Holi marks the arrival of spring and calls for a fun-filled celebration. Traditionally, we all engage in fun activities with gulal and pichkaris while gorging on delicious thandais and eatables. But if you are looking for something different, here are a few ways for you to spruce up your Holi parties.
The colour fight
Inspired by Paintball, arrange for a colour war by making 2-3 teams. Bring a twist to the game with teams competing for one member staying bereft of any colour and let the madness ensue. Other challenges could be pool games or one minute drinking competitions.
Replace gulal with multicolour outfits
Not everyone enjoys playing with colour on Holi. Washing off colour is tedious and also leads to bad skin reactions for quite a few of us. Give the colours a miss and opt for colourful outfits. A best dressed award at the end of the party would be a great finale for your celebrations.
Throw a pre-wedding holi party
Style blogger Masoom Minawala had a pre-wedding holi party for all her guests. The bride and groom wore coordinated outfits while the guests wore white. The decor made up for all the missing colour along with colour bombs. The different shades of gulal that everyone used to smear on each other added to the blank canvas of white clothes.
A pre-wedding Holi party is a great way to stand out and celebrate incoming of a new life and season.
Food that is yum and colourful
Add food colouring to your thandais for a pleasant surprise.You could also conduct a thandai-pong game where the teams aim for thandai laden glasses with ping-pong balls and the winners make the opposing team drink endlessly. Apart from the drinks, you can also arrange for rainbow themed eatables, with various mithais and savory snacks. Also try colourful cocktails/ chuskis that leave you with colourful flavours, literally.
Artsy activities will definitely bring back memories of your childhood. Introduce make-it-yourself games with colourful craft papers and pens that the guests can use to create funky art-pieces with personalized messages. A doodle competition is also something everyone can take part in. Another great craft activity would be to make sunglasses out of paper that everyone can flaunt and take selfies with. You can also arrange for an instant photo-booth and use the craft articles as props
With this year's holi being a long weekend, use the extra days for celebrations that are off-beat and new. Make memories that last a lifetime or till another season of festivities.
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