10 unique birthday ideas for grown ups in Mumbai

Kuch alag? Kuch khas? Yes, I was planning a birthday bash for my sister and I couldn’t come up with anything different other than a lunch/dinner at a restaurant or a visit to a theme park like Adlabs Imagica or Essel World. Even pub hopping and dancing through the night at a club didn’t quite excite me. That’s when I started thinking that there are many like me who are over the movie, shopping and dining regime and want to do something different on their birthday. Few days back, I wrote a post on 5 unique birthday ideas for kids in Mumbai and I thought, why not list unique birthday ideas for grown-ups in Mumbai. Here is my take.

1. Sail in style: If budget is not a problem then the best way to make your loved one’s day special is by arranging for a birthday party on a yacht or a boat.  Come on, Mumbai shores are beautiful if not best. Imagine looking at the skyline of this city from a boat. A boat party is a great way to get people excited.

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A boat is different from the usual restaurant scene. And also, it is unique in many ways. Just ensure that guests don’t feel sea sickness. There are a few companies who offer a one-stop shop for a party on a boat, including Blue Bay Marine and Ava Marine Services. We spoke to Meherzad Kajanwalla from Blue Bay Marine who said that this trend is very popular among the elite. This year Hrithik Roshan celebrated his birthday on a small boat and over a luxury yacht last year. Parties can range from Rs. 20000 to Rs. 300000 depending upon the size of the group, the food and drinks, DJ requirement and if the boat is sailing or docked. You can also strike a deal with several small boat owners at Gateway of India. Meherzad said,
“We have range of boats/ yachts that we give out for birthday parties. The price ranges anything from 20,000/- for 3 hours on a open sports cruiser for 10 guest to over 3 Lakhs plus on out luxury motor vessel that can take upto 100 guest.

We organise the party & suggest the boat as per your requirement and budget. We have various options available like sundowner with friends, wine & cheese, theme party (nautical, casino, 70’s, pirate etc) and much more.” I am already sold on this one.

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2. Win it at a Casino: Deltin Daman will have a fully functional casino by end of November 2014 (as communicated at the time of going to print). Therefore, if you want to plan a winsome birthday for your loved one, just drive down to Daman which is 2-3 hours away from Mumbai. Have a blast, Las Vegas style without having to go all the way to Goa at their casino. Order cocktails and finger foods. There chef can whip up a delectable cake if you order in advance. Sounds like a plan. Isn’t it?

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3. Sparty time: Spa parties are not uncommon these days. Who doesn’t like to get pampered and if you and your friends want to indulge in beauty treatments, massages, facials, pedi and mani then this is the best option for your birthday party. Parties can be arranged between 30 mis to 5 hours at Aura Thai Spa in Bandra. You can contact them at 9967603330. Spa La Vie by L’Occitane in Lower Parel and Mudd Salon and Day Spa, Four Fountain Spa in Powai are other options where you can arrange for Spa party. Prices differ and can range between Rs 3000 – 6000 per person.

4. Masterchef party: Silverspoon Gourmet in Lower Parel gives you and your guests a chance to cook a fancy dish and eat it too. Host a barbeque party or create works of art with icing and sprinkles on short-crust pastry and let your foodie friends and family have a ball of a time at this food studio. Prices vary depending on the customization as per your requirement. A Grill & Chill food menu (barbeque) will cost around Rs.1,800 per head (or Rs.1,500 for vegetarians) with Silverspoon Gourmet’s director and chef-at-large Joshua D’Souza to guide your culinary adventures. They also hold cheese tasting, workshops on modern European fare and molecular gastronomy. What are you thinking? You can bond with the birthday buddy over creating perfect sushi rolls. For more details write to them at info@silverspoongourmet.in or call 8286044424.

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5. Bowl over birthday: Sports bars like Amoeba are good for an action packed birthday. Bond with your loved ones for their birthday over bowling, beer and some lip-smacking finger food. Birthday parties can be easily arranged for a group of 30 people and more with DJ/host/beer/food at Amoeba in Phoenix Market City Kurla. It will cost you approximately Rs. 700 – 1800 + taxes per person but is a good option if you want to celebrate birthdays differently. Prices may vary depending upon the package you choose. Rs 700 package includes one round of bowling with four starters. If you include drinks and more food, price increases.

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6. Freeze in -6 degrees: Iceqube Lounge( previously known as 21 Fahrenheit) in Oshiwara  is the place if you want a chilled out birthday for your loved ones. You can drink and dine in this ice chamber and beat the Mumbai heat. The glasses, seats, interiors; almost everything is carved out of ice. There is an entry fee and they provide you with jackets and gloves to sustain the extreme environment inside the ice lounge. You can order for beer tower and sit their endlessly chatting away your next birthday plans. Their charges are Monday to Friday: Rs. 500 per person between 12pm to 7pm & Rs. 800 7pm to 1:30am, Saturday: Rs. 800 before 7pm & Rs. 1100 after 7pm, Sunday: Rs. 800 all day. These are cover charges. You can always ask for a deal while arranging a birthday party for a larger group.

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7. Celebrate in a tent: If the birthday is on a weekend then this option can be very interesting for adventure seeking, nature loving souls.  Big Red Tent gives you various cite options to put up in their tents and experience nature trek, river-side and village walks. You can choose from Vashind, Kolad, or Karnala which are approximately an hour away from Mumbai or a bit more depending upon the location. At night barbeque is offered, camp-fire is arranged. The toilets are clean and the tents are big. Meals are included. Simple and non-spicey. If you are keen to cut a cake, kindly carry your own. Also, you can always carry your own drinks if you wish to enjoy them sitting beside the camp fire. There is no electricity or mobile tower. So, this birthday could be a very close-knit family/friend bonding sort of a thing. Price ranges from Rs900 to Rs1,500 per person per night. For more information contact www.bigredtent.in/

8. Wine tasting party:  Sommelier Ajit Balgi’s The Happy High offers private wine tasting for smaller groups. If you want to make your at-home birthday party special, you can always order for a wine tasting package for your guests. The Happy High offers various options ranging from local to international brands. If you don’t have the glasses, he can arrange for them as well. Average cost for wine tasting will come to Rs. 2500-4000 per person. But this addition to your existing house party will add a lot of glam appeal.  Guests will be thrilled to taste various wines at the comfort of your home.

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Ajit Balgi, the sommelier

9. Social dining party: You love eating but are not happy dining at a restaurant. You want to taste the authentic dish from Kashmir, Mangalore, Sikkim but don’t know where to find them in Mumbai. You want to celebrate your loved one’s birthday by devouring good meal then social dining websites like Meal Tango, Once Upon A Kitchen and bookalokal.com will help you to source a local host who can provide you with an authentic meal. Prices vary depending upon the cuisine and the host. A fee is charged during booking a host which goes towards the meal. (Rs 500 to Rs 900 per head).  It is not fancy but certainly is a food adventure and an opportunity to meet new people.

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Hostess Dr Sunita Pradhan serving Marvari delicacies

Dr. Sunita Pradhan who is a dentist by profession hosts authentic Marvari meals at her home and is happy hosting strangers at her place. She says that it gives her a food high cooking for non-family members and getting genuine feedback. So if the birthday boy craves for Naga food, all you need to do is find a local host on these websites and celebrate his birthday over some good authentic food. Foodventure!

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10. Food crawl party: Arrange a food crawl for your friends and family. Let the three course be spread across different eating joints. It need not be restaurants but local shops serving good food. If you are in south Mumbai, create Parsi Food walk to cover major Parsi food joints or Sausage food walk (which can cover Imbiss, Café Mondegar and Bade Miyaan Seekh Kababs.) Just get creative and take your guests along the food trail. Pray that they are game for it. On a good day with pleasant weather, they should be happy for sure. I heard that a local omlette wala in Borivali hosts a food dare. He prepares a Russian omlette which is made from 30-40 eggs, cheese, etc. and challenges anyone to finish it to get it for free. Matunga can have a south Indian food walk, as so many joints are around this place including Café Madras. This is apt for a group of 5-6 people who are ready for some food adventure. What better day than do a food crawl on a birthday.

How did you find these ideas? Do you have any more birthday ideas? Do leave a comment below.

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Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India, Femina.in, BeBeautiful.in, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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