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Yalla’s Guide to the Perfect Party


There are many factors to arrange when throwing a party which can be super stressful. So Yalla has put it all together in this how-to guide to keep the process easy and carefree – so you can enjoy your party.

Parties can be loads of fun, but they can also be really stressful; from picking venues to finding activities to keep everyone entertained. Nevertheless, no matter how difficult planning the perfect party might seem, Abu Dhabi offers exciting and unique ideas to ensure your next gathering is as memorable as possible!

Sometimes, parties can become overwhelming, as finding a balance between cost and activities can be a struggle – that’s when you call in a professional!  Call in a company like Tiny Bean Events, (who do kids, adults and corporate events), or Cheeky Little Events to plan and organise your party to fit your liking without the stress!

Firstly, snacks and catering may seem straightforward, but as the size of the party grows, the amount of food needed grows alongside it. If you’re not a do-it-yourself baker, there are numerous wonderful options for bakeries and restaurants to provide food for you and all of your guests!

Bakeries like Fresh Bakes Café in Raha Mall and Cupcake Couture in Khalifa City provide wonderful cakes and pastries to cater for all of your needs, whether big or small. For savoury foods and meals, places like La Cuisine de Manou and several hotels provide high-quality catering services to keep you and your friends full!

For a children’s party, Kidz Factory in Wahda Mall and KidzUnplugged in Khalifa City will make sure your little ones love every moment, making memories that last a lifetime!

For a more active party, places like Bounce and Zayed Sports City provide outlets for you and your kids to use up all their energy, while still enjoying their celebrations. Some places like the Ice Rink in ZSC provide party packages that come with deals on food if the catering styles above don’t work for you.

If you prefer more relaxed parties where you and your friends can just relax and enjoy yourselves, while keeping busy, a very good place to go would be to Lush Cosmetics. This location is recommended for teenagers and adults, and there is no provided food, but the prices are reasonable and it’s so entertaining! You experiment with new products.

If you’re picturing a more creative party, Art Beat UAE in the Al Mushrif Area offers varied Party Offers, where you can customize almost every detail, from party duration to whatever craft you and your guests decide to do, from decoupage to ceramic paints.

If you want to cut costs significantly, and you have space, an at home party is perfect! Whether it’s a small group of friends in your kitchen or a larger party in your garden, everyone is bound to have fun!

A garden party works for every age, and you can create a more formal or relaxed setting, depending on who you’re inviting. For kids, a pool party is always a worthwhile option, as similar to ZSC or Bounce, they can use up all of their energy in the comfort of your own home.

For a more sophisticated party, having dinner at home with takeaway, or simply just playing music and talking in the garden can be a perfect combination for a relaxed environment.

Another issue faced by throwing parties is ensuring you have all the right supplies: forks, napkins, party favours, and decorations which can be found in party supply stores all over the city. ABC Balloons have amazing balloon designs to offer and can be found all at reasonable prices. Party Centre, located in both Raha and Wahda Mall, is your one-stop-shop to find everything you need for your party. For more cost-effective supplies, different stores such as Lulus, Daiso, and Carrefour have amazing deals – though selections may be limited depending on locations.

In conclusion, party planning can be difficult and complicated – but they don’t need to be! At the end of the day, you don’t need a fancy cake or an extravagant venue to enjoy yourself, as long as you and the people you love can come together to celebrate – that’s all that matters!



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