How to host a Neighborhood Holi Party

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Holi, the festival of colors, will be celebrated on March 8th this year.  Families and friends will be celebrating over the next two weeks.  If you are looking for ideas on how to host a neighborhood friendly event please keep reading.

1: Send Invitations

2: Create a Holi Song Playlist

3: Create a street food menu

4: Make a pitcher of virgin thandai

5: Convey dress code – White

6: Gather gulal, water and pichkari’s

Send Invitations:

Start by sending out fun invitations via evite.com or create a Facebook event.  This will allow you to convey all of the information to everyone at one time.

Create a Holi Song Playlist:

Create a play list of all the fun holi songs to play in the background.  Holi just isn’t the same if you are not listening to Rang Barse while playing.  Other songs include Holi Ke Din (Solay), Holi Khele Raghuveera (Baghban), Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi (Waqt – The Race Against Time), and Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani).

Create a street food menu:

Food is very important at this party.  Here is a list some delicious Indian Street Food items.

Aloo Chat Boats – by Love Laugh Mirch

Samosa Chaat Pizza – The Chutney Life

Golgappa – Honey What’s Cooking

For more ideas and recipes, click here to visit Piping Pot Curry’s 35 Holi recipes.

Thandai Recipe:

Thandai is a traditional Indian drink made with milk, sugar, and a spice mix called thandai masala.

Here is recipe from Fun Food Frolic for Thandai.

Dress code – All White:

It’s very important to let your guest know that they show wear all white to this event.  It’s the best way to see all the colors on their clothing.

Gather your materials – Gulal, pichkari’s:

Don’t forget to purchase or make enough color for all of your guest.  Also, pichkari’s and buckets of water to fill them with.  You can also use water balloons filled with gulal and water.  If you still need gulal or pichkari’s don’t forget to visit our shop or Target.com, and Nordstrom.com for all your Holi materials.



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