Action Replay Your Party

We know we are living in a constantly changing digital age where we are submerged in technology. Most of us would not even have guessed how the world has evolved since the last decade! We are living in times where humans have created robots to do most of their work. We have gadgets to show us directions, solar power, microchips that can hold terabytes of information… however the one thing we generally discuss is tracking back to much less complex times or one may say simpler times.

retro theme party

Let’s admit it, we all are retro-darlings, when it comes to pixels in gaming which was square framed pieces rather flowing 3D images, and where big frames, long hair and bellbottoms were a thing. So doesn’t it seem obvious why a retro-themed party is such a popular choice! It gives us the opportunity to get nostalgic, and travel back in time and revisit things that we have such fond memories of.

From long messy hair to insanely bright colour clothing and accessories, retro parties are one of those few times when you get the chance to wear crazy styles with dramatic makeup and hairspray to finish the look and also dance to those favourite groovy tunes.

Interested in setting up your own Retro party? Well, pull up your chair and keep reading…

Today, when we talk about retro, it imitates anything from the 60’s to 80’s but as we’re talking about how fast time is going forward, even the 90’s are creeping its way into the retro bracket! Keeping this in mind, here are some tips on retro-ing your soiree!

Set up (décor)

Dress up your venue with lots of retro party decorations. You can truly make the spot hallucinogenic by pulling in some beaded multi-coloured curtains. Psychedelic lights, beanbags, tie-dye table cloth covers. Tie around peace signs, smiley faces and put bright flowers around. Kaleidoscopes and disco balls will create a stylistic layout to your party. Hang around or stick some old records and movie posters on the wall. Have a rotating disco ball on top of your dance floor and flash coloured lights. You can easily find things for retro theme party online in India and spare yourself some time.

Food and drinks

Theme your menu vintage style. The 60’s and 70’s were simpler times. Serving nostalgic, simple dishes like cheese puffs, mini- meatballs, olive dip with bread, chips and French onions will work well with the theme. Likewise, there are few choice of cocktails you might want to throw in to this party like black Russian, Manhattan martinis, old fashioned, Alabama summer, kamikaze and long island. Or hey, if its easier, just make a large bowl of punch – that really is authentic retro style!

Activities

Activities surely add more fun to the party. If you one of them movies buffs, get everyone together for a movie marathon of old classic movies. You can also set up a karaoke machine and sing along all night to your old favourites. One of the major inventions of the 80’s were video games, so set up the iconic Nintendo system or the cartridge video gaming console and get everybody down to business. Nothing will get everyone together than a decent session of Mario, duck hunt, contra or even terminator. A simple activity to have is a costume contest and honor the best dressed a prize. This gets everyone to break out into their best retro outfits and some friendly competition.

So go on then, play the right music and get the party started!!

6 Getaways for a Kickass Bachelorette Party for the Bride

Bachelor parties have been a wedding convention since the supposed ‘old days’, when they get the bridegroom to sow around his wild oats before it is time to settle down! We are out of that dim age (thank heavens!), but hey now a days ladies celebrate their nearing weddings with their kinds as well. Just for fun! Need a little introduction on how to throw a wicked bachelorette party? Continue reading …

To all the bride tribes out there, it’s party time!! Here are some ideas on how to help you get ready for the bachelorette party you’d been planning for your bestie. We know you want to plan the best bachelorette party yet…and there is nothing more fun like a celebration with your favourite wild tribe before one of them takes the enormous jump – MARRIAGE! So are you charged with sorting out an insane party for the bride to be?

The wild night could be a wild bash with a whole lot of people, a cozy one with just the few The essence of the party though stays the same….its a group of besties, getting together, to snicker and giggle about old times or embarrassing stories, pick on stuff that celebrates her erratic past / unusual habits, most times though, getting the bride to be wasted so that she spills the beans – possibly dragging her from pub to bar to club – shot after shot or hey spicing it up with some drinking games! So yes, it could range from mild to wild, its what you choose it to be. So think of the bride to be, what does she like? Is she the wild one? Or would she prefer a close knit group of her special ones?

Below are few other ways to have an awesome bachelorette party:

1. Host a destination bachelorette party

destination bachelorette party

One of the best things about hosting a destination bachelorette party is that the bride and her most loved and close-knit friends get the chance to experience some place new and that occasionally implies venturing out to a spot they would have not ventured out together otherwise. A destination bash would be apt for a jet setting bride to bond with her close ones and discover a new place!

2. Personalize outfits and accessories

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We all know how much fun it is to dress up and splurge on some accessories, irrespective of the moment. Having a special theme for the party will allow matching outfits to stand out. For example, personalize your bride to be sash or bachelorette party t-shirts or tiaras, one could also buy coloured feather boas or badges that have a description for each of the friends.

3. Masquerade the party

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Get all mysterious by disguising yourselves by wearing those masquerade masks, party mad when no one knows who you are. Your group will surely stand out at bars and clubs, but no one will know your true identity!

4. Pool Party!

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Book a slot at a luxury spot of a hotel that has a cool pool scene. Unwind in your cute bikinis, your sunnies and drown in those cocktails! And hey if you want to spice it up, have her indulge in some harmless flirtation with the cute lifeguard, or better yet, have the cutie sunbathing next to your tribe buy her a margarita!

5. Spa day

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If your wedding is around the corner, relax yourselves with massages and facials. Bright side to it is, you’ll look more refreshed and feel more relaxed for the wedding. And why not gift her a hamper of sexy lingerie at the end!

6. Surprise Glamping-Camping

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Search for a campground then pack all clothes, supplies, drinks and surprise your ‘bride to be’ with a spontaneous outdoor trip to the woods and camp glamorously doing activities that may be cool as cucumber-infused cocktails. Go girls’ glamping because girls don’t camp… they glamp!!

Halloween – India’s Newly Adopted Festival!

The trend of Halloween is growing massively here in India, let’s make no mistake about it. The once American tradition has now spread worldwide, across Europe and now into Asia. Halloween, derived from “All Hallows’ Eve” is the night of the dead – when ghosts and ghouls take rule over the waking world, to frighten and scare the life out of the living! But how did Halloween actually make its long way here to India? See, Halloween isn’t just about relying on American traditions such as Apple-bobbing or trick-or-treating – it’s about the creation of the atmosphere which counts…and of course letting the dead in us out for one night of the year, a night of frights!

The question that remains is how did India adopt this festival? It’s quite simple really – the individuals did! Thanks to all the exposure from the internet and existing night life circles. Forget the trick-or-treating and the Apple-bobbing, the most important factor of Halloween is the efforts the individual needs to take to dress up for the occasion. It’s not hard to see that the atmosphere relies on everyone to create it. For years Americans have worked hard on customising and wearing their costumes for this creepy evening. Locally, due to both, the availability and awareness, the trend-setting, party-going Indians are striving hard on curating that perfect Halloween look as well. Things have gotten so much easier… now-a-days people go search for their Halloween props and other party supplies online. It seems evident that this is what creates the individual sense of Halloween, as it allows everyone to bring out the creative devil which was dead in them! So if you are looking to get ready in your ghoulish worst, there are many Halloween props that are easily available. For example, fake blood, capes, liquid latex, cosmetic eye lenses and lashes, prosthetic make-up, face paints and so much more. There is a bounty of Halloween costumes for kids and infants out there as well. And of course, there is no dearth in the availability of décor, across the range for party planners, restaurant / club owners and house party hosts, ranging from cute little light-up smiling pumpkins for kids parties, those dreaded rubber creepy crawlies, to really horrifying, blood curdling installations !

This does not only end at Halloween. The spurt in party shops and night clubs around the country has made overall party decoration, accessories and props across all party types. So be it a bachelorette party, a baby shower, a particular theme party like glow-in-the-dark or retro, there is enough and more available to make the party truly unique and memorable. One can definitely say that India has truly become one party central country to be in.

HALLOWEEN IS HERE TO STAY!

There is no doubt that the concept of Halloween has grown massively in India over the last few years. Be is schools, nightclubs, house parties or colleges, come end-October, that’s what everyone is talking about! Does it come as a surprise? Definitely not. There are multiple reasons for this growth:

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1. Growth in MNC’s in India which attracts a lot of expats (and with that, their culture)

2.  Returning Indian students from an education overseas

3. Exposure from Social Media and TV Channels

4. Spurt in party shops around the country making costumes and accessory options available

5. Existing nightlife culture in metros and fast-growing nightlife culture in tier-2 & 3 cities

Year on year we have seen the effort taken by party-goers in getting that perfect Halloween costume increase manifold. The generic witches and skeletons have given way to recognisable characters like Yoda, Milkha Singh or Iron Man! So, Just throwing on a witch hat at a Halloween party will make you look like a wet blanket! One should really take the effort, visit some party stores, surf the net for some unique Halloween Ideas to join in the fun

 

How Spending Your Bachelorette Playing Games Can Be Fun

Bachelorette parties can be a wide range of fun and there is not one way to celebrate the bride-to-be’s last hurrahhh where they indulge in one of the most raunchy and alcohol fuelled nights indeed. Whether the bride and her tribe are getting away to a destination for the celebration, or spending a night-out in town, or keeping it smooth at home, bachelorette party games are certain amusements to add some fun to the celebrations.

Possibly some bachelorettes may just be looking forward to some unwinding time with loved friends and family. However, playing games can be a great way to keep the gathering lively and energetic and make sure everybody is having an incredible time as it works as an ice-breaker. The way to pull off a few fun and sorted games at the bachelorette is to keep them simple in terms of the rules and preferably, the games you choose should be played with a drink in hand! So what are some of these games that we are talking about? Games like Never Have I Ever, Drink or Dare, Who Would You Do?, Who Really Knows the Bride?, or Spin Shot Game is surely worth playing at a bachelorette party. You could either take the effort to list the Know The Bride questions or the dares etc. Or you could take a simple way out and visit a party store and purchase the game.

Everybody knows the purpose of having a bachelorette is to let loose and go crazy! What better way to ensure the night to be memorable, with a little bit of liquid (alcohol) confidence. If the tribe is daring enough to stay up all night, drinking games can be the sole act of entertainment for the night. So allow the bride tribe’s planning committee to pick a couple of simple yet wildly amazing games that will guarantee to have everyone in splits, sometimes at the cost of the bride-to-be! But hey, this is the one time it is allowed!