The Lakend Udaipur, stood witness to the 60th birthday celebration of an inspiring soul! Located on the banks of the Fatehsagar Lake, the venue was a winner on all counts – royal and regal. The invite only celebration had it all with just the closest of his family and friends.
The guests were kept engaged from the minute they reached their hotel rooms. The Welcome Basket had a variety of surprises like Boarding Passes without which one may not be able to attend the esteemed party, Birthday Boy Pop-art puzzle which once solved should be posted online with the event hashtag to stand a chance to win goodies and customized Casino theme Playing Cards as Favours. This made sure that the guests got geared up for the close-knit festivity in the evening.
The lunch, the meet and greet before the Birthday Party took place in the lawn area of the Hotel, overlooking the Fatehsagar Lake. The guests were welcomed by a Rajasthani folk musician playing ektara on a one string violin. The lunch was a colourful Rajasthani Bajot set up that the guests enthusiastically enjoyed! Giving them a taste of Rajasthan were the vibrant safas in mustard and magenta for the guests to go along with the theme. The mellifluous beats of the Jal Tharang was a brilliant addition to the sunny outdoor welcome lunch.
The sunset at Fatehsagar Lake, radiated throughout the Casino themed décor. The red and black themed round tables with tequila shot centrepieces were spread across the lawns in front of an LED wall stage. Guests were welcomed at the venue with customized neck sashes and lapel pins. After the welcoming bulbed life size ‘60’, the walkway for the guests from the hotel bore stories of the birthday legend. These boards on easel stands talked about his accomplishments, family, friends and his hobbies.The photo walk through was a huge hit among the guests as they went through each photo board that depicted different phases of Kalaji’s life.The Casino themed evening glorified the celebrations with a dramatic speed boat entry with the man of the hour to the venue. Accompanied by his twin daughters and his best friends, he walked down to the stage on a Pyro lit pathway. The Celebration commenced with a soul-stirring milestone montage film crafted by Keshav Films that left everyone speechless. The video brought in special nostalgic memories from his dear ones and wishes from those who couldn’t make it for the event.The Birthday boy and his family together cut the birthday cake which was an artistically crafted 3 tier Casino themed cake complete with edible playing cards, dice and chips and surrounded with casino cupcakes. The Toast ceremony post the cake cutting was done by his partner and Kalaji opened a Moet Champagne to mark the occasion. The guests toasted with their tequila from their tables and the party roared into life.
Guests relaxed to the Instrumentals of Orfeo with their Hukkas in the beginning and leaped into a dance mode after Orfeo dedicated the James Bond BGM for Kalaji. The instrumental version of the very popular ‘Padakali Chandi Chankiri’ song from the movie ‘Yodha’ was played which got the guest into a game mode on the dance floor. The LED Counter Bar was hosted by DrinQ bartenders who served more than just cocktails; alcohol jelly shots, infused watermelon and lichi pops and Jager bomb spheres. An international artist also moved around with shots in kettles and syringes making sure that nobody went home without drinking.
Post the classy Casino themed birthday celebration, the party shifted indoors. A Neon themed DJ after party was awaiting the guests. From neon themed party props and glasswares to a neon wishing board and t-shirts as favors made the party look even more on point.The after party sure did close the celebrations with a bang.Amongst all these festivities, we ensured he turned 60 in style!
21915 Days of Kala has been awarded Gold for being the Best Birthday Celebration in the country at the WOW Awards Asia 2018.
Videography: Keshav Films