How To Throw The Perfect Bollywood Party

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or just an excuse to have fun, a Bollywood party provides the ultimate experience! Whisk your guests away to a divine alternate world of stunning color, delectable food and fun activities.

So you’ve bought a Saree, you’ve watched some Bollywood films, but how exactly do you throw a Bollywood party?

Here’s our top tips on throwing the ultimate Bollywood party that is bound blow your guests away!

The Decor

When in India, decorate as the Indian’s would.

It’s all well and good inviting your friends over for a ‘Bollywood’ party but when they walk into your plain, old living room, they aren’t exactly going to get into the Spirit!

Grab some Paisley prints, embrace bold colors and turn your home into an Indian extravaganza!

Outdoor Bollywood Banquet

With Spring underway and Summer looming like a jolly ray of sunshine in the close distance, an outdoor Bollywood party will certainly impress your guests.

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If you have a conservatory or marquee, this would be perfect. If not, simply find a shady spot in your garden or patio, and create this wonderful floor banquet.

For the low table, we recommend using wooden blocks or crates. If you are hosting the party in your garden, hang chiffon fabrics off the trees to create this stunning ‘curtain’ effect.

You Will Need

At Banarsi Designs, we have everything you need to put together this quintessentially Indian floor banquet. We suggest…

For the floor:

4 x hand painted floral table cloths

Exotic oriental pillow covers, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover

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For the table:

Ornamental embroidered table cloth

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Exotic oriental table runner

Sit Down Dinner

For this Bollywood party decor, we are taking inspiration directly from India itself. This purple-hued wedding banquet is a fantastic idea for parties of any size.

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To recreate, adorn your table with the hand embroidered round table cloth. If you have a long, or random shaped, dining table, simply highlight the table’s center with the hand embroidered table runner.

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Compliment the fabrics purple hue by using plates in gold or copper. Add a further element of contrast by topping each plate with vibrant, turquoise napkins. Our hand embroidered place mat and runner set would be a wonderful addition.

Next, add to the regal vibes by adding two glass vases with purple orchids. Finish with sparkling crystal wine glasses.

Lounge Area

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Your living room is the easiest room to transform into a Bollywood wonderland. Why? All it takes is a few printed cushion covers to completely place it in Bollywood territory.

For this set-up, we recommend opting for bright, warm hued cushions, and adding a few cool, blue-hued ones for contrast.

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Floral embroidered pillow cover, hand embroidered brocade pillow cover, vibrant floral throw pillow cover.

If your sofa still looks more Hollywood than Bollywood, add a printed table runner to liven it up a little.

The Menu

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Tasty, Indian cuisine is one of the best parts of a Bollywood party! But with so much to choose from, where exactly do you start?

We recommend having a few starters, platters that allow your guests to taste some classic Indian bites. We recommend samosas, bajis, poppadoms, raita and tikki chaat.

For the main course, cook up a variety of mild and spicy options. Those with more sensitive taste buds will enjoy creamier concoctions such as butter chicken and chicken korma.

But there’s a dare devil at every party! And Indian food is food that can be super fun. Get the guys together and see who can handle the hottest curry. The burning Phall Curry contains the eye-watering habanera chilli; who will be brave enough to give it a go?

The Costume

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Ladies: it’s time to embrace the rainbow! Those who are feeling more daring can bare all in an embroidered crop top and pants combo. Layer over a chiffon scarf or wrap to keep it more modest.

If you’re planning on indulging in party food, opt for a classic Saree, or silk, paisley print dress.

Been invited to a last minute Bollywood party? Simply throw on a paisley print scarf and some chunky gold jewellery.

More is more when it comes to nailing Bollywood, so go for giant gold cuffs, coin necklaces, gold hairbands and huge earrings.

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Gentlemen: Go for long white shirts, white pants and embroidered waist coats. If you can’t find a waist coat, use a gold-embellished or printed fabric strip and tie around your white shirt at the waist.

Games

A party without games or activities would practically be a funeral. Luckily, the Bollywood theme lends itself perfectly to some unique and hilarious party games.

If you and your buddies are knowledgeable about Bollywood, why not try a Bollywood-themed charades. Totally clueless? Go for a Bollywood dance off! Simply show dance clips from Bollywood movies and see who can nail it.

Henna painting is another fun idea for the more artistic party-goers.

Now all that’s left to say is:पार्टी!! (PARTY!!)

After more party ideas? These dinner party themes are sure to impress your guests!

 

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Inspired By Bollywood

Although Hollywood inevitably gives us a plethora of inspiration when it comes to home decor, we are currently on the hunt for a more exotic source of inspiration.

Enter Bollywood: the center of India’s buzzing cinematic scene! A conglomeration of uplifting song and dance, vibrant costumes and, of course, lavish sets!

So if your looking to uplift your homes atmosphere and add a bit of spice here and there, read on for our fave Bollywood movies and their stunning home decor inspirations…

Mugal-e-Azam

The movie follows the tale of two ‘star crossed lovers’, Prince Salim and Anarkali, a court dancer. Separated by boundaries of wealth and class, the duo fight through battles of parental disapproval and envious courtiers.

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Get The Look

Embody the regal, yet feminine, air of this set through a plethora of silky salmon tones, pink roses and a shimmering curtain of beads.

Arabian velvet table runner

Floral embroidered placemats

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Although you may not live in a palace, let this Bollywood palace inspire shimmering regal tones throughout your abode. Opt for metallic base tones with jewel-like accents and your home will immediately be just that little bit closer to the palace of your dreams.

Velvet sparkle throw pillow cover

Luxurious artistry table runner

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Get The Look

Although Mugal-e-Azam is one of the most expensive movies in Bollywood’s history, this Princely chamber is surprisingly easy to recreate. Highlight an embroidered white bed with rich vermilion Saree print pillow covers. Use a variety of purple and red rugs or sheets for this regal floor. Or, if you want a cheaper option, try using our table runners or table cloths! Adorn the walls with heavily brocaded, gold mirrors and photo frames.

Saree border table runner

Hand embroidered table runner

Hand embroidered duvet cover set

Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

Bride And Prejudice

The quintessential Jane Austen novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, gets a Bollywood makeover! This vibrant motion picture follows Lalita Bakshi and her three sisters, as their mother tries to marry them off to respectable men.

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Get The Look

The colors in this opening wedding scene are just as stunning as the songs! Re-create in your home with shimmering red tones, gold accents and pops of tangerine.

Saree border placemats

Arabian velvet table runner

Exotic oriental pillow cover

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We can’t decide which is more divine here, the costumes, the ceiling or that stunning gilded leaf detailing on the balcony! Perhaps it’s the combination? Either way, gilded golden details, pops of exotic color and structured browns are a winning home decor recipe!

Hand embroidered tablecloth

Embroidered leaf placemats

Exotic oriental table runner

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

A love triangle in disguise, the plot follows the arranged marriage between Princess Maithili and Prince Vijay Singh. When family problems with his estranged half-siblings arise, the throne is placed truly in danger. Meanwhile, stage actor Prem, who bears an unlikely resemblance to the Prince, takes his place and attempts to win the Princess’s heart.

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Engraved, mandala-embellished, golden walls contrasted with lilac makes a beautiful combination. For an extra touch of royalty, opt for oriental trebol patterns and flourishes of florals

Floral embroidered pillow cover

Velvet hand embroidered pillow cover

Exotic oriental table runner

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Red velvet curtains inevitably make a room look a hundred times more expensive. Give your bedroom a red edge with red and gold hues and velvety textures.

Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set

Arabian velvet table runner

Hand embroidered throw pillow cover

Jodha Akbar

Set in the Sixteenth Century, we witness a political arranged marriage between a Munghal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput Princess, Jodhaa. After the Princess falls in love with another King, her original betrothed joins the rebels to fight. The King offers his daughter back to Akbar to ensure political smoothness, but she refuses to be reduced to a political pawn.

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Get The Look

Who needs an exotic resort with an outdoor area this beautiful! Create something truly show-stopping by layering paisley table cloths and table runners to create a seating area. Finally, dot with carmine cushions for some outdoor comfort.

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Saree border table runner

Glamorous border table runner

Ornamental embroidered table cloth

Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

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Who knew that red and green could be totally none festive and look this good? Give your home a little palace uplift by going for star and triangle shaped decor in a combination of rich red and forest green.

Hand embroidered table runner

Saffron Red

Ornamental embroidered duvet cover set

Floral embroidered pillow cover

Om Shanti Om

A tale of love, revenge and reincarnation, Om Shanti Om is one of the highest ever grossing Hindi films. The plot follows Om, a junior artist working in the film industry who falls in love with actress Shanti. After the films producer fears that others will find out that Shanti is pregnant with his child, he traps her in the studio and sets fire to it. Om dies in an escape to avenge Shani and is reincarnated. In his new body, he plans to avenge Shanti’s death.

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Get The Look

Can you get anymore Hollywood meets Bollywood than this? Take key from this funky floor and inject some geometric prints into your home! Contrast with red velvet for a stunning mish-mash of the old and new.

Solid geometric pillow covers

Hawthorn leaf table runner

Velvet hand embroidered pillow cover

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You can’t get more Bollywood than vibrant purple and red! Go for these rich tones to add some spice to your home!

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Paisley leaf pillow cover

Hand embroidered table runner

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Hand embroidered placemat and table runner set

Which Bollywood movie is your top pick? Let me know in the comments below…

 

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