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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 06 Nov 2012
What’s the occasion of Diwali without a gathering of family and friends? So this Diwali, invite your loved ones to your place and arrange them a party to have a great time. Here are a few tips for every aspect of the event –
Party decorations –
The theme of the party is not difficult to decide. Given it’s a Diwali party the decorations should include elements that are essential to the festival. You have plenty of options to create the right festival mood like rangoli, earthen lamps, decorative diyas, flowers, torans etc. In case you are amongst the lucky ones to have a lawn outside you home you can decorate it with beautiful lights and small lamps. In case you are planning for an indoor party, you can decorate your home with diyas placed is different formations or place floating lamps and a few flowers is vessel full of water. This will prepare a beautiful ambiance for the party. Also, a rangoli at the entrance gives it a traditional look.
Diwali fireworks –
Diwali seems incomplete without fireworks, especially for the children. Hence, make sure you keep a table ready with the most popular crackers on display. This will be the first attraction for kids. The crackers you can include could be rockets, sparklers, ground wheels, mild flower pots and if wish to, you can add a few minor bombs to the list as well. It’ll bring fun and excitement to your party and it’ll get your party started with a bang. But make sure there is an adult supervising the children while they are bursting crackers.
Food and drinks –
The most important food arrangement to have for a Diwali party is to have a whole lot of sweets. Do include platters of popular and much liked sweets like Gulab Jamun, Kesar Peda, and Kesar Kaju Katli. Also have a few snack items for the guest to munch until it’s time for dinners. For the main course include food items you know your friends and family like. For drinks you can arrange for various soft drinks and juices to keep your guests refreshed.
Party games –
Consider spicing up your party with a few games. This will get all your guests together and double the fun of the event. Some games that you can include are antakshari, dumb charades, housie etc. In case you are fond of card games then you can even have a round of rummy, which is also a tradition during Diwali.
After the event, do share the photos of the party with friends and family. It will be a Diwali memory they’d want to keep for life.
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