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This Diwali arrange a party that will be an everlasting experience for your friends and relatives and will not even pinch your pocket! We will help you host an awesome budget-friendly party with these DIY ideas.
Diwali preparations are in full swing. With the festival around the corner, you must be worried about how to host a Diwali party for friends and family that will be the ‘talk of the town’ at least for some time. With all the shopping almost done, branded clothes appliances, home décor units bought at a jiffy. You must be scorning your spendthrift tendencies. Now left almost broke the biggest task is yet to be started!
You haven’t planned a party yet that you keep promising your friends. We will let you know how to organize an awesome party without pushing your tight budget further.
Arrange for a close-knit affair
Organizing for a grand ceremony sounds great but annual festivals like Diwali is best celebrated with close friends and family. Do not extend your guest list just for the sake of inviting them. A perfect host is the one who attends to all his guests. Start a WhatsApp group and add your guests. Let them know they are your best pals and so are your only guests to the party.
Stay clear of a theme
A theme party is most suited for occasions like Birthday or Halloween for a farewell party. During Diwali’s people want to dress the way they want, mostly ethnic. Restricting them to a theme to dress may not be gladly accepted. Let them turn into the fashionista they are without restricting their creative liberties.
Earthen lamps over electric lightning for décor
Choose earthen lamps and candles over expensive Diwali lights. Earthen lamps can be painted the way you want and when lighted in a unison it is a vision to see. Rangolis can grace your floors and table tops. Organize for a rangoli competition. This will not only decorate your home but will engage the guests in fun-filled activities. Integrate traditional decorations in your modern party. Lanterns too do not cost a bomb and add to your house a minimalist look.
Starters over the main course
The most important aspect of a party or any festival is free-flowing food and drinks. Arrange for a traditional welcome drink and go heavy on the starters. Do not hire caterers, they will take away all your money. Processed food is much in the market. Deep fry them at home and serve them yourself. While your guests are bust interacting or playing cards, clicking pictures, serve them finger foods and appetizers like kabab, mini tacos, pakoras. This will not make them feel hungry till the main course is served. You can also go easy on the main course. You can also keep an optional ‘Share the best Recipe’ contest so that guests can bring their best dishes. This will add to the menu.
Diwali action scenes
A party is incomplete if you cannot engage the guests in fun-filled activities. Do not spend on a DJ. Instead, assemble karaoke equipment. Let your guests perform their favourite numbers. Keep a playlist handy. For letting all of them gamble a bit, arrange a few decks of cards. Gift them a potted plant when they win.
Diwali is just the beginning of festivities and there are much more to come. Splurging too much for one event is not a good idea. Plan your Diwali party, not as an extravagant one but the one that will be cherished by your friends. Click a groupie, print it instantly on your printer and with as a token of thanks give it to every guest as a party return gift.
Tell us how you are planning to throw the Diwali party this year.