At home ideas for New Year celebration

One of my best memories of childhood is to celebrate New Year eve with friends and family at home, we have never ever visited or booked a special party hosted by many of the hotels, pubs, and restaurants.

The best part of celebrating at home is to dressed in pajamas and dance and eat like no one is watching.

We lived in an apartment where all the colony kids organize and hosted the party in the terrace; to relive those memories I am sharing some of the ideas that can help you in celebrating New Year eve at home especially if you are a new mom or a toddler’s mom.

http://goldenbeeltd.com/?page_id=3111 Decoration:

  • Create a warm ambiance with a bonfire in the middle and chairs around it to stay connected with each other during the party.
  • If you are planning a party at terrace decorate it with the New Year banner and balloons on the floor.
  • Arrange a buffet system at one corner.
  • Set candle and flower arrangement in the tables to create warm vibes.
  • Make full use of fairy lights in the terrace wall, for a backdrop, around the tables wherever you think something is missing.

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  • Bring your own food: divide the dishes among each house in this way no one will be loaded with whole responsibility of food and you’ll get the variety too.
  • If you have a baking specialist in your colony give him/her responsibility of preparing the cake if not can be bought from the bakery.
  • For beverages, the easiest recipe is to prepare a lemonade or to serve a cold drink.
  • For snacks popcorns, chips, mini samosas or fruit chat can be served.
  • In dessert ice cream or any Indian sweet can be served.

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Plan a game that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids don’t make it complicated to understand the game for anyone.

  • A classic game like musical chair, dumb charade antakshari, and dart can be easy to manage and fun in playing too.

Music:

Each and everyone’s music taste is different so don’t go for what you like, when we plan a new year party our music is the new year special radio choose your favorite station and bring it on songs with a surprise and have fun.

Have fun and enjoy your New Year eve and do let me know if you have any queries.

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Happy New Year.

 

 

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How to get glow in winters

Winter cold make our skin look pale and dry and the low humidity steals the moisture away which can lead to cracking and itchiness too.

But by following a right skin care regime you can achieve the healthy glow in winters too by following these simple tips:

Cleansing:

Cleaning face with lukewarm water will prevent excessive dryness and won’t strip your oils too. Avoid using hot water for cleansing as it will make it drier.

Scrubbing:

Using mild exfoliate in winter won’t harm your skin, if you want to avoid market available scrub try to make your own with ingredient right from your kitchen,

What you need:

  • Coconut oil-2 Tsp
  • Fine sugar-1 Tsp

Direction:

  • In a bowl mix both 2 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of fine sugar.
  • And your mild scrub is ready coconut oil will moisturize your skin and fine sugar will exfoliate it mildly.

Moisturising:

Moisturising in the damp skin helps in locking moisture for a longer time if your skin is extremely dry and you need a natural ingredient for it use coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or almond oil.

Choose your moisturizer carefully for good results in winter, go for an oil-based moisturizer in winter rather than water-based one.

DIY winter face mask:

  • Papaya face mask.

What you need:

  • 2 tsp of honey.
  • A piece of ripe papaya.

Direction:

  • Mash the papaya well.
  • Add 2 tsp of honey.
  • Apply it in dry areas for 5-10 min.

 

  • Lemon and honey:

What you need:

  • 2 tsp honey.
  • Half a tsp lemon juice.

Direction:

  • Add lemon juice and honey in a bowl.
  • Mix it well.
  • Apply it on your face with cotton ball.
  • Leave it for 10-15 min.
  • Rinse it with water.

Drink plenty of water:

Drinking plenty of water will Keep your body hydrated and moisturize your skin. And your skin will glow in winters too.

Protect your skin:

Your skin needs sunscreen protection in winters due to the UVA and UVB rays peeping through clouds will damage your skin. So make sure to use sunscreen in winters too.

 

Hope these tips will help you to get that glow in winters. If you have any extra tips do comment in the comment section down below.

               Love Shubhagini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity Clothing Hacks

When I was pregnant I was all thrilled to shop for myself first 9 months and then for a baby, but the amount of price in name of maternity was way hell expensive.

Because of the fact that we can use them for few months only, I drop the idea of buying them instead with the little hacks and DIY I found on Pinterest you can survive in your pregnancy without buying them.

The first trimester is the easy one as you don’t need oversize cloth for the first 3 months; I have survived in my already owned clothes up to 5 months.

And now when I am in my 7 months I need that extra fabric, here are some hacks and DIY that I found on Pinterest for maternity hack.

Steal your husband T-shirt:

From lounging around the house to exercising I found them the comfiest outfit even though they are of a Medium size for your husband you’ll feel like large size all comfortable in it.

Bra-back extender:

Let’s face it your boobs will increase throughout the pregnancy and buying new lingerie every month will be a waste, a bra- back extender will work by adding some extra inches and breathing room for you.

Instead, invest in a good nursing bra.

Hair elastic:

Your favorite pair of jeans can still be worn with this simple hair elastic trick.

Make Maxi dress and Anarkali your best friend:

This is the best hack I have found to wear maxi dresses and Anarkali kurtas in your pregnancy as you can get them in a different style without spending much on it.

They can even do a trick on your maternity shoot.

Yoga pants and jeggings:

Like the maxi dress and Anarkali yoga pants and jeggings can also do a trick making you comfortable yet stylish at the same time.

Pair it up with long tops for that flaunting look.

Buy top in one size up:

For this hack go for a long top in one size up, they’ll not be stuck in your belly and will be comfortable too.

 

Here are my tips and tricks to save a little in maternity clothing, tell me yours in the comment section below.

Love Shubhagini

 

 

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DIY Coconut Winter Moisturiser

Winters are in its almost top notch, which brings dry skin and chapped lips and is the most irritating thing to face in this cozy winter. No matter how much you moisturize your skin it is the same dry feeling after some time.

Recently I came over this DIY recipe of moisturizer made up of all natural ingredients which are not only safe on your skin but also keeps it lubricant and chapped free for a longer time.

Here I have used coconut oil as a carrier oil you can also use almond oil, Shea butter or cocoa butter for it.

For this, all you need is:

  • 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil.
  • 2 capsule of vitamin E oil. ( easily available in medical stores)
  • 1 lemon zest.

Direction:

  • Add 4 tsp of solidified coconut oil in a bowl, solidified because it will be easy to whip it up with an electrical blender.
  • After whisking it up for 2-3 minutes add one whole lemon zest into it and squeeze two capsules of vitamin E oil into it.
  • Fold it up gently, exactly the way you fold a cream for cake.
  • And that’s it your homemade moisturizer is ready.
  • You can also add your favorite essential oil to it.
  • It can be stored in the fridge if you have mild winters.

 

Let me know in the comments how its turn out.

Love Shubhagini

 

Make your own Holi colours

Spring is officially here so as the festival of Holi .With the happiest festival of season and splash of colors ,Holi is being celebrated throughout in India with much more hoo-hala and so as the chance to drench everyone  with bura na mano holi hai but this also brings the skin allergy ,irritating eyes and the pain to get off that after holi color with the chemical based colour.

Though in market some herbal colors are available but not came with guarantee and may be fake label for its sale but you can make your own organic color without any fuss but with a little effort and will be gentle to your skin and eyes.

Red :

Dry

  • Red Sandal Wood Powder has a beautiful red colour, can be added with rice flour to increase its quantity . This can be used instead of Red Gulal.
  • Dry red hibiscus flowers in shade and powder to make a lovely red color.

Wet

  • Beetroot, Peels of Red Pomegranate boiled in water, juice of tomatoes and carrots all diluted with enough water to make natural red color .
  • 2 tsp of sindur with 1 liter  of water .

Yellow

Dry

  • Mix two parts of turmeric powder (haldi) with four parts of rice flour  and use it as yellow gulal.
  • Dried  petals of Amaltas, Marigold / Gainda , in shade and crush them to obtain a fine powder

Wet

  • Add one teaspoon of haldi to two liters of water and stir well. This can be boiled to increase the concentration of color .
  • Soak Amaltas or Marigold flowers in water. Boil and leave overnight.

Green

Dry

  • Use mehendi / henna powder, separately or mix with equal quantity rice flour to attain a lovely green shade.Make sure your use pure heena without any amla ritha added to it .
  • Dry and finely powder the leaves of Gulmohur tree for a green colour.

Wet

  • Mix two teaspoons of mehendi in one liter of water and Stir it well.
  • Can also be obtained by mixing a fine paste of green vegetable leaves like spinach / palak, coriander / dhaniya, mint / pudina etc. in water.

Blue

Dry

  • The Jacaranda flowers can be dried in the shade and ground to obtain a beautiful blue powder. The flowers bloom in summers.

Wet

  • Crush the berries (fruits) of the Indigo plant and add to water for desired color strength. In some Indigo species the leaves when boiled in water yield a rich blue.

Saffron

Dry

  • soak saffron strands overnight in water mix later mix it with rice flour and dried that in shade

Wet

  • The Flame of the Forest known as Tesu, Palash or Dhak in vernacular languages, is the source of the wonderful, traditional color for Holi. The flowers are soaked overnight in water and can also be boiled to obtain a fragrant yellowish – orange-colored water.

Brown

Wet

  • Kattha (Acacia catechu) when mixed with water will give a brownish color.
  • Boil Tea or Coffee leaves in water. Cool and use.

 

Black
Wet Colour

  • Boil dried fruits of Amla / Indian Gooseberry in an iron vessel and leave overnight. Dilute with water and use.
  • Extract juice of black grapes and dilute with sufficient quantity of water to remove stickiness

Here’s wishing you all a fun filled, colorful and safe Holi!