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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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