A Twinkle Khanna-inspired guide to celebrating Diwali in 2020
Tiny celebrations, small joys and a whole lot of creative DIYs, thanks to Pinterest
Every year, the slight nip in the air is accompanied by the flinging open of trunks and the dusting off rajais. It’s also the time to start picking out fabric for your Diwali outfit, and schedule fittings with masterji.
This year, those blouses come with matching masks too.
In uncertain times, you might miss the dhoom dhamaka of Diwali. But take your cue from Twinkle Khanna, who says, “Getting into the festive mood for an intimate Diwali this year. One that is like a sparkler held firmly in the hand and not a rocket soaring through the sky. This is the time for tiny celebrations and small joys.”
A master of reinvention, Khanna encourages us to reimagine, adapt and use our ingenuity to create irreplaceable memories this season.
And where does one go while looking for creative inspiration? Pinterest, naturally!
With its easy search function, you can unearth ideas for one-of-a-kind festivities, from eco-friendly greeting cards to home entertainment to even the most delicious desserts to help you satiate your craving for nani’s homemade laddoos.
Check out Tweak India’s Pinterest page and allow us to tickle your brain with fun concepts and DIY tutorials that will help you throw the perfect last-minute Diwali bash.
The perfect alternative to sari shopping
This Diwali is as unconventional as it gets with virtual taash parties and tailoring masks instead of blouses.
So let this theme trickle down to your wardrobe and reinvent your favourite desi attire.
Just because you had to give your annual sari binge a miss doesn’t mean that you can’t transform, mix, and match your favourite pieces from the past to get an entirely new festive look.
Here are some ways that can help you wear your favourite sari in three different ways without anyone even noticing that you’re wearing the same piece of clothing.
For more wardrobe tweaks to help you look your festive best, search for ‘Diwali outfits’ on Pinterest.
Invest in a little self-care
We’re being responsible and socially distancing from our favourite salons. So we deserve to spend a little extra time on TLC, especially with the change in weather that’s bound to take a toll on our hair.
Khanna is a huge fan of DIY beauty solutions, and she approves of this hack to bring dry, frizzy hair back to life.
You literally need just two ingredients, so this works out to be budget-friendly (and delicious) too.
Strike boredom off your guest list
This year’s low-key festivities are bound to have your mini-mes in a grumpy mood. Help them feel involved and teach them a new skill with this DIY that won’t just keep your little human babies occupied, but also give your plant babies a Diwali facelift.
For more ways to keep your little ones occupied this Diwali, head to Pinterest, and search for ‘Diwali crafts‘ or ‘Diwali activities‘ for an endless supply of at home entertainment options.
Get your home Diwali ready
Your living room might look like it’s right out of a décor magazine, but only you know what goes on in the bathroom that no one can see.
Use all this time to give the most intimate space in your home a much-needed space lift.
It’s time to wave goodbye to your cluttered counter top that is more crowded than Dadar station at rush hour, and the rest of the mess that calls your bathspace home.
Use Twinkle Khanna’s tips to help make your bathspace Diwali ready.
For more festive cleaning inspiration, whip out your phone, and search for ‘Decluttering hacks‘ on Pinterest.
Diwali gifts for your loved ones that are sure to spark Joy
Nani’s world famous laddoos can no longer reach your best friend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cheer her up on her first Diwali away from home.
A great way to make sure your loved ones’ Diwali is anything but gloomy, gift them Tweak Candle: Joy Gold that is a treat for their senses and reminiscent of the delicate scent of gajras that fills the air every Diwali.
For more ways to spread joy without having to leave home, look at ‘Diwali Greetings‘ on Pinterest for ideas to help you make virtual memories with your loved ones.