Diwali Party Ideas


Diwali is the time when extended celebrations are held with the loved ones. A party right in your living area surrounded by your loved ones is cool, isn't it? It not only spreads the aura of happiness but also brings along auspicious festivity. Wonderful merrymaking takes place and there is a unique buzz in the air.To avoid end moment rush we can help you plan your Diwali get together with unique ideas. Read on to get ideas on how to make these arrangements for your party.

Budget – The most important step taken to host a Diwali party is deciding the budget. A budget should be fixed beforehand to allocate the right amount of money for decorations, foods, and drinks in the party.

Invitations and Greetings – Invitations and greetings are the second most important thing after budgeting. One should prepare a guest list and extend the invitations via social media like what’s app, Facebook and Twitter. Do not forget to include the time, date, and location for the party.

The theme of the party – To host an amazing Diwali party one can choose some different theme which appears appealing to the guests. Apart from the usual Bollywood or retro theme one can think of Garden party theme, ethnic theme, dandiya theme, or any color theme.

Decorations – Diwali is the occasion on which the houses are beautifully decorated with lights, diyas, and rangoli. The theme of the party should be kept in mind while decorating the venue as the ambience of the place is really important. Consider decorating the entrance with Rangoli and candles, and twinkling lights can be placed outside or bright diyas. Innovative ideas like decorating bottles and making handmade stars etc. can also be applied.

Menu – Food is the most important aspect of the party which should be served to guests from time to time to keep them engaged. For starters, one can go for light things like kababs, tacos, and chips but for the main course, it is important to have a sober dinner menu. Well, as it is the festive season one can think of including dishes like chole bhature, shahi paneer, or kachori with desserts like Gulab jaamun, hot jalebis or rabri malpuas

Games and Music – There is a multitude of choices when it comes to games and music. Music is the life of a party and depending on the theme one needs to prepare the list of music to be played. The same goes for the games. For the elite theme, jazz would definitely do a trick, for simple party Bollywood or Punjabi music would appear perfect to dance. One just needs to see the audience which is being catered.




Party Decorations

  • One of the most interesting Diwali party ideas is to decorate your home with colorful rangolis, earthen lamps or diyas, and electric lights that create the festive mood for this occasion.

    Party Decorations

  • Rangolis reflect geometrical patterns, figures of gods and goddesses, diyas, and holy symbols like “Om” and “Swastika”. In case you'd like to decorate the rangolis, use marigold flowers and bright red roses to make your designs look extra special.


  • The rangolis help you extend a warm welcome to your guests.


  • One of the exciting Diwali party ideas is to adorn your home with colorful candles that come in artistic shapes and designs.


  • Floating candles can be used for your home decorations for Diwali party. Wax-filled candles with floral patterns and glitters add a bright charm to your celebrations.


  • These candles may resemble flowers like lily, sunflower, orchid, and rose. They act as the perfect decorative items that can adorn your home for festive parties. 


  • Go for wall hangings for adding a special touch to your home décor during Diwali parties.


  • Wall hangings with intricate embroidery work on a piece of cloth having the idol of Lakshmi and Ganesha attached to them are widely used during Diwali party décor.

Party decorations

Diwali fireworks

  • When you're planning a party on Diwali, you can add to your celebrations with a sparkling display of fireworks.

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  • It'll bring fun and excitement to your party and help your guests enjoy the celebration to the fullest. So, get fireworks like rockets, sparklers, ground wheels, and mild flower pots for your dear ones and guests to make the most of the party.



Food and drinks

  • One of the best Diwali party ideas is to include a variety of sweets like Gulab Jamun, Kesar Peda, and Kesar Kaju Katli.

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  • As for the main dish, you may include vegetarian food like aloo dum, paneer gravies, paneer tikka, cocktail koftas, and coconut okra. 

    Party Games
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  • Fresh juices should also be served in your party, especially if you'd like your kids to join you. Spiced orange juice and milkshake combined with chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream (softened) can make your guests feel refreshed and help them enjoy your party.



Party games

  • Planning some games is among those Diwali party ideas that are sure to add fun and excitement to your celebrations.

  • You can organize a fireworks contest which will perfectly match the theme of your party. A fancy dress competition is also an interesting idea for Diwali games.

  • Alternatively, you may organize a diya lighting contest in which your guests may love to participate.


Party Games

Party favors

  • You should present exciting gifts to your guests for having attended your Diwali party.

  • interesting party favors are :

  • set of beautifully decorated diyas and a box of floating candles available in a variety of colors. 

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  • You can offer gifts to kids, like chocolates and firecrackers which will add to their fun and enthusiasm on this festive occasion. 

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These are some Diwali party ideas that will help you enjoy a fun-filled celebration on this special occasion. 

Diwali Gift Ideas
Gift Ideas