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Gorgeous First Lohri Celebration {Bonfire Motif}

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Every January, the Punjabi community celebrates the harvest festival of Lohri. The first Lohri of a baby has special significance and is often a “grand occasion celebrated with friends and family”. And speaking of grandAmrit of Anais Event Planning & Design styled this gorgeous First Lohri Celebration for baby Zoravar, featuring a cool bonfire motif and a festive palette of metallic gold, royal blue, and rich orange hues.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Tables named after places with special importance to the family
– A ‘Gachak Bar’ (featuring traditional Indian sweets)
– An exquisite cake with intricate metallic gold swirls
– Beautiful floral centerpieces displayed in silk upholstered boxes
– The popular Ung Drill frame from Ikea, painted metallic gold & hung above the dessert table!

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Amrit

Every year in the month of January, the Punjabi community all over the world celebrates the fun filled festivity festival of Lohri. Logs of wood are piled up together for a bonfire, and friends/family gather around it to sing prayers to the natural elements of water, wind, and fire for a good harvest in the upcoming year. The event holds a special cultural and traditional significance for families with a newborn. The first Lohri of a baby is a very special occasion where all friends and family join to celebrate and pray for the child’s good health and prosperity. Offerings of popcorns, peanuts, and ‘gachak’  (traditional indian sweets) are shared as everyone dances together to the beat of the dhol (traditional indian drum associated with bhangra music) as a expression of gratitude.

For Baby Zoravar’s first Lohri celebration, his parents threw a fun soiree for their loved ones. The design concept involved a bonfire motif with a royal blue and orange color palette. Everything from the paper goods to the fancy sweets and savories in the ‘gachak bar’, and the exquisite looking cake was custom designed.

Bright floral arrangements were displayed in silk upholstered boxes while guest tables were named after cities and places that have deep meaning in the family’s lives. This event that was truly a labor of love from parents wanting to share their passion for travel and respect for cultural heritage with their little one!



– Photography: Jesse Johal Photography
– Venue: The Bridges Golf Club
– Event design, linens, florals and stationery & ‘Gachak Bar’ props and styling: Anais Event Planning & Design
– Special event lighting: Avenue Illumination
– Cake Artist: Cake Coquette
– ‘Gachak Bar’ sweets: Rangoli Sweets
– Favor bags: Oriental Trading 
– Favor boxes: Nashville Wraps

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

10 responses to “Gorgeous First Lohri Celebration {Bonfire Motif}”

  1. So awesome. I LOVE seeing events of significance from cultures other than my own.

  2. I love Indian themed parties because I love all of the colors and decorations! The cake is beautiful!!!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I love the vibrant colors and personal touches.

  4. Thank you so much for the feature! We are incredibly thrilled to see this fun celebration on one of our favorite blogs :)

  5. Jocelyn H says:


  6. this is just amazing!

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  8. Debbie says:

    I love this decoration and all arrangements. I want to know which fonts, do you use in this Candy table tags.

  9. Aastha says:

    It’s beautiful. Please share where did you get cards printed and also the labels?
    Also where did you get the table cloth and what color is it exactly?