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Zany is the party code

Forget Hawaiian or Bollywood. Funky themes and buffoonery rule this season’s party scene.

entertainment Updated: Aug 03, 2011 00:44 IST
Shara Ashraf

Whimsical and wacky is the new definition of parties. With innovative party accessories available, the party themes have swelled several notches parlaying into absolute absurdity. From glow accessories to beer helmets to wigs, you’ll find plenty of out-of-the-box props to get the town talking about your do. We list some of the coolest themes this season:

Beer on everyone’s mind
Every guzzler would love the idea of beer spewing out of their head and flowing into the mouth. Designed like a helmet, the beer headgear accommodates two beer cans. “The beer helmets are a hit among guys who party outdoor. We also get bulk orders for bachelor parties, house parties or sports nights,” shares Aditya Kapoor of Party Hunterz, a party accessories store. The beer helmet has two straws attached to the beer cans that let you drink and move about freely, without having to hold anything in your hands. Karan Vohra, 24, a graphic designer, who recently hosted a beer helmet party, says, “The idea of partying is to become lazy, and what better way to laze around than when you don’t have to bother to pour your drinks in a glass and keep refilling it.”

Light it up, guys
The fervour of a city’s nightlife can be captured in your revelry with a generous use of neon light in different forms. Light up the party, literally, with funky neon bracelets, pendants, rings and glasses that glow when the lights are turned off. Even wine bottles and glasses come fitted with neon lights. Shuchir Suri of Pure by Kuki in GK II — a disc that organises glow parties — says, “It’s one of our most popular themes. It’s pitch dark around you, and suddenly UV lights are turned on that glow like planets in a planetarium. There are life-size neon paint backdrops, and there’s a tattoo wala who makes glow tattoos.” Event manager Rittika Sareen, of Party Like A Millionaire, also employs neon body painters, who make neon body art for her glow theme parties.

Whose wig is freakiest of all?
From a cool Afro and bubble perm inspired from Jimi Hendrix to multicoloured hair like Lady Gaga, bizarre wigs, especially in fluorescent hues, dominate this season’s party tress code. “We recently had a party where everyone wore an Imaad Shah inspired hairdo (an Afro),” shares Sareen, who is also getting orders for customised wigs. “They are designed to suit one’s personality, the occasion and the outfit,” she adds.

Cost of props for a funky theme party
A single beer helmet costs Rs 500.
The cost of a glow theme varies between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 and includes glow lights, glow jewellery, glow tattoos and glow body paint.
You’ll shell out anywhere around Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 for a funky wig. A completely customised wig can cost around Rs 3,000.

Where to buy the accessories:
Party Hunterz, Kailash Colony
Party Like a Millionaire, Noida