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REAL PARTIES: “Bollywood Bling” Theme

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bird from Bird Crafts created such a fun, vibrant celebration for her wedding anniversary this year!  The party had an ultra-colorful “BOLLYWOOD BLING” theme that would actually work great for all kinds of summer celebrations – birthday parties, bridal showers, cocktails parties, etc.

I’m especially loving the giant paper pom poms hanging above the dessert table and the sparkly rhinestone details on the glass candle holders and blue paper elephant cut-outs!

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Read on for more fun pics and all the creative party details, as told by Bird… 

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas

Bollywood Bling Aniversary Party Ideas


BOLLYWOOD BLING Anniversary Party
Submitted by: Bird of Bird Crafts

“This Bollywood Bling theme was inspired by spices, Bollywood, vibrant colors, hot summers and bling!

I made paper pom poms in all the different colors of the party and designed special party stationery – invitations, labels, favor tags, etc. I also designed a cut-out blue elephant that I displayed around the tables. That was a nice talking point with children and adults alike!

The desserts on the sweets table were displayed on mirror pieces to help reflect light from candles, which looked especially beautiful at night! Flowers were also displayed in clear wine carafes filled with more sweets, but you could also use sand, stones, etc. The backdrop behind the dessert table was created by attaching a piece of inexpensive orange fabric to the wall.

I used candles everywhere! Some of the candle holders were simply empty, glass yogurt pots that I decorated with ribbon and rhinestones.

The food was mainly Indian: Jalebi, Gulab Jamun and Mango Laassi, spicy curries, and conventional sweets for the children – in the vibrant party colours. I provided scoops so they could take extra sweets home in the party favor boxes and bags that I designed for the occasion.

Food labels were displayed with metal photo clips from the “dollar” (Euro) store, which tied in nicely with the “bling” theme.

Party favors included: home-made spicy mango chutney (which was also served at the party), Indian tea personalized with the party date, shimmery bangles and scented candles packaged in kitschy little fabric boxes from our local oriental shop.

The children received clear bags with watercolors and a paper mâché elephant I bought at our local equivalent of the dollar store (the euro store). All the favor bags were displayed in a miniature wheel-barrow with a plaque that read “Oriental Delights“.

We had a “Well Wishes Tree” at the entrance where our guests were encouraged to leave sweet notes or “words of wisdom”. It made for a great memento! By the tree we had a “Wishing Well” with floating candles and rose petals and some “foods for the gods” hehe.

My husband also compiled some Indian Sounds to go with the theme and help set the mood for the party.”


P.S. If you love this look and want to recreate it at home – good news! The Bollywood Bling party collection is available for purchase in Bird’s Etsy shop!

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Bird SAYS:


It’s really a blessing and honour to have my party featured here of all places!!!

I am so thankful and touched by the support you’ve given me and ever so slightly glowing?!! :)

Thank you from the heart!

July 12, 2010 at 6:10 am

Chris @ Celebrations At Home SAYS:

Bird did a great job, and I love all the bright vibrant colors and graphics! ; )

July 12, 2010 at 7:26 am

Susan Southerland SAYS:

Vibrant and gorgeous, what a creative and FUN way to create that glamorous Bollywood feel!

July 12, 2010 at 9:41 am

Michelle SAYS:

Great Job… I love the pom poms where did you get them??

July 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Krisi SAYS:

OH MY!!!! i love it! the colours are simply magnificent.

July 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Bird SAYS:

Hi Michelle,

I actually made them following a Martha Stewart tutorial! :)

Here’s the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/tissue-paper-pom-poms-how-to

Thank you all for the generous and sweet comments! And thanks again to HWTM for featuring it!!

July 18, 2010 at 2:59 am

Fiona SAYS:

Wow!! Just about to host my 30th birthday party and I was looking for ideas of what to do, just found the perfect one! Thanks.

July 20, 2010 at 1:39 am

Nicola SAYS:

Yummy! I wonder if the mango chutney tastes as good as it looks? Is it home-made? Where can I get the recipe?

July 24, 2010 at 6:09 am

Bird SAYS:

HI Nicola! I made it myself, the recipe is here: http://birdcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/06/edible-gifts-party-favor-mango-chutney.html

And it tastes even better than it looks! ;)

I am still so pleased that my party is here on HWTM!!

July 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

Candy SAYS:

I love the colours!! So vibrant! I would love to go to a party with this decor… Well done Bird!!

July 27, 2010 at 8:19 am

Patricia SAYS:

I want Dragon Ball , Cupcake,
Cookies design, dragonoid
Thank you

July 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Angela B. SAYS:

Love these jewel tone colors! This theme is great for all ages depending on the spin you put on it! This summer, I coordinated a Class of 2011 Bollywood Enchantment prom for a Michigan high school. Here is the link…

September 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm

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