{Diwali} 3 Awesome ways to prepare yourself for the Festive Season

diwali sweet idea

The festive season calls for some special touches. Even if we are busy and don’t have too much time to spare! Here are three things that are quick and do-able – a decor idea, a festive recipe and a gift-wrapping idea!

Festive Decor: One small change can make a ton of difference in your decor. For me, it was the curtains this year. The curtains in the pic below are too dull for the festive season. Also, they cover a large part – almost an entire wall of my living room – and adding something more festive there, is a sure way to effortlessly transform the room.

Festive Decoration

So that’s just what I did. I picked up an orange tie&dye set of sheers, and just moved some of my things around to accessorize the curtains – the lantern from my altar table, and my DIY wooden frame to emphasize a look festive gay abandon! Here’s what it looks like now!

diwali decor

So you could do something similar. It doesn’t have to be curtains. Remember to tackle a large area of your room for this makeover – dress up the table if you have a huge dining room, curtains for french windows or large windows (like I did) – or if you have a large area of seating, then consider investing in silk upholstery (removable) for the festive season! If you have the time, then go ahead and tackle the rest of the home too – but start with these large areas first!

Festive Food: Here’s a really easy egg-less orange cake. The recipe will be posted in a day or two, so do come back! But I do have another easy but exotic-looking recipe for you just below this pic!

Eggless Orange Cake
Eggless Orange Cake

This is a recipe that’s easy-to-make and delicious!

It’s easy, it’s festive!
It’s Pomegranate and Rose Panna Cotta!!

diwali sweet idea

For 6 tiny servings you need
1/2 a cup of cream
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of pomegranate juice (just cut a pomegranate in quarters, and rub each quarter on top of a citrus juicer) until you get this qty of juice
1 tsp gelatine (You need to soak it in a tablespoon of cold water)
a drop of white rose essence
Food color if you wish (my kiddo went overboard with my pink gel color, not realizing that just a drop was required)

  • In a heavy-bottomed vessel, heat the cream and sugar together until well combined, and just about to boil.
  • Take off heat and mix it into the soaked gelatine until it is fully dissolved. Stir a bit.
  • Now add the color, juice and essence.
  • Pour into greased molds/ramekins (I used my mini tart molds) and leave to set in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours
  • Invert onto a plate and garnish with pomegranate seeds or rose petals.

Pomegranate and Rose Panna Cotta


Gift-wrapping: The kids and I are getting quite conscientious about green wrapping or re-using gift wrapping paper. Diwali is the perfect time to spread this message of frugality and green living. Here is a lovely newspaper wrapping idea that others would love to emulate too!

Gift wrapping idea

Come join a set of fabulous bloggers sharing their Diwali moments, easy Crafts, DIY ideas, Recipes and book recommendations with you.

Starting from October 1 till Diwali and beyond, each one of us
will be writing a post related to Diwali.
Participating blogs
Artsy Craftsy mom . Reading Rabbits Library . Food and fads . Cherish Dream Live . My little Moppet . On-board the Mommyship . Roohi’s Collection . Colours Dekor . Bumps n Baby . Hello Mommyhood . A spoonfull of ideas . CraftIsland . Perfect Skin care for you . ParentingMantras . Whats Cooking Mom . Orange kitchens . Quilts & Quills . Fun Activities for Children . Something’s cooking . Obsessivemom . The Design Enthusiast . Fantastic Feathers . Little aadi ali

So sit back, relax and check out all the fabulous Diwali Dhamaka posts in the linky.


  1. The pomegranate and rose Panna cotta looks so yummy �� and inviting, will definitely try once.

  2. I love ur tie & dye curtains.. Adds such an ethnic & festive feel
    🙂 Thank you for participating

  3. Your curtains are so pretty. Bright colours and it automatically starts looking so festive…you are so right 🙂

  4. Curtains are very beautiful Sharon. lantern and frame are pretty too.

  5. And you know I love those curtains.. Simply wow!! Nice tips too 🙂

  6. Loved every bit of your space n colours are so inviting! surely food looks yumm & this diwali will surely try them! Happy diwali!

  7. Love those Curtains..So festive and beautiful

  8. Those curtains are gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas. Happi Diwali to you and your family.

  9. You have a beautiful house. You have decorated it in that way. I love the decoration.

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  11. The way you decorate your house is pretty awesome. I got some ideas from you and will definitely give a try. Thanks for sharing.