Trinidad and Tobago is the mecca of cultural diversity. Citizens are free to celebrate the festivities of other religious sects without facing legal or socio-political penalty. On the 22nd April 2023, Trinbagonians joins the Muslim community in celebrating Eid ul Fitr. The day of festivity is anticipated after a period of fasting, prayer and charity during the observed Holy period of Ramadan. Friends and family are invited to partake in the celebrations which include religious prayer, feasting and dressing up. Today, the festivities have come a long way with the fusion of modern day trends and tradition. Here are some incredible resources for aspiring Eid party planners.
Local fashion designer , franchise holder and managing director for Miss World Trinidad and Tobago, Charu Lochan Dass has a beautiful collection just in time for Eid celebrations. This former London College of Fashion designer is popular for her elegant and timeless design aesthetic for the discerning woman. In our mini Eid lookbook, Miss World Trinidad and Tobago, Ache Abrahams is featured wearing pieces from the collection. She is photographed by local photographer Sam & Co. Shop CLD's gorgeous kaftans and dupattas this season. Dress up and show up in CLD style this Eid!
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Model: Miss World Trinidad and Tobago, Ache Abrahams
Traditional sweets such as halwa, sawine, vermicelli cake and dates are common at Eid celebrations. Trinidad and Tobago's gastronomy scene has taken its love affair with fusion food to the modern dessert table. They have taken into consideration the palate of their consumers. Chefs have levelled up to bring imaginative and tastefully designed yet exceptionally divine desserts to the storefront and into the hands, homes and hearts of many.
Vanilla Bean Gourmet is a halal certified cafe offering iftar boxes, iftar meals, baklava and chocolate covered dates with an assortment of fillings such as chai, almond joy, nutella, ashta, baklava and cookies and cream. This cafe offers dine in and delivery options via WiEat and FoodDrop.
These are just some of the amazing delectable items on the menu at Vanilla Bean Gourmet. Eid party hosts and even invited guests who wish to bring a gift to the host can take the hassle out of preparation and place their orders for pick up at 1.868.223.9527
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Hosts of Eid parties may elevate the experience by adding a few styled and decorated pieces to their spaces in honour of their rich ancestral history and culture. Designs inspiration trends can be borrowed from the Spanish Moors, Morocco and other indigenous Arabic influences. Decorations with intricate floral motifs and geometry in regal hues of purple, blue, gold, teal have been popular this year.
In this curated moodboard, the styling details are crafted with paper. Hosts who are "do it yourself" queens and home decor stylists can rest easy in crafting these looks. There are an infinite amount of sites that offer tutorials and shopping lists to begin the decorating journey. Crafting also promises to be a mindful experience in the art of being present for those who wish to slow down and enjoy the creative process. Discover handmade Eid decor below.
The convenience of digital downloads and prints keep hosts stress free. They can opt to share their invites in print or virtually as e-vites. Here is a gift of a free download of an invite that can be used for hosts' Eid party.
This year, guests can do more to participate in the festival. A game of trivia is a novel idea that can "break the ice" or "start the party". Guests can take the opportunity to get to know their hosts better through cultural exchange.
Anyone can test their knowledge with trivia. The goal is not essentially winning. It aligns more with being open to learning more about how people can be respectful of and learn to appreciate each other.
This brings the guests and hosts together to build teamwork through trivia challenge. Inherently, it also establishes and nurtures relationships whilst fostering the true power of community.