Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bollywood Birthday

I thought that I would begin by saying thanks to everyone who came along, I had a great time and it was a pleasure to have your company. What I am referring to, is of course my Bollywood Birthday Party on Saturday night. There were 22 of us all enjoying Indian food and music. Not to mention costume. I spent most of my Friday (which I thankfully took off work) baking in preparation. As for the day itself, it was a little more relaxing with way less preparation on my part, though I did manage to peel open my finger instead of the potato, which put a real crimp on my cutting abilities with blood gushing out of my finger. Ew, I know.

As for the night itself, I had many colourful decorations, mild and hot Indian curries and fruity desserts. (I have to say that the mini strawberry cheesecakes were my favourite). Not to mention just about everyone was dressed up in their Indian attire. It was actually one of my less stressful costumes to put together, mainly because it was quick to do and I really did not have to worry too much about cultural or historical accuracy. I was channeling 'I dream of Jennie' with pants, a skirt and a bolero style vest, along with a leotard underneath (you don't need to see my flab) and a high ponytail. My skirt and vest were made out of a full Indian sari that I chopped up and it was my very first time working with Lycra for the leotard (easier than I expected). I also made my brother's costume which was very simple. It is basically a pair of pyjamas with a bright open robe over the top to add some colour and flair. Overall I had a fantastic evening, but for the photos. I didn't get that many, being in the kitchen getting the food ready, so I am relying on my fellow photo snappers that were there to post photos for me to get copies of.



  1. What an awesome birthday party idea! I love your skirt and vest! And the ceiling decoration - with the fabric and lights - is beautiful!

  2. your blog is really cute,i'll follow you!!
    i love india too and i'm also thinkn' about a bollywood bday party