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Thursday , November 22 , 2012
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Enter, the world of party planners

Nov. 21: The times they are a-changing and so is the way people party. Variety is the flavour of the season and a drove of new-age party organisers have descended on the city to help you rock your party.

These planners are out to completely change parties from the same-old eat, drink and dance routine to a night your guests will never forget.       

The themes on offer range from the exotic to the downright bizarre — all just a phone call away. You can choose to throw a nice and relaxed “luau party” or a pulsating “end of the world party”.

Party planners see a huge emerging market here and are coming down from places like Calcutta and Indore. A theme party like this may set you back anywhere between Rs 40,000 and Rs 15 lakh.

Calcutta’s Show Merchants has organised over 400 theme parties. “Hawaiian night, night in Paris, night with the godfather, Punjabi night, Brazilian night, night in Dubai, Mughal night, are some of the party themes we have organised so far,” said Avijit Ghosh, owner of Show Merchants, which has organised around 20 parties in Guwahati.

Owner of city-based party planners S.M. Exhibit, Satyajit Mandal, said Rajasthani and Roman are the two most popular themes among the city’s residents. “Just spend Rs 2 to Rs 15 lakh and you will get a wonderful party,” Mandal said. According to him, residents are taking to the-me parties because they transform the party into something special.

Guwahati Wedding Planner is another prominent party planner in the city. They look after everything from venue selection to lights and sound, venue décor, entertainment shows, accommodation, transportation and celebrity management. “We also specialise in organising cultural evenings, anniversary parties, birthday and bachelor parties,” an official of the group said.

Indore-based Harsh Communication can organise a party for you in the city at any price between Rs 500 and Rs 10,000 per head.