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Throwing A Last Minute New Year's Eve Party? Here’s How To Ace It On A Budget

Aakanksha posted on 28 December

Ok, we get it. There were no reservations to get out of town, and you don’t want to bump into random people at the numerous dos in the city. Not to worry, the LBB office is much like you —we like to plan last minute parties. From glasses and lights to caterers and services, we’ve got you covered. Just make sure you start now, because it’s the final countdown four days from now. Ready…steady…GO.

Wines Under INR 999


No need to spend too much on this fine drink. All you need is a few bottles of red and white and you’re sorted for your sangria. Here’s our pick of wines for under INR 999.

Keep Calm And Call The Caterer

Sure it might be a bit late, but you can always ask caterers to pitch in with some light finger foods. We’ve done our share of party organising and here’s our top pick of caterers in town.

Dessert Makes It All OK

Photo source: Art of Delight

Photo source: Art of Delight

If you order now, you’ll be well in time to get some great dessert for your party. And what better way to woo your guests that by hitting their sweet spot. Call these bakeries and patisseries NOW!

Quirky Accessories To Set The Mood

Photo: Devika Raman

Be it some really cool Giraffe salad mixers or crocodile wine holders, head off to Varnam to add some proper quirk and kitsch to your table.

Glasses To Toast With At Midnight

Photo: Sunayana Kumar/LBB

From mason jars and milk bottles to proper whiskey and wine glasses at a steal, look no further than Commercial Street for all kinds of drinkware on a budget.

Say It With Decoration


Nothing like some DIY decorations to make the party a cosy one. Bring out your artistic best {or con you artsy BFF} to go all out at Itsy Bitsy – a one-stop shop for all your art supplies.

Light It Up


A quick stroll down BVK Iyengar Road will ensure you come back with anything from fairy lights and mason jar lamps to bottle chandeliers and lanterns to deck up the garden or balcony.

Doll Up


Ladies, don’t get caught up in the party planning and forget your clothes. We’ve picked out the best of trends from 2016, that too under INR 3,000. Find your perfect dress here.

Suit Up


Lads, don’t try and get away with surfer shorts and jeans on New Year’s Eve at least! Head to St Angelos on Brigade Road to suit up in Nehru jackets, printed shirts, chinos or if you dare, a tuxedo.

Shoe Shot Shopping


Now you might as well go all out with the perfect pair of shoes. Be it Oxfords and boots for men, or Mary Janes  and Gladiator stilettoes for the ladies, the awesome foursome on Brigade Road will make sure you’re shoes do all the talking.

Pamper Yourself


And finally, indulge in some pampering by booking a Moroccan hair spa, a facial or even that last minute mani-pedi {men, you too!} to finish off the party look. The best part, My Glamm will bring the services to your home, so you can continue with party planning on the couch.