Birthdays are not anymore a simple affair with a bunch of friends, cake, balloons and candles. Today, childrens’ birthday bashes can be quite a fancy event with everything from bouncing castles to magic shows, all managed by professionals.
Hotels/party halls have tie ups with event management companies for the décor and theme of the party though it is optional. "The basic décor starts at Rs 3000, magic show at Rs 2,500, tattooing at Rs 1,500 and caricature at Rs 2,500", says Srinivas N, an event manager.
"My five year old son is always excited to go to a birthday party just for the games and return gifts, it’s a new concept, but kids enjoy a lot", says Padmaja Vinod, 33, a housewife.
Here are few of the venues in Koramangala where your child’s birthday party can be celebrated
Magnolia, an authentic Chinese and Thai restaurant in Koramangala, is a fine place for celebrating birthdays. There is no Banquet hall but it can accommodate about 125 people in the restaurant itself. On weekdays, unlimited lunch buffet and dinner is priced at Rs 289 (inclusive of taxes) and Rs 369 (inc of taxes) per person. The hotel has both vegetarian and non vegetarian options.
#37, 80 Feet Road, 7th Cross 3rd Block, Above Reliance Fresh,Koramangala. Ph: 41102222
Nandhana Grand Hotel, a restaurant which also has banquet hall can accommodate about 250 people. It offers both lunch and dinner buffet at Rs 300 per person and the cuisines here are Indian and Continental. It has a great hall and even a basic décor looks good.
#52, 60 Feet road, 6th block, Koramangala. Ph: 41858299
Little Italy, a restaurant in Koramangala is a trendy place for birthday parties. It offers Italian and Mexican cuisines. The buffet ranges from Rs 450 to Rs 600 (inc of taxes) per person, menu is according to your choice. It can accommodate around 100 to 125 people.
#32, near Forum Mall, Hosur Road, Koramangala. Ph: 41114034