Post # 1
So this is a south asian wedding – Indian wedding to be precise – and as is customary there is a Henna party, typically for the women-folk in the groom’s family & my family. Just the same, it occurred to me that I will be having a lot of male friends as guests for the wedding. They will be travelling from around the world to come for my wedding, so I don’t want to make this an all-women affair only. Now if I do open the doors to everyone and welcome everyone to the party, my fiancé is concerned that the men-folk are going to be very bored and while the women will entertain themselves with the singers/dancers, henna artists, etc. I can’t think of what I can do to entertain the men especially given that the party is to be held in the daytime and will not have any alcohol since my fiancé’s parents want to host it per the typical Hindu traditions. 🙁 Please help me with some ideas and suggestions or some activities that would interest the men as well and will turn out to be an all-inclusive event. :(I do have an idea of having bhangra dancers, but that’s where my ideas end. Not sure what other performers should I include?
Please help with any and all ideas!! 🙁
Post # 3
@joan.rivers: Hello and welcome the Bee!
This is an article for bridal shower games… Not all of those ideas might be suitable for males, however, some of them might. I like the Words of Wisdom – Game a lot.
Here are some more games for men which could go down well, especially the “Spice is Right” – game sounds fun….
Having performers there sounds also like a good idea but maybe one performance is enough to not overwhelm people but I don’t really know…
Post # 4
I’m also having a mehndi party where everyone is included. Our’s is going to be held outside in our backyard and we’ll be having lots of food, beer/wine and music, so we hoping it has more of a backyard party atmosphere to keep people entertained. While the ladies get their henna done the men will likely relax, grab a drink and enjoy the patio/food/music. But I agree, if you’re not serving alcohol and don’t have any specific entertainment in mind it might get a bit boring for guys. Bhangra dancers sounds like a great idea. Also if the men are into performing maybe you can ask a few to join in singing the traditional mehndi songs. I know that mehndi songs are ususally directed towards the bride but maybe you can just choose more romantic/love songs to sing. If the crowd is more young and may not be into performing…you could always just designate a room for people to chill where the guys will likely gather. For example, if you’re having the henna party at home you could have just have a room with couches and put the game on!
Post # 5
Don’t the men also have traditional songs and dances which they perform at the male equivalent of a mehndi? Also, some nice cigars might go down well!
Post # 6
Oooh I like the cigar idea!! Also maybe setting up a paan station? I guest these are not necessary guy specific but I’m sure everyone can enjoy!