Party Decor ideas for Diwali

Diwali is a festival of love and warmth that gets even more sparkling with the magic of diyas that light up the horizon. Diwali also brings together family and friends for celebration, cards parties and dinner. So this Diwali indulge yourself further by turning your diwali into a special decor moment.

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Colours

Table SettingFor colours we recommend you either stick to traditional hues of sindoor red, haldi yellow and rani pink but in a complete modern avatar, keeping the prints simple and classy. Reflect the festive spirit on your dinner table as well. Go in for dinner ware that reflects the oriental sensibility, blend the two traditional hues of gold and silver to add panache to the celebratory meal…..Like making the tone on tone flower setting in a precious silver vase, a treat for the eye. Also set a colour coded card table infused with the sheen of silver. Strew an array of rich, colourful cushions to sink in and enjoy the gambling. Serve smartly in crystal and silver bowls.

Food
Indian mithais are so integral to the Diwali experience. Set the spread well. Cover the table with a rich textile that you fetch from your treasure trove…A brocade silk throw will work as well. Spread small, silver foiled pieces of mithais made of dry fruits—they look the prettiest on a precious silver platter or brass platters. Add marigolds, the most auspicious flowers to lend a sense of vibrancy to this yummy setting.

Femina 2012
Femina 2012

DIY
Not all the décor changes need to be expensive. As much as we discourage bursting of fire-crackers, we love using them in décor. Stack a bunch of silver ‘phooljaris’ in flower vases along with actual flowers. Use old Diwali cards for a collage and place them on cards tables with lamination on top. This looks festive and is cheaper than more expensive table cloths. Don’t just use fairy lights for windows, use them is vases to create inexpensive lamps, use them along the table runner to give a Diwali effect. Be careful though, they get hot so use the ones with fabric coverings.

Mostly be safe and have fun. A very Happy and Prosperous Diwali to you!

By Kashvi Mahajan

Treasure Trove: Alchemy De Luxe

Alchemy De Luxe brings to the table a full spectrum of stylish, inspirational and original silverware items which echo glamour and class. Alchemy De Luxe uses various metals/materials like copper, silver, gold, guilding metal, semi precious stones, precious stones, and precious wood. Poonam Gupta, CEO and head designer says: ” The silverware from Alchemey De Luxe is symbol of luxury, panache, elegance and style which has been created by experienced silver smiths who put in their efforts to create such exquisite masterpieces.” Alchemy De Luxe launched its flagship store on Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi last month. Apart from the tableware the brand also glistens your personal space with their hand carved metal curtain, silver temple, chic door handles and anything which can be reincarnated with silver, silver plated, copper and bronze. Besides silverware, the collection of Alchemey De Luxe includes God idols available in Italian composite marble.

Alchemy De Luxe, www.stylecity.in

Alchemy De Luxe, www.stylecity.in

Alchemy De Luxe, www.stylecity.in

So hop into the store soon to get Decorative pieces for your home with the collection of Alchemey De Luxe.
Address: The Gallery on MG, 13 Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi
Tel: 011-41662500