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Make this Diwali an unforgettable experience

27th October 2019, 02:18 Hrs


It’s that time of the year again when friends and family gather to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the nation-Diwali! And if you happen to be one of those that loves to entertain,   

And as much as Diwali is about lights and the spirit of giving, it is also about visiting people’s homes and the quintessential Diwali parties. So, if you’re planning to throw a Diwali bash but are stumped for ideas, fret not. From scrumptious starters to seating and décor – we’ve got you covered   

Food glorious food

Let’s face it, good appetizers get the party started. For snacks, just lay out mixed bowls of chips, nachos and popcorn along with dips.   

Try and avoid things like rotis, naans, puris or bhatures since they are best consumed hot which means you need someone in the kitchen at all times while your guests eat. Instead, opt for dishes like biryani, pasta, etc which are easy to serve.   

You can also set up a DIY chaat table where guests can make chaats according to their preference and by themselves.   

Another idea is to have a potluck meal. Instead of burdening the host with all the arrangements, ask your guests to bring one food item. And, when all the people get down for the meal, they have a wide variety of cuisines. Amazing, isn’t it?   

Décor is key

Décor is key to building up the right atmosphere for the night. From the moment your guests walk in, they should feel welcomed, and ready to party!   

The easiest way to make your house look gorgeous, get lots of diyas and white fairy lights (the LED ones because they last longer), and put them everywhere from outside your door to your balcony, and in every room.

They’re available in almost every shop today, big or small and the price range often starts as low as Rs.60. Simply hang them around the room and your job is done! Sharing goodies on the holy occasion is liked by all. So, it is recommended to send all the guests home with a big smile and a memory which they can cherish thereafter.   

Keep guests entertained

Apart from keeping decks of playing cards ready for the party, also think about innovative games to keep the party going. Arrange games such as Jenga, spin the wheel, Uno and Monopoly to keep them entertained. Prepare a fun and suitable playlist to set the mood right.   

Thoughtful gifts and favours

Diwali is also a festival of gifts, and a thoughtful choice of gifts goes a long way in strengthening the bonds we have with our near and dear ones. Choose gifts that your friends and family will love and will remind them of this moment in time.  Follow these easy tips, and you and your guests will be all set to have one of your best Diwalis yet.   

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