Party on wheels
Delhi’s night birds are hopping into luxury cars to lap up the fun on the move.entertainment Updated: May 10, 2011 02:05 IST
The party’s moved. Quite literally. Delhi is now having a blast in big cars, complete with club music, bubbly and gourmet, and event managers say the action on the road is only speeding up. “Our phone hasn’t stopped ringing ever since we started the party-in-a-car service. Abroad, of course, the trend’s been around for a while,” says Ritika Sareen of Party Like A Millionaire, a Maharani Bagh-based event organising firm. The hot ‘venues’ on this scene are luxury cars such as Limos, Hummers, Mercs and BMWs, all modified to look like a party lounge. The guests, a maximum of eight per car, are picked from their doorstep and taken on rides around town. The hot rideabouts: areas such as Chanakyapuri and India Gate, which have wide roads.
Revellers can choose from themes such as Bollywood, retro, romantic, wild and so on. Once decided, the interiors of the car are spruced up with bright upholstery, disco lights and other props that suit the theme. “The romantic theme is a hit,” says Sahdev Goil of Presidential Wheels, another company that rents out Limos to party.
When the party begins, the guests have a lot to choose from — there’s karaoke, party games, gourmet snacks and live recording. A steward accompanies the chauffeur to take care of all that. If you’re looking to up the fun further, you can ask for a belly dancer, a stand-up comedian or even a film star. “A few days ago, I had my birthday party in a Hummer and this one, I won’t ever forget!” says Ansh Singh, 21, an MBA student. But Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), has a word of caution: “Serving and drinking in public places is a punishable offence. As long as you keep alcohol out, it’s okay.”
What the fun ride costs
A basic four-hour ride via a route of your choice:
Hummer: Rs.15, 000
Additional cost of décor and props — includes balloons, disco lights, pompoms, fur upholstery, party masks, retro glares: Rs.5,000 Package with personalised theme, karaoke set-up and food and drinks: Rs.35,000 to Rs.50,000 Package inclusive of live performers such as a belly dancer or a comedian: Rs.1 lakh If you wish to be entertained by a Bollywood star (yeah, that’s on offer, too), be ready to shell out several lakhs and place your request at least a month in advance!