Holi is a festival that brings along a positive vibe of festive elation, excitement and fun with all the colour-smearing, water guns and sharing of love and cheer. While for some, it is a festival that they dread for the wild play of colours, yet for most others it is a celebration they keenly look forward to.
Here are some novel ideas that you can play on to make your Holi celebrations doubly fun-filled:
1. The Colourful Invite:
Send across interesting invites to friends and relatives that have a tint of the essence of Holi. Have your invitations printed in cool colours or create one yourself and tag along Gulaal and the Holi-patent sweets. Alternately, send e-cards for invitations / greetings.
2. The Colour-Vigour:
Well, the festival is essentially all about colours, so the very first thing you need to plan is the ‘colours’ you’re going to colour the lovely festival with. Instead of going for the ‘pukka’, hard-chemical colours that leave you with the excruciating task of removing them later, you can be wise and pick organic colours and flower-petals, saving on water required to cleanse. After all, it’s the festive mood that adds the real exuberance to the celebrations.
3. The Holi-Special Music:
Who wouldn’t agree that this beautiful festival is incomplete without the Holi-special music! Compile all your favourite party-numbers, old and new, especially the popular, Bollywood Holi songs and play them at full blast; while you shake a leg with your family and friends, all drenched in the vibrant colours. Dhol beats played at regular intervals can also add to the dance masti!
4. The Party-Nosh:
Holi party can be made all the more enjoyable, if you serve your guests some lip-smacking delicacies. Do include the street-foods like Gol-gappe, chaat, samosa, chhole-bhature, pav-bhaji, bhel-puri along with gujiya and maalpua, to give your party-guests a delectable welcome.
5. The Brimming-Beverages:
What’s Holi without some gulps of the customary ‘Bhaang’! You can also add some other interesting cocktails, mocktails and juices to quench the thirst of your party-guests. Traditional ‘thandai’ could also be considered depending on the age and tastes of party guests.
6. Dress Up For The Bash:
So what if it’s a festival of energetic frolicking and carefree, shabby-dressing! At least, your elders would tell you to pull out an old, clapped-out piece of clothing to wear while playing Holi. But that advice is for the bygone-days. Today, you can celebrate the festival while looking your snazzy-best. Don an easy-going, floral tunic, along with a pair of cool, colourful slippers for your Holi party. And don’t forget to wear water-proof, light make-up to look pretty too.
7. The Frolicking-Games:
To add more excitement to the Holi celebration, keep some games for sheer amusement. Tambola, gol-gappe-gorging competition, balloon filling & stomping, passing the leaking balloon, musical chair, cards etc. are some options you can consider.
8. The Delightful-Décor:
Having your party area well-decorated provides a perfect ambience for Holi celebrations. You can have beautiful, coloured-paper lanterns, colourful balloons and streamers etc. to spruce up the place.
9. The Gratifying-Gifts:
Delight your guests with Holi-special gifts such as – a hamper of sweets, chocolates, gujiya, gulaal or custom-printed T-shirts and Kurtis with Holi-special messages. You can also hand them a box of dry-fruits, a beauty-care kit, decorative items or a fancy idol of Radha-Krishna on this special occasion.
10. The Entertainment-Activities:
Organise some amusing activities to keep your guests entertained throughout your party. Archery, temporary colourful tattoo, dandiya-dance, rain-dance etc. can be incorporated in the plan too.
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