Some people choose to throw a henna party for an occasion such as a bridal or baby shower, or for no particular occasion at all. If you want to commemorate a special event, such as an upcoming wedding or birthday, consider making homemade invitations for your guests. If you are creative, you can use a computer software program to design your own henna party invitations. If you have studied the art of creating henna tattoos, you can create your own designs, otherwise hire a professional artist skilled in this Asian art.
A fun way to throw a henna party at home is to have all of your guests participate in creating their own designs. Before you can throw a successful henna party, you need to gather the necessary supplies. Choose a kit that includes various designs, so that each of your guests will have a unique tattoo or set of tattoos. In addition to the ink and applicators, you may wish to purchase body glitter and jewels to add a special touch to your creations. To make it extra special, include jewels in colors that symbolize each of your guests' birthstones, such as emerald green for May and ruby red for July.
You can find henna art tattoo kits online, and many of them will include step-by-step instructions. If you prefer, search the Internet for tutorials on creating henna tattoos. Mastering this art may take some time, so allow yourself time to learn.
To throw a successful henna party, you should serve food that represents the Middle East. Tahini can be purchased at most east Indian grocery stores. This tasty spread that can also be used as a dip for pretzels and crackers. Pita bread is readily available at most supermarkets, and this should be a staple for your henna party menu. Make some tasty pita bread sandwiches, and for an authentic Middle Eastern flavor, serve Turkish coffee.
Do not forget to have good music for your henna party. Keep the music upbeat for dancing, and make it special by downloading some east Indian or Middle Eastern songs. You can also buy a compact disc compilation of Middle Eastern music at most music stores. If you want your henna party to come alive, consider hiring a genuine Arabic belly dancer. If the weather permits, decorate your patio or backyard with an east Indian, Turkish or Moroccan theme and throw your henna party outdoors.