Getting henna-ed up: Mehendi party

by Julie on December 18, 2009

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Hello everyone!

Just letting you know at the beginning: this is a photo-heavy post :-) I just got back from my friend Prianka’s Mehendi party where it was just for her girl friends to socialize, eat, dance, and, of course, get henna before she gets hitched on Saturday! I am SO happy I was able to get today and tomorrow off from work so I could participate. So right now, I’m typing carefully so my henna stays in place.

DSC_0198Pri’s parents’ house was decorated beautifully! Notice the red sari hanging from the ceiling. That was her mother’s wedding dress! So cool!

DSC_0208yum, yum

DSC_0209The appetizers were addicting!

DSC_0211Bracelets were provided as favors to wear to the wedding on Saturday. I picked the silver ones.

DSC_0212When Prianka arrived, she was already henna-ed up from head to toe. It took the artist about 4-hours to complete!

DSC_0213So much detail! Absolutely beautiful.

DSC_0215Upon arrival, they added more henna!

DSC_0217Her hands.

DSC_0223It’s my turn! The artist was amazing. There were two present and everyone’s henna looked different. They were so creative!

DSC_0225This is one of the desserts: A marshmallow-type dessert with brownie inside. I had two :-)

DSC_0229Her family.

DSC_0230Getting henna!

DSC_0233My henna :-) My left hand looks like it has a bracelet/cuff. I love it!

DSC_0237Notice the different designs and details!

DSC_0241Woo-hoo!

DSC_0243Me and one of the bridesmaids, Dana

As you can tell, I had a great time and if this is any indication of how the wedding will be, I’m even more excited. I’m even more looking forward to peeling off this henna later tonight (it kinda itches). They said to peel it off, apply baby oil and keep your hands away from water. Hmm… I’m not sure about the “keep your hands away from water thing” because I do need to shower at some point. :-) Tomorrow, because of the henna, I’m not going to run. I had a great run today so I figure that tomorrow can be an unplanned rest day and I’ll run again on Saturday morning.

Anyways, I hope you all are well. I’m gonna catch up on some Real Housewives of Orange County now because I have the TV to myself (yea!). Dan is out at a movie with the groom (he’s a groomsman).

Catch ya later!

Julie

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Amber December 18, 2009 at 12:39 am

Wow! That is so cool!!!
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Aurora December 18, 2009 at 12:51 am

I am BEYOND jealous!!! I LOVE the designs!!! my Indian friend Jen chose not to do the Mendhi for her wedding and I was SOOOOOO dissapointed! You ladies all look beautiful!!! I cant wait to see the pictures from the wedding!!!

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Kristen December 18, 2009 at 1:57 am

Those are GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!! Have a great time at the wedding! :)

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Brooke December 18, 2009 at 2:46 am

I love how the design stretches from your hand up and around your finger! Henna is so relaxing… almost mesmerizing while their doing it, don’t you think?

And Real Housewives is my fave show… it was a goodie tonight!
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Brandi December 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

Wow…that looks so awesome! Our wedding festivities look boring compared to this! All we do is open presents and eat.
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Shannon December 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

How COOL is that?! Never had any (real) Henna work done, but it looks absolutely gorgeous!!!
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Sara December 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

I love it! My dad lived in the Middle East for many years and each time I visited I would get my hands painted (that’s what I called it). It was always so much fun to see everyone’s reactions back home. It was so exotic to everyone who had never seen it before.

Have a great time at the wedding!
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Brittney December 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

This is so neat!! I love the henna. It looks like you guys had a great time!
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Freck December 18, 2009 at 11:24 am

How fun!! Love the Woo-hoo picture, so pretty! Henna’s so cool, love all the pictures!
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Megan December 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

LOVE the henna! So much fun– I would love to have it done one day. I bet the wedding is going to be awesome!
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Gwen December 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I have never gotten to try Henna but I want to. My question is…when you peel it off how long does it stay on your skin?
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Preppy 101 December 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

So this is part of the tradition?? How long does it stay on you? You look cute!
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Lil' Woman December 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

That is awesome…all your henna looks great! :)
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Walking on Sunshine December 19, 2009 at 9:22 am

Wow the henna looks beautiful! I’m sure the wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful! :)

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Lisa December 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

That is awesome! I hope you have a great time today! I also hope the snow didn’t mess anything up :)
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Suburban Sweetheart December 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm

VERY cool! Have fun. Looking forward to wedding pics!
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KAC December 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

WOW that henna looks absolutely fantastic and is so pretty!

I also left you something on my blog!

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Laura December 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I saw a lot of henna while I was in Morocco. It looks like you had so much fun! I’m loving all the different designs. No showering though… oh dear!

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