10 Ways to Have the Perfect Mehendi Party
No wedding is complete without a fun-filled and vibrant mehendi party with all your loved ones. While mehendi is traditionally a ladies’ ritual, we see more men actively participating in these fun ceremonies and we couldn’t be happier! After all, with only a day to go for the wedding, who would leave their darling’s side for even a moment? Cousins, friends and the uber cool family members come together for a memorable mehendi and today we tell you how to host the perfect mehendi party for your guests!
Separate Mehendi Artists for Bride & Others
Bridal mehendi is a long and arduous task and you need the experts for the perfect design. It will take a few hours to complete the bridal mehendi and there will be a few breaks in between! It’s best not to distract your artists while they are working on your mehendi. Get separate mehendi artists for the others to make sure that everything goes perfectly. The last thing you want on your D-Day is hurriedly done mehendi that is not up to the mark!
Dress in Comfortable Outfits
Mehendi functions are traditionally day-time events and you will be spending a good part of your day in the same outfit. It’s advisable to dress in clothes that are comfortable and easy to manage. From sitting at a stretch to roaming around with hands outstretched like zombies - you have to make sure that your outfit lets you do everything without spoiling the bridal mehendi design!
Keep Phones & Other Valuables Safe
You won’t be able to use or carry your essentials with mehendi on both hands. Before you and your girl squad sit down for the mehendi session, it’s essential that you keep phones and other such valuables safe with someone and easily accessible.
Keep Supplies Ready
Once the mehendi starts to dry a bit, you will need to apply various concoctions and oil for the darkest mehendi! Keep these supplies handy and you or your friends don’t have to run around looking for sugar and what not!
Open and Airy Venue
Mehendi functions stretch for hours and since you will be mostly sitting through it, it’s best to get an airy venue like a terrace if not an open venue. Mehendi decor also looks absolutely vibrant when put up outdoors! Plenty of vibrant colours and quirky accessories - that’s all you need for a stunning mehendi ceremony!
Like we mentioned, you and your girl gang will be seated for quite a while and it’s best to get seating options where you can put up your legs - literally! Comfortable cushions in vibrant colours and low seating options are great for mehendi functions and also add a colourful touch to the beautiful ceremony.
Easy-to-Eat Food & Proper Glassware for Drinks
Typically, mehendi ceremonies have a lot of finger foods as people like to enjoy munchies through the day. Also, these finger foods are easy to pop in your mouth with or without mehendi! Similarly, opt for durable and easy-to-carry glassware for drinks so people can move with their glasses easily.
Have A Fun Playlist
While you sit down for the mehendi, why not let the others shake a leg and have some fun? Get a DJ or ask the cooler-than-thou cousin to compile a peppy playlist with the appropriate songs! With Bollywood by your side, there won’t be a dearth of songs ever!
Organize Some Fun Games
Dumb charades, antakshari and similar games require very little movement but are oodles of fun for everyone - from six year olds to sixty year olds! After the mehendi is done, why not sit down with the loved ones and enjoy some games like old times?
Giving away mehendi favours to your girlies is a great idea and makes the experience more memorable. From beautiful bangles to embroidered dupattas - you can take your pick from an assortment of gifts and make the joyous occasion even more memorable!
*Images: The Story Weavers, Divishth Kakkar Photography & Jodi Clickers