Top 10 Ways To Entertain Your Guests During Mehndi Ceremony

Make your mehndi ceremony an event to remember with these fun and entertaining ideas.

By Nisha BaghadiaNisha Baghadia  • 

If you are planning your big fat Indian wedding, learning about how to entertain your guests during the mehendi ceremony should be one of your top priorities.

Many ceremonies make up an Indian wedding. While most religions have their own wedding ceremonies, one wedding ceremony that is common for most religions is the mehndi ceremony. Grandly organizing your mehndi ceremony can take a lot of planning. It is not just about adorning yourself with mehendi but also your close female relatives. You may want to have a proper ceremony for everyone to have fun. Food may not be the only solution in this case. The mehendi is the ceremony where the bride and the guests have fun. That is why you may have to plan several entertainments for your guests.

Singing and dancing are common practices for mehndi ceremonies. But if you want to do something different, you should not shy away from doing it. Why go with the ordinary? If it is your big ceremony, think of taking it to the next level! Plan games that most of your guests can participate in and have fun with. Games are sure to grab more attention than a group of friends and family members singing and dancing. Keep scrolling for a few new mehendi ceremony ideas that can pay off!

Mehendi ceremony is a popular and prevalent tradition in many countries besides India, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and some parts of Afghanistan.

Top 10 Ways To Entertain Your Guests At A Mehndi Ceremony:

Though the mehndi ceremony was originally practiced by a few religions, most Indian weddings today seem to be including the ceremony. If you have decided to include the ceremony, start with the planning now. You can create some games to get your guests interested. You can choose from the list mentioned below.

Here are the top 10 Indian mehndi ceremony games that you should plan for the big day:

Singing as a way to entertain guests during mehendi

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1. Since singing is a major part of the mehndi ceremony, try to create games that involve singing. You can ask your guests to form groups. Then you can pitch the groups against each other. You can ask the groups to play Antakshari. You can even show them pictures of various movie stars and ask them to sing popular songs from their movies. This can help create an entertaining atmosphere as well as allow the guests to open up.

Quick Tip
Another popular singing game you can try is called Magnet. In this game, each team has to pick a word from the song their opponent team is singing and sing a song beginning with this word. The team which cannot find an appropriate song loses a point.

2. For the more boisterous set of guests, have a dhol or dholaki playing competition. You can ask the musicians, whom you have hired, to give their instruments for the games. Then you can ask the guests to take their turn at beating each other at drumming.

Dancing as a way to entertain guests during mehendi

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3. Dancing is again a big part of the mehndi ceremony. You can use this too as a game. You can ask the guests to dance to the drum beats. Those who fail to follow the beat can be eliminated. So, your guests can dance and enjoy the event.

4. Nothing is more important on that day, than the bride. You can play a game of ‘find the bride’. The bride can go and hide, or can be hidden by one group of people. The other groups may have to go and find the bride.

Mehendi drawing competition as a way to entertain guests during mehendi

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5. Since the day is bound to see an excess of mehndi, you better put it to good use. Use the extra mehndi to ask your guests to try their hand at drawing mehndi. This can be entertaining and some can go home with a fancy design.

Eating competition as a way to entertain guests during mehendi

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6. Most guests may be coming just to eat. Well then give them plenty! Have an eating competition. Have sweets-eating competition or a golgappa-eating competition. This is sure to entertain even the uninterested guests.

7. The advent of technology makes it easier to invent a new competition. Ask your guests to take pictures using their camera phones. The best photo will be declared the winner.

Create flower garlands as a way to entertain guests during mehendi

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8. You can use flowers to create games as well. The flowers can be used to ask the female guests to create flower garlands or flower decorations.

9. Marriage is all about balance. Make your guests balance before you balance your marriage for the rest of your life. Get a rectangular beam and ask your guests to walk on it!

10. A popular game that is also played at many events is charades. You can play charades by dividing the guests into groups again. This can be a very good entertainment source

The mehndi ceremony is not just about putting mehndi and having food. But, it is the day of celebrations, dancing, singing, and enjoying to the core. To make the event more fun and entertaining, you can include some new additions, like games and competitions. Mehndi drawing, dancing, singing, and eating can all be conducted as competitions where your guests can participate. We hope the competitions and fun games mentioned in the list will help you entertain your guests during the mehndi ceremony and make the event memorable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you wish the bride at a Mehndi ceremony?

Congratulate them on their nearing wedding and wish them a prosperous and happy life ahead. Give them your blessing and best wishes. Complement their mehndi designs.

Who is invited to the Mehndi ceremony?

Only women from the bride and groom’s side can attend and are invited to the mehndi ceremony, including family members and friends.

Key Takeaways

  • Singing games are one of most popular activities to include in the mehndi ceremony and are a sure-shot way to keep the guests entertained.
  • Dancing is a given in any Indian ceremony, but to make it more fun, you can plan a dancing competition with the guests having to groove to the drum beats.
  • Nothing beats a food competition, especially if it includes sweets or golgappas.
  • Another fun activity can be created using just flowers—simply ask your guests to make beautiful flower garlands or decorations.

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