Diwali’s here and so are the holidays that come with it. Can you think of a better time to bring all your close friends and fam together under one roof for a helluva evening? Exactly. And so, here are a few ideas and pointers on how to throw a fantastic Diwali party—even when on a budget.
 

The Budget

The Budget

First things first, put a number on the budget and on the guestlist. Yes, you’re excited but you’re also on a budget. So no going overboard on the shop list and on the number of invites to be sent out.

 

The Theme

The Theme

Most parties have the wear-your-ethnic-best theme going on—let yours be more fun. Have an anything-but-gold theme or ask your guests to wear something avant garde that they wouldn’t dare wear outdoors. It’d be nice to have them put in some effort too.

 

The Decor

The Decor

While not the most crucial, but home decor does play a vital role in setting the mood for the party. Don’t bore your guests with the same old diyas, play a little with fairy lights (that you can DIY) and floating rangolis instead.

 

The Games

The Games

Diwali isn’t complete without a round of card games and charades. But ditch the regular UNO cards for some light-hearted gambling on rummy and Poker—your way to make a few bucks this Diwali!

 

The Food

The Food

Mix up the mithais with a few desserts for variety. Because while you may love those kaju katlis, you could never refuse a red velvet preparation either. Have an assortment and balance it out. As for the food, chaat is the (most affordable) way to the heart.

 

The Fireworks

The Fireworks

Take a vow to host an eco-friendly Diwali party and ditch those firecrackers for some sky lanterns. They’re just as pretty to look at in the sky, are hella affordable and are great for the environment too. Total winners!

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