6 Amazing Mehndi Party Ideas for the Perfect Night

A brilliant, colorful mehndi party is one of many vibrant celebrations that are part of a traditional Indian or South East Asian wedding. Mehndi, also known as henna or mehendi, is a plant-derived paste applied on a bride’s hands and feet as a temporary form of skin decoration before wedding ceremonies. It’s meant to serve as a symbol of good luck, and the designs are so gorgeous!

These six ingenious inspirations are sure to spark your own ideas for a radiant and festive mehndi, sangeet, or even an engagement party!

Mehndi on bride's arms | Henna Craze via Maharani WeddingsHenna Craze via Maharani Weddings

1. A Bright, Glamorous Stage

It’s all about the bright colors! You need a pretty stage for the mehndi artist and photo ops, so why not deck it out in all the colors under the rainbow? Drape bright pink, orange, green and blue fabrics to create a beautiful backdrop.

Mehndi Stage | Jashim Jalal Photography via Maharani WeddingsJashim Jalal Photography via Maharani Weddings

Hang multi-colored lanterns on the stage or group a few small ones on tables.

Sapna and Sanjeev Mehndi Party | Valerie Valdez via Table4WeddingsValerie Valdez via Table4Weddings

2. Fun Seating for Guests

Allow your guests to mingle on comfortable seating. Lounge seating with lots of plush pillows is perfect for a mehndi party. If your event is outdoors, add a burst of color with umbrellas that match the decor.

Mehndi party lounge seating with umbrellas| Suhaag GardenSuhaag Garden

3. Simple Table Décor

Keep table décor simple with small mehndi-inspired lanterns and votives. Include gold elephant tea light holders that guests can take home as a favor.

Gold Elephant Tealight | Kate Aspen

Include henna motifs throughout your decor. Place signs with pretty henna designs on tables as centerpieces or on a small table near the stage.

Keep Calm and Henna On Sign | Jamie Howell Photography via Marharani WeddingsJamie Howell Photography via Maharani Weddings

4. Cute Favors

Get creative with your favors! Stick bindis on foil-wrapped chocolates and place them in a cute peacock favor box as a sweet gift for the girls.

Feather Favor Box with Candies and Bindis Inside | Kate Aspen

5. Delectable Snacks & Drinks

Serve savory snacks like traditional chaat, which is a vegetarian snack usually served from street food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Set up a station where guests can choose from a delicious selection.

Chat Station | PS Photography via Floridian SocialPS Photography via Floridian Social

Guests will need a refreshing drink to go with their snacks. Set up a chai bar so guests can prepare their own hot cup of tea!

Chai at Indian Wedding Anup J Kat via Marry Me WeddingsAnup J Kat

6. Pretty Desserts

Cookies in square, paisley, and hand shapes with intricate mehndi designs are tasty desserts that also complement the party décor.

Mehndi Cookies | Chana Blumes Photography via Hostess With The MostessChana Blumes Photography via Hostess With The Mostess

These brightly colored paisley cookies are almost too pretty to eat!

Party Tip: Include a few cookies in a bag for a treat guests can take home.

Sugar Beas Paisley Mehndi CookiesSugar Bea’s Custom Cookies

Which inspiration is your favorite?

Happy Planning!


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