Easter Party !!!

We were invited to our very first Easter party on April 20th by our very dear Friend. What a wonderful party she had arranged. Plus the kids had Easter Egg Hunt. Pari’s first Easter egg hunt, which she liked a lot, and this tradition, I know, she will cherish for years to come.

For this party, we made a very special Easter Basket. Our very first basket ready to be wrapped. Got the basket, Decorative bow & Easter grass from AC Moore, easter eggs with Hershey’s candies, a white bunny, some stickers, erasers and chips for the kiddo, along with some other Aveeno products.

Basket ready to be wrapped

Basket is ready, & the best thing was, they didn’t realize that it was not store bought 🙂

Easter Basket

Now, coming to the party. Perfect Planned party, and the very great arrangements. Here are some pics.

Appetizers ready !!!

Great Appetizers

On the Menu (Appetizers): Veggies (Celery, Carrots, Yellow squash, Green Peppers) with Dip, Garlic bread with Hummus, Fish Fry, Tandoori Chicken, Samosa with Green Chutney, French Fries, Dahi wada, Juice

Great Appetizer 2

On the Menu (Main Course): Naan, Raita, Mix-Dal, Aaloo-Palak, Matar Paneer, Rice Lunch

On the Menu (Dessert): Fruits, Pine-apple Custard with Ice cream


About Easter Egg Hunt: It was a good sunny day, and Pari really enjoyed the egg hunting with the kids.Egg Hunt1

Egg HuntingEgg Baskets filled with eggs after egg hunting.


Festivals of 2013- Halloween

This is the second post in my Festivals of 2013 series.

Pari’s first Halloween Celebration in USA, and she was so excited. She loved all the Hallowen songs in her school, And she was not at all scared. Her wish for the Halloween to become a Witch and convert her mom into frog “Ribbip-Ribbip”.

This is her costume for Halloween.

Witch Costume (2) Witch Costume

Sparkling Nail Paint for witch

Witch sparkling nail paint


& Pari kept these candies for Trick & Treat for the other kids to distribute.

Halloween Candies

Pari had real fun for Trick & Treat in the evening.

Festivals of 2013- Diwali

Oh !!! I have been so lazy.. I have loads & loads of items in my draft to be posted. Before i forget, I plan to publish the series of posts of our festivals celebration in 2013.

So, this one is Diwali in 2013- NJ

On Diwali evening, we did Ganesh-Laxmi Pooja.

Diwali Pooja

And then, we performed pooja on Pari’s Gharonda, which her Dad made so lovingly.

Diwali Gharonda poojaPari’s friends enjoying their stay at Pari’s house.

Diwali Pari Gharonda 2

Another view of her beautiful house

Diwali Pari Gharonda 1

Diwali Pari Gharonda 3

In the evening, there was a party @ home with friends. I made Diwali special: Gujiya 🙂

For Dinner, I made Chhole, Paneer Sabzi, Puri, Pulav, Dahi-bade.

Diwali Gujiya

Celebrations ….

1) Diwali celebration: Celebrated Diwali in a very elegant way, had special guests @home. Prepared below menu

  • Cornflakes Chivda
  • Fruit Custard
  • Sweet Corn Halwa
  • Ras Malai- (made with Haldiram Rasugulla)
  • Dahi Vada
  • Kathal ki sabzi
  • Chhola
  • Puri
  • Matar Pulao

Sweet CornRasmalai

Hubby dear made beautiful ‘Gharonda’ for Pari, we decorated her house with paper pom-poms, and she loved her house & all the decorations.

Diwali-GharondaDiwali Gharonda2


2) Satyanarayan Pooja: On the day of Karthik Poornima, (28-Nov-2012) we had Satyanarayan Pooja @home. The entire function was too good.Pari enjoyed a lot. I too felt very happy to perform pooja @ home after 2 and half years, and that too in my decorated arti thali. Lunch Menu:

  • Puri
  • Peas Pulav
  • Chhola
  • Aaloo-Parval
  • Dal


3) It seems New Year is bringing on many parties. Hubby Dear is always attending the parties. On a friday (30-Nov-2012), he attended 4 functions, yes offcourse without me. If both of us were there, he would be able to attend only one of the functions 🙂

4) Sundeep’s marriage reception in Hyderabad (8-Dec-2012). The party was too good .. Only veg items, and that too so exotic. Could not think of anything in veg, which was not there in the party menu. Amazing dinner.

5) Hyderabad Biriyani Feast @ Hyderabad in Bawarchi & Paradise. Lip-smacking.

6) Neetu Birthday celebrations !!! on 11-12-12 @ Barbecue Nation, Indiranagar. Excellent Service.