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The Arabian Nights Party
What better reason to push the furniture out of the room, toss down silk pillows and play your exotic music? Activities could include belly dance contests. (Learn from videos or even better, hire a dancer for the evening.) Food should be all finger foods and served on a low table in the center of the room. Not ready to learn to shimmy and shake? Consider movies that feature the same theme including, of course, the classic Lawrence of Arabia.
Arabian Nights Costumes
If you are afraid that anyone is going to be bashful or shy, assure them that everyone will be dressed in costume as well. (Have a small selection of spare costume items for those who just did not play along). Arabian nights costumes can be a little drafty, so make sure that the room is warm, which will also help with the atmosphere of warm Arabian nights.
Arabian Night Food Ideas
Check out the local Middle Eastern restaurant for food ideas- if you do not have one in your area, then check out your favorite recipe book for tips and suggestions. This food can tend to be a little spicy, so make sure that you include less spicy fare for your friends who may suffer from indigestion or other troubles.