A Gourmet Party To Remember!09:49
So, just imagine how happy i would have been when i was aloud to organize the whole naming ceremony of my 30 day old niece?! Yes-i was on the top of the world!
My sister was blessed with a baby boy and my happy parents wanted to hold his naming ceremony at our house. Unluckily-or should i say luckily, my father was very busy at work that particular month and my mother was busy acknowledging the numerous relatives who would call to congratulate her. So that was how the whole responsibility came over to this little imaginative not-so-busy girl called me :) My parents are well aware what a perfect manager i am *smirks* so they didn't hesitate when i offered to arrange the whole function for them.They just stated a set of rules which included 'the limits' i shouldn't cross which i ignored blankly :P
Now let me share my experience of holding a party all by myself,( well except for the money, my parents paid it.)
Did it turn out great or was it a disaster like i had much assumed it to be? Well just read on:
Home is where the heart is-oh yes it is! As majority of my relatives live in Lucknow the guest list was limited to only relatives and friends from Bangalore. So the venue i chose was my home itself! This was a major advantage for me as everything i wanted and everybody i wanted to help me were easily available.
First impression is the best impression! I am a Decor junkie. For me every bit of my house should be clean and attractive especially on an occasion. I got my house cleaned with the help of my maid and made it dirt-proof. Then i worked on the walls of the house first, decorating them with colorful Bandhini crushed dupattas. I picked up ideas from several magazines and gave the whole house an ethnic touch. After the decoration was done my house looked like a beautiful Rajasthani palace.Chandlers,flowers and the dupattas were the main decoration. When my parents saw the decoration, they were mesmerized and speechless. They gave me encouraging smiles and relieved expressions.
What i wore:
Look good feel good! As the theme of the party was 'Ethnic' i opted for ethnic couture, i wore my favorite flair Anarkali paired up with suitable jewelry.
Now coming to the true soul of the party-food food food! Whatever you do in terms of decoration or entertainment if you send your guests with an empty stomach-the whole event has no point! Remember that Food should be given utmost priority in a party,as majority of your guests don't care what the event is, what they only care about is that they will be feasting on a free dinner!
This turned out as the toughest challenge for me as i had btotally forgotten to pre-order food in a hotel! So while i sat in panic calling every hotel in my area to ask whether they could arrange it, only to get a negative response,my parents sat relaxed thinking that i have arranged it already. That was when i came accross this awesome site called 'KITCHEN'S OF INDIA' Aand my quest ended. I was mesmerized with their awesome collection of food and ordered the following recipes in bulk.
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This is another important thing which is the secret of a successful party! As it was my Niece's naming ceremony i organised different games both children and adults which kept them engaged and happy throughout the party. A sweet Beethoven melody kept playing in the background throughout the entire party.
The music,the food and the entertainment made the party a big success. The guests walked out with a full happy stomach and a bundle of unforgettable memories.
The Return gift i gave The Guests:
As a token of thanks or attending the party or in other words as a small payback for the actual gifts they brought *smirks* i had arranged to give them return gifts. Ater a little decision making me and my Mum chose this satiating Halwa from Kitchen's Of India, to be given as return gift to all the guests. I customized the packets by adding a cute sticker containing my Niece's new name and the date he was born.
So that was it! A party to remember! If you too are planning a party and want to treat your guests with delicious delicacies than go to the Kitchens of India online store and order your pick NOW!
This post is a part of the Kitchens of India Contest held at Indiblogger.