Ok let's start.. Bollywood or Indian Cinema is popular for the vibrancy, colors, songs & dance sequences etc.. But I think the main attraction is Bollywood films portray a dream like world ..where everything turns out right , good wins over evil, hero gets the heroine and love wins all!!! Total relaxing 2-3 hours which takes you a different colorful and sometimes a total no-brainer or stress atmosphere!!
So I think thats what the basic underlying theme should be dreamy, vibrant, relaxing and colorful!! Let's start with the party invitations...
Party invitation should like a trailer or tease of the party.. Just look at the beautiful Bollywood party invitation .. They are so glamorous, stylish and vibrant.. No words needed .. You know how ravishing the party will be when you see these pretty invitations..
Another pretty, cool and cute invitation card collection with lovely Indian imagery like a blue elephant or the Taj Mahal...These are from Bird's craft on etsy!!
Courtesy. Bird's craft
Now that you have finalized and sent your invitations..You should start thinking about the decorations to turn your venue or home into a Indian themed party place which looks just out a Bollywood movie ..
Low seating arrangement goes well with any Indian theme... For Bollywood party if you plan to watch a movie then this seating could be perfect!! Just throw some large cushion in vibrant bright colors.. a silky tablecloth ...float some candles..arrange some flowers !!! I love the color scheme in the above picture .. looks vibrant and at the same time very subtle !! Also notice the curtains hanging on the walls.. makes it look as if you are sitting a tent!!!!!
Courtesy: Thoughtfully simple
Choosing the accessories and matching them to the theme is equally important..This beautiful Bollywood themed party was organized by Smita of The party wall. Do visit her blog.. The party wall is an unique and a very creative blog with beautiful ideas and inspirational party decor.
Courtesy: Thoughtfully simple
Did you see the lovely banner..Bird's craft designed the invitations, party favor boxes and other accessories!! She also has a blog and website as well!! I just love the fantastic color coordination.. the flowers, candies, candle stands, table cloth ..everything is color coordinated..Awesome!!
Courtesy: Australia entertains
Some more accessories... How about place cards made in fuchsia, lime green and orange and adorn with beads, gold leaf and ribbons .. these are fixed to a trinket box ..could also be a gift for your guests!! Another idea for place cards is a Indian elephant candle stand made of marble ..Similarly used as a gift as well as a place card!!
Courtesy: Prudent Baby
Party favors for kids .. I found this lovely blog- Prudent baby by Jamie and Jacinda ..The theme of her party was Indian elephant .. They had included handmade elephant crayons..Aren't they lovely!! She also has step by step instructions for these here!!!
Courtesy: Hostess Blog
Adult party favors included pretty Indian styled bangles and other bling-bling stuff.. The Elephant crayons and Elephant Fabric Garland are super cool and spectacular ..To view the entire party decorations and other DIY decorations for this Indian elephant party click here!!!!
Courtesy: Sprinkle bakes
How about these lovely Mehndi(henna) spiced cookies.. Aren't they so adorable!! Could be perfect to munch on while watching a movie or as a party favor for the guests!! Check out the recipe for this here!!
Is the theme for your Birthday or Baby shower ...How about Indian themed cake !!
I had total fun finding these ideas ..so much that I want to have a Bollywood themed party myself!!! Hope you will have a great party and these finds will help you in deciding your decor!!
If you want any decor ideas simply drop me an email!!