Houston’s Elite Celebrate the New Year with Grand Party at India House

Best Dressed Couple winners.

HOUSTON: India House held its annual New Year’s Eve party in grand style with more than 200 of elite members of Indo-American community and their guests enjoying the festivities.

“The event was sold out,” exclaimed Col. Vipin Kumar (retired), Executive Director of India House. “We were forced to refuse 80 guests, who had called on the phone. We even had to turn away some gate crashers.”

The evening began with sumptuous appetizers at 8 pm and then dinner was served from 9:30 to 11 pm, catered by Bombay Brasserie. A separate room was provided for young children, where they watched movies and cartoons under the watchful eye of India House attendants.

Bollywood singer Atanu Das of Atlanta performed live to the delight of the audience. His performance was arranged by MB entertainment. DJ Scoop played dance music that catered to the tastes of ages, mixing old and new songs to keep the guests on their feet.

A large dance floor accommodated all the dancing guests at one time. Guests joined the DJ in the countdown at the strike of 12 midnight. A colorful balloon drop provided a spectacular welcome to 2019. A champagne toast, raised at midnight, was served free of charge to each adult guest.

Among other offering at the party included a free photo booth courtesy Trans America, prizes sponsored by Manyawar were awarded for the Best Dressed and Best Dancing couples.

Decorations were arranged by Touch of Elegance and raffle prizes sponsored by HumTum Desi/ Nirvana Restaurant.