Organising a garba and dandiya night can be an expensive affair that requires permissions, licenses, venue, artists, troupes, costumes, lighting and décor.

Here are a few tips that will make your garba night a super-duper hit…

 

1. Venue

1.	Venue

Decide a venue that is big enough to accommodate a crowd. Make sure you book and get permission at the place you want to organise the party at. You can even put stalls that sell dandiya sticks, costumes, jootis, jhumkas, bangles and other accessories to make it look more attractive.

 

2. Food

2.	Food

Go for some different cuisines. Call for caterers who can cook some delicious Gujarati food. Serving some amazing Gujarati dishes will complement the event beautifully. You can even put in some Rajasthani food, chaat and some snacks for variety. Keep some delicious masala soda, lime soda, kesar milk, badam milk, tea, coffee to go with your food. Make sure you keep some Indian sweets like chocolate barfi, basundi, peda, kheer etc to finish the meal on a high note.

 

3. Invitation

3.	Invitation

Be creative when it comes to invitations. You can design it digitally and go for what’s app invitations. You can add a small and creative write-up along with the essence of the event. Make the invitation very colourful so that it matches the festival. Don’t forget to mention the venue, timing and dress code.

 

4. Decoration

4.	Decoration

Go for a décor that is full of colours, bright colours to be precise. You can put some colourful umbrellas with mirror and got to work on them. Make a small section for selfies and photographs, you can put some frames decorated with flowers, a colourful background and some more props that complements the night, keep diyas in small patal bowls and surround it by yellow marigold flowers. You can also keep an idol of Sherawali Mata. Also make sure that your decorations are visible at night. Ensure that there is empty space in the ground for everyone to step in and dance.

 

5. Clothes

5.	Clothes

You can wear the typical and authentic lehenga with lots of gota work and mirror work for the garba night. Complement it with a bun wrapped in gajra or in a long plait. You can adorn yourself with authentic silver or silver shade mirror jewellery. Wear a nice matching bindi and footwear. You can even wear a sari or an anarkali suit or even dhoti and kurta. Don’t experiment with your look and stick to the dress code.

 

6. Music

6.	Music

Booking a DJ is important for the garba night. Everyone will expect some Gujarati music and some filmy music. Start the function with Gujarati folk songs and garba songs to get everyone in the zone for the night. You will enjoy garba and dandiya on these songs more than on Bollywood songs. Later you can play some Bollywood songs to add in some fun and spice to the night.

 

7. Gifts

7.	Gifts

You can also make a small potli for a token of thanks. You can put in a small idol of sherawali mata or a scented candle along with a thank you note. You can even give small carved elephants made of marble or chocolates.  This will make everyone feel special and they would appreciate your effort for the spectacular night.