How To Host A Successful Rakhi Get-Together

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2019)

With Raksha Bandhan around the corner, there’s another excuse to gather your family together for a fun party with delicious food. And a few simple touches can make your celebratory meet an instant success. Read on to know more.

1. Colourful & Traditional Decor
To get your Rakhi party going, focus on smaller details rather than the house as a whole. For instance, add colourful or embroidered pillows to the couch or opt for small rangolis at the entrance. You can also add decorative pieces like wind chimes, vases and paper lanterns. Remember, colourful flowers always do the trick in adding a celebratory feel to your home.

2. Setting The Ambience

While your decor may be perfect, the overall look may feel incomplete without the right lights and music. Diyas or orange lights create a cosy atmosphere if the party is in the evening. For lunch or high-tea, opt for colourful lamps and soft white lights at home. Instrumental music with a hint of incense fragrance goes a long way in making your home more inviting. Ensure that the fragrance is subtle and in the background, so as not to overpower the room.

3. Theme-Specific Food
Keep your food and drinks in the same theme as your decor. Go for a cooling buttermilk with mint welcome drink, followed by spicy chicken or vegetarian starters. For the main course, try a north Indian or Gujarati sabzi with naan or roti and, of course, a yummy biryani. No festival is complete without a mouthwatering sweet, so for Raksha Bandhan you can have the classic ladoos or freshly made gulab jamuns.

4. Bonding Tools
To ensure that everyone, both young and old, take part in the celebrations, you need some serious hosting skills. Create games for the whole family to play, from board games to live-acting contests. Another great way to get them all involved is karaoke.

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