Here’s a mini directory for all your house party planning needs.
Drinq Barmen & Academy For Bartenders On Demand: We know you can make a smashing Old Fashioned, but that doesn’t mean you should spend all night behind the bar. Mingle with guests and let Drinq Barmen & Academy take over. These guys not only send over the best bartenders on demand, but they can also help you create a party theme – tikki bar for a Hawaiian party, for instance – and build drinks around it. Stemware comes in their kit too, which contains the best alcohol, top quality mixers and insane recipes that often translate to shots like The Fire Station and Sex with an Alligator. Drinq’s bartenders were last seen at glitzy parties and events with Amitabh Bachchan, The Ambani Family and Zinedine Zidane. Muddle huddle?
Eat Drink Design For Fancy Sit-Down Meals: If you want your plate to please both, palate and photo makers, Eat Drink Design is the number to have in your house party directory (they also do weddings and corporate parties). This boutique catering service marries design and food, and offers personalised global menus and ambient designs for all kinds of events. This is run by Pooja Raheja, Neeraj and a team of highly skilled chefs who can put together everything from Enid Blyton-ish high teas to fancy sit-down dinners and molecular gastronomy-inspired meals. Add to that beautiful table settings, blooming centre pieces and individual name cards, and you’ve got yourself a dinner that everyone wants to be invited to. Past clients have included Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Zara, Longchamp, Nirav Modi and more.
Call 91676 20909 and follow them on @EatDrinkDesign.India on Facebook.
Libellule Florist For Floral Arrangements: Nazneen Jehangir is Bombay’s flower whisperer, and therefore the person to call for any kind of party flora arrangements, even if you just want a wild bunch. Her bouquets are a nice mix of seasonal flowers and greens that we know you’ll love so much, you'll sign up for her regular contract delivery right away.
Available at Le Mill, Colaba, call 9870955128, visit www.libellule.in.
Note: If you want a straight-up bunch of lilies - our favourites! - order them from our flower guy, who delivers a bunch every week. Call 9869678819.
Living Liquidz For All Your Boozy Needs: This booze boutique has the best network of wine stores in the city, with outposts all over from Bandra, Lower Parel and Churchgate to Virar, Fort and Thane, plus one at Mumbai airport! Just call their delivery number and they’ll send over everything from fancy bottles of wine and single malts, to your weekly beer grocery list. Psst: They’re usually the ones who stock brands that other wine shops seem to be running out of. To Bira or not to be?
Visit livingliquidz.in, call 30004000 for delivery, follow them on Instagram at @livingliquidzindia.
Mr Homecare To Clean Up Your Party Debris: If you've been sweeping things under the rug for months, call Mr Homecare, a super professional cleaning service that can reach the corners you can't. Besides shampooing your carpets and sofas and treating your mattresses like they're at a spa, these guys scrub and polish floors, clean bathrooms, service ACs, offer waterproofing and pest control services, and will even clean your car. Here's to a sparkly morning after!
Visit www.mrhomecare.in, call 9022070070, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opa Hospitality For Global Catering: This boutique catering company focuses on high quality ingredients, impeccable service and pretty plating. Run by Ashish Sajnani, the man behind Opa and The Bombay Food Truck, this catering outfit can customize menus to fit a range of cuisines based on your palate and budget. From small house parties to full-scale weddings, these guys are equipped to feed as many besties as you have.
Visit www.opahospitality.com or call 8655031000, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on @OpaHospitality.
Pack-a-Pav For The Best Snack Station: Our favourite Bombay snackster also sets up food stations at house parties, doling out scrambled egg pavs at brunch and a list of their specials – Chicken Irani, Mutton Shammi, Paneer-Cheese and more – for dinner. Pillowy pavs are filled with patties, slathered with secret sauces including hung curd dip and a fiery chilli one, and crowned with fried onions. A Pack-a-pav booth is also a great addition to your casual mehndi or sangeet. PS: If you live in South Bombay, Pack-a-pav just opened a delivery and pick-up kitchen at Kemp’s Corner with an all new vegetarian menu.
Call 9920230240 for delivery, or order on Scootsy, follow them on Instagram @packapav.
Wanna Party For Invites, Props & More: When one single entity can take away your party logistical stress, you know you’ve struck gold. Wanna Party, a one-stop-shop for party supplies, delivers everything from invites and disposable crockery to costumes, games and party favours. Best of all, these are arranged thematically so you can easily find all the stuff you need for your next unicorn-themed bachelorette or Batman birthday. Psst: you’ll pretend not to be interested, but they also have a Panda-themed section. Bear hug?
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