Lohri is probably one of the most awaited festivals for Sikhs and Punjabi’s. But who doesn’t like an evening with family besides the warmth of the bonfire? Even if you aren’t Sikh and Punjabi, the festival of Lohri is a great way to enjoy the winter season in the warmth of the bonfire with your loved ones.
The festivities of Lohri are an embodiment of gratitude to nature as represented by the Sun god. They are also symbolic of a spirit of brotherhood, unity and gratitude, with family reunions generating happiness, goodwill and cheer. Of course, Lohri celebrations, get even bigger if you’re celebrating the arrival of a little one in your family or if it’s your first Lohri celebration post your wedding. To add to your celebrations we’ve figured out ideas that will make your festivities even more grand and gorgeous!
Lohri Decor with Colourful Kites and Lanterns:
Bright colours, festive music and delicious food are the essentials of every Lohri celebration. Adding colourful and vibrant kites will make your venue look festive and celebratory. Kites will be quirky and different additions to your classic Lohri celebrations. The traditional look of kites set up delicately along with colourful lanterns is the perfect way to brighten up your Lohri celebrations.
Our pro tip would be to play some Bollywood music like the Lohri song from Veer Zara as your guests enter the venue to get everyone in the celebratory, fun and festive mood!
Cloth Drapes and Dupattas:
Dig out your mom’s old gorgeous dupattas and use them to set up your colourful Lohri venue. You could also use bright drapes. Traditional dupattas and fabrics draped exquisitely around doors and walls add a glamorous yet festive vibe to the venue. You could use them on the doors or set them up on the walls as well. The colour palette which goes best with Lohri decor would be shades of yellow, pinks and reds. You could also add green dupattas to add a different element to the decor.
Decorate the Holy Bonfire:
Decorating the bonfire will definitely be a very unique twist to your decor. The Holy fire is the centrepiece of your celebration, so why not make it grand? You could use stones to create a beautiful design around the fire. Along with that, you could use artificial flowers and rangoli colour to add to the design. However, make sure you don’t place anything that is flammable like fabric and cloth around the bonfire to avoid any hazards.
Traditionally Embroidered Umbrellas:
Rajasthani umbrellas are exquisitely embroidered umbrellas that can be used to create your perfect traditional Lohri decor. They are bright, colourful and the mirror work definitely makes them look extra gorgeous and festive. Just place these umbrellas on the floor or carefully place them on the ceiling and you’re all set with your festive Lohri decor. Add some fairy lights to the decor as they make the embroidery on the umbrella stand out at night.
Lohri Themed Photo Booth:
A photo booth is a great way to add to the fun of your Lohri celebration. Plus, they make great additions to the Lohri decorations as well. You’ll get a chance to capture memories that your family will cherish for a lifetime. A fun twist to the decor would be funny hashtags and photo booth props. You could also add Lohri themed cutouts to make it an exclusively Lohri themed photo booth.
Festive Popcorn Cart:
Til, gajak, jaggery, peanuts, and popcorn are classic offerings for Lohri celebrations. They are also the most delicious things to munch on in winters. So to add an element to your food and decor, set up a unique popcorn cart. The festive cart could have different types of popcorn that you could eat. For instance, classic salted, cheese, caramel, peri-peri are flavours you could add. You could also set up a cute traditional cart for jaggery and gajak as well.
Earthen Pot Lohri Decor:
Earthen pots are easy to find and make great additions for traditional Lohr decor. You could paint them with bright colours and add some real flowers to create the look below. These pots could be placed anywhere in the venue to make your Lohri even more festive and grand.
If you’re wondering how you’ll get all these decorations to your Lohri venue amidst all the other work, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Just contact us at CherishX and we’ll be on our way to make any of these ideas (and many more) a reality for your grand and gorgeous Lohri celebrations!