Celebrating Holi may or may not be your cup of tea but when you are married, it gains a certain degree of importance. The wise approach is to celebrate it in a manner that helps you bond better with your husband’s family and circle of friends. Here, are a few tips to celebrating your first Holi after marriage:
Try to gauge the mood of your husband and the in-laws. If it seems they are not so enthusiastic about the festival, try to find the reason. If some tragic incident is the cause, you too need to curb your enthusiasm. If not, you should be the one trying to spread the cheerfulness around the household. If you live in a nuclear family set-up, ensure that you celebrate the festival with your in-laws.
Holi celebrations are bound to get a bit out-of-hand. This might not be the best day to spend time on looking your best. However, you cannot look lame in plain whites too, i.e. being the bride, your outfit should represent joyfulness. This essentially means sacrificing an outfit. Choose something that is bright but a bit used. If you are up for the challenge, even wearing something new isn't a bad idea. Whatever might be your decision, think of it as an investment towards creating memories that will last forever. If you have sensitive skin, use a protective moisturizer/cream.
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Play the Role of Perfect Hostess
Many relatives and friends of your in-laws might turn-up on this day. This is an opportunity to bond with these people who as they are going to form your extended family. Play the perfect hostess, ensuring that you greet them warmly and never let their glasses or plates be empty. There are plenty of Bollywood songs that are a must-play at Holi parties. Be it ‘Rang Barsey’, Bhangra mixes or other Holi favorites; just make sure that the house DJ knows which tracks to play to get the mood right.
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Don’t Hesitate to Party it Up!
The first Holi celebrations are likely to focus the attention on you. However, don’t let this deter you from having a good time. For instance, don’t hesitate to dance. A Holi celebration is bound to have music and dancing. Ensure that you have your hubby to accompany you as you sway to the music. This is probably what your in-laws and relatives in attendance want to see, i.e. the two of you gelling well.
Go Easy on the Booze
Holi parties usually include getting a bit tipsy. However, being your first Holi celebration, you might want to be a bit careful. There is every chance of friends suggesting you to taste their version of Bhaang. Go ahead and indulge yourself but not to the extent of getting knocked-out!
Use Holi to Make it up to Friends
It mostly happens that some of our dear friends aren't able to attend the marriage. You can invite all those who missed your marriage celebrations to the Holi party. Just ensure that the food and overall preparations are good enough to make your friends feel like pampered baraatis.
Spice-up the Post-Holi Celebrations with Your Husband
So, the Holi celebrations have ended and everybody is headed to their home. Rather than simply ambling to your room and falling asleep, try to surprise your husband. Yes, the idea might already have been in his head but you initiating it could be a major turn-on for him. What are we talking about? Send him an SMS saying that you have been splashed with rigid Holi colors and need his help to wash them off. This is probably the best way to end the day’s celebrations!
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