Hosting a party for friends and family,is always fun and adding a theme to the party is like the special garnish. I have loved theme parties and have always thought of organising one, and my theme would be villages in India, which would revive the long forgotten traditions and culinary secrets of the Indian culture and heritage
The party hall must be designed to give an authentic Indian feel.I would love to include a palm reading or Kili josiyam(parrot predicting the future), and there must be strict dress code i.e. dresses worn in the villages of India. When we can dress up for the Halloween why not for a themed party. Let us be Desi gals and guys! :)
Village means dance and music and puppet shows.There could be Desi DJs, showing their skills in the folk songs.There will also be traditional Indian games.
It would be so much fun to be dressed up in the Indian avatar and play the traditional games which our grand mothers had played with the folk music in the back drop and the ambiance that of the village.It would definitely be a time turner that would take us all back to the calm and the happy village days.
Arranging the hall for this theme would be the easiest."Colourful" is the key word. the antique material would add a touch of nostalgic feel to the party.Lanterns,big kites,lamps,diyas can be used. We can also use some movie posters and also posters of some famous movie punch dialogues.kolams and rangolies can be used for the decoration as well.Some colorful pots and also the big black umbrellas can also be used for decoration!! Let the imagination go wild. think and dream about the village ambiance and that can be implemented for the decoration purpose.
What is a party without the delicious food. And in the themed party the Desi Indian food served in the traditional utensils is amazing isn't it?
to Begin the gastronomic experience of the Indian food,it is important to select the dishes, and prepare it in the most authentic way!? Now this is the tricky part right!?? Here comes the rescuer "the kitchens of India"."
"Kitchens of India brings gives a wide range of Ready to Eat dishes and desserts, giving a gourmet meal in the comfort of the home - just Heat and Eat ! Each of these recipes have been crafted by the Masterchefs of ITC hotels, from royal recipes guarded closely over the ages. We can also choose from exotic chutneys and conserves to add the perfect twist to any meal. " - Easy isn't it??
I will prepare the dal bukhara, rajma,pindi kurma,palak panner or navratna kurma. for the side dish and for the main course hydrabadi dum biriyani or kashmiri pulao would be great!
A scrumptious meal of Wheat Flatbread served with a delicious combination of Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry & Chick Peas would be yumm!!
or the distinctive meal of Wheat Flatbread and Basmati Rice served with Green Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry & Chick Peas Curry
What is a party without the snacks!? samosas and aloo tikki and some yummy south indian snacks like the dhosas and bondas would be the best options.!! and all these could be made in a jiffy!!
Authentic Indian desserts are the perfect way to turn any occasion into a celebration, a grand finale to a perfect meal.Jodhpuri Moong Dal Halwa, Hazoori Petha Halwa ,payasam (kheer) would let us in reliving the royal experiences in the comfort of home in my Party :)
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