Holi is one of the prominent festivals in India, which is celebrated crazily by people of all age groups. Holi is all about letting go of your sorrows and going crazy with colors. The more the merrier is the golden rule of every Holi party as no one wants to be alone on Holi, as this festival is known for friends, parties, colors, spicy food and huge celebrations.
Everyone wishes for the entire herd to turn up to party together and have a wonderful time. This rule especially applied to newlyweds as they wish to celebrate all the festivals with the festive spirit with their near and dear ones.
So if you are a newlywed couple, throw an amazing Holi party and get all your loved ones under one roof. Here are some tips to get you started on your party planning:
Send Out Fun Invites
Everyone knows that Holi is not a formal occasion, therefore, no need to send out formal invitation cards to your guests. All you need to do is to make a few phone calls to figure out the number of guests expected at your Holi party. In case, you wish to do something impressive, you can buy some decorative hand-made paper and write out a simple invitation.
With the invitation, you can attach a packet of Gulal i.e. color and post this to all your guests with some homemade Gujiyas. Through this sweet gesture, you’ll be reaching out and wishing those guests who may not be able to come.
Play Peppy Music
No Holi party can be completed without the customary all-time favorite and classic Bollywood songs such as:
- Holi Ke Din from Sholay
- Holi Khele Raghuveera from Baghban
- Ang Se Ang Lagana from Darr
- Do Me A Favor Lets Play Holi from Waqt- The Race Against Time
- Balam Pichkari from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Play these songs on high volume and have a blast. To spice up things, you can also add a karaoke machine to your music system. By now,almost everyone knows the lyrics of these songs. Why just listen to these songs, when you and your guests can sing them as well?
Add Exciting Street Food To The Menu
After a blasting Holi party, it is obvious that one works up a huge appetite. At a Holi party, no one likes to eat pasta or any continental dish. After dancing to the tunes of peppy Bollywood songs, everyone wishes to eat Indian food.
Some of the Indian foods that you can add to your Holi party are:
- Chole Bhature
- Baked Samosas
- Pav Bhaji
- Paneer Tikka
Also, throughout the party serve finger food to your guest. Hire a caterer and ask him or her to serve those foods that can be easily eaten with a toothpick. Keep in mind to cover the food with a cloche to protect it from Holi colors and water. Also, add some sugar-free and healthy snacks for health freaks.
Have A Variety Of Drinks
You have not truly enjoyed Holi in its true spirit if you didn’t have at least a glass of bhang-laced thandai. However, some people tend to avoid drinking bhang-laced thandai. For such people, you should arrange virgin thandai, mocktails, lemonade, and soft drinks. Keep on circulating these drinks throughout the party. In case, you wish to cut out thandai, then create some unique bhang dishes such as:
- Puran poli
Mix a dash of bhang in these dishes and tell your guest in advance about this.
Two most important things in every Holi party in colors and water. While playing with pukka colors can be fun, however, the amount of damage these colors cause is not worth it. Therefore, go for organic colors and Gulal that are easily available in the market.
Moreover, tell your guests to bring their own pichkari if they want to play color water. Set a limit on the buckets of water you are going to use, as water conservation is very important. Always keep a few bowls of freshwater handy, in case, some color gets into someone’s eyes.
There is a chance that someone has an allergy to colors. Therefore, use rose and other colorful petals instead of Gulal. In this way, everyone can enjoy the festival in a healthy way.