Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries in which families gather to celebrate and remember their loved ones lost. Two years ago, I spent the holiday in Mexico City, where it is highly celebrated, and as gothic as it may seem -- with the tradition of wooden skeletons imitating life in every form from wooden figurines to children’s candies -- the city and surrounding towns came alive with tented markets full of vendors selling colorful skulls and lively music playing on nearly every street. In recent years, the traditions of the holiday have gained popularity in the States, even outside of the Hispanic population, in the form of décor, treats and costumes. So while anyone can throw a Halloween party, try stirring things up this year with a vibrant Day of the Dead fiesta that is full of life. Here's how.