Throw the ultimate Christmas and New Year bash at your home this December. We tell you how
If you have been the perfect host till date, and plan to throw the best Christmas and New Year party in town, make sure you get everything right — from your musicians to your food, right down to the Christmas tree. Here is our pick of the best
offerings for your own house party.
Light up the tree
A Christmas party is incomplete without a tree. Don’t worry if you did not get the time to get one. The Bengaluru-based home service provider, Housejoy, which launched last year, is the best solution to your problem. Make a booking and within an hour’s time get a four-foot tree decorated from head to toe and installed at your place for just Rs 549. The decorations will also be provided by Housejoy and you can add more to it for an additional charge.
Ice ice baby
It’s Christmas time and technically the winter season, though not in Chennai. But get the cool factor at your place with Susi Carvings. Brighten up your house with an exotic reindeer ice sculpture or a Santa Claus sculpture or give them a creative twist, made according to your preference at your place by city-based artist and founder of Susi Carvings, Siva Kumar. Rs 5,000 onwards. Details: 9043963263
The hip-hop expert DJ Kave is who you need to make your party lively and happening. Having performed across the globe at festivals like Sundance and the KLIMF Music Festival, this city-based DJ drops beats from genres like trap, RnB and EDM that will make you get up and dance. Details: 9884245833
Rock the party
If you are a rock lover, you must get the best. City-based hard rock band Skrat, known for their songs like Tin Can Man and Love Rider, is a phone call away. With Sriram TT on vocals, Jhanu Chanthar on bass and Tapass Naresh on drums, this three-piece band plays only original music and will make your evening unique. Rs 1 lakh onwards (exclusive of travelling charges for other cities). Details: 9176666890
The brainchild of philanthropist Mercy Thomas Kottapuram, Kodungallor-based Kottapuram Integrated Development Society (KIDS) is launching a quirky range of Christmas special handmade stars crafted and painted by differently-abled artistes. As for design details, one can even spot tiger-striped stars inspired by actor Mohanlal’s recent multilingual blockbuster Pulimurugan. Rs 750 Details: kidskottapuram.org
For your festive shindig to be a memorable one, the quintessential requirement is a perfect playlist. You can count on DJ Jonathan de Rozario, a regular at the God’s Own Music Festival lineup, to set the mood with a perfect blend of classics by artistes like Jim Reeves, Mariah Carey and current chart-toppers. From Rs 25,000 onwards. Details: 09895064352
Winter in a globe
Kochi-based plant science enthusiasts Lakshmi Raju and Ganga Fischbeck are offering a range of festive-themed kokedamas (pot-less plants) and terrariums this season. Expect tiny gardens inside candy jars and hanging globes showcasing cactus and succulents. Ask them to throw in an extra reindeer, some cotton snow flurries and voila, your party return gift is set.
Rs 400 onwards. Details: 9496578503
Be it a linguine or a foie gras, design your own menu for the special night with Park Hyatt Chennai under their Hyatt at Home offering. For a tailor-made menu and a beverage connoisseur from The Flying Elephant putting together some quirky cocktails for you, Hyatt’s Executive Sous Chef Balaji Natarajan will assist you through the process while you can sit back and relax. Rs 2,500 plus taxes onwards (per person). Details: 8939871279
Colour your food with a Christmas theme, courtesy Uncle Sam’s Kitchen designing a special menu that is all red and green. From butter chicken and saag mutton to palak paneer and carrot cake, design a delicious yet colourful menu. If it is too late for you to do that, just get your party in a box that will include everything from disposable cutlery to mocktails in jars and portions of dishes you want. Design your menu with your budget.
Set the stage
Make your party space exquisite and beautiful with city-based Ambika Ankit Agarwal’s The A-Cube Project, to completely transform your home with their bespoke theme-based party set. From a Game Of Thrones-themed photo booth to a desi-fied bar setup, get lights, sound and decorations done in minimum time. They will get the materials too. Rs 50,000 onwards. Details: 9444440154
Let it snow
Winter is here. And to complete your Christmas and New Year party, snowfall is a must. Get Creative Event Organisers to make it snow at your place with as many snow machines as you desire. Rs 15,000 per machine for 12 hours. Rs 1,000 for every additional bottle of snow mix liquid. Details: 9444167776
by Saloni Sinha with inputs from Team Indulge