How To Throw a Holi Party in Style

So the most colorful festival of the season is here. And it is time to get your thinking cap on and plan a super cool Holi party. Yes we know Holi is all about colours, bhang and yummy delicacies, but let’s see if we could spice it up a bit!

Throw a Holi Party in Style

  1. Where you wish to throw the party is the most important thing. Remember, you cannot throw this party is a small enclosed area, unless you want stains and slush all over your place. Select an open lawn area or a terrace would do good too as long as it has enough space to accommodate all your guests and free space to move around.
  2. Install canopies with plastic chairs and tables. Go for plastic sheets for table cloths. Remember not to clutter the place with too many of these though. You could also prompt your guests to sit on the floor if you clean up well. Set up a lot of dry colours on each table so that your guests have an easy time.
  3. Setup chakhna bars. While the Gujiyas and Pakoras are all time favourites, try to innovate with snacks like cheeseballs, finger food like fries and nuggets. Please keep the munchies dry and quick bites only.
  4. Have a good flow of drinks. Mocktails and fresh juices apart from the usual bhang and lassi will be a great idea. HaveΒ fresh fruit oriented shots or ice candies mixed with bhang as a welcome drink, from jello, bhang iced sorbets – to bhang infused fruit salads would be a great idea. Pani Puri Bhang shots are the coolest thing in town off late. Do not forget to have unbreakable glassware.
  5. Get those brightly coloured inflatable toys. These come in neon and are made of plastic. Such toys will add life to your party and will be fun to play around with.
  6. While having the party by a swimming pool would be a great idea, you could also install temporary water showers. Of course getting wet colours is a strict no no, but who minds a little fun getting drenched in the water? But make sure you have a changing room ready, along with lots of towels in case your guests need them.
  7. Fix up a dress code for your guests. Minimum make up, chappals or flip flops, minimum accessories are some of the must haves.

Last but not the least, the most important bit is good music. Bollywood is the theme that suits any Holi party the best. From the evergreen Holi Ke Din Rang Mil Jate Hai to Holi Khele Raghubira Awadh Me, make sure you have them all in your play list. Some more suggestions would be Balam Pichkari, Sunny Sunny from the movie Yaariyan and the latest Chaar Bottle Vodka from Ragini MMS-2.

Whatever you do, remember its just for a day, so don’t go about spending a fortune over the party. Go for cheap and affordable options and have fun!

12 thoughts on “How To Throw a Holi Party in Style

  1. Hey Team…
    I absolutely loveeeed loveed the article..

    The best thing is- its “OUT OF BOX” thinking !!! woah..
    I loved the idea of Food Munchies and Pani Puri Bhang shots… Wow… I am seriously gonna try them.. πŸ™‚

    Plus the dress code for your guests. Minimum make up, chappals or flip flops is just fab.. its like Holi Party with a twist πŸ˜‰

    Thank you team for such a hatke party idea..
    Ahhh !! I am so excited to have this at my home..

    Happy Holi ! πŸ™‚

  2. after reading this article I am gonna throw holi part that too in style πŸ˜€ there’s everything we need to know,we need to do,so so loved all 7 ways to make the holi party bigger and awesome,no one ever gonna forget this kinda holi party,thanks team for letting us know how to throw party in a style .#whatshelikes

  3. Me Me Me …. m all ready to throw a holi party at home dis time .. well all des points will surely help me in organising things a bit .. loved ready d post and got so many ideas to have fun filled day …. coloured neon props , hats lip flop des all will add so many colors more to d theme ….wht a lovely post … thanks..

  4. Just got my colors delivered πŸ™‚

    Brightly coloured inflatable toys-Great idea!!!

    Canopies with plastic chairs and tables-Done got my beach umbrella set up on my terrace already ::))))

  5. I had prepared Some Nutty bhang wale Laaddu ,Gujia ,papad ,French Fries ,Thandai and Rosted Kaju and peanuts for Chakhna along with fruit chat & Arranged Drinks for those who Take it ….Its Fun Time …..Happy Holi ,Party all .

  6. Read the article a few minutes back itself & it is written in the most wonderful way ever. Never had read such tips over how to throw a party. Though, I’m not throwing any party at my place. We in our complex have made it a point to celebrate Holi this year without water & it’s all about playing safe & with environment friendly colors. The 2nd point from the blog will be taken into consideration as one feels famished too quickly. Also, I liked the 6th point which is so cute those toys are called as pichkaris by my younger sister & her friends. Also, the 7th point will be applied to all in our complex & we have decided to dress up in the worst clothes we have with us.

  7. As per swati’s suggestion..have decided a bigger open area..that wud be my terrace..d drinks wudbe soft drink n thandai..can’t have a pool so have opted for pipe..yoo hoo it wud be so much fun spraying water at friends..delicacies undoubtedly would include gujiyas n dhoklas(gujju style;)) colors only herbal no synthetic πŸ™‚ music ka prabandh bhi hai..its time for ranbira’s balam pichari…that’s my plan

  8. Im hostkng a holi party for my frnds at my place as I have a huge terrace flat. The dress coke is white salwaar kameez as I love white color and its also the symbol of peace. I have french fries and chicken nuggets as the starters and have kept bhang and a few cocktails for drinks…the colours used will be organic which wont be harmful to any1…the table spreads used are plastic ones so that they are easily washable..well every1 is invited! Cant wait for this party to happen πŸ™‚
    Happy and a safe holi in advance to all πŸ™‚

  9. Keep the feedback coming! Glad you all liked the ideas. Have a happy, colourful and safe Holi everyone. Party hard! πŸ™‚

  10. Yup! a small holi party for all my old school and college friends… and organise some cold drinks, meals and thandai and enjoy our day. And we will only play with dry eco-friendly colours and save our environment. #whatshelikes
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  11. The article is superb, I have now enough ideas to plan a holi party at home..
    Setting up a lot of dry colours on each table so that your guests have an easy time.
    Gujiyas and Pakoras & snacks like cheeseballs, finger food like fries and nuggets. Munchies dry and quick bites only. Thandai and soft drinks, Pani Puri Bhang shots are the coolest thing in town true this is a must.
    Fix up a dress code for your guests. Minimum make up, chappals or flip flops, minimum accessories are some of the must haves.
    Drenching in water and having lots of fun..
    Thanks for such wonderful tips πŸ™‚

  12. To all the peoples from India, and celebrating Holi in the rest of the word. My best regards and wishes on this festival of colors and joy.

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