Raksha Bandhan

Best Raksha Bandhan celebration ideas with family!

Written by Pratiksha Priya

One of the most awaited and loved festivals among Indian families, is Raksha Bandhan. Like all other festivals, this one also brings the siblings, cousins, and family together. As a child, you must have also been so excited for this day to come soon so that you would get a designer rakhi or return rakhi gifts and spend the entire day with your cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles, and the whole family.

You must have run out of Raksha Bandhan celebration ideas with family as you have grown older. But we have got you covered. Below, we have compiled some ideas for how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with family. So, read from top to bottom, choose the best ideas, and plan a memorable Raksha Bandhan celebration!

Make a rangoli together

Rangoli is a colorful artwork made out of color powders, colored rice flowers, chalks, etc., on the home entrance or in the pooja room. Making rangoli is a home decoration deeply rooted in our Indian culture. On many festive occasions, Indians adorn the threshold of their house with various patterns.

You and your siblings can make a beautiful rangoli together at the doorstep or in the puja room. You can even have a mini rangoli-making competition and let the elders in the family, such as your grandparents, be the judges.

Prepare snacks and sweets at home

Having yummy sweets and a delicious meal on any festive occasion in every Indian household is a must. So, on this Raksha Bandhan, why don’t you and your siblings lend a helping hand to your mother and prepare some mouth-watering dishes for the family? 

There’s no shortage of new and unique recipes these days. You can follow video instructions or step-by-step recipe guide to prepare traditional Indian meals or fusion dishes for the family and show off your cooking skills. 

Family Trip

Here’s another rakhi celebration idea with family, a trip, or an outing! On Raksha Bandhan, you can visit a nearby hill station, a picnic spot, a religious city, a place you have never been to, or a place everyone loves. You can perform the rakhi tying ceremony outside during your trip and spend the rest of the day exploring the tourist places or attractions the location offers. This would make Raksha Bandhan 2023 memorable for the whole family.

Movies that signify sibling bond

If you are looking for Rakhi celebration ideas at home, you and your siblings and cousins can watch a movie together depicting the sibling bond. Create a movie theatre-like ambiance in your living room by drawing in the curtains; bring a big tub of popcorn, soft drinks, candies, and other snacks, and watch a movie together. There are many movies depicting sibling bonds and also family values. You can watch Hum Saath Saath Hain, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, etc.

Photo collage

Watching a slideshow of photographs is amongst the best Raksha Bandhan celebration ideas at home with family. In an album or a slideshow, old photographs of the family members are both fun. You can create a montage of the best pictures of your cousins and siblings from every Raksha Bandhan and watch it with the family. It will be a fun way to celebrate the festival while you also recall the old memories.


Another excellent way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2023 with your siblings and capture the special bond you all share is a photo shoot. You and your siblings can wear clothes of different themes, like something quirky, traditional, or something that goes with your personality. You can also switch up the backdrop by visiting different locations. Everyone will remember this day always on every Raksha Bandhan. You can even get a personalized rakhi for brother, get it customized with pictures from this photo shoot and tie to your brother the next year.

House party

Make the Raksha Bandhan celebration at home more fun and happening for your brothers and sisters by organizing a party. After the rakhi tying ceremony, you can decorate the home in the Raksha Bandhan theme in the evening, wear something traditional or set a dress code. Everyone can dance, sing and play fun games. You can also invite your friends and neighbors as the more people merrier the party.

Open mic night

An open mic night is also included in our list of Raksha Bandhan celebration ideas at home. It’s a great way to spend time with the entire family and create unforgettable memories. During the open mic night, each family member can showcase their talents, like stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, Shayari, etc.

If your extended family couldn’t make it to your home on Raksha Bandhan, you can still organize a virtual open mic night via any conference video call app. This is one of the unique ways to enjoy each other’s company and appreciate everyone’s skills.

Rakshabandhan is one of the most loved festivals in India, which honors the everlasting sister-brother bond. Make the upcoming festival of this worth remembering for all in your family by celebrating the occasion in unique ways. We hope you liked these Raksha Bandhan celebration ideas with your family. So, which ones will you be picking for your celebrations?

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