For all the Diwali party inspo you need!
Evenings now have a slight nip in the air, the streets are cloaked with fairy lights and wherever your eyes repose, it’ll remind you of the oncoming Festival of Lights.
Over the years because of buzzing schedules, Diwali has also become the ‘festival of parties’! Folks from all over catch up with each other during this holiday period and when you’re the host, the idea of putting up a perfect party becomes even more daunting.
So if you’re browsing the net for some inspiration for your upcoming Diwali party, then keep scrolling because we’ve put together 5 Diwali party ideas for all the hosts this season.
Imagine this! Soft yellow lights, comfy seating amidst a cozy space, finger foods coupled with wine, good music and of course, your best buddies and family around. This setting is the perfect prelude to a relaxed Sufi night ahead, amidst the crackles and festive rush outside of your doors!
You can take up a spot anywhere in the room and just be in the moment with your people around and you can jazz things up, by hosting karaoke as well. Push your friends to the make-believe centre-stage and coax them into setting their vocals free, no matter how out of tune they sound!
Another tried and tested theme, you can never go wrong with a tombola and taash bash on Diwali!
Thoughts like, what kinda music is playing or who is wearing what to the party, cease to exist from the forefront of your mind once you have a deck of cards in your hands. Taash parties are an integral part of Diwali celebrations and if you’re looking for pocket-friendly ideas, this is it!
Tombola, although a recent addition alongside the taash tradition, is a fun game where your level of expertise doesn’t matter; it’s all about luck. The game is ideal for big crowds and family gatherings, as the entire party can participate in this. There is a lot of fun to be had and such a party doesn’t come with too many instructions! Just set the time and a table and get the partayy started.
Of course, Diwali is all about bursting crackers, the sparkling lights and the exciting chaos around and it just sets the mood like no other. But guess who doesn’t enjoy this festival AT ALL? If you’re a pet-parent, you know the definite answer to this one!
Our fur-babies aren’t really a big fan of these whoosh-whoosh-bam-bam sounds happening on a loop and they’re always scared to death on such nights! If you’re a pet lover who is planning on hosting a party for your peeps, you can actually consider calling in their pets too!
Keep the windows closed, sounds minimal and the fun quotient maximum! Arrange for a couple of bones, squeaky toys, food-water bowls, some wipes and you will be sorted for the evening. This is a time of anxiety for your pets but amidst the right company, vigorous nose boops and cuddles, Diwali can also be a good time for them. This is an opportunity for all your friends to come together and to create a safe space for all the four-legged babies!
We know Diwali is all about huddling up with friends and family and going crazy with the firecrackers in the evening! That is the basic essence of Diwali and we know it, but does the environment around you, know that? For the air around, it is just another day but with much more pollutants this time.
So we can all try to be a little more conscious this year and instead of crackers, invite everyone to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali. Light up candles, diyas, host rangoli competitions and so on and we’re sure, it’ll be quite a celebration this year as well. Involve some food, music and wine and you’ll be sorted.
It’s all about quality time with your loved ones, right?!
This party is gonna be all about food and more food! If you’re planning on arranging a party where you want to make your guests grind as well, there’s nothing better than a potluck dinner on Diwali. There is just one rule at this party- everyone has to bring a delish dish or two (we’re always hungry).
For this potluck dinner to be a success, the host does have to play by some rules though. Set a specific cuisine, talk to your guests about what they can bring and makes sure that the dishes don’t clash because potluck is about the variety too. Have the cutlery ready and throw in a few nibbles and desserts, to seal the deal.
So now that you have these 5 simple ideas for your Diwali party, are we receiving an invitation or not?! We’ll get the wine!