Lovely Nashid, who had faced the challenge of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, wished for a splashy celebration with her friends and family. She wanted to get “all dolled up” and have a Bollywood inspired “Sweet 18th” birthday party.
Much like the real Bollywood movies, she and many of her guests were dressed in beautifully beaded and brightly colored lehengas and sarees with matching bangles to celebrate the occasion. Her décor was elegant with beautiful roses in gold vases and elevated bowls with pearls swimming in water and topped with a tea lights.
The night was spent with people dancing, both American and Indian/Bengali style, rap performances by friends, picture taking in the photo booth, and getting beautiful and intricate henna tattoos by a very talented henna artist. Nashid’s brother made a beautiful montage video which played during dinner which the teen and her guests loved. There were also special surprises for Nashid throughout the night, like a Bollywood dance performance, and video messages all the way from India from Bollywood actress Meghna Naidu and her cast mates from “Sasural Simar Ka.”
Nashid enjoyed every moment of her evening. The next morning she shared, “Thank you so much for everything. I loved it so much and I’m still wearing my crown around the house. I had a really good time!!”