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I can still remember the exact moment I tried a cream stuffed gulab jamun for the first time. It was about 11 years ago at my little sister’s Roka ceremony. Her mother in law had brought the most amazing assortment of Bengali mithai from her favourite sweet shop in Toronto, and that included cream filled, […]

Diwali Timbits aka Mango Cream Cheese Filled Donut Holes

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Oct 12, 2019

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Sep 18, 2019

Food

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It’s that time of the year! There’s a chill in the air, the sweatshirts are coming out, and the festive season is creeping up on us. That’s why we are getting a head start at prepping with our Diwali Cookie Box.  At the Pink Chai house we get the holiday feels around Thanksgiving, and then just […]

The Ultimate Diwali Cookie Box

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Guess what guys? It’s 30 days to Diwali 2017 today, the countdown is on! In case it hasn’t been obvious from all of my posts and Insta stories over the last few weeks, I’m kind of excited. This is absolutely the best time of the year. The season starts with Thanksgiving, then my birthday, Diwali, […]

Diwali Checklist {Printable}

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Sep 19, 2017

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Nov 7, 2015

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teach your kids about Diwali

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Edit – I’ve updated the title and also added some notes at the bottom of this post. It’s early Saturday morning. Mr. T is still sleeping, Z is watching a Minecraft video, and Armaan and I just finished our Diwali dinner shopping list. After me he’s the most interested in Indian food in our house, […]

Why We Shouldn’t “Teach” Our Kids About Diwali (but Show Them)

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One of my favourite things about dinner parties and entertaining is the planning. I love dreaming up menus, searching for the perfect serving pieces, planning my wardrobe, and of course, creating handmade decor. And there is no better time of the year to let my “inner Martha” shine than Diwali. As the festival date gets […]

DIY Centrepiece for Diwali with Evite

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Nov 2, 2015

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Nov 1, 2015

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Palak paneer is a regular on the menu at the Pink Chai house, but this year I’m teaming up with Real Canadian Superstore to upgrade my basic recipe to a Diwali special! When I was thinking about dishes that we tend to include on our Diwali menu, I kept going to back to creamy heavy […]

Palak Paneer Recipe With a Diwali Twist

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  One of my favourite parts of Diwali is entertaining and connecting with friends. This year I’m planning on hosting some of my friends for a card night a few days before Diwali, so of course … Bollywood playing cards are a must! We usually have a family dinner on the actual holiday and end up […]

DIY Bollywood Playing Cards for Diwali

Oct 18, 2015

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Oct 5, 2015

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It’s no secret that Diwali is my favourite festival of the year. When we were kids the celebration was small and intimate; Mom would make a special dinner and  a sweet treat, we’d light candles around the house, and we’d play with sparklers. When I was 10, we went to India around Diwali and I […]

Getting Ready for Diwali {2016}

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This is the easiest DIY ever. So easy in fact that I wasn’t really sure if I should post it…but then I also wanted to share my excitement about sparkle shellac manicures (which are also super appropriate for Diwali), so I thought why not?  PS: if you need some more simple ideas for celebrating Diwali, […]

DIY Diwali Candle Holders with Washi Tape

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Oct 17, 2014

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Oct 15, 2014

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One of the big struggles of being a first generation Canadian is holding onto the traditions of our culture while embracing the modern world. While I feel really blessed that I was raised by a very traditional mom that taught me a lot about holidays and festivals, not everyone had that. I have many friends that […]

Creating Your Own Diwali Traditions

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These DIY Handwritten Balloons are  so simple, I almost didn’t post them. Guys, it’s balloons that I wrote on with a Sharpie!! I know a lot of people aren’t into balloons anymore (how 1990’s), but I kind of secretly love them. (*Pink Chai Living is almost 9 years old! So I’ve decided that each week […]

DIY Handwritten Balloons

Jan 23, 2020

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