Gangaur is celebrated mainly in North Indian states especially in Rajasthan and some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. Gangaur is also known as Gauri Tritiya. The festival commences on the first day of Chaitra according to Purnimant School and continues for 18 days.
Processions are also headed in some parts of Northern India. This procession is headed by a colourful show of elephants, old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts and performance folk artistes.
Gangaur festival is celebrated in March-April in the honour of Goddess Parvati ( Gauri). So ladies come and celebrate this as a theme for your party.
Decor of the party room can be done using branded dupattas. One can drape bhandej dupattas around the party table or chairs. Elephant figures can be placed on side tables. Use flowers for decorating room.
Idol of lord shiva and Parvati can be placed on clean table for performing pooja.
Ask ladies to wear bhandej shares or Rajasthani lehangas for the party. Ladies wear Rajasthani dresses with all it’s accessories like maang tika, bangles, anklets.
A sweet dish called a ghewar is characteristic of the Gangaur festival.
1). In this game members need to carry earthen pot on their head to a marked distance. Distance can be 7-8metr. They cannot touch the pot with hands once she start her chance of carrying pot. Woman who complete her task in least time will be the winner of the game.
2). Get 6-7 unfold sarees and ask ladies to fold these sarees as fast as they can. Lady who fold maximum number of sarees in one minute wins the game.
3). Give painted earthen pots to all ladies. And give them time of 10 minutes. Ladies need to think and search some decorating things for decorating there earthen pot. Hostess need to put some craft pot decoration things ( pearls, ribbons, flowers, etc. ) before party starts. Lady whose Pot looks beautiful wins the game. Provide glue to all members. Or one can play this game as a team game also.
4). Making idol of lord Parvati with kids playing dough (kids clay). Lady whose idol looks beautiful wins the game. Give the time limit of 2 minutes or less than this.
5). Playing tambola for gangaur teej theme party ticket can be made using craft paper in the shape of mehandi hands, elephant shape, or kalash shape.
6). Mix a lot of bangles of different colours or designs in a bowl, and ask ladyies to play one by one. What they need to do is select one design and then in 30 seconds find all the bangles of the same colour and design she chose to find. Lady who do this task in least time wins the game.