|“OMG it’s Lohri!”|
We all get together, eat food (the harvest crop is spinach, which makes saag) and light a bonfire. We then sing old Punjab folk songs and dance. Basically a reason to have a party! 🙂
In the evening, we had a party in a marquee at home where our friends and family joined us to celebrate the birth of Arjun. Here we lit a bonfire during the night, and people sang and danced around it. The rest of the night was spent partying away to Bhangra and old Lohri songs played by the DJ 🙂 How did you celebrate yours?
I used table diamonds on the tables to bring out some colour and these were purchased from eBay at £1.55 a packet, I only used a quarter of each packet so have lots left for the next function too (Table Diamonds) .
Arjun’s colourful personalised decoration that we’d made last week was put up near the entrance.
We had a Lohri cake (as we need any excuse for cake!) – Arjun was more interested in demolishing it!
The food was all vegetarian as we are vegetarian and there was no alcohol. The menu included samosas and dokra (Indian savoury cake) for starters with Danish pastries and tea. We had saag (spinach) and makki di roti which is traditionally what is cooked at Lohri and also paneer (Indian cheese) and dhal (lentils). For dessert we had kheer (rice pudding) which is another traditional Lohri dish. We also had out some baby snacks to cater for the little ones 🙂
We don’t have meat or alcohol at our functions as we are vegetarian and tee total for religious reasons and to be honest, most of our parties are pretty crazy without (our friends and family know how to have a good time!). I often wonder what would happen in the presence of alcohol!!
There was lots of dancing to Bhangra music (thanks Mr DJ Bob Motion Music) and we also had a little zumba session (thanks Rasna!) which Arjun’s grandmummies and aunties absolutely loved!
Arjun loved all the attention – he’s generally a people person (like his mummy!). He had a great play session with his buddies and also had a little boogie (defo doesn’t take after his daddy who doesn’t go anywhere near a dancefloor!). He loved working the camera; he definitely isn’t camera shy! He wasn’t at all phased by the bonfire which I was surprised about! The cutest was when he fell asleep on his daddy’s shoulder as soon as we’d finished cutting the cake – great timing Arj!
|The babies sharing toys x|