After the pasni puja was over, the next big day was the party day.
Chhori is so blessed to have so many loved one come to visit her after her birth. So I wanted to invite everyone for the celebration and to share the day with us.
As with other celebrations, I had many ideas that I wanted to execute for her special day.
So I started planning for the big day months in advance. I wanted a big enough venue that served good food and had great ambiance. After a very tiring search, we finally found it.
The next part was to find a good baker to bake a special cake for Chhori and a photographer who could capture the special moments. Once everyone was booked, I started on the entertainment. I wanted to put on a few performances so I asked few of my friends and they agreed to dance and sing on the day. Altogether, there were going to be 5 dances and a song and I was performing a dance with my sister in law as well.
I always liked dancing but I haven’t performed since high school so I was excited and scared at the same time. We practiced for almost a month every other day and though we were not very good in the beginning as the days passed and we practiced more, we got better and better. I was really happy with where we were headed.
In the meantime, we also designed place cards and arranged the table sitting. It took a while but when everything were done, I was super excited for the day.
On the day of party, I went to the beauty parlour to do my hair and makeup. It took almost 2 hours to get ready and I was happy with the result. I had ordered a special lehenga saree and that was what I was wearing. AS was also looking really handsome in his new suit and bow tie.
Chhori also had a special dress made for her in a boutique in Nepal by her grand ma which I loved a lot. She looked absolutely gorgeous.
Once we were all ready, we went to the venue. It was decorated, nicely.
The cake was also already delivered. We placed all the place cards in the right places and were set for the evening.
It was early and the photographer was there as well so we spent an hour taking photos before the guests arrived. He took great photos of us as well as with my parents and brother.
As the guests arrived, the place stared to fill up and food and drinks were served.
It was so much fun catching up with friends and family after a while. Chhori was an absolute angel and was behaved so well.
After a while Chhori was bit tired and I let her sleep for a while so she would be fresh and happy for the cake cutting.
As to our schedule, it was time for some entertainment and first up was me and my SIL. I felt nervous like as if it was my first time on the stage but once the music started the fun took over the fear. We both were more relaxed and started our performance.
Before we knew it, the songs came to an end and I was glad that everyone enjoyed it too. We were showered with applause when we left the stage. I am so glad we captured the performance on video.
After our dance there were more performances that evening by my friends. I am so grateful that I have such a great family and friends who invested their time and energy to make Chhori’s pasni such a memorable evening.
As I looked around, everyone was enjoying the evening and I could see that the guests were relaxed and mingling well.
While the performance was on, entree was served and after the performance, it was time to cut the cake. Chhori woke up just in time for that.
The baker did a great job with the cake. It was what I had imagined and looked amazing. I, AS and Chhori cut the cake together. Amazingly, when we gave Chhori a piece of cake, she loved it so much that she started munching on it and we were pleasantly surprised. She loved the sweetness and she looked so cute with cake all over her face.
After the cake, the dance floor was opened and every one joined us on the dance floor for hours to enjoy the evening. It was so much fun for all of us.
In the meantime, dinner was served and everyone enjoyed the food and the dance and before I knew it, it was close to midnight and party was coming to an end.
I am so happy the evening went as we planned and everyone enjoyed it. They told us that they had an amazing time and loved our organized celebration.
We got some beautiful photos and videos from the day so when Chhori grows up, she too can enjoy watching her Pasni ceremony.
Hope you enjoyed the photos and the post as much as we did the occasion.
Take care everyone,
M from nepaliaustralian