The festival of Holi is celebrated with much gusto all over India and even in foreign countries. There are several factors to consider ensuring one is able to completely let their hair down and enjoy the festivities in full swing. Here’s a check-list on how to brace yourself for Holi!
1) Home Décor
If you are contemplating getting a paint job in the near future, do it before Holi and make sure the paints you use are waterproof in nature. Post Holi the walls become damp and botched with colours, thus making whitewash a tough job. You should also try and revamp the interiors with ethnic wares such as terracotta pots and divine figurines to enhance the décor. You can even think about buying curtains in darker colours to hide any marks from the Holi extravaganza.
2) Clean the verandah/garden/terrace
If you are expecting quite a few guests it would be best to organize a party in an open space. You’d do well to clean up the verandah/garden or terrace to give your guests ample place to enjoy themselves. Children are known to enjoy themselves the most during these events; splashing water and colours at one another. You can create an activity area for the children with paint brushes, paints and t-shirts where they can paint their own t-shirt and wear it to the party. This activity will help settle down the otherwise hyperactive kids.
3) Music and Colours
Colours and music are to a Holi party what salt and pepper are to a hearty meal. You can pick eco-friendly, natural colours made from rice flour with natural ingredients. These colours are completely biodegradable, compostable, non-toxic, allergy-free and provide the maximum colour radiance for your guests; lot of toxic colours can be found in the market – avoid them. To arrange the music, arrange a diverse playlist with preppy numbers to put all your guests in a mood to groove, while they indulge in some unbridled fun with dry and water colours.
4) DIY Ideas
If you have a spare tyre, one that is punctured and has been lying around in the house, grab it. You can apply bright colours on it, even make a pattern, place a potted plant in it, and voila! You have a charming look right at the door entrance. You can even arrange a flower decoration in an urli and place it where you are hosting your party. Since Holi is a celebration of different hues, one can revamp the look of wall hangings and trays to fully capture the spirit of Holi!
5) Shop Online
Everyone leads busy lives nowadays and hardly gets the time to put together a flawless function. You would need to make sure that you have all the raw material in place to proceed with the arrangements just a few days before Holi. In case a trip to the marketplace seems exhausting, shop for online Holi gifts or Holi return gifts for your guests. You can even avail amazing discounts and deals.
Gearing up for a festival can seem daunting at the beginning, but these occasions always bring with them joy and happiness, which more than makes up for the stressful preparation. After the day has passed, one remembers only the jokes and laughter shared and never the days spent getting the house ready for a Holi party. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a brush and let’s paint a smile on the face of your loved ones.