8 Must-Haves for Your Mehndi Party
by Raj Desai | 11/24/2020 | Shopping guides
All outfits listed were in stock and priced as shown at the time this blog was written. Dulhan is not compensated for any of the following recommendations.
Are masks an unnecessary purchase? Maybe. Especially since most of us keep ours handy. But if you want personalized (and useful) favors for your guests, this is a good way to do it.
Lemons + Sugar
The cheapest wedding-related purchase you’ll make: lemons and sugar. If you want your mehndi stain to stay light, cross it off your list. But for those of you who, like me, like your stain as dark as possible, do this:
- Boil 3 tablespoons of sugar in water.
- Add an equal amount of lemon juice.
- Apply the syrupy solution to your dried henna.
Once upon a time when I was an unenlightened bride-to-be, I tied plastic bags over the dried henna on my arms and legs. The goal was to sleep with them in place, and chip away the henna in the morning. When I woke up, there were henna flakes EVERYWHERE. All over my bed and clothes. The plastic bags were—surprise, surprise—no longer on my arms, but tangled in the sheets. And while the lemon-sugar syrup did wonders for my mehndi stain, it was a b*tch to get off. Enter Hypafix!
I first saw this in an IG post from Henna House by Angela and it is GENIUS. Apply the Hypafix on your dried henna. And you’re free to move around without leaving a trail of dried henna flakes in your wake. When you’re ready to see the end result, peel it off and watch dried henna come right off with it.
Mehndi Cone Covers
Pirohi by NB, the creator of the choora cover, has done it again. This time? It’s covers for mehndi cones. Are they an expense you could do without? Sure. Will you get your money’s worth if you buy them? Yes! Not only will they look beautiful in your wedding photos, but you can repurpose them for other special events like Diwali.
Mehndi Books, Cones, & Stencils (for the kids)
If you’re budgeting in mehndi application for little kids, you’re a more generous person than I am! By the time my mehndi party rolled around we were already over-budget by a few G’s. So to keep costs low, we bought a mehndi design book, stencils, and extra cones for the kids. You save money on the henna artist. They still get to have fun and be included. Win!
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