Cocktails and Drinks: I highly recommend batch making your cocktail so that people can serve themselves! Pre-cut all your garnishes and make all syrups in advance. Use edible flowers to add a pop of color to your cocktails.
Bollywood Music and Dance: The music makes or breaks any party and if you are throwing a Diwali party, Bollywood music is a must! Get your guests ready to shake a leg! Spend some time researching songs that are popular and make a custom playlist because the music lifts the mood of any party. Rent speakers with a little bass so people can get on the dance floor!
Activities and Games: Have some activities for the guests. A henna artist, diyas decorating station and some card games are quintessential Indian things to do at a party like this! Make sure to book your artist well in advance to avoid missing out!
Trinkets and Party Favors: It is a tradition to make sure your guests leave with something that will remind them of your party and Diwali. It can be a pack of bindis, bangles or even some dessert. Plan on having something meaningful for your guests to take home. Guests were able to take home an array on Simply Organic spices in a Feedfeed tote bag and they were thrilled about this gesture.