Ushering in the new decade

New Year eve of 2010 was quite different. We were having a get together in our new apartment, in Chitrakut Environs, where we had moved in March 2009. Families had moved in at various time of the year. We had had a couple of meetings to get to know each other, but nothing like a New Year eve to have a get together.

Kudos to a bunch of enthusiastic apartment-mates, who put together a wonderful program - of dinner, games, cake-cutting and crackers!

The event started with dinner at 8.30 PM on a cold and damp evening. It had rained from 4.30 to 8 PM, ruining the plans to serve dinner in the open space before the Party Hall in our apartment terrace. So, it had to be within the Hall itself. Domlur Shanti Sagar were the caterers and the food was good. There was an exclusive non-veg section, of course, not provided by Shanti Sagar (a strict vegeterian hotel chain). This item, interestingly was served in an eco-friendly container made of leaf (which made it look like temple prasadam).

Dinner complete, it was time for some games. The ice-breaker was musical chair, done separately for ladies, gents and the kids. This was followed by an interesting contest. A team of five had to hold a stick aloft by one finger each and then bring it down to the floor. Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Not one team could do this.

There was then a "balloon stomping" game - hilariously funny, followed by Housie and Sudoku. There was time for some dancing (we had a wonderful DJ, who kept the music flowing - one hit after another).

The ceremonial New Year cake was cut around 11.50 PM and then we rushed out to enjoy the fireworks - a couple of "120 shots". A champagne bottle was brought out and opened, bringing the program to an end.


  1. Thanks for the post. And yeah...great blog :)

    ~~Poornima (A208)


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