In many Muslim and Hindu weddings, it's traditional to have a henna party before the wedding. Artists use a paste made from dried henna leaves to paint intricate patterns on hands (and sometimes also feet) of the bridal party. The bride gets the most intricate patterns, to set her apart.For over five thousand years, henna has served as a symbol of good luck, health and sensuality in the Arab world. The plant has been associated with positive vibes and provides a link to an ancient age full of good and bad spirits, Baraka and Jnoun. Generations of women have used a paste made primarily of dried ground henna leaves to cover their hands and feet with designs ranging from simple blobs to intricate geometric patterns designed to ward off evil, promote fertility and attract good energy.
It is believed that henna gives blessings, luck, and joy, although it is also seen as a beauty enhancer. Some brides get their future spouse's initials hidden into their mehndi design. There may also be symbolic designs representing joy, luck, success, beauty, and other positive qualities.
In India, the ceremony is called a Mehndi party, and is a joyful occasion. Because the bride has to sit still for several hours, her friends dance and sing songs to entertain her, and bring her treats.
Henna parties also happen throughout the eastern Mediterranean, in North Africa, in the gulf states, and in many expatriate communities throughout the world.
So, henna party is a day full of joy, colors, smells, dances and songs - a truly memorable experience, which we can help you to organize.