Diwali is my favorite festival of the year due to a number of reasons : First being it that time of the year when the weather is at its best- Not too rainy, neither hot, nor that chilled as well (at least in Aamchi Mumbai!).It is also time of the year when we get to savor the choicest of dishes! For me the best part of Diwali is that I get those 3-4 days away from professional commitments (what a relief it is!) Even better, I get to spend these most leisurely days of my life with the most important people- my family! As far across as my memory goes, we always had great outings during Diwali to various places like Rajasthan, Kerala but the most memorable Diwali for me has to be the Diwali celebrations of last year when we decided that this year we will celebrate Diwali in a unique style – Inviting all our relatives and throwing a huge party at my place! We decided to plan everything to perfection- right from the decoration to making the best Diwali sweets at home. To plan it to perfection, we also hired a popular DJ. We rolled out an itenary to the invitees about the celebrations as we had planned to make it really grand! The itenary includes games for the kids like Coin from flour, shooting the balloons etc. as well as for the elder crowd we had a singing and Dance completion lined up. The main activity was Fashion Show, which we had planned towards the Grand Finale of the evening! Dress code for the evening was strictly traditional.
It was a night of excitement as everyone was dressed in their best traditional clothes for the evening. The house was sparkling like a palace with Diyas arranged in a perfect way throughout the house. My whole family came together and cheered the hosts for the evening- My parents. They played the perfect hosts and kept the audience in splits with their great sense of humor. This was followed by a grand dinner organized by us which had cuisines of different countries brought together in one buffet. And cold-drink is synonymous with Pepsi in our country. As everyone is fond of them, we had ordered large number of Pepsi cans for the event.However, the audience was so fond of them that the cans got over in less than an hour.
The best part about this entire celebration was that it was to be done in an eco-friendly way without burning a single cracker also.
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