Everyone is on the stage including the host and with the ease of clicking on photos by phone, some of us getting clicked photos of self or/ with friends on the stage. The party should have started 30 minutes ago and no one is bothered since every one of us is self-soaked to look good in the dress we wore for the occasions. Suddenly a voice a strong one takes the mike and says…Time to leave the stage – get back to your seat and hold on to it tight as fun is about to begin. From her voice till the thank you note here is my 25 takeaways from this family:
1: A relationship is an Investment
Marriage…arranged or love – needs to revisit the vows we have made for each other. Their vows clearly reflected very well written with love and affections.
2. Make something unique and unforgettable
Kids, when born, need a strong Mom. (Gondh Ka Laddoo…Indian mothers are served this High-Calorie Ladoo Post-Pregnancy). In this foreign country, Mr. Kumar made for his wife.
3. Both* of them rocked
We all got the invitation two months back. In this two months of preparation…kids refreshed their memory by talking to their parents individually and performed – very beautiful scripts on multiple Bollywood songs. * Kids!
4. Stay Connected
Family flying far from 7000 miles or within the US speaks the connection. They came they performed for this special occasion.
5. Keep it multiplying:
Count your blessing if your families and friends are celebrating with you.
Education is key so is sports, dance, and your own culture. Both brother and sister reflect all of the above qualities.
7. Why rent?
Buy your first house is the message which comes very clearly for their elder son after getting his first job.
8. House Warming
Get the Havan and Satyanarayan Puja done and invite youngsters to reflect upon the importance of roof.
9. Empty Nest…Never – Have a Pet
Have a pet (Teddy, the dog) at home so that if kids of other family do not remember your kids’ name…they will say Teddy’s Mom and Dad are having their 25th Marriage Anniversary.
10. Your Kid’s friend
Make sure you know your child’s friend who has an X – Factors like a Photography or DJ. You get the best always to click a photo. Thank you, Brian, for taking memorable photos.
11. The Family Cake Maker
The cake…the maker knows you and you know them – nothing but best will come for the best occasion. BGM- Birthday, Graduation, Marriage…you name it!
12. Home Vs Banquet Hall
You can do this at your home but banquet hall minimizes your efforts for the day. Choose the right one.
13. Enjoy the Moment
Talking about beautiful past, and present is only possible if you enjoy the moment…or create a one so that you have beautiful past and present to talk in the future.
14. Taste the food
Go for tasting the food which you are going to order few days before and make changes according to your and guest taste. This homework helps a lot.
15. Order Dress Two Size Smaller
You have planned for the occasion in advance buy a Dress two sizes smaller and work towards it. A new you would reflect or maybe how you looked 25 years back!
16: Quiz your Partner
Keep everyone occupied by getting a game or quiz. The Bollywood quiz was good.
17: In Moderations except
In party do everything in moderations except clapping and applauding for MC, Performer, and the host.
18: No Milestone Celebrations
Any year if there is no milestone celebration at their house they do Mata Ki Chowki, Hanuman Sundarkand path. Reason to be friends and family.
If you go to their home… they have two in one table – pool table and dining table. You are being entertained at their home be it game or food.
20: S/He Got Talent
The Vishesh Video for her sister on her Bharatanatyam Arangetram…along with her graduation party – shows a producer on him and his dance performance on their parent’s marriage anniversary shows his dance factor.
21: Know Your ABCD
Know your ABCD – Academically, Bollywood, Culturally, and Dance. They both are equally good.
22. Family Vacations…make memory
Their family vacations from Niagara Falls to France has been memorable. I remember Mr. Kumar narrating a story when baby Vishesh said he can not walk and Dad got him into his shoulder and crossed the bridge. The pain was temporary but memory is forever. Drinking Wine together at 21 in France was fun.
23: Engage with one and all
Engage with one and all I could see the whole family in the party as well.
While in the party…smile, clicked or click, perform, participate, talk to friends, make new friends, eat, drink, dance – Repeat.
25. The Dance
Save the last dance for you and your partner. This dance did shows up the coordination, beautiful move, and leap.