From mixers to gourmet sauces, finger-licking food to fine cocktailing kits – Here is everything you need to throw the ultimate Diwali party at home

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Why stress about throwing that annual Diwali party when it’s as easy as ordering takeaway thanks to the intelligence of well-known brands? A few weeks of preparations were considered normal until last year to plan even an intimate Diwali bash. Deciding menus, ordering ingredients, perusing videos of savory starters, learning how to mix drinks, and more, a Diwali party can be a lot more demanding than one thinks. This year, however, things have changed for the better, and I couldn’t be happier. Listed below are easy ways to make your party the most talked-about soiree this festive season.

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Svami’s Gin and Whiskey appreciation kits.
Even though your Bar skills are dismal, it doesn’t have to dampen your party! Guests can get the experience of a resto-bar at the comfort of your bash. Amp, your home bar with The BYOB box that comes complete with mixers, garnish sprays, a drinking guide, amongst others, for making the tastiest drinks at home. Both Gin and Whiskey enthusiasts can enjoy the box that includes tonic water, the Svami Gin & Tonic pairing guide, and a Gin tasting wheel. Similarly, Ginger Ale, Soda, Grapefruit tonic water, and a whiskey tasting wheel come for whiskey drinkers. Finish the drinks like a professional by spritzing some garnish sprays! Svami’s Gin and Whiskey appreciation kits sell for INR 2,370.

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Thirsty Fox Cider-
When you spend hours deciding on a unique menu to enthrall your guests with your exceptional choice and great taste, why not extend the same kind of thought to your bar as well? Run-of-the-mill selections can never account for an unforgettable bash. Break away from the mundane options and go for these homegrown, all-natural, Thirsty Fox craft ciders. Pick from gluten-free variants of Ciders Izzy and Reed that is a summary golden cider, bright and crisp delicately balanced with orange blossom honey and a ruby red vegan cider, semi-dry, mildly fizzy, with tart cherries and peppercorns, respectively. Get the Eco-friendly Festive Hampers by Thirsty Fox Cider for INR 1200 only at any of the retail stores in Mumbai.

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Aperol Gift Pack-
Known to be Italy’s No.1 drink, there is no reason why this perfect bright orange aperitif can’t brighten up your cards night singlehandedly. Aperol Spritz Gift Pack includes a bottle of Aperol along with a bottle of Cinzano Prosecco and a Spritz goblet available at the starting price of INR 3,592* plus taxes.

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Wonder Foods & Farms X Karishma Sakhrani sauces-
While eating food at a party is the most enjoyable thing, planning it is another story altogether. It’s no page out of a fairytale, more nightmarish than pleases me, and insanely time-consuming. With gifting, décor, and entertainment to take care of, why not pick the easy way out for food without compromising taste? Wonder Foods & Farms has partnered with Master Chef 4 finalist Chef Karishma Sakhrani to introduce a range of vegan, nut-free, and preservative-free gourmet sauces. The hamper priced at INR 2000 comes with four gourmet sauces – Garden Pesto, Toum, Smoked Chilli Oil, Signature Thai Curry. With essential ingredients in place and marvelous ready-to-cook sauces, you have a luxurious culinary experience in the comfort of your party-ready home!

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Art of Dum-
Foodlink’s foray into the delivery kitchen space in Mumbai has ensured the incursion of fantastic food in our lives and, more importantly, our get-togethers! This gourmet delivery kitchen brand is known for its delicious, authentic flavors and elegant, sustainable packaging to Mumbai’s dining elite. Their excellent dum pukht style cooking will floor your guests as they did at Deepika and Ranveer Singh’s wedding. From luscious kebabs to the most darling dal makhani the recipe of catering an unforgettable regal meal in a Mumbai home truly lies with Art of Dum. Sweets are an essential way to end a memorable night, and there’s nothing sweeter in this city than dishes like Litchi Ke Tehri and the classic Kesar Da Phirni.

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Svami x Moet Hennesey
If we are going to be pantry mixologists, let’s be good ones at that! An easy cocktailing experience is what both guests and hosts enjoy at a party, and thankfully, Svami x Moet Hennesey’s non-alcoholic mixers ensure it. These curated mixers pair perfectly with each spirit. The Pomelo Spritz teams best with Belvedere Pure, Pure, the Tangerine Highball goes well with Glenmorangie, and the spiced Ginger is to be consumed exclusively with Hennessy Very Special.

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