We’ve been enjoying the ‘corporate season’ as it’s called here where all the major companies start holding or organizing their year end functions, this used to be from August to early December but with the credit crunch and all it’s wound down to October and November.
Belly Dancing has always been very popular at these events and I love when the company goes all out and has Bedouin tents, gorgeous centre pieces (think cinnamon sticks, spices and Hubbly Bubblies), camels at the entrance and everyone in costume. For some reason you always get a few guests in full Indian wear at these events, I think some haven’t quite gotten the difference between these very different countries but they do look beautiful all the same. 🙂
Then you have the belly dancers (yay!) who come and entertain with their mesmerizing shows and get everyone up to try out some fabulous moves, it’s especially fun when the CEO joins in much to everyone’s delight.
This year, Bollywood has been the next biggest theme and this time they can rightly wear those beautiful Indian saris and punjabis and fashionable men’s wear. Lots of bling and colours, foot tapping music and our Bollywood show (my favourite part, of course), then you bring in the henna artist, bindis for the ladies and that amazing food! Definitely a evening to remember!