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The Sims 4: How to get Sugar Skulls for the Day of the Dead Event!

In the new update published Tuesday 27th September, Sugar Skulls have been added as a collectable to The Sims 4! There are 10 to collect and this is how you get them.

First, you’ll need a grave. This can be any sims. (Note: you can only do this during the night) Then you can click on the grave and select the option ‘Leave Sugar Skull Offering’.

This might take a few tries (And it has a cool down) however when it succeeds the grave will glow and your sim will cheer. After that you’ll get a notification announcing ‘the ancestors have heard your call and sent a Day of the Dead celebrator to roam the neighborhood’



It might take a couple of minutes to find them, but somewhere in your current neighbourhood will be a sim wearing Day of the Dead face paint and clothes. Also, if you hover your mouse over the sim, they have a title saying ‘Day of the Dead celebrator’.


It doesn’t seem like this job is given to one sim, it might be any pre-made sim within the world. (For example, here Max is given the job. But in your neighbourhood it might be someone else)

One you have found the celebrator, simply click on them and ‘Ask for Sugar Skull’.


After a small conversation, your sim will automatically get a skull in their inventory.


The command does have a cool down so make sure to come back later for more skulls! (This applies even if you have more than 1 member in your household, only 1 sim may ask for a skull then you have to wait for the cool down)!

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  • Janet Witt

    wow what a way to worship satan !

    • Alondra Valdez


    • Alondra Valdez

      You do realize this is traditional celebration of honouring our ancestors, and doesn’t really have anything with satan. It’s celebrated in a lot of churches, and it’s very beautiful.

      • Not2BKnown

        Uh, what kind of church do you go to? lol You should speak for your own church or the church you know of instead of saying “a lot of churches do this”. I’ve been to several and the ones that I’ve been to do not do no type of celebration like this, especially with skulls involved.

        • Luke

          Are either of you who aren’t Alondra Valdez from Mexico, though?

          • Not2BKnown

            Why? Is there a point that you’re trying to attempt to make?

        • Jordan Ashlee

          It’s a Mexican Tradition, it’s giving respect to your ancestors, Asians have a similar tradition, for example the Chinese celebrate with a Qingming Festival aka tomb sweeping day, they clean their families tombs etc and show them that they aren’t forgotten. Mexican Catholic churches honor this, there’s nothing satanic about it.

          • Not2BKnown

            Never said it was satanic. That was the other person.

        • Jess

          Another clueless comment by some troll living in a cave!

          • Not2BKnown

            And your comment about how clueless my comment is lol is laughable. Oh you are just a true champion for your use of just as much clueless, useless and insignificant words. Good for you. I’m sure we’re sharing that cave together 😉

    • Penny Parker

      It’s a Mexican holiday. dia de los Muertos

    • Jordan Ashlee

      Stop being a typical white Christian, please and thank you.

    • Jordan Ashlee

      It’s a Mexican Tradition, it’s giving respect to your ancestors, Asians have a similar tradition, for example the Chinese celebrate with a Qingming Festival aka tomb sweeping day, they clean their families tombs etc and show them that they aren’t forgotten. Mexican Catholic churches honor this, there’s nothing satanic about it so if you could please not be judgmental simply because you’re ignorant about other cultures besides your own, that would be lovely because lets remember, Jesus wouldn’t be so quick to judge.

      • Not2BKnown

        I’m sorry but are you referring to me? You’re not elaborate nor are you correct on your accusations IF they are towards me. Never said it was satanic but I did say that the churches I went to do not do that type of celebration. If people learn to comprehend better then they’d notice that instead of overlooking what they’re reading.

        • Jordan Ashlee

          If you didn’t say it was satanic then I wasn’t talking to you! Someone said what a way to worship satan! Go be a sensitive sally somewhere else.

        • Jordan Ashlee

          It’s a Mexican holiday if you’re not Hispanic then clearly you don’t know about this holiday.

          • Not2BKnown

            Clearly not many people do. There’s nothing wrong with not knowing. Keep your sarcasm.

          • Jordan Ashlee

            But there’s something wrong with ignorance.

          • Not2BKnown

            Takes one to know one babe 😉

          • Jess

            Not many people do? You are so ignorant! Do you know what the Mexican population is? It definitely qualifies as A LOT! Just because YOU don’t know it does not mean that few people know. The world is a big one outside your bubble.

        • Jordan Ashlee

          I wasn’t talking about you, I’m trying to not be rude but please get over yourself not every comment is geared towards you, see the arrow by your name and how it says Jordan Ashlee right next to it? Look at that if it doesn’t say your name by the arrow then the comments aren’t towards you.

          • Not2BKnown

            I didn’t say it was that’s why I asked. If you didn’t notice, your “reply to” said “guest”. At least, it said guest for me. Could’ve been a site mistake. Not sure. So get over yourself. Next time you want to be rude, you can try again to my face. Get your facts and stop judging ____. Feel free to fill in the blank. Starts with a B ends with an H.

      • Nora

        i equate it to all saint’s day (november 1st, probably implemented to circumvent celtic-pagan all hallows eve, or hallowe’en), a catholic custom i celebrate, since i’m catholic. since the bulk of mexico is catholic, is it so hard to imagine they’d have their own customs and traditions for a traditional catholic holiday? it’s just paying respect to your ancestors, and taking care of their gravesites. why anyone would think it’s a satanic custom baffles me completely.

    • JasonRMJ

      ugh Janet comment is revolting…

  • jovjovan

    Just a reminder to keep the discussion civilized 🙂

  • KayeStar

    I live in NJ. I’ve genuinely only ever heard of this holiday on the internet. I’m glad this content is here for those who celebrate, but I’m avoiding this update because I’m not comfortable having this holiday in my game when I don’t celebrate it and have no relation to it. The comments on this post are telling me that’s a wise decision on my part.

    • Will Parkinson

      Wow. You’re basing your dislike on some comments people on the Internet are making. Interesting. Sorry it doesn’t appeal to you. Most holidays don’t do anything for me, either, but it’s a game, so I enjoy the additional gameplay.

  • Charley Quinn

    I love the day of the dead festival its so colourful and there are lots of candy skulls and decorations honouring the dead and the veil is so thin on that day I have always wanted to get to Mexico around the day of the dead festival just to see what an inspiring tradition it is. It looks so much fun 😀

  • Integral Hellsing

    if I have ghosts that joined to my family, can you still ask them for skull? Those ghosts never ever going back to their urn or grave.

  • Flash Fan

    I have collected over 9 sugar skulls and it keeps saying i have only collected 5/9 when my sugar skull case is full. Can anybody help?

  • Analiah Wolf

    Soooo.. I have to kill a sim?

  • shyron hedgehog

    one of the sims isn’t giving me the skull I am best friends with him and good friends with him and he ain’t giving it up what should I do? his name is august whitley