A mehndi party is a traditional pre-wedding celebration that originated in Indian culture but has reached Asian and Middle-Eastern cultures as well. Usually held the day before the wedding, the mehndi party is a way to celebrate the bride and to spend time with her as she gets the ceremonial Mehndi, also known as henna, decorations on her palms, the backs of her hands, and her feet. These decorations aren’t just for style, though. They carry glad tidings for the upcoming marriage, such as luck, love, and joy.
Looking to plan a mehndi celebration and want decorations that fit the beautiful, jewel-toned theme? Check out the decor items and party favors from our Indian Jewel Collection.
Mehndi Party Decorations
A mehndi party is equivalent to a bridal shower. So, you’ll want to decorate your mehndi party with decor and favors that match your theme. When guests enter, greet them with this sign that features beautiful henna designs and personalized subscript.
Of course, mood lighting is key. These gold lanterns feature blue glass with gold henna designs, creating a jewel-toned ambient lighting. Place them on every table for a beautiful centerpiece.
Indian Jewel Lantern – $14.40
Add these tea light holders around your lantern centerpieces for an extra dreamy glow, or use them as the main centerpiece instead. Another great idea, place two or three tea lights at each mehndi station. They come in a variety of colors, all decorated with lovely henna designs.
Guests will need somewhere to place their drinks while they hang out with the bride. Leave a few of these Indian jewel glass coasters on every surface. You could even use them as a base for your tea light holders or hand them out as party favors at the end of the event.
Want to set up a photo booth so guests can show off their outfits and mehndi designs? This backdrop goes with the mehndi party theme perfectly. Plus, you can personalize it with a message and the date. Add a few props for everyone to use, and the photo booth area is complete!
Personalized Photo Backdrop – $75.00
Pretty Party Favors
Even if you have your own ideas for mehndi party favors, you’ll need a place to put them. How about in these pretty lucky golden elephant favor boxes? You can either close the top of each favor box or leave it open with gift tissue paper stuffed inside.
Glasses are a wonderful gift to commemorate this important event. Customize these stemless wine glasses with a pretty henna design or a stylized image of Ganesha. Guests will be reminded of your beautiful celebration every time they use this glass.
Want to give guests something that they will use for years to come? This white and gold jeweled trinket dish comes in handy as a place to store keys, loose jewelry, and other important items.
Indian Jewel Trinket Dish Bowl – $4.80
If you’re handing out candy or other treats to guests, put them in these cute vintage milk bottles. The sticker on the milk bottle will match your mehndi theme, and you can even personalize them!
Is one of your family members making home-baked goods? Place them in these “Thank You” goodie bags. They are definitely a nice touch and even incorporate your theme.
Personalized White Goodie Bag (Set of 24) – $33.20
Planning an mehndi party of your own? Let us know in the comments below!