How to Arrange a Bollywood Style Dance Party

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Dance parties have become increasingly popular these days, especially themed dance parties such as Bollywood dance, ballet dance, break-dance, and others. The idea of these dance parties sounds like a lot of fun, and it’s even more fun when you get a chance to plan it for your friends and family!

Bollywood is a lot of fun, full of liveliness and vitality, colorful and full of energy. The music is addictive and you just cannot help but move to the music beat. Here are some pointers that can help you arrange a tip-top Bollywood dance party:

The Décor

The word Bollywood in its true meaning represents fun, color and joy. Therefore, the décor can be as colorful and fun, depending on your budget and the number of people you want to invite to the party. The décor can have colors as vibrant as gold, orange and pink, and if you want to keep it simple, use milder tones of pinks and reds. You can set up a wooden dance floor, and the sitting arrangement can be all eastern, i.e. on the floor with cushions, instead of chairs and tables. You can use the traditional Indian sari to drape around the staircase in your house and curtains; you can add to the décor some fairy lights, candles for a traditional Indian look and turn your house into a perfect Bollywood place.

The Food

Food is the most important part of any party, so you definitely want this bit to be perfect. Traditional Indian food such as samosas, dhoklas, pakoras can work as delicious appetizers and for the mains, biryani and rajisthani thalis can be great options. To end the three course meal, kulfi is the perfect dessert as it is well liked by everybody. For the drinks, lassi is a traditional Indian drink that is a must have other than the usual soft and hard drinks.

The Costume

It’s always hard to decide what to wear to a party, but with a themed party, the options become limited, hence the decision; easier. For a typical Bollywood theme, the first obvious costume choice is saree, where as for gents, it’s a loongi and kurta. Other than these, you can opt to wear; kurta and chooridaar pyjamas, shalwar kameez, and lehenga (long skirt). To accessorize your costume, wear some dangly earrings, bangles and anklets.

The Action

So now that you have decided the décor, food and costume, its time to focus on some fun activities. Bollywood music is extremely popular and readily available everywhere. You can easily get a mix of hip-hop, bhangra, and contemporary upbeat music that has catchy tunes and can get you moving. To take the dance party a notch higher, you can even hire Bollywood dancers who can lead the group of people for some interesting Bollywood dance moves.

To add an extra oomph to your party, you can hire a henna artist who can apply henna on the hands and feet of the ladies. When it comes to henna designs, the word is: unlimited. There are a hundreds of different henna design booklets available online and in stores, else you can always get your creative juices flowing and create a unique henna design.


Source by Jacqueline Bird

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