Tequila and the Day of the Dead Mix in Star-Studded West Hollywood Party

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November 1, 2021

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(LOS ANGELES) — Patrón Tequila threw a star-studded six-course dinner party to celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos on Saturday.

A location often used for events and parties, the dinner took place at Hideaway, a house in West Hollywood. Some of the celebrities in attendance were Angelica Ross, star of FX’s Pose and American Horror Story, Oscar winner Travon Free, High School Musical’s Monique Coleman, and Antoinette Robertson of Netflix’s Dear White People, among many more.

A welcome cocktail named “Spooky SZN” was given to guests as they arrived. The cocktail consisted of Patrón Silver, spiced coffee syrup, amaro, pineapple juice, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and charcoal. Guests enjoyed their beverages while being surrounded by intricate Halloween and Day of the Dead decorations.

Patrón decorated the entire house head to toe with hues and ornaments of orange, purple, green, and skeletons that screamed as guests passed them. Guests sipped and spoke of how amazed they were at the aesthetic of the house. Once the guests finished their cocktails, servers escorted them into the backyard, where four rectangular, highly decorated tables lined up with white chandeliers hung overhead.

“This is so bougie, elegant, and intricate,” Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore was heard saying as he entered the backyard. Kilgore also pointed out that pumpkins and orange Mexican marigolds filled the backward pool, both Halloween and Day of the Dead icons.

Patrón curated the dinner in partnership with Los Angeles native mixologist Rosie Ruiz and her company Stayin’ Gold Cocktails and chef Draden Medina’s catering company, Vice Catering and Events. Ruiz paired each dish with a custom cocktail. “With being Mexican, it was important for me to create dishes that both celebrated the Day of the Dead and Halloween,” Ruiz said. “Medina told the guests that each dish is made with fresh ingredients and includes my twist on traditional dishes.”

Patrón is a premium tequila brand that started in Jalisco, Mexico. With deep connections to Mexican culture, “it is only right that we celebrate Mexican culture here tonight and all of its beauty, and of course Halloween,” Ruiz said.

Day of the Dead is celebrated within Mexican culture from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. To celebrate, families build altars and leave offerings called ofrendas, which could include photos of friends and family members who have passed away. Each staff member’s face depicted a calavera, which in English means skull, another tradition of the Day of the Dead. 

Given that not many Halloween or Day of the Dead events took place last year, many guests spoke about this being their first time around people again.

“I’m still getting used to being around people after not being able to for so long,” dinner guest Ciera Harding told The Click. All guests were required to show proof of vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 test to attend the dinner.

“It’s so nice to be able to celebrate events and life together again. This is refreshing,” dinner guest Kaelin Williams told The Click.

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