A couple of years ago, I hosted my very first Eid Open House, and it was a huge hit!
So, what’s an Eid Open House? Great question! An Eid Open House is where you have an open invitation to allow friends, family, and neighbors to come into your home to celebrate Eid.
Hosting an Eid Open House is a great way to get to know your neighbors and invite your non-Muslim friends to come and celebrate Eid with you! Sounds awesome, right?!
I have teamed up with Tea India to bring you this sponsored post in which I will share my tips on how you can host your own Eid Open House!
5 Tips On How To Host An Eid Open House
1. Invite others
Put up a lawn sign to let your neighbors know of the open house or simply go to their homes and invite them to the event. For family and friends that live in a different neighborhood, hand out invitations or send them an e-invite.
2. Decorate your home-
Eid decor can be anything from hanging up an ‘Eid Mubarak’ banner, putting out lanterns, or hanging up lights- have fun with it!
3. Serve food and beverages-
An Eid Open House usually takes place after lunch and before dinner time, so snacks and refreshments are served. Staying close to my South Asian roots, I would serve pakoras, samosas, fruit chaat, a cake, and some chai from Tea India.
Chais made from Tea India get their great taste from the ingredients that consist of the most finest, natural, and authentic spices. Moreover, there is no artificial flavoring added to their teas, which is amazing!
Exciting New: I have teamed up with Tea India for a GIVEAWAY, the winner will receive a gift basket filled with Tea India goodies! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below to let me know what food you would serve during an Eid Open House. This giveaway is open to residents of north America, excluding Quebec.
4. Explain what Eid is-
Some of your non-Muslim friends and neighbors may not know what Eid is, so it’s a good idea to hand out information cards explaining what Eid is.
5. Have activities ready for children-
Prepare an activity station for children that will be stopping by with their parents. At the station, have some crayons and coloring sheets, puzzles, books, word search sheets, and etc.
The most important thing to keep in mind while hosting an Eid Open House is to have fun and make it as stress free as possible. Enjoy this time with your family, friends, and neighbors- Eid Mubarak!
*This was a sponsored post in partnership with Tea India, however all opinions and ideas are my own.