Here are 5 super helpful tips to make your IPL cricket party at home, the biggest hit!
Nothing unites India as the cricket does, especially an event such as Indian Premier League (IPL). The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 11, is the current eleventh season of the IPL, a professional T20 cricket league .
8 teams and 169 players from all over the world : preparing to challenge for the prestigious trophy once again. It is the biggest event happening in the country right now and every cricket fan is glued to the television.
If you are a cricket fan and love watching matches with your family and friends, then you should go ahead hosting the cricket party at home without any hassle.
So, here we present you the tips to host cricket party at home and the easy and beforehand recipes that are going to make your party a super-six party.
Convert your living room into cricket stadium
Arrange your television in one corner and seats opposite to the television. If you can provide the huge television to watch the game on, even better. Arrange for sofas, chairs and mattresses on the floor covered with clean sheets and cushions and pillows to relax. Put the table at the one side of the room to put food and drinks to enjoy in between the matches.
Themed dress code
Keep a proper dress code to make the live matches more fun. Ask your friends to wear the color of the team they are supporting. You can also go for the jersey of the team you are supporting. You can also go for wearing a hat in coordinating colors for a complete sports look.
Food and drinks
Arrange for some cool drinks and mocktails while watching IPL with your league.
It is summer folks and IPL is sure heating up. Cool down with some ice cold Mango shake.
Lassi is a great refresher and can easily be flavored. It is my favorite drink while watching IPL. Mango Lassi , Makhaniya Lassi, Rose Lassi are some of the various versions of lassi you can choose from. You can prepare them beforehand and serve them chilled in between the matches.
Cheer for your favorite team while you gorge on healthy watermelon juice or Coconut Kewra Drink . Quench your thirst with masala shikanji or mint and rose flavored Neembu pani which can be made in minutes.
While watching IPL, you will definitely need some snacks to munch on. Masala French Fries, cornflakes bhel, murmura namkeen , cornflakes chivda are some of the munching snacks that you can prepare before party and enjoy that in the sixes and fours.
There are also some recipes which you can partially prepare before your party and you just need to assemble to make it a complete dish. They are the recipes that are filling and can be served cold. Dahi bhalle is the recipe in which you can prepare bhallas beforehand and you just need to assemble them during the matches. If you forgot to soak dal or have no time to prepare bhallas, but still want to enjoy dahi badas, you can make instant bread ke dahi badas .
Different types of sandwiches are must in a cricket party. Pinwheel sandwiches , bread sandwich toast , corn capsicum mayo sandwich , creamy sandwiches and cucumber sandwich are the types of sandwiches you can choose from to make and serve to your guests.
For your food, sandwiches and snack foods are perfectly acceptable. You don’t have to
provide anything too fancy! You can also prepare Cupcakes and decorate them to look like a cricket pitch are a fun option, or you could decorate them to look like cricket balls. Keep the things informal and relaxed.
Time to groove!
What’s a party without some foot-tapping music, opt for inspirational songs from sports based movies like Lagaan, Iqbal, Ferrari Ki Sawari, Patiala House etc to keep people motivated and energetic throughout.
You can also plan some sport quiz at the end of matches and can keep some small return gifts for the winners.
Above all, have a great time enjoying an amazing sport, great food and good friends.
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