Pink & Pistachio are the colors that I chose to center my inspiration board on. Pistachios are actually often found as a garnish on Indian desserts, and pink is one of the many bold colors often found in Indian textiles.
The game plan
Kitchen/Dining Area:Top a pink table cloth with a wrapping paper table runner, using paper from paper-source.com 's new India collection (I choose the Rajasthani paisley wrapping paper and matching thank you cards). If you have a round table not to worry, you can make custom placemats using cardstock available in the same print, seal them with Mod Podge decoupage glue so that they won't get soggy during the meal. In the photo above, the party planner also used wrapping paper to cover the little gift boxes at each table setting, another option is to use the beautiful fuschia with gold scrolls gift boxes also from paper-source.com. Inside the boxes include bindis or glass bangles both available from shopbeachcombers.com and/or stick on mehndi tattoos from dollsofindia.com. Since this is such an informal meal there is no need to set a placesetting for each girl, instead use pistachio colored paper plates and napkins and a mix of pink and pistachio plastic cutlery.
Inexpensive hand towels can be purchased locally and placed in each guest's chair for use during their various spa treatments, and guest towels can be used to bring the theme into the bathroom.
Movie Area: In a corner of the room, set up a small table to hold popcorn, nuts, and candy. Download your favorite Slumdog Millionaire movie poster and use it as wall decor behind your snack station. If you also want to add punches of color to the movie viewing area look for Indian inspired throw pillows at your local Home Goods, Marshall's or similar store. Be sure to have extra blankets or throws on hand for girls to get cozy while watching the films.
Above all have fun!
Decor is Pt. 3 in the Slumdog Slumber Party Series to read about food click here and here and read about the overall party theme and activities here.