Bollywood Inspired Party
No, there isn’t a glitch in your system, I am writing a blog post. I know you’ve been hearing the crickets chirping instead of my fingers flying on the keyboard!
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!
Bollywood Theme Party Ideas
The invitations were created with Picmonkey. My inspiration came from here and here
The party starts at the front door. For the entryway, 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 tablecloths, 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.
The Tablesetting (and table)
Plates – Party City.
Chargers – Find them at Walmart during the holiday season for cheap. See here for other uses.
Other no-sew table runner ideas
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.
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
This looks like so much fun! Great ideas!
Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a peek!
how fun!! looks like your daughter had an awesome time! Everything looked beautiful!
Thank you, Ronda! It was a great group of girls and a really fun time. I'm not sure how much sleep was involved, but eh, sleep is over-rated!
Love themed parties! The color scheme is so bright and beautiful. And the henna "tattoos" look great.
I do too! It just makes it so much easier to plan! I was shocked to find out how many things I had around the house that fit into the theme perfectly. They really loved the henna "tattoos". It's always the simple things!
Love the photo props. Going to keep this link for the future. Thanks!
What a great idea! I love it. I never would have thought of this for a party but now I kind of want to do it!
Wow! You go all out for parties! Your daughter and her friends will never forget this party. You win the Good Mom Award!
Thanks Michele! Who knew you could get an award for being slightly insane? lol Seriously though, I do love, love planning a party, and I'm well aware that I have problem. Little one.
I got tired just reading your list , Kim ! Geez, you have been one busy lady. I love your daughters party pictures everything looks lovely. Those plates are gorgeous too!
What an awesome party theme and lots of great activities, too! I love that you kept the food simple, too.
Looks like a fun party. I love all the different colors and textures. What a great idea to incorporate a Disney theme into something less princessy! And I love that you were able to mostly use things you already had on hand.
That looks wonderful – I love the colours and textures of your fabrics! Sounds like a great party 🙂
Happy Birthday to your daughter, love the decorations!
What a cute idea for a party. I love all your colorful decorations. It looks like the girls had a great time.
This is SO cute. I want a Bollywood party. I'm telling my hubby, but somehow, I think it will turn out a little different that this one. 😉
I love this idea!!! I wish I could have been at the party, it looks awesome. Lol.
This Bollywood themed party is so unique and looks like a lot of fun!
Theme parties are the best! Looks beautiful, the colors are amazing! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have a mom like you!
OK, you are just AMAZING. You make all the rest of us slacker moms look bad. Everything looks so beautiful!
What a creative, awesome party theme for tween girls! I love it. Gonna have to tuck this one away for later. I have two little girls and can so easily see this being a big hit in a couple years! Thanks 🙂
Wow, very cool idea! I bet your house full of tweens had a blast!
awesome themed birthday party and perfectly age appropriate! Love how all the small details came together!
Yes, you have been busy. I love everything about the party! It looks like they had a wonderful time.
The theme looked beautiful. Loved the idea of faux heena tatoo
Oh my goodness, this Bollywood birthday party theme is just too cute and colors you have used are just so radiant. I am really happy that girls had some good time; I am also looking to organize a party at venues Chicago and will try to make it like yours.