Everything got draped in black fabric. We even asked her students to wear black!
I wanted the look of "Papel Picado", Mexican tissue paper flags, but did not have the time. So I found some pictures and patterns of the real thing. I made them black and white in photo shop and printed them on colored paper. Good enough!
I found a wreath and added a ribbon banner reading "RIP - Youth" since that was the thing we were saying goodbye to!