It felt wrong, almost rebellious, to be walking down aisles lined with confetti, glittery top hats and drinking board games, while parties all around the city are getting shut down. But walk we did at Wanna Party, a new anti-Dhoble store in Andheri that sells all kinds of celebration supplies, from Halloween costumes to psychedelic streamers. Did someone say “rave party”?
Join the Olympics
When you enter Wanna Party, you won’t be blitzkrieg-ed by tacky rubber masks and gaudy knick-knacks. Easy on the eyes and well organised, the store is divided by party ideas and themes (think Party Hunterz, Bandra), like bachelorette, birthday (landmark years like 1, 16, 30, 40 and so on), baby shower, red carpet and Mardi Gras, to name a few.
Just tell the store manager what kind of event you’re putting together, and he’ll direct you to the area that houses everything you need - wall décor, lighting, disposable cutlery, costumes, masks and hats of every imaginable shape and colour. bpb likes awesome road signs with altered messages and wedding gift boxes crafted from handmade mulberry saa paper imported from Thailand (start at Rs2,600), which can be custom-made if ordered in advance.
Seen-before but always fun are the boozy versions of board games (start at Rs 2,500) like Snakes and Ladders and Ludo, where tokens are replaced with shot glasses. There’s even a bunch of mad party eyewear including a pair of lit-up glasses shaped like the Olympic rings . Now you know what to get for your Olympic opening ceremony house party. Race you to it?
What’s the Plan?
Besides retailing soiree supplies, Wanna Party also offers an event organising service. If you have a specific theme in mind and want to throw these guys a challenge, they’ll take it on. With this service comes décor fittings, customised gifting, catering and specialised cakes for all kinds of occasions. Even when you have no reason to celebrate.
So, you're thinking of planning that anti-Dhoble party after all? Finally, a revel with a cause.
Getting there: Wanna Party, shop no 28, building no 9, Lakshmi Plaza, Andheri (W), call 9833924717, visit www.wannaparty.in or view the Facebook page here, Rs 2,500 for boozy board games.
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