First of all, a big bear hug on passing the mark on 20K followers on Instagram and almost 7K on Facebook. So far it has been surreal and exciting journey filled with glory and gooseflesh in equal measure. However, learning and exploring has never ended. While staying true to our roots, I want to push the creative envelope and provide with the best and distinctly unique posts (implying I have a wonderful home tour line up). I am so grateful for the phenomenal support over the years. For all the people who have looked through my passion to help them choose their home décor stories, I am humbled, touched and incredibly thankful.
As you all already know that I’m a sucker for a themed party. Maybe it’s because of the fact that I love decorating and designing spaces but I also think I’m drawn to this kind of parties because it brings out inner happiness, positivity and vibrancy in me. Think about it, have you ever seen a themed celebration and thought it looked boring? I don’t think so. You just can’t help but be in a good mood when you are surrounded by vibrant colors, good food and of course great company. So, given a chance again, I pounced on an opportunity to organize one at home for the upcoming ‘Holi’ festival.
When it comes to this festival of vivacity which is so vibrant, cheerful, and festive, you can never be verve enough. I decided to choose the quirkiest and the most colorful ambiance I can go for! I brought out all the brass pots & colors I had and played around with the setting and voila...the center piece was created in less than few minutes.When everything about Holi is as vivacious it could be, having a dull ambiance can make your Holi party a major disappointment amongst your guests. Keeping the same thoughts in my mind, I incorporated a whimsical set-up with the help of my traditional danglers and marigold garlands to create an aura that would be perfect for Holi celebrations.
I opted for a multicolored theme and added in beautiful and colorful paper flowers that complement the theme well. These paper flowers have been collected over the time from Michael’s and have been used abundantly in my many other décor parties but they are just perfect for adding more colors. I think that’s the main key for a great party design. Don’t worry about every little detail instead work toward creating spaces that have a big impact.
Adding a festive interior spice always makes the on-going festivity of chiming cocktails, devouring Holi delicacies and delicious tête-à-têtes into a memorable one.
Tiny details add up to make parties truly unforgettable. These simple, on theme, quick, easy and cheap plates made a big statement on the overall setting. By adding a clear tape, I painted the foil paper plate to splash some more colors and it worked out brilliantly. It was a serious shortcut that I think anyone could use for adding more color.
Be it Holi or Diwali, with the weather as appalling as ours, my whole attention turns indoors, where I take great pleasure in entertaining because there is no better place to be than home for any celebration.
My ultimate canvas of this bay window has taken on so many entertaining identities over the years, yet again won to bowl everyone over. When you work with creativity consistently, you are able to reuse stuff from project to project because items picked with versatility in mind. Just changing the accents they go with creates a totally different and new look.
The ultimate party favor was my 'Thandai' flavored kulfi but oh, hang on, there was something else ;). You know that we go far and beyond the usual when it comes to theme parties hence the post can not be officially completed without inserting our colorful selves here. I like to set the tone right out of the gate, which for me means, a beautifully dressed us in welcoming the guest on the song of “Rang B”. After all, it’s the first glimpse of what lies in the future and I like to give guests a taste of what’s to come.
These festivals graciously allow us to remember old days especially to those who are far away from India, where any celebration of any festival is always at the peak. These little pleasures just make you forget your worries and jive to the inner rhythm of life, isn’t it? So, make a splash with these ideas for your next high voltage themed event and bag away all the applaud. Until we meet again, stay connected and enjoy all the festivities at your end, !