You can’t leave the house without choking on a thick cloud of smoke. Your dog won’t stop peeing in the house thanks to the firecrackers. You’ve lost more money than you knew you even had on card parties. It’s definitely Diwali.

After experiencing all this and more, you’ve woken up and realised today is Diwali! Last day to throw something together, last day to awkwardly wear your kurta or salwar kameez before they go back to gathering dust in your closet. What are you going to do?

Don’t worry we got you covered.



Photo source: Decatur Wine & Spirits via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY SA 3.0][Generic]

Possibly the most important ingredient for your last-minute gathering is the alcohol. If you haven’t had time to do any shopping, here are a few easy home-delivery options, along with bartenders you can hire to make your night easier.

Bartenders: Elixir Coterie

Elixir Coterie in Gurgaon offers themed cocktails and card drinking games! Just give them a call, tell them what you have in mind and they will recommend a menu and bar set-up.

Price: INR 2,500 {for the services of one bartender; INR 10,000 for the full package}

Contact: +91 9810040099; email

Find out more here and here.

If you want to keep it classy {and easy} this Diwali, check out our list of five bartenders you can hire for your last-minute party.

Alcohol Delivery: Lakeforest Wines

With a series of locations all over Gurgaon, Lakeforest Wines is a safe bet. Call your local Lakeforest to find out more.

Where: Central Arcade, Gurgaon

Price: Minimum order INR 1,000

Contact: 0124 4240586

Alcohol Delivery: The Wine Shop

Only open till 1pm, so get your orders in quick.

Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Price: Minimum order INR 3,000

Contact: 0124 6520150

Alcohol Delivery: Discovery Wines

Just like Lakeforest, Discovery Wines also has multiple stores in Gurgaon. Call your local Discovery to find out more.

Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Price: Minimum order INR 1,000

Contact: +91 9718800094


Photo source: Biryani Blues

Photo source: Biryani Blues

Unfortunately if you’re throwing together an impromptu shindig, caterers can’t help you. Most require at least 24-hours notice for such a party. With that in mind, here are some last-minute food delivery options. Keep in mind most locations will close early on Diwali, and orders should be placed by the afternoon at the latest.

Biryani Blues

Get your fix of Hyderabadi biryani. Available at most locations across Gurgaon {you can check the website for more details}, with quick and easy home-delivery. Biryani Blues even offers veg and non-veg party meal options that serve up to ten people.

Contact: +91 8010801000

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Order online here.


A one-stop-shop for Pan-Asian delicacies, Wokamama is open on Diwali. Order from large sharing sushi platters to individual noodle, rice and curry dishes. It’s a slightly expensive option for large groups of people, but hey; this is your party after all!

Contact: +91 9958919191, 0124 4969191

Price: INR 1,700 for two {approx,}

Al Zaitoon

Middle-eastern and Lebanese delights make for easy and enjoyable sharing plates to gather around while playing cards. Have tasty chicken rolls as well, in case you prefer individual orders. They only take orders till 2pm, so be sure to call early.

Contact: +91 8010112244

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Tunday Kababi

Open on Diwali to offer you some melt-in-your-mouth mutton is Tunday kebabs, along with some curries, biryanis and other kebabs. It’s a hearty, hot meal for your celebration and is available for pick up or home delivery.

Contact: 0124 4258611

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Kurry Souk 

Kurry Souk impressed us with their Karare Mutton Chops, and we think they’d be perfect for a sumptious kebab meal this Diwali. They deliver all over Gurgaon, to some parts of Delhi and have a nifty website that makes online ordering a breeze. Highly recommended.


Unfortunately we can’t tell you where to rent any friends for the evening, and we seem to have misplaced the number for free friend home delivery, but if you manage to get any together, here is an article on who to expect at a card party.

Happy Diwali!

Featured Photo source: Subharnab Majumdar via Wikimedia Commons [CC BY 2.0][Generic]