Celebrating Holi may or may not be your cup of tea but when you are married, it gains a certain degree of importance. First festivals that come after your wedding not only call for celebrations, but have a special ring to them as well. The wise approach is to celebrate them in a manner that helps you bond better with your husband, your new family and circle of friends. Here, are a few tips for 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, make sure that you make your in-laws a part of your celebrations. This would help you bond with them, and get in their good books as well.
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 get away with a 'plain Jane' look in plain whites, as you are a newlywed. So, your outfit should represent certain joyfulness, even if it means sacrificing a favourite outfit.
It is best to choose something that is bright, but a bit used. If you are up for the challenge, even wearing something new is not a bad idea. Whatever might be your decision, think of it as an investment towards creating memories that will last forever.
Do apply a thick coat of sunscreen before you go out to play. If you have sensitive skin, use a protective moisturiser or cream. Oil your hair with coconut oil to save them from any potential damage. It is best to tie your hair in a neat ponytail or a braid.
Play the Role of a Perfect Hostess
Many relatives and friends of your in-laws might turn-up on this day to wish you, and to celebrate with you. This is an opportunity to bond with these people who are now your extended family as well.
Play the perfect hostess, and ensure 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, Balam pichkari, Bhangra mixes or other Holi favourites, just make sure that the house DJ knows which tracks to play to get the mood right. Based on everyone's personal comfort level, get them involved in the celebrations and the masti! If someone is not comfortable with colours or with dancing, make sure you respect their preferences. Also Read: 5 Tips to Look Stylish at Home after Marriage
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Use Holi to Make it up to Friends
It might have been possible that some of your dear friends were not able to attend the wedding due to some reasons. You can invite your friends to the Holi party. Just ensure that the food and overall preparations are good enough to make your friends feel like pampered baraatis. But first make sure that this is fine with your husband and your in-laws.
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 or get a little flirty with your husband.
A Holi celebration is bound to have music and dancing. Ensure that you have your husband to accompany you as you sway to the music. This is probably what your in-laws and relatives in attendance want to see 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 passing out! Also, make sure that your husband is always involved or knows about whatever you do.
Spice-up the Post-Holi Celebrations with Your Husband
So, the Holi celebrations have ended and everybody is headed to their homes. 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 colours and need his help to wash them off. This is probably the best way to end the day’s celebrations, isn't it?
We are sure you are now all geared up to plan your Holi celebrations with our ideas. Do let us know what more you are planning to add to your Holi celebrations by leaving your comments below. Have a happy and safe Holi!