She’s a daughter, a sister, a daughter-in-law, a wife, a sister-in-law, a mother, a great friend…& above all a tireless champion; she’s a do it all woman; YES she’s the incredible woman of today juggling between so many roles and responsibilities cheerfully.
The stories of women struggle and achievements in all the countries and communities are endless but one thing remains common – their dedication and sincerity. They are the women of courage!!! That progress did not happen by accident, it was because of their indomitable spirit, extra ordinary talent and strong belief – “If men can do it so can we.”
When is Women’s Day? Its on 8th March 2014
To say it is an opportunity to thank these wonderful women would be an understatement. With all the respect and admiration that we can give to them friends on this International Women’s Day join us, by giving a huge round of applause to these smiling super hard working women who make this world a better and happier place to live in by dedicating few quotes to these God sent souls.
W – Wonderful
O – Outstanding
M – Marvelous
A – Adorable
N – Nice
Well behaved women seldom make history.
~~~~~ A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body. ~~~~~
When you strike a woman you strike a ROCK!
~~~~Women are meant to be loved,
Not understood ~ Oscar Wilde~~~~
Wear their pain like
they do stilettos. No
matter how much it hurts, all you see is
the beauty of it.
~~~~~You don’t have to fit any definition. You’re a woman if you identify as a woman- simple as that!~~~~~
“Women are not moody.
We simply have days
When we are less
Inclined to put with
♥♥♥ A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape.
But a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape. ♥♥♥
“If tomorrow, women
Woke up and decided
They really liked their
Bodies, just think how
Many industries would
Go out of business.”
♥♥♥ When a girl is used to being hurt, she won’t know how it feels when a man starts to appreciate her, so she ends up pushing him away ♥♥♥
wants a man
her like a
Love her like a wife
and respect her
like a mother.
****** “And though she be but little, she is fierce” Shakespeare ******
Women are like Wi Fi
They see all available devices
But connects to the strongest one
***** Women who live a calmer, healthier, saner and sexier life, have to stop being so hard on themselves…Remember to LOVE YOURSELF!!! *****
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
♥♥♥ A successful Woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her. ♥♥♥
The strongest actions for a woman are
to love herself,
and shine amongst those who never believed she could!!!
♥♥♥ A well read woman is a dangerous creature. –Lisa Kleypas ♥♥♥
A Strong Woman
Is one who feels deeply
And loves fiercely
Her tears flow just as abundantly
As her laughter…
A Strong Woman
Is both soft and powerful
She is both practical and spiritual…
A Strong Woman
In her essence
Is a gift to the WORLD…
Oprah ~~~ the key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant – & the success will naturally follow ….~~~
“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives.
We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us.
We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something.
We have to learn to be content with what we are.” ~Marjorie Hinckley
******** You don’t need
Someone to complete you.
You only need
Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out!!!!
♥♥♥ Being a female is a matter of birth
Being a woman is a matter of age
Being a lady is a matter of choice ♥♥♥
“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”
~~~~~~~~~~~ Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.~~~~~~~~~~
The most romantic
Romeo & Juliet
who died together.
But Grandma and
Grandpa who grew
***** Every women needs a man who will ruin their lipstick and not their mascara. *****
Women are the real architects of society – Harriet Beecher Stowe.
#### She’s banged up, mentally and emotionally.
Literally and metaphorically.
But every day she walks outside with a smile on her face
because that’s who she is…a FEARLESS LADY!!! ####
Be the kind of woman
that makes other women
want to be YOU!
Today every one in three businesses in US is owned by a woman! Today, there are 29 female world leaders in power. Today, there are 14 self made woman billionaires of which seven are from China.
Women pour their heart and soul in shaping their as well as their family’s lives and careers…KUDOS ladies take a bow.
Folks, you can show your love, respect & affection to the most important woman in your life by posting Women’s Day messages on our wall of messages.
This International Women’s Day, Buzzintown have picked 24 women achievers for 2013. Vote for woman you think is most deserving Woman of the Year 2013. What are you waiting for? Go ahead, thank and vote for God’s most beautiful creation – WOMAN!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
Let yours truly take the privilege of explaining it to you dear friends.
About Maha Shivratri & the Story Behind: A hunter was wandering in the forest in search of a prey when he came across a herd of deers. He took out his bow & arrow but the deers ran away. He decided to wait & climbed up a tree. Time went by, it became dark but he was unwilling to go home empty handed. He was thirsty & famishing. His eyes were searching for his prey to return, he was feeling tired and tried to sleep a little but the cold kept him awake. Shivering he kept uttering the words “Shiv Shiv” while restlessly waiting for his prey. He started plucking leaves & dropping them down. It so happened he was sitting on a ber tree & down was a Shivlingam. After sometime he noticed a deer had arrived, he quickly aimed his arrow at the deer. But to his surprise the deer spoke to him “wait wait plz don’t kill me the rest of my family is waiting for me. I request you to allow me to go & say one final goodbye to them then I will return to this very same spot. I give you my word.”
The hunter agreed to the poor creature’s request & let him go. The deer went back & told everything to his herd. They all decided to offer themselves to the hunter. So as per his word the deer returned. Seeing him return the hunter aimed his arrow at the deer. The deer said, “We all have decided either we all live together or die together.” Moved by their love for each other the hunter took mercy on them & let them go.
Suddenly he heard a sweet sound emerge from the ancient Shivlingam…”Sweet child…” Puzzled & enchanted the hunter looked around seeing the archaic Shivlingam glowing & emanating light he quickly climbed down the tree. He sat down & listened attentively to the sound coming down from the idol. “My child your prayers have been fulfilled, you have sat patiently for many hours in the cold, you chanted my name, you fasted, you dropped the leaves on my lingam. Above all you did a great act of charity by letting the innocent deer live. I am immensely pleased with you. You’ll be greatly rewarded.”
Another legend has it on a moonless night when the dark sky was studded with stars, the marriage of Shiva and Parvati was celebrated. Today, it is celebrated as Shivratri.
12 famous Jyotirlingas
Shiva is infact the unparalleled supreme soul, the merciful & compassionate one who benefits & favors all. This is why the temples of Lod Shiva are found across India. There are 12 famous Jyotirlingas – Vaidyanathan, Kedarnath, Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, Trayambakeshwar, Grishneshwar, Bhimashankar, Nageshwar, Somnath, Mallikarjuna and Rameshwaram. These are considered sacred pilgrimage places in India.
The Great Shiva & Somanth Temple
Out of these 12 relic Jyotirlingas the most ancient is Somnathji Temple which lies by the side of the Indian Ocean in Sourashtra, Gujarat. “Som” refers to the moon. It is believed that the moon received its brightness from Lord shiva. “Soma” also means nectar. The nectar of knowledge from the supreme soul is the source of enlightenment, benefits & happiness. And is believed to destroy the darkness of ignorance. This is why this temple is built with so much of love & devotion.
How is shivratri celebrated?
The sixth night of the month of Phalgun, which falls in February or March corresponds with the waning moon, and is celebrated with great gusto as Maha Shivratri by Shiva devotees. Maha Shivratri means the great night of Shiva. The Shivling is given a ritual bath with the traditional panchagavya; a mixture of butter, milk, yogurt, urine and dung.
Ber and Bhilva leaves are the traditional offering. The Shivling is smeared with a paste of honey and sandalwood. Traditionally thandai, the legendary drink of Lord Shiva made with almonds, milk and bhang, is drunk on this Shiva Festival day.
Shivratri Fast: Devotees observe a day long fast to please Lord Shiva. Whole day they keep chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ repeatedly. Lord Shiva or Shivji is known to destroy spiritual ignorance and enlighten his devotees. Will you observe fast this coming Shivratri?
When the force of the desire for the Truth blossoms, selfish desires wither away, just like darkness vanishes before the radiance of the light of dawn. ~ Adi Shankara
When is Shivratri?
Maha Shivratri is on Thursday, February 27, 2014
Happy Maha Shivratri!!!
“Jai Ho” is the story of a Major (Jai Agnihotri) in the Indian Army, who succeeds in creating a nationwide pyramid-like movement by following the dictum “help three people.” These three in turn must do a good deed each for another three. The film airs the celluloid concept of simple steps that can make the world a better place. Since the Telugu version was a runaway hit, “Jai Ho” directed by Sohail Khan hopes to break box office records…
So what makes “Jai Ho” a must-see?
What’s extraordinary about this ordinary story?
Who wants to miss a Salman Khan-starrer? His macho image and heart throb appeal is reason enough to succumb to the magic of this Republic Day treat! Fans are only too willing to lap up whatever Sallu dishes out. Do you really need any other reason to see the film?
This hero oriented film showcases the “aam aadmi” as the whistle-blower, and the audience is bound to identify with the character Sallu plays. The promos have Salman written all over them!
Jai Ho songs: Rocking music makes a hit film! “Jai Ho” boasts of some foot-tapping numbers by Sajid-Wajid and Amal Malik, including nine tracks and two remixes. Title track jai jai jai ho, Tere naina maar hi daalenge, baki sab first class hai, Photocopy (Himmesh Reshammiya strikes a Navratri dandiya note). Armaan Malik’s romantic Love you till the end and Tumko to aana hi tha steal the show. (Which Jai Ho song you like the most?)
Model, choreographer, dancer, 24 year old Daisy Shah will be making her debut into Bollywood with “Jai Ho.” Fresh as a daisy, she’s already made a mark in Kannada and Tamil fims.
The powerful star-studded cast includes the stalwarts of Bollywood: Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Mohnish Bahl, Aditya Pancholi, Genelia D’souza, Mukul Dev, Sunil Shetty, Mahesh Thakur, Mahesh Manjrekar, comedian Sudesh Lahiri and Nadira Babbar.
The cast also includes a string of fresh new talent including Sana Khan, Tulip Joshi, Ashmit Patel, Sharad Kapoor, Yash Tonk, Santosh Shukla, Resham Tipnis, Naman Jain, Pulkit Samrat, Bruna Abdullah.
“Jai Ho” isn’t just a pot-boiler, it also carries a social message. With AAP making its presence felt on the political horizon, the film draws a close parallel to the awakening of the common man. It radiates a positive note of hope, change and better times.
So go right ahead and queue up!
Get set for Sallu’s first release for the year and hopefully the biggest Bollywood blockbuster of 2014!
Lesser Known Facts about 26 January Republic Day
Nothing arouses more pride in the heart of every Indian, than to see the fluttering tricolour, on 26th January: a day to stop and ponder, when India was declared a Republic way back in 1950. This of course is a fact everyone knows, but there are little interesting morsels about Republic Day that most may not know of! Join us on an informative carousel as we bring you interesting Constitutional and other facts about India’s Republic Day…
Post-independence the “Dominion of India” came into existence, under the Commonwealth of Nations.
1) It was on 26th January 1950 that the Constitution of India came into force and India formally became a Republic.
2) The date 26th January was especially selected since it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day (26th January 1930).
3) India has the longest written Constitution in the world, incorporating 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 97 Amendments.
4) It took Dr. B.R.Ambedkar 2 years 11 months and 18 days to draft the Indian Constitution.
5) Two hand-written copies of the Constitution were prepared: in English and in Hindi.
6) Both were signed by 308 members of the Assembly on 24th January 1950. It became effective two days later, and came into force throughout the country.
7) The original hand-written copies of the Constitution are kept in helium-filled cases in the Library of Parliament House.
8 ) It has seen 94 Amendments since inception.
9) India’s motto “Satyamev Jayate” is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad,from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911.
10) Madan Mohan Malviya was responsible for selecting the Indian motto.
11) Rabindranath Tagore wrote Jana Gana Mana in Bengali first. It was translated by Abid Ali into Hindi, in 1911, and officially adopted as the Indian National Anthem in 1950.
12) It takes 52 seconds to sing the complete National Anthem.
13) The Indian emblem is adapted from the Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath, dating back to 250 BC.
14) The Indian flag was conceptualized and designed by Pingali Venkayya, a farmer from Machilipatnam.
15) The ratio of the Indian flag’s width to length is two to three.
16) The Indian flag, by law, is made of khadi and can be only made in nine specified sizes.
17) Flying an Indian flag made from any material other than khadi is punishable by law with upto three years of imprisonment and a hefty fine.
18) The Indian flag should never touch the ground or water, or ever be used as drapery.
19) Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath as India’s first President on 26th January 1950.
20) A 21 gun salute is fired as the President of India unfurls the tricolour, as a naval and military mark of honour.
“Beating the Retreat” is a military ceremony held on 29th January every year. It marks the end of Republic Day ceremonies. It was first started way back in the 1950s by Major Roberts of the Indian Army. The evening ends on the note of “Abide with Me” which also happened to be Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn.
Its time to bid adieu to winters; welcome the wonderful Spring and crop harvesting. With different names – Makar Sankranti (Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Sukarat in Madhya Pradesh and Bihu in the North-East…) is celebrated all over India.
Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival, marking the end of a bitterly cold winter and it ushers in spring. It is probably the only Indian festival to fall on the same date every year (between 13th- 15th January). It also has an astrological significance since it is around this time that the earth begins its gradual journey of moving towards the Sun. It is considered an extremely auspicious period (Uttarayan) by the Hindus and is perhaps the only Hindu solar festival. Sweets made of til (sesame seeds) are traditionally eaten and distributed at Makar Sankranti.
While Andhra knows it as Makar Sankrantanam, Nepal calls it Maghe Sankranti and Kashmiris celebrate it as Shishur Saenkraat.
The best part about any Indian festival is sharing wishes with family and friends. Take your pick from this season’s greetings…
Makar Sankranti wishes
Milao gur mein til
Udao patang, kaato dor
Khush kar do har dil
Makar Sankranti ka mach gaya shor!
Mithai se mithi boli, mithi zubaan
Surya devta ko karo pranaam
Udao patang bharo oonchee udaan
Makar Sankranti ki Shubhkamnayein!
Pongal is that time of the year, when the South goes into celebratory mode for three days. This harvest festival marks the beginning of the auspicious Tamil month of Thai. Pongal is named after the special rice dish cooked on this day: rice cooked in milk, sweetened with jaggery, in earthen pots on a wood fire. On the first day pots are allowed to brim over and “Pongal-o-pongal” is chanted loudly by one and all. This symbolize prosperity in the coming year. Pongal also means shopping for new clothes and bedecking the home with earthen pots, rangoli and mango leaves. The pots are often painted in auspicious colours and placed in the shade of freshly cut sugarcane stems.
The second day of Pongal is the time to decorate and venerate cattle, since they form the pillars of the agrarian fabric.
The third day of Pongal is dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, invoking his blessings and benevolence for the coming year and a bountiful harvest.
We bring you few Pongal wishes & SMS
karumbu soru yarukku
sarkarai satham yaruku
May Your joys abound and overflow
May your home be filled with plenty
Let the sweetness in your life grow
This Pongal we wish you prosperity!
Sugarcane, jaggery, milk and rice…
Cows and oxen, colourful kolam…
May Pongal bring you all that’s nice…
May this Pongal bring joy and happiness…
And your home be always filled with plenty…
Every year, let this festival bring you more not less…
May you and your family be blessed with prosperity…Happy Pongal!
As the New Year dawns, India slips into a festive mode: if the South goes ecstatic over Pongal, North India warms up to crackling bonfires at Lohri, whilst Gujarat comes alive with the vibrant and colourful kite festival “Uttarayan.” It is also celebrated as Sukarat in Madhya Pradesh and Bihu in the North-East…
Lohri falls on 13th January. Essentially celebrated across North India (check out Lohri celebrations & events in Delhi) , it also celebrated by all Punjabis wherever they live. Punjab gets ready to harvest the Rabi crop and sow fresh saplings in spring. Wistful prayers for a bountiful harvest become the essence of the folk songs, traditionally sung at Lohri.
This festival has greater social significance, rather than religious significance. Friends and family gather around a crackling bonfire, old furniture or wood is sometimes thrown in too, to signify new beginnings.
Traditionally peanuts, phuliyan, til, gur, revdi and gachak are thrown into the raging bonfire, and Lohri dinner consists of seasonal specialties, sarson ka saag and makki ki roti. The gathering circles the fire with merriment, bonhomie, song and dance as they celebrate Lohri.
The best part about any Indian festival is sharing wishes with family and friends. Take your pick from this season’s greetings…
LOHRI Wishes & SMS
Sundar Mundariye Ho!
Tera Kaun Vichara…
Dulha bhatti wala Ho!
Dulhe thee viyayi
Dher shakkar payi Ho!
Lohri le ke ayi hai
Mungfali di khushboo
Te gur di mithaas
Saag, rewdi te gachak de naal
Maza Lohri da tadon hai
Jad apne hon aas paas
Lohri diyan mubarakan!
Let the Lohri bonfire warm your heart on this cold winter evening
Let it burn the sad and unhappy moments of the past
Let it light up your life with renewed energy and hope
Let go of the old and look forward to new beginnings
May You & Your Family Celebrate Lohri Year After Year!
Best Wishes for a Happy Lohri
Twinkle Twinkle little sardar,
Oh bhangra paye in da car,
Punjabi tadka te daal frai (fry),
Tuhanu 1 din pahela LOHRI di
lakh lakh vadai!
E4-1 baar milkar
G4-gum bhula kar
H4-hum apko 1 din pehle kehna chaahte hai
It’s not just across India that this day is celebrated with great fervour and joy, but it is also holds great significance and is celebrated in Mynmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.
!!! BUZZINTOWN WISHES ALL A VERY HAPPY & GREEN LOHRI !!!
Morning brings HOPE,
Afternoon brings FAITH,
Evening brings LOVE,
Night brings REST,
Hope you get all of them everyday.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014.
Here Are My Wishes For You:
H: Hours Of Happy Times With Friends And Family
A: Abundant Time For Relaxation
P: Plenty Of Love When You Need It The Most
Y: Youthful Excitement in Life’s Simple Pleasures
N: Nights Of Restful Slumber
E: Everything You Need
W: Wishing You Love And Light
Y: Years And Years Of Good Health
E: Enjoyment And Mirth
A: Angels To Watch Over You
R: Remembrances Of A Happy Years!
Forget all your problems as the New Year brings for you
tons of hope, peace, success in every sphere
And something special for you and your family.
Wish you very Happy New Year 2014.
Fill your life with Happiness & Bright Cheer,
Bring to you Joy and
Prosperity for the whole Year,
And it’s my New Year wish for you Dear
Wishing you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!
New is the year,
New are the hopes and the Aspirations,
New is the Resolution,
New are the spirits and
forever my warm wishes are for you.
Have a promising and fulfilling New Year 2014.
May The Year 2014 Bring for You
Happiness, Success and filled with Peace,
Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends
Wishing You a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
May God paint the canvas of your life
with the most beautiful colors
and sprinkle peace, luck, success
and joy at every step!
Wishing you a Prosperous & Happy New Year 2014!
Oh my Dear, Forget your Fear,
Let all your Dreams be Clear,
Never put Tear, Please Hear,
I want to tell one thing in your Ear
Wishing you a very “Happy NEW YEAR 2014“!
Some New Year Quotes from famous people:
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” —Brad Paisley
“The journey is the reward.” —Steve Jobs
“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” —Vern McLellan
“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” —Mehmet Murat Ildan
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year, but rather that we should have a new soul.” —G.K. Chesterton
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” —Helen Keller
Check out New Year Parties in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai & Hyderabad. This is our last post of 2013 on this blog, see you all on the other side of 2014. But before we leave would like to know which post of ours you liked or disliked. Drop balloons, enjoy fireworks!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2014!
31st December Party Ideas…
Its’ party time folks!
The festive season exudes good cheer, bonhomie and joie de vivre…
If you’re looking for innovative entertainment ideas, look no further…
So you’re having a party!
If you’re wondering how to throw the perfect New Year bash without burning a hole in your pocket, we have the right ideas for you…
The most important thing to pump up any party is the guest list. Pick an interesting mix of people you want to invite. Do the inviting early enough (remember there’s lots happening this time of the year – 31st December eve). Ensure early warn-ins so you know who’s attending your party and who’s not! That way you can call more people and make sure you have a rocking party. Planning ahead is the key to having a party no one will forget!
Dress the Boughs with Holly…
Dress up your home for the great year end bash: take your pick from fairy lights, ribbons, candles, faux snow, Christmas wreaths, Christmas tree, colour co-ordinated home / table décor etc. A theme party will add a dash of fun to your New Year Eve party and allow your guests to experiment with their imagination. So how about a masquerade, karaoke evening, Christmas-colours dress code, Roaring 20’s or Back to college party?
Spirit of the season…
Stock up on spirits to ensure a spirited evening! Make out a guest list and list out your guests’ poison. That way you will be well prepared to offer your guests the drinks of their choice. Pile up on the sodas, soft drinks, juices etc. How about an innovative cocktail or a bowl of punch to get the party started? A signature champagne cocktail is a good way to raise a toast to the New Year bash.
Food for Thought…
Go with no-fuss snacks: bowls full of popcorn, nuts and crisps, slices of rye bread, nachos and vegetables sticks go well with a creamy dip. Dips can be made earlier and frozen till the day of the party. You could serve heavy snacks only throughout the party: go with sausages, salami slices, wraps etc. If you’re rustling up dinner as well, go easy on the snacks.
Light & Sound…
Mood lighting can create the right ambience, so go with diffused lamps, strings of Christmas lights swung over banisters, doors or pelmets. Let candles and floating candles cast a mellow glow all around. Plan the music for the evening well in advance. You could get a DJ for the evening, get professional help in choosing the right music, burn CDs in advance and don’t forget the cozy-corner dance floor.
Follow our simple New Year party ideas and make your bash the most happening gig in town!
You can also plan for a special lunch or dinner for a cosy meal with a vast range of exotic continental and oriental dishes complimented with mouth watering desserts and an all new spread…
We bring to you the perfect Christmas wishes and messages that symbolize warmth, joy and celebrations…
1 X’mas Tree
1 Lakh Candles
1 Crore Baloons
1 Million Stars
1 Billion Wishes with
1 Hearty Prayer
Sending You My Advanced
Xmas & New Year Wishes
Christmas is a time for magic and dreams come true.
Hope yours is filled with lots of fun and sparkle too!
Merry Christmas to you!
what fun it is to wish our friends
A very Merry Christmas!
May the joy & peace of Christmas be with you all through the Year.
Wishing you a season of blessings from heaven above.
And Joy Of Christmas
Be In Your Hearts All Year Long.
Wishing You A Merry Christmas
Full Of God’s Blessings
Bells are ringing the wishes of
the flying snowflakes send my most
sincere blessings to you
Striped red & white candy canes are a Christmas staple! Holly, mistletoe, tinkling bells, stockings, cakes and festive cheer are also synonymous with Christmas! To imbibe the true Christmas spirit, we bring you some innovative Christmas party décor ideas…
Christmas is that wonderful time of the year when you just “feel” like celebrating, and decorating! Let your home reflect the Christmas spirit, and look festive with our quick and easy ideas that look great, and best of all, don’t burn a hole in your pocket! Get set to party…
Nothing brings out the holiday spirit better than a holiday wreath on the front door!
Spray some talcum on sheer glass window panes for the frosty effect. Red and green are the colours for the season. Scatter red cushions, drape green or red stoles / dupattas / throws on sofa back or chairs. Scrunch red fabric across pelmets, use red table runners, and le voila your home already exudes the flavour of Christmas!
Strings of fairy, serial or floral lights can be strung along banisters, pelmets, across drapes or even on lamp shades. Choose candles in red, green and gold to add the festive touch. Take your pick from floating candles, cup candles, tea lights, tapers etc and don’t forget the gold candle stands!
Nothing conveys the spirit of the season, better than a well-decorated Christmas tree!! Decorate the faux Christmas tree with fluffed cotton, popcorn or bead strings, gold dust glitter on pine fir, use gold ribbon imaginatively in twirls and bows to add a magical touch. Don’t forget the gift-wrapped presents…
Dress the table in Christmas colours of red, gold or green: use fresh flowers, sprigs of faux holly / mistletoe, ribbon twirls, table cloth, table mats, runners, platters, napkins, candle stands, candles, floating candles and crockery. Pin red ribbon bows or gold stars to your existing table cloth to add festive cheer!
Christmas Party Mood…
Set the party mood with soft wafting strains of Christmas carols as the guests arrive. Rev up the decibel with the music of your choice, as the evening wears on and spirits soar. Roll up the carpet and create your very own instant dance floor. Let the wine and spirits flow, keep the snacks simple and let your guests feast in more ways than one…