Glamour & Glitz: A Dazzling New Year’s Eve Gala

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HOUSTON: Bollywood Shake Events and Aalponaa Event Designers hosted a dazzling New Year’s Eve party on December 31, at the Grand Ballroom of Safari Texas Ranch in collaboration with Friends ‘n Friends, a community networking group. More than 700 glamorous guests of all age groups partied together and welcomed 2015 with their families and friends at this amazing event.

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Aalponaa Event Designers team, from left: Mumu Choudhury, Sailaja Bandyopadhyay, and Piyal Sen Gupta.
Photos: Saurabh Sen Gupta and Murali Santhana.

The theme of this event was ‘Glamour and Glitz’ and Aalponaa Event Designers, Sailaja Bandyopadhyay, Mumu Choudhury and Piyal Sen Gupta ensured that the event was glamorous indeed! The Ballroom looked stunning decked in Red, Black and Gold, the chosen colors for the event. The gorgeous decor with aesthetic lighting truly reflected the theme of the night. The event was meticulously designed with a lot of attention to detail, a forte of Aalponaa Event Designers.

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From left: Pavana Polineni Gadde, Nina Desai, and Ruchika Dias, the founder of Bollywood Shake Events.

Ruchika Dias, the founder of Bollywood Shake Events and the Aalponaa Event Designers team organized this party with one thing in mind- a perfect party where families can enjoy! Good food and drinks, Open Bar with premium liquor, rocking music, a huge dance floor, lots of elegant party favors, a separate ballroom for kids activities made this party the one to go to this new Year’s eve! To top it, they had a live comedy act by Comedian Dan Nainan who co-hosted the event alongside the winner of Bollywood Shake’s Mrs. Bollywood pageant 2014, Nina Desai. Bollywood Shake dancers set the mood of the night and opened the dance floor with a Bollywood dance demo that got the crowds dancing. A stunning and delicious 5-tier cake was sponsored by Suman of Tea Cake Factory Sugar Land.

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Midnight balloon drop at the New Year’s Eve party hosted by Bollywood Shake Events and Aalponaa Event Designers at the Safari Texas Ranch.

At mid night, the crowd joined the count down with a complimentary champagne toast and a fantastic and colorful balloon drop arranged by Rajiv and Nikhil of Friends ‘n Friends. DJ Geo and Dholi rocked the floor with a multitude of Bollywood Hits and Punjabi songs. The crowd danced non-stop from 10:00 pm to 1:30 am. The food, catered by Standard Sweets was delicious, as was the Pizza for the kids as well as an assortment of midnight snacks.

Aalponaa Event Designers and Bollywood Shake would like to thank their generous sponsors Anand Chauhan and Dr. Ashima Chauhan, Amir Dodhiya of New York life, Omar Saeed and Irfan Fazal of Metlife. Heartfelt thanks to Nina Desai, Pavana Polineni Gadde , the Bollywood Shake dancers and team, Aalponaa team volunteers Anusha, Ananya and Alec, Friends ‘n Friends organizers Rajiv Singh and Nikhil Chauhan, Murali Santhana and Saurabh Sen Gupta for photography, the Safari Texas Ranch management and staff and ofcourse, the Greater Houston friends and supporters who made this party a grand success!