I’d bore you with the details of the past few weeks, and the reasons why my beloved blog has had to take a bit of a backseat, but let’s just summarize, shall we? Here’s the skinny:
- End of school
- Fifth-grade graduation – is that even a thing?
- Dance recitals
- Adult children are moving in. And repeat.
- The 21 Day Fix – I’m eating out of containers.
- Autism, autism, autism
- Mandatory (and much needed) family time
- Three parties!
Are you exhausted yet because I know I am? The show must go on. Today, I clawed my way back to share one of the three parties with you! If you know me, you know I love a party!
Our lovely girl, Bekah, was turning 12, and the celebration was at our house this year. We threw a fun party for family and friends, followed by a movie/sleepover for eight tweens-bordering-on-teens. The theme – Bollywood!
Here are a few of the highlights.
|Invitations created with Picmonkey. My inspiration came from here and here.|
The party starts at the front door. For the entry way, I used various pieces from around my home, and from different projects. Click the links below to see how I’ve used some of these items in the past!
|Mirror draping – Walmart party table cloths, the most versatile party decor! Check here and here for other purposes.
Peacock feathers – Peacock Halloween costume.
Gold beads – Christmas decor.
Table covers – Mine, drapes, curtains and a scarf embellished with gold washi tape.
|Plates – Party City.
Chargers – Find them at Walmart during the holiday season for cheap. See here for other uses.
|Best OMG Cheater Coconut Cake|
|Other no-sew table runner ideas|
The key to a successful sleepover is keeping everyone busy! Other activities we enjoyed included DIY Mendhi tattoos using paint brushes dipped in gel food coloring.
The faux henna recipe:
- 2 drops orange gel food coloring
- One drop green orange gel food coloring
- 1/2 cup water
|Design printables – Yoga DoodleArt|
Another favorite activity – Photo booth fun with our new Fuji Instax Mini! We love, love this thing!
|DIY Photo Booth with props and a Fuji Instax Mini 8|
|Props by The Quirky Quail|
There might have also been a bit of belly dancing, movie-watching and snack-eating going on.. but I promised not to post ALL of the photos. All in all, I think everyone had a lovely time!
The next morning, each sleepy lady received a gift bag full of the following:
- Gold bangle bracelets – Target Dollar Aisle
- Bead ring – Pier 1 Imports – check them out for clearance items for this theme!
- Beaded Mirror – Pier 1 Imports
- Finger cymbals (these might have come out for belly dancing!) – Amazon.com
- Tamborine – Amazon.com
- Candy – Rollo’s rock!
I hope you’ve found some interesting and useful ideas for your Bollywood/Moroccan themed party, and I hope you’ll come back and visit us soon!
For more ideas on incorporating a Bollywood/Moroccan theme, check out my Pinterest board.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Pin for later – Bollywood Party Ideas