Architectural Digest, October 2016
How to Host a Dia de Muertos-Inspired Halloween Party

If anyone can throw a Halloween party to remember—one that doesn’t fit the typical orange-and-black mold—it’s Ken Fulk. The irrepressible San Francisco–based interior and event designer has made a career of hosting celebrity-filled celebrations that are as varied as his refined yet whimsical aesthetic (he’s planned over-the-top themed gatherings for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and such Silicon Valley royalty as Napster cofounder Sean Parker). For one Halloween fête he called The Revamping, Fulk put a Gothic spin on the traditional Dia de Muertos celebration, opting for dahlias instead of marigolds and a moody crimson-and-black palette in place of the vibrant colors of the Mexican holiday. Here, Fulk shares his tips for creating a fun and memorable and unexpected Dia de Muertos–inspired party.

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