Dia De Los Muertos

Getting ready to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos? Amols’ is your one stop shop for lavishing your ofrendas beautifully and authentically.


During Day of the Dead, it is your families’ distinct honor to celebrate your loved ones that have passed! Most people associate this holiday with mourning for the dead, however, it is the exact opposite. The Day of the Dead holiday is a true celebration of life. In ancient times it was thought to be disrespectful to mourn for those who have passed away, which led to this annual celebration of life.  

Tea Light Holders and Picture HoldersOne of the most iconic traditions of the holiday is the creation of unique and welcoming ofrendas. At Amols’ we have many authentic ways to design your family altars as well as your homes or offices! Our favorite items for the ofrendas are the Tea Light Sugar Skull Holders for pictures or candles. These items are beautifully made and extremely festive! We recommend these hand painted sugar skulls to help keep your altar space from being too crowded while they hold your pictures or your candles.



Marigolds are a must for Dia De los Muertos as well! It is said that the scent from the flowers will draw the deceased back to their homes.  Our classic paper marigolds provide an authentic and lasting look for decorating your loved ones’ grave and your ofrenda. The Marigolds come in many colors to create  a vibrant display of love to welcome home the deceased.

Our favorite decorations for Dia de los Muertos would have to be the Paper Mache Skeletons and mini Catrina’s. These items are handcrafted in Mexico! The beautiful dolls create a  perfect authentic look for this holiday. We have many to choose from and each one unique in their own way. In addition to the dolls, our paper mache skulls are a wonderful choice for decorating as well.


Most people dress up for this occasion and we have many masks to help design your wardrobe for the celebration. These day of the dead masks encourage you to reunite with your loved ones while looking beautiful as you do it. If you’re in a profession where face painting is not an option, the masks allow you to celebrate and still be professional! Some people’s skin does not react well with the paint either, making the masks a perfect alternative. 

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Dia de los Muertos is a time of the year for remembering. Here at Amols’,  we have everything you need to prepare your altars or homes. Skip the stress of going to several stores to find what you need; we have it all!

Fun Halloween Parties

Here at Amols’ we love Halloween. There’s something for everyone: trick-or-treating for the young, costume parties for the fun-loving, and haunted houses for the faint at heart. And we’ve got party supplies for just about every Halloween event… including the truly spooky ones.

Stay safe this year during halloween! We have these great light up necklaces, skulls and pumpkins, to place on your kiddos or yourself for easy recognition when it comes to trick or treating in the dark. Want to freak out your guests at your party? Turning your house into the creepiest one on the block? We can help. If you’re going with a kid friendly  theme, our new featured product is an absolute must! This half skeleton mask and skeleton party sleeves allows you to look freaky but not be too scary for the kids. But if you’re looking for terrifying jumbo props, Hang our Grim Reaper Wall props around the house and watch as everyone shrieks at the lurking visitor.

For a memorable yet creepy game to play, cover a wall with this Pin the Ball on the Zombie. Add some ghost props, play some spooky background music, recruit someone to scream intermittently… the possibilities are endless.

If your friends are brave enough for a kid friendly yet scary party, we’ve got you covered with the best supplies. Just don’t forget to reward them for their courage — deviled egg eyeballs and witch finger cookies are necessities as well.

Happy spooking!

Gear up for Football Season!

It’s almost that time of the year again! Whether you’re prepping for a pep rally, tailgating before your favorite college team takes the field, or hosting a watch party on Sunday, we’ve got everything you need for football season. Check out a few of our favorite decor and party ideas.

Best way to show your support as the 12th man? Make some noise! Our Plastic Football Clappers are certainly festive — and loud. Make sure your fan section is equipped with these during pep rallies, and kickoffs. Get even louder with some stadium horns and cowbells in your team colors.

And no matter if you’re eating barbecue in a parking lot or celebrating the season with a banquet, you’ll need some football-themed tableware. We especially love this field-print Football Tablecover — you can even get creative and use it for your own game before the real thing starts.

We’re really excited about some new products for the season: college tableware! Whether you bleed burnt orange, maroon, or scarlet, we’ve got the party supplies you need to support your team in style. These printed cups, plates, napkins and tablecovers are also great for Graduation season.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some scouting reports to read.

Kids Parties with a Fiesta Touch-Featuring “Kara’s Party Ideas”

When it comes to deciding themes for Birthday parties the choices are vast! Little kids love everything to do with any popular cartoon these days or their favorite things, which we know can be just as interesting and unique! #KidsSayTheDarnestThings


Amols’ is full of party supplies and decorations that can suit any theme you’re little ones want this year! From table ware to hanging decorations and of course the beloved fiesta party supplies we carry; we can be your one stop shop when it comes to decorating for your kid’s party.

Out of California, Niki Stoller was requested to make a Two-Year old birthday party one of a kind and Mexican Themed with a large dose of Peppa Pig. Niki did an astounding job as she designed this little girl’s Peppa Pig Party with our party supplies to make this special occasion spectacular! We are thrilled to share this beautiful kid’s party idea and hope that it can inspire you to do something similar.


Kara’s Party Idea’s featured this fiesta of a time in her blog about Peppa Pig themed parties.

“This is what Niki shared about the party- “When Ryane, Jordan’s momma came to me and asked me to help her design her daughter’s 2nd birthday that she already themed Taco Twosday, I jumped at the opportunity.
This Southern California toddler has been raised on a steady diet of Mexican inspired food and loves Peppa the Pig. We merged the two ideas together and started to DIY all of the details from the cardboard cactus plants, to the custom made piñata stick, the peppa the pig tic tac toe and temporary tattoo parlor this party was a hit with the kids.
I would love to provide all of the DIY instructions for this party for your followers”.”

Here are a few items that Niki used to decorate the Peppa Pig Fiesta Themed party!!

chili wicker bsll
Chili Pepper Pom $3.98. https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/tissue-chili-pepper
fiesta tattoo
Fiesta Tattoo Assortment $2.99. https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/fiesta-tattoo-assortment
Rachel’s Mexican Paper Flowers $0.89 each, Assorted Colors! https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/mexican-paper-flowers/rachels-turquoise-flower
8 ” Traditional Maracas $2.95 per pair. https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/maracas/lime-green-maracas
mini sombrero
Mini Straw Sombrero. $0.35 https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/sombreros/mini-straw-sombrero
7″ x 1″ Serapes 1 Dozen. $7.99 https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/mexican-blankets/7-1-inch-serapes
wicker ball dangler
Wicker Ball Spiral Dangler. $0.55https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/wicker-ball-spiral-dangler
wicker ball hanger
Wicker Ball Spiral Dangler. $0.55 https://www.amols.com/mexican-party-supplies/wicker-ball-spiral-dangler

Let’s Have Some Fun! #amols on Instagram

Let’s have some fun!

At Amols’ we’re all about fun, and we love to see our customers having fun with Amols’. Share your party photos having fun with Amols’ products on Instagram with the hashtag #amols for a chance to win a $100, $50 or $25 on either a VISA card or for store credit. Decorated, create, share your fun. Limit of 2 entries per customer. 3 winning photos will be selected at the end of each calendar month through 2018.

Our customers always come up with awesome ideas, and we’ll be sure to share them with you on our Pinterest Boards, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Fiesta Photo Contest 2018

One of our favorite things of San Antonio’s annual Fiesta celebration is seeing how creative everyone gets. Each year, the decorated sombreros are more elaborate, homes and businesses more colorful, and parade floats more impressive. We want to be sure we see all the Fiesta and Cinco de Mayo creativity out there — whether you’re located in San Antonio, or you’re bringing the spirit to your celebration elsewhere. That’s why our Fiesta photo contest is back for 2018!

While you’re planning for Fiesta, or an upcoming Cinco de Mayo party, be sure to take photos! Submit your best photo on our Facebook  and Instagram page using the hashtag #AmolsFiesta2018, for the chance to win $100! You can submit your photo via messenger on either platform or tag us in your photo for your chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card or $100 in store credit for your next Fiesta or party! The drawing will take place on May 10th to ensure all Cinco De Mayo entries are accounted for!  Please limit your photos 2 per customer and let the decorating begin!

Even if you’re not hosting a Fiesta-themed event, be sure to stay tuned! Our customers always come up with awesome ideas, and we’ll be sure to share them with you on our Pinterest Boards, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Lots of Fiesta inspiration is surely underway so lets see it San Antonio!!

Terecitas Terecitas!!!

Our Terecitas Flowers have long been our best-selling paper flowers. These vibrant, handmade flowers, sold in large bunches and easily separated, are perfect for centerpieces, Fiesta Wreaths, flower crowns, crafting, and much more. We love these versatile flowers so much that we had to tell you about some new styles!

Our  Jumbo Terecitas are a fun twist on these classic flowers. These terecitas are just as vibrant and festive, but larger than ever. Each bunch still makes a beautiful and simple centerpiece, but the jumbo individual flowers can be used in a whole variety of new ways. We especially love using these to make pins or hair accessories. We’d love to see how you get creative with these Jumbo Terecitas!

And while our traditional Terecitas are a fun burst of different colors, we know some options couldn’t hurt. Our solid color Terecitas are perfect for a wedding, birthday, or other celebration with a color scheme. Decorate in your own style with these stylish flowers. Check them out in hot pink, purple, red, yellow, blue, green, orange and yellow. Hey, we meant it when we said we were giving you options!

Do you love the Terecitas family as much as we do? Stock up on your favorites, and get ready for Fiesta — it’s fast approaching!

Papel Picado Invitations

We had so much fun making Valentines out of papel picado, that we wanted to try making invitations! This is another easy and fun craft that will lend a little extra festivity to your next Fiesta-themed celebration!

All you’ll need for this project is 1) some of our new “Viva Fiesta” flags2) colorful paper, 3) scissors, and 4) glue. While you can definitely do this with any of our smaller papel picado banner, we found that these flags were the perfect shape and size, and we loved having the fun saying on the front of the invitations. Here are the super simple steps for making your own invitations:

1. Coordinate your flags with your colored paper. We did a fun mix of different complimentary colors, but you can stick with one color scheme for both the flags and the background paper.

2. Carefully cut the flags off the sticks. You’ll have just enough room on the side to easily cut away from the wooden stick.

3. Glue your flags onto the paper. You can get two flags on each piece of 8.5″ x 11″ paper, if you want to glue on two flags at once.

4. Cut! We like keeping a slight scalloped edge on the paper, but if you’re in a bit of a rush, you can just cut along the shape.

5. Fill out the back with your party details. We went with a handwritten format, but if you want something a little more streamlined? Download our free printable! Just print these on your colored paper at the beginning, and glue your flags onto the other side.

Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, baby shower, or birthday, we strongly believe you can’t go wrong with a Fiesta theme. Now, you’ve got an extra festive touch that will get everyone into the spirit from the very beginning!

Day of the Dead Alters

During the annual Día de los Muertos festivities, people create elaborate altars to honor their loved ones who have passed. These unique altars are an iconic part of Day of the Dead. Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to put together an authentic altar on your own.

Marigolds are ubiquitous during Día de los Muertos, and are usually found on the altars. These flowers are the symbol of death, but they’re not as depressing as they sound. Rather, their scent is meant to draw the deceased back to their homes. As such, some people even leave a trail of marigolds from their houses to the graves of their loved ones. For your altar, purchase some real marigolds from your florist, or decorate with classic Mexican paper flowers.

Of course, you don’t need us to tell you that sugar skulls are a must-have for an authentic altar. We have tons of great skull decorations, but we’d definitely recommend our Tea Light Holders. Candles are an important part of Dia de los Muertos, and we love placing them in these decorated sugar skulls. They create a wonderfully festive look when you light the candles.

To complete the look, include photos of the deceased who you’re honoring — obviously an important part of the altar.

Whether you’re teaching a class about this tradition, or celebrating it yourself for the first time, you’ll be able to put together a wonderful altar with these tips. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!

Make it a Safe Halloween

We have tons of tips on how to make Halloween more fun than ever, but it’s also important to remember to stay safe during the festivities. With trick-or-treating and parties galore, we always recommend passing out light up party favors and accessories, so kids and parents can stay safe in the dark. Check out a few of our favorites for Halloween.

Our Flashing Fangs are an absolute must-have for any celebration. They make a terrific costume accessory, and once they’re switched on, produce a flashing, multicolor light show. Batteries are included, so you can go ahead and pass them out to each of your guests for an easy and totally festive party favor.

We’re also loving our new Glow Lights! Kids will love taking these festive accessories as they go trick-or-treating. No matter the costume, this is the perfect accessory for Halloween.

Be sure to check out the rest of our glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces and more. Not only are these all an easy way to keep an eye on everyone once the sun goes down, but they also make fantastic party favors. Make this Halloween a stylish and safe one!

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