Colour. Shiny things. Sparkles. Luckily, all these can be found inexpensively or better yet—made. To put together a Bollywood party of your own, you just need to get creative, and get over the less-is-more attitude. . .that doesn’t apply when it comes to a Bollywood party!
One of my cousins recently got married, this past weekend, in Calgary. As with any traditional (or semi-traditional) Indian wedding, there are tons of different ceremonies. That means that there are lots of different venues, different occasions and different decorations to plan. Venue rentals, fashion and all the other necessities are already costly, so it’s a good idea to be frugal when it comes to the décor.
Too much is just enough
Bollywood is famous for producing colourful, shiny films. Whatever the occasion for your Bollywood themed party, be sure to decorate with plenty of colour!
With everything you’ll need for decorating your Bollywood party, try going to a dollar or craft store. My cousin and her sister (her bridesmaid) hit up Michael’s and the local dollar store, for most of their decorations. Saris, which are traditional Indian clothing, are typically very colourful—perfect for decorating. I’ve used saris (which are 6 yards of fabric long) to decorate tabletops, walls, and ceilings. In the picture above, you can see that saris were draped on the staircase banister.