Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018

Happy Diwali!

May the joyous celebration
Of the festival of lights 
Fill your heart with
Never ending joy and happiness
Happy Diwali

Wishing you a very happy, healthy and prosperous Diwali!

We celebrated our annual Diwali party this past Saturday with family and friends. Here is a look at our party pics. Enjoy!

Getting ready for our big party.

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Made a few succulent cuttings to give to friends as Diwali presents. Which I forgot to give  to half the guests until one of my friends reminded me 😀

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Lets get the party started!

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Laughter, laughter and more laughter

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Pics with friends

Ladies in their colorful saris

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Selfie Time

Kids young and young adults

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We have been celebrating Diwali at our home with these kids since they were babies!!

Guys just chilling

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A few pics with close friends

Dinner is ready!

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Dessert Time!

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A very special thank you to all the ladies who brought the most delectable appetizers, mains, and desserts for the party!!  You are the best friends a gal could ask for. 😘😘❤️💕!!

Time for Sparklers!!

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Happy Diwali from all of us to you !

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31 thoughts on “Celebrating The Festival of Lights with Family and Friends. Diwali 2018”

  1. Hi Kalpana,
    Thanks for having us over for the Diwali party. Shankar & I had a wonderful time. Also, thanks for the beautiful bowl & candle.

    Happy Diwali once again.

    Regards,
    Babita

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  2. Happy Diwali from all of us to you too and your family Kalpana. We really had a great time thank you so much for inviting us over. I really liked the leaf platter you gave me and Sisira liked her scarf she said she will use it. Take care and have wonderful holiday season ahead.

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    1. Hi Lakshmi. Happy Diwali! Want to thank you for the beautiful red bowl! I absolutely love it! Its very unique and I am positive I will be using it a lot. Thank you Lakshmi for bringing the pakoras too, we had a lot leftover and the whole family has been munching on them all weekend 😄. I am so happy all of you could come to our Diwali party. I hope you all had a good time. Thank you too for all your help in the kitchen! Much appreciated 😘

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  3. Hi Dolly! Thanks for the recipe! 👍 and thanks for the lovely evening on Saturday. It was wonderful to see everyone – I love the way everyone dresses up for the occasion. All of you were looking stunning! Great food and so festive. Loved it. Thanks for hosting and making Diwali so special for all of us. I will send the sparkler photos shortly.

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  4. Thanks so much for having us I’m glad the Chapatis worked out Nikita and me loved the gifts that you gave that’s so true they do look like sisters thanks for sharing the pictures I will talk to you soon

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    1. Pallavi, Happy Diwali to all of you! Thank you for bringing the right amount of chapatis, it was a great help. Everyone was looking so great at the party and I am so happy that Neil and Nikita could come. You know Sri and Nikita look so much like sisters! So beautiful!!

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  5. Rose Simon:
    Just a quick note to let you know that the Diwali celebration was fabulous! We all had a great time catching up with friends and enjoying the many delicious dishes! Thank you for including us in this special celebration. Have a wonderful week and please let me know when we’re going to Devi’s. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

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  6. You looked great too all in gold. It’s always hard to speak to everyone in such a large group for the hostess. I did catch up with some of the ladies I had not seen for a while though. Prasad enjoyed chatting to Stella and her husband. Food was great and not too much left over. So good guessing from all your chefs.
    It was also nice to see the younger adult generation at the party.

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    1. Hi Shalini. It was good to see you on Saturday both you and Anya were looking gorgeous as ever! That sari looks amazing on you and both you and Anya look great in the photos that we took. Thank you for bringing the dhal, it was perfect, we had just enough leftover for us to have the next day for dinner. Happy Diwali to all of you!

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  7. Hi! Thanks for a lovely dinner last night. We all had such a great time. The food was amazing as was the company. Thanks for the platter, aromatic candle and the succulent plants. Hope you can relax today… you put in a lot of effort with the decor and presentation, too. Loved everything!

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    1. Hi Nishma. Thank you for coming on Saturday and it was so good to see Shalin too having a great time. I am so happy that the three of you could come!! The party wouldn’t have been the same without you, Kamal and Shalin, so thank you for coming. Ofcourse it goes without saying, I am always grateful for all your help and support during our Diwali party, thank you Nishma. Happy Diwali!

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  8. Hi
    Thanks for such a great time last night
    May I add as usual
    Hopefully clean up wasn’t so bad.
    Thanks for the beautiful platter and candle – both are just beautiful.

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  9. Dear Kalpana
    Thanks for making us a part of this beautiful event! Good food, good company and excellent hosts!
    Very nice pictures. True festive feeling.
    Happy Divali. God bless you all.

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    1. Hi Basanthi, Want to thank you for the beautiful Diwali present with the tray and all the delicious fruits, and your ladoos!!! The persimmons are outstanding. The ladoos delectable. I cannot believe how large the pomagranete from your garden is!! It’s huge! Also thank you for all your help at the party. It was a huge help for me and when I came back after having fun with the sparklers it was so awesome to see all the dessert nicely presented! It was as if magic elves had come and set everything up. Thank you ! 😘❤️💕

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  10. I always LOVE seeing your party posts!!! They truly look like the greatest celebrations ever, just so full of joy! I recognize some of your friends from previous posts. You all look so radiant! What a spectacular time. Thank you always for sharing, Kalpana ❤

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    1. Hi Mackenzie! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely lovely commment and compliment!!! Seriously a party is only as good as the company invited and I am fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful friends who are great to be around. Thank you as always for your lovely lovely comment. You always make my day and my week 😘❤️

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  11. Fun, Food,feast,fabulous faces, fancy smiles, fireworks, I missed the date!
    Excellent pictures and good circle of friends blended together, keep up Dolly,, I’m happy and proud.
    Prayers Blessings best wises to all for a prosperous healthy Samvat new year and many many more to come following gala Deepavali!

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  12. Happy Diwali!! Stella really summed up the evening. It was a festival of delicious food and wonderful friends! Thank you for including my family in this special celebration. We had a blast!🎉. Your pics of the evening are awesome!!❤️

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  13. Team Sheth, thanks for a beautiful party. As a family you definitely have the gift of hospitality. You are a real blessing to many including me and William. Thanks for including us🙏. Great hosts, great food and beautiful friends and family ❤️
    Happy Diwali and much love 🎊🎉🎁🕯️

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    1. Stella thank you for your beautiful compliment! We are so happy you and William decided to come to our Diwali celebration. I loved seeing you in your native Ghana outfit! I hope you will be joining us again next year! Have a wonderful week. Happy Diwali!

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