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A Festive Home
Hosting family and friends means preparing your home with simple thoughtful touches

Festivals have long been associated with pompous decorations, glitzy fervour and colourful illuminations. A Festive HomeEid-ul-Fitr is no exception to this rule. The unique charm of the festival is manifested in the elaborate embellishment that adorns the otherwise modest abode of Eid celebrators. Every Muslim home radiates splendour and magnificence on this auspicious day. People bedeck their surroundings with a new, flashy look and give a warm welcome to visitors, friends and relatives. They also dress up in new outfits, to match up to the festive spirit and all-encompassing aura of the festival.
On Eid, people clean their houses to make it sparkling and go for a more traditional way of decorations. Green, the holy colour for Muslims, holds special importance on the day and is used to decorate homes as well. Floral bouquets, huge in size, are made and hung at the entrance of the homes, as a greeting symbol. Usually, the beautification of homes begins with the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan. Children also prepare Eid crafts, like cards, crescent moon, paper flowers, hangings, gift bags and other A Festive Homecreative items, to celebrate the occasion in their own special way. 

Inside Decor
On Eid-ul-Fitr, you need to make the entire house look spic and span, by cleaning it thoroughly. Not even a single corner should be left covered with dust. You can decorate your home with beautiful flowers, wall hangings and home-made crafts. For the more artistic souls, there are a lot of innovative options. They just need a plain cardboard, which can be cut into different shapes and sizes, for instance resembling crescent moon and stars. They can be used as wall hangings inside the house. The decoration items can be purchased from the market as well. Right from the floral arrangements to the crescent moon, there is no decoration that you cannot find in the market these days. A prayer rug can also be designed on your own, on the festival of Eid. All the family members can participate in its A Festive Homepreparation and make it all the more special. Embroidery can be used to enhance its beauty.

Outside Decor
Clean the outside of your house thoroughly. It will look more beautiful and welcoming, if the surroundings have a fresher look. Eid banners can be made on your own or purchased from the market and used to decorate the outdoors. Colourful illuminations are the best way to decorate the outside of your house. Go for elaborate illuminations, if your budget allows. Since Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival with immense religious significance, religious flags can also a viable option for A Festive Homeexterior decoration.

Creating Memories
During this special time of year, burning incense, scented candles, or even laying out some potpourri can build and bring back fond memories for years to come. Putting all the Eid gifts in one central area adds excitement to the Eid morning for children

Impressive Table Setting
A simple, low-set flower arrangement and fine china is all that's necessary to ready the dining room table for Eid feast. The inspiration for the table setting can come from bright colours of traditional attires creating a festive but casual dining experience where no rules exist except to fully enjoy the food. Desserts are a central part of the Eid celebration at home. Setting up a separate desserts table with lots of colourful sweets, cookies and candy will definitely grab everyone attention. Use a cake stand to present the sweets – its height adds dimension to the entire presentation.

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