Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals of the year, and for good reason. It gives us an excuse to clean our homes, interact with long lost friends, binge on sweets, take a holiday from work and so on and so forth. It’s also a day where a few of us like to throw lavish parties. After all, what is the point of having a lot of wealth if you don’t share it. 

But to ensure that the party happens without any hiccups, here are a few things that you should avoid.

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Stay away from way too much decoration. It distracts people and sometimes even hurts their eye. A few diyas, and probably a few lights are enough to give a festive feeling without making your house look too loud. 

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Don’t freak out if anything goes wrong. If the entire pulav that you were cooking goes wrong, make sure that you order something from outside. Accidents happen, and if you want to express your anger, do it after the party is over. Otherwise, you’ll leave a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.

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Don’t make dishes that you’ve never made before. Yes, you want to make something extraordinary but it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

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Preparing just the night before the party will leave with too little time, even though you think of yourself as a superman. Besides, you want to be relaxed at your party, not be exhausted. What’s the point of spending so much money if you can’t have fun?

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Don’t leave the bar open for too long if there are too many people. If somebody gets drunk and creates a ruckus, it’s an extremely unpleasant sight even though it might be entertainment for some of us. If it’s a small get together, then you can drink as much as you want.

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Don’t gamble a lot if you’re drunk. It makes you lose your inhibitions, which can lead to this mentality that your next round will be the one where you recover your lost booty. 

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Never drink too much yourself. There’s always an after-party for that. 

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Always get an estimate of how much food you need to make, and make 15% more. This is so because some people might binge eat or people might concentrate on just one dish. You need to make sure that there are some leftovers at the end to avoid embarrassment. 

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Never throw a party if you’re too pressed for budget. It’s not a must, so why show off?

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Don’t have too many games or make your guests feel like props. A little bit of everything is good, but if you make guests feel like they are attending an annual day function from school or are kids who just like to play games for hours, you’re not going to be a nice host.  

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