Thursday, 23 October 2014

Diwali Table:)


Last couple of months had been months of festivities here. For me it was all about shopping, decorating, entertaining, gifting , preparing delicious menu and so on. 
    
Now in the list of festivals is Diwali. Diwali is  celebrated with lot of joy and fun with lighting of lamps,cracking crackers, eating sweets and preparing delicious food.

Happy to share our Diwali table decor here. Chose a colour scheme of white and silver to give the table a soft and feminine touch.
Decided to use white wares as I felt that our food has such strong vibrant colours and white does the magic as a contrast.

A sliver basket with simple non scented floral  arrangement in the middle looked matching too. 






















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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Have a Fabulous Diwali:):)


It is time for a big celebration . Diwali is all about warmth and welcome. If you love to celebrate Diwali in real sense of style , think splendid. Setting up everything ready the day before Diwali  creates magic for you. On the day of the celebration you still have time to do things like dressing up in traditional wear, to crack crackers, to do a colourful rangoli, to light lamps and to visit neighbours....all in relaxed manner.

Diwali decors and a party at home needs a novel spin. Happy to share few Diwali decor ideas and party tactics . To begin with start with a colour theme. Colours like Red, Orange, Gold, Silver, Purple, Pink goes well for the season and the celebration. 










Create Vignettes by grouping of diyas, colourful candles, floating candles and flowers. If you miss the scent you can get fragrant candles that smell like Jasmine. Celebration like Diwali calls for the lavish use of fresh flowers. Try fresh flower decor for the entrance door. Arrange roses or other seasonal blooms in vases and keep them on side boards, centre  or coffee tables. I do colourful rangoli for Diwali using colours mixed in rock salt. Balcony can have a beautiful lantern and colourful display of lighting. A brass or a terracotta container in the balcony with floating candles and flowers adds an elegant festive touch.




To throw a party.... set up a drink station with glasses and beverage 
dispenser so guests can serve themselves or hire a mixologist. For the dinner...... set the table with a theme preferably fruits or flowers. For the terrace party set up a food station with the essentials like cups, spoons, napkins, tray, ice cubes etc. Good lighting is a must. Either you can have bright or soft lights. There is no such thing as too many candles. Votive s, pillar candles, Moroccan lantern adds beauty and set the mood. Play great music(soft numbers).

The return gift to the guests would be a box of sweets, chocolates,  dry fruits and nuts or any gift with a rose attached and hand written thank you card.  

With the delicious menu and with festive creativity, guests feel welcomed. Everybody is going to have a blast and a good time and the lady of the house have a great story to tell later.