Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Engagement/ Nichayathartham Seer decoration

Last sunday was my brother in law's engagement and we had a gala time packing and decorating the seer trays. Just as you have decorated baskets in any North Indian weddings we have in South Indian weddings too. We arranged 23 trays with 12 different types of fruits and 11 trays with variety of dry fruits, nuts, sugar and chocolates.

Apart from all this we also keep a granulated sugar tray with the name of the bride and groom written in gems/m&m. We wanted to do it differently and so here is what we did:

Rice cracker/ butter cookies- (round or square shaped)
dark chocolate
mixed fruit jam

Cut the dark chocolate into pieces and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 secs and then whip it well. Keep doing this till the chocolate liqid becomes thick. Transfer it into a ziplock bag. Cut the edge and write the alphabets on the rice cracker/butter cookies. Use it the way you would use a mehendi cone...as simple as that!

For making the red hearts......take few spoons of mixed fruit jam and beat it well with a spoon. Use the same method as above and make your designs on the cookies. Apart from this you can add your own touch by decorating the tray!

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