While the city is all set to celebrate Holi, there are some who are opting to throw theme parties that go beyond the gather-and-spout parties with colours and balloons. Let’s take a look at some of them:
With pichkaris and super soaker guns out in the market, kids in the city are stocking up for Holi. But it doesn’t end there, if you are planning a rain dance theme on the day. Tankers are brought in and a mesh of pipes arranged to sprinkle water as Bollywood music plays in the background.
Go all white
White is the amalgamation of all colours. So why not dress in white this Holi and make it a compulsory dress code for your house party since Holi is all about colours and the hues get showcased best on white outfits. You can wear head-to-toe white — complete with kurta, churidar and dupatta. Or pair up your white palazzos with a white tank top. A bright red or pink stole will add a dash of colour. But do not go for expensive whites. Rather wear something that you can throw away after the celebration.
Playing with slush and muddy water during Holi is quite common amongst youngsters. However, to keep the fun within limits, dig up a small pit for the mud bath. Even better if it is near a swimming pool. Other common elements that people like to include in their bid to get down and dirty on Holi, is playing with raw eggs and squashing tomatoes. It has its benefits too. Both, say beauty experts, are good for the skin and hair.
Hate colours? Try using flowers to make Holi colours. It’s one of the most popular ways to celebrate the festival this year. If you are planning for a Holi flower party, boil petals of marigold in hot water and keep them ready a night before. Since flower petals tend to become watery when ground, it is mixed with powdery ingredients like besan, Multani mitti, milk powder, coarse besan, sandalwood powder or powdered dal.