Are you wanting to create a colour run event that is memorable and fun? Is building school and/or community spirit your top priority? Great news! A do-it-yourself (DIY) colour run can make everyone smile and bring people together at the same time!
The Original 'FRIEND-raising' within the Origins of Holi
In India, Holi is also known as the festival of colours or love. It is a day where people participate in street festivities and the exchanging of pleasantries, including the throwing of coloured powders at family, friends and unsuspecting strangers. In a sense, this annual event is about “friend-raising”, through the creation of new and/or renewing of friendships.
Create 'FRIEND-ly' Environment
Do-it-yourself (DIY) colour runs are a great way to bring your school and/or greater community together to share a memorable, fun experience. By eliminating or reducing the emphasis on fundraising, you can start to recapture the spirit of fun and working together to create awareness, show support and/or passively collect monies for a cause. Organising a colour run yourself also provides opportunity to creatively shape your event around needs of students and/or special interest groups.
What is a DIY Colour Fun Run?
A DIY Colour Fun Run may take many shapes and forms. Success can be measured by participant, sponsor and/or volunteer experiences and their impact on the greater community. This varies from a fundraising focus, which tends to focus on the number of attendees, total money raised and/or how much each participant raised. Other common attributes of DIY colour fun runs may include one or more of the following:
How to Move Your Event from 'Me' to 'We'
The traditional colour run course design consists of colour stations in which individual participants experience the fun and thrill of being doused with a rainbow of colour powders. In a non-competitive “fun run”, the event and/or its different stations can take on a “friend-raising” or “team building” approach. Some tips and tricks to try at your next event could include:
Benefits to 'FRIEND-raising'
Are you looking for a colour powder/confetti cannon that is more environmentally friendly?
Visit Geelong Fireworks, and check out their metallic cannons made of our gold and silver metallic powders!
These cannons could be used for outdoor weddings and events. As always, we always encourage everyone to check with local council to obtain permission prior to use!
What is Holi Festival?
Holi, a religious and cultural festival, is celebrated across India to signify the triumph of good over evil. It is also known as the festival of colours or love. It is a day where people participate in street festivals, exchange pleasantries and sweets and toss coloured powder at each other. Children try to come up with new and interesting ways to disguise and toss the powder at their family, friends and unsuspecting strangers. Everyone is fair game, in a fun, playful way. It fosters the creation of new friendships and forgiveness of past mistakes.
How Can I Create Holi Fun at Home?
1. Plan a date and area where you can host a BBQ and/or toss coloured powder at each other.
2. Make plans to invite the neighbours.
3. Source coloured powder.
4. Plan the colour toss (fight) options.
Extra Tips to Make Your Home Holi Festival Fun
Welcome to our coloured powder idea centre, where we provide you with tips and tricks to make your next special event great!