Indian festivals have a charm of their own. Be it the vibrant colours of Holi, the exuberating Dahi Handi festival during Ganesh Chathurthi, the mouthwatering Sadya of Onam or the depth in Raksha Bandhan, each of our festivals has its own signature mood. However, if there is one festival that symbolises the mother of all these moods, it must be Diwali. Every Indian connects wholeheartedly to Diwali wherever they are, beyond the barriers of caste, creed or religion.
Diwali is a festival during which you can smell and feel the celebrations. Bright lights, beautifully lit diyas, the sound of crackers for Diwali, elaborate meals, varieties of sweet for Diwali, extravagant chocolates for Diwali, people wearing their finest clothes, Diwali gifts for friends and family and the overall excitement in the air – Diwali is all about joy, happiness and celebrations.
Diwali parties have emerged as a great way of collective celebration with your friends and family. Unlike earlier times, Diwali parties today are planned meticulously with lots of effort and a good budget. Interestingly, Diwali parties have also gone sustainable and responsible, redefining the mood of our celebrations and reflecting the need of the hour.
If you are starting to plan for your Diwali party this year, here are some exciting products that promise to take your event to the next level:
Handmade Paper Post Cards | With Envelopes
How about sending a handwritten invitation to people on your guest list this year? Undoubtedly, it will touch a nostalgic chord among your loved ones like never before. IndieGood’s pack of five postcards wrapped in envelopes with adorable illustrations will be one of those invitations that your close friends and family won’t be able to refuse. Alternatively, you can put it along with a return gift for Diwali party. A handwritten thank you note with your Deepawali gifts will stay in their minds and personal collection for a long time.
Banana Paper Bandarwar | Mustard & Orange
The enchanting set of one bandarwar and two latkans by Senses Play sets the mood for your party right from the walls at the entrance. The minimalistic design comprising of marigold and bodhi (peepal) tree leaves with strings embellishments, seamlessly blended with banana fibre paper handcrafted flowers, are a delight to watch. The flowers are dyed tangerine by hand, details of the leaf are painted in gold and jute and wooden beads are added for enhancing the overall beauty. This product, hugely popular among Diwali home decor gifts, is made of 100% eco-friendly materials, and every toran is assembled and completed by a team of three women.
Beewax Candles | Natural Fragrance - Oud
Made with 100% pure beeswax, this magnificent candle by Prakrtech Solutions will be a great addition to the ambience of your Diwali party. The rich aroma of Oud, often referred to as ‘the wood of the Gods’ in eastern culture, will add depth to the celebratory mood during the festive party. Moreover, this product is 100% natural and eco-friendly, unlike paraffin wax candles. Interestingly, this could also make good small Diwali gifts for your near and dear ones this year.
Bamboo Bowls with Cutlery | Beige & Brown
Let this Diwali be the time to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, and what better occasion than your Diwali party to demonstrate your commitment to a sustainable future? Taal Mell’s specially curated coconut bowls, spoons, forks and knives are made up of lightweight bamboo and are perfect to be used to serve snacks during your Diwali party. Each bowl is unique in its size, colour and texture. These eco-friendly bowls are bound to enhance the beauty of your kitchen accessories and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Stoneware Dinner Set | Indigo colour
The Stoneware Indigo Dinner Set by Vata Living comprises six dinner plates (10 inches), six curry bowls (5 inches), and two serving bowls (7 inches). Each of these beautiful items is handcrafted and hand-painted by Indian artists with lovely indigo colour and has textures and designs that are bound to get noticed by your guests. The dinner plates are ideal for serving main course meals, while the serving bowls will be perfect for gravy items. The curry bowls can be used for curd and desserts. All of these items are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Hemp Hi-Low Kurta | Peach
Let the men in the house reflect a new change this Diwali. The Hemp Hi-Low Kurta from B Label, with its asymmetrical cut, concealed buttons and two pockets in the front, is the perfect attire for this Diwali party. What makes this Kurta stand apart is the fusion design that can make you look refreshingly different. These kurtas are made from hemp fabric that is 100% sustainable and eco-friendly - perhaps a good gift for husband on Diwali!
Pure Linen Handloom Saree | Pink
This stunning pure Linen Jamdani Saree by Dressfolk is a minimalist’s dream come true. Made from high-quality natural fibres and handwoven by artisans from West Bengal, this dusty rose colour beauty with subtle gold zari and small arrow-shaped bootis in the pallu is designed to make heads turn. With a one-metre blouse piece to match, this could also be an awesome Diwali gift for wife.
Chanderi Silk Kurta Pajama Set for Boys | Peach & White
The lovely peach-coloured Chanderi Silk full-sleeved Kurta from The Right Cut comes with a beautiful floral applique hand embroidery and white pyjamas, ensuring our little superheroes get the attention at the Diwali party this year.
Chanderi Silk Kurta Pajama Set for Girls | Peach & White
The scintillating Chanderi Hakuna Matata Set from The Right Cut comprises a diagonal ruffled top with floral applique hand embroidery on the yoke and a gharara with small frills. Together with a scrunchie hairband, your little princess will be the talk of the party.
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