los Muertos event on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 12pm and lasting all day until 10pm. According to the group’s website: “The celebration has its origins in the pre-Hispanic era, as seen by offerings from this historic period – marigolds, copal, textiles, and traditional dishes.” If you want to immerse yourself in Hispanic culture or just try something new, come down to this Day of the Dead event and celebrate the loved ones who are no longer with you.

The event will feature music, traditional Hispanic foods and sweets, local events, live entertainment and much more. Come dressed up, bring your family, and enjoy this fun filled day. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Saturday, November 5 2016
4th and Birch, Santa Ana
12:00pm – 10:00pm


Join the Boo at the Zoo in Santa Ana

For those of you searching for some amazing fun this weekend, why not combine two of the most amazing things in the world? Halloween and the zoo? This Halloween the Santa Ana Zoo will be hosting its annual Boo at the Zoo event from October 28 through the 30 from 5:30 to 8pm each night. The family oriented Halloween extravaganza aims to bring a fun and safe trick or treating environment for the little ones looking to have a wonderful time this holiday.  


The Boo at the Zoo event will feature games, storytelling, animal presentations and a costume parade. For the older children the zoo will also host a Teen Scream haunted house. Both activities are included with the price of admission to the zoo and they continue to be an excellent community resource during Halloween. Be sure to visit the zoo’s website for more information about the event.

October 28, 29, 30, 2016
5:30 – 8 pm

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave


Tip For Decorating Cheaply in Your Santa Ana Apartment This Halloween

Just because Halloween is here doesn’t mean you have to break the bank decorating your apartment. You can find lots of DIY ways to create cheap and excellent looking pieces. Here are three tips to use.


Flat black pumpkin: purchase a few pumpkins (real or fake) and spray paint them flat black to create a dark witch-like vibe to your apartment’s decor. Your guest will be impressed with the look and most importantly, the pumpkins and spray paint only cost a few dollars.


Black skulls: fake plastic skulls can look cheap and flimsy. What you can do is grab that black spray paint and use it on a few skulls. The flat color will turn the Halloween pieces into a slick, modern, and spooky decoration.


White Bat napkin holders: bats are ugly and an animal you might not want around the dinner table (even if they are fake). But if you spray paint them white (they look much better) and use them as napkin holders, you can get a scary yet non disgusting decor piece.


Be A Part of the Women’s Executive Club Launch in Santa Ana

Are you looking to get more active in your community and meet other professional women who are making an impacted in the workplace? Well, the Women’s Executive Club is launching a new chapter in the Santa Ana area, and all female professionals, executives, and business owners are invited to attend. If you are looking to fast track your career and make contacts with other professionals, this is the event to attend. Here is a bit more information. The event is free, but you must RSVP by email. Have fun and make a few new friends at the event.


Women’s Executive Club Chapter Launch
October 21, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.womensec.com/

PAYCHEX 1535 Scenic Ave, Ste 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
RSVP by Email to: president@WomensEC.com

Santa Ana Fun: How To Carve a Pumpkin

October is here and that can only mean one thing! Halloween! If you are a Halloween junkie, it’s never too early to start decorating for the holiday! So run out to a pumpkin patch or your local grocery store and grab a few pumpkins to carve. Here are a few tips.


Keep it fresh: apply Vaseline onto the cut edges of your pumpkin to lock in moisture. Pumpkins shrivel up quickly, but Vaseline will add a few extra days into its shelf life.


Put it in water: another key to making your pumpkin last is to soak it in water for a few hours once every few days. Lack of moisture is the enemy, so keep it wet.


Use a template: most people aren’t pumpkin carving experts, so there is no shame in getting a template to help you out.