Anything can be the perfect ice-breaker at a house party—a trophy, an appliance or even the curtain designs. But what if your entire house is the topic of the party conversations?
We are talking about decor items, serving plates and even air fresheners that will help you start a conversation about sustainability and social empowerment across the lengths and breadths of the country.
1. Blue Pottery from Jaipur, Rajasthan
From vases, gorgeous looking mugs or jars – you can have your pick with these blue pottery items. With all of them adding a pop of colour to your decor, impress your guests with these Jaipur accessories. The art of blue pottery was introduced to India during the Mughal era and has since made its home in Jaipur. Guide the tête-à-tête in your party to the art and its history in India!
2. Jute Tray from West Bengal
Fancy a chip and dip? There’s no easier appetiser to get the party started. This jute basket is made by rural artisans from West Bengal and will not only be a beautiful way to present your appetisers but also uplift the craftswomen keeping the traditional arts alive. Serve your food in a rustic serving-basket and also support social empowerment initiatives, both in one go!
3. Microwavable pot holders
Who wants their food to be served cold? And as the host, you may have to do more than one round of heating food. Worry not, these cotton pot holders can be put in the microwave along with the glass pots and they look pretty too so you can place them on the table directly. Hosting a party can be tricky but awesome products like these potholders made by underprivileged Bengaluru are all you need to make it super easy!
4. A natural aroma diffuser made in Jharkhand
Set the ambience right with this aromatic room diffuser. Made with homegrown botanical ingredients in Jharkhand, this rosewood diffuser uses absolutely no harmful chemicals and can leave your room smelling lovely! What’s more, this diffuser will also keep pests away so you don’t have to worry about swatting mosquitoes and flies in the middle of a fun conversation.
5. Chennai’s rustic coasters as the perfect party decor
Spill the beans in a conversation, not drinks! These handmade coasters have a raw, rustic look to them and go well in tea parties, wine tastings as well as in formal house parties! No plastic, no synthetics, this set of 6 coasters costs just Rs 660 and is made from commercially-grown Acacia trees.
Get the set and help Chennai’s local artisans earn a decent livelihood! Click here to get the coasters now.
6. Clay pot for a piping hot party meal
Curries taste better when cooked or served in earthenware. There’s simply no denying that. For this party, make your meals the hero with these clay pots that are made using no metals, glazes or toxin. Just pure clay that also balances the Ph levels of your food. Cook and serve in them – the pots will keep the food warm.
7. The traditional Thortu towel from Kerala
A towel to wipe your hands or to hold hot vessels, this Thortu design is more than just your simple napkin. It’s a way to reimagine Kerala’s traditional towel with contemporary designs. Start a conversation about how traditions can blend with modernity with this simple-looking towel.
Make this party unlike any other you have ever attended or hosted. Trust us, it will keep the conversations flowing long after the party has ended. Celebrations can’t blend with empowerment? We’d like to think otherwise!
(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)