Diwali in the Garden 2021

Hello and Happy Saturday! Wishing you a relaxing weekend. Today I’d like to share a few pics from last weekend’s Diwali celebration in our garden.

Called the festival of lights Diwali is observed by Indians all over the world. It’s celebrated with the lighting of diyas which are candles made of clay, lots of fireworks and sparklers, gatherings with family and friends, and feast of sweets and savories.

It was a pleasant fall evening last Sunday with temps in the 60s and sunny. Perfect for our Diwali in the garden party. Though our night time temps did drop we planned accordingly for a chilly evening and rented patio heaters which helped to keep the party warm, fun and festive.

Lots of smiles this evening 😃😄😀🥰

Laughter and hugs aplenty to go around

Hugs allowed finally! After almost two years of friends taking a hiatus from gatherings, Diwali seemed like a perfect time to reconnect ❤️ .

Ladies in their colorful sarees

A look at our feast 🥘🍰🍵🍯🍷

Dinner under the stars

I hope you enjoyed a peek at our Diwali celebration. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

18 thoughts on “Diwali in the Garden 2021”

  1. Dolly, great party yesterday!! It was lovely meeting everyone after ages.. it was so festive and colorful and everyone looked so happy.. delicious food all brought together so well. Even though temperatures were low last evening we did well with the heaters.. did not even need blankets and the shawls came out much later!! Thank you to both you and Hitesh for making it memorable. 😍🤗

    1. Hi Meera it was really great to see everyone having a good time!! Its been ages since we had a nice big festive party like this. All of you were looking beautiful! Your paneer dish was a huge hit!!! In fact when I saw the giant bowl of it I thought OMG it is so much but it was almost all gone, everyone loved it!

  2. hope you had a good rest after Diwali party. We all had a great time meeting everyone after almost 2 years and great food as well. Thanks for hosting! Saw the pictures in your blog , great compilation of pictures.

  3. Thanks Kalpana for the festive get together. You did an awesome job and will look forward to catching up with you when you have time. I don’t think you sat down all evening. Day of rest today😊

    You looked fantastic and I wished I had taken a couple of photo’s of us with my camera.
    It was good to catch up with all the ladies and to meet Pranav’s family.

    1. Hi Shalini so happy you and Prasad could come. Its been a long time since we had a fun large festive gathering. You were looking gorgeous as usual 😘. Your curry was a hit as there were no leftovers. I got my steps in for the day and then some – haha!!

  4. Wonderful Diwali party. 🌸Had a great time.  🥰
    I didn’t take too many pictures.  Will you send me some of the pictures you took?

  5. Good Morning Kalpana, Mani and I had a great time Sunday evening. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the company. Thank you for the nice gifts 🥰 . Wishing you a fun time shopping In India.Take care 💕

    1. Hi Veena, so happy you could make it and celebrate Diwali with us. It was indeed a very festive evening. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Thank you for the beautiful vase/urn!! I am looking forward to using it with some tall blooms from the garden. Have a good Thanksgiving. Take care.

  6. Hi Kalpana ,
    Good morning ☀️
    Thank you so much for inviting us for the Diwali party it was so much fun meeting you all after such a long time. 😊❤️
    The food was so delicious and I had a great time chatting with Priya and Pranav’s aunt. They are such wonderful people💕

    1. Hi Minal so glad you all could make it! It was great to see you and see everyone having a good time. Thank you for bringing the paneer and also for the beautiful ganesh diya i have places it it my temple.

  7. An exceptionally loveky setup..love the lanterns in the garden.. You all look amazing. Wishing all a great year ahead.

  8. Happy Diwali! Beautiful celebration! As always you have organized a wonderful get together. Dinner under stars in your beautiful garden looks magical!

    All of you look gorgeous!

    God bless you all!

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