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The light and the dark

Updated on: 31 October,2021 07:26 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Nidhi Lodaya | nidhi.lodaya@mid-day.com

Whether to brighten up with Diwali gifts or to get your spook on this Halloween, we’ve got you covered with healthy mithai alternatives, radiant ethnic wear and themed costume parties

The light and the dark

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Sweet meets savoury

Go Nuts is a guilt-free savoury snack brand that enhances the flavour palate. Their special Diwali hamper consists of sea salt caramel almonds, Thai sweet chilly cashew, trail mix, jalapeno cashew,  smoked almonds, dried cranberries, salted roasted pistachios and pickled raisin.  The nuts and dried fruits are also packed in reusable glass jars. 
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Price : Rs 795 onwards
WHAT: Go Nuts
TO ORDER: www.gonuts.in




For a healthy alternative


Dole has come up with an Utsav pack consisting of premium soft dried fruits, which could stand in for the traditional mithai this time around. The pack includes organic dried Mediterranean figs, dates and apricots. They also provide jellies, fruit bowls and other snacking alternatives. 
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Price: Rs 1,299
WHAT: Dole’s dry fruits
TO ORDER: dolesunshine.com

Gift artisanal tea

This tea gift box by Karma Kettle is perfect for tea connoisseurs, and is enough to revive the festive spirit. The box contains 40 silken pyramid tea bags with four varietals of 10 each, and consists of different flavoured tea such as Istanbul green tea with apple, rose, hibiscus and berries. 
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Price: Rs 720
WHAT: Karma Kettle’s tea
TO ORDER: youcarelifestyle.com

Splurge on ethnic wear

Kalki’s Diwali collection of ethnic clothing, by Ira Dubey, Shikha Talsania and Salonie Patel, is all about radiant colours and flowy silhouettes. They have colourful fusion lehengas, light-weight printed organza sarees and bright bandhani anarkalis, all perfect for your Diwali celebrations.
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Price: Rs 4,500 onwards
WHAT: Kalki’s Diwali collection
TO ORDER: kalkifashion.com

East meets west

Pavitra Rajaram Design has collaborated with Le15 Patisserie to curate a special Diwali menu. It features eggless macaron options such as kaju katli macaron, pan flavoured macaron, pista macaron and salted caramel (chikki) macaron. The hamper includes cashew crunch, dark chocolate jaggery dipkies and a classic hot chocolate mix. 
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Price: Rs 250 onwards
WHAT: Pavitra Rajaram Design and Le15 Patisserie’s Diwali menu
TO ORDER: www. le15.com

Handmade and delectable

Le Pure’s handmade chocolates are sourced from cocoa plantations in Ghana, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Tanzania and Columbia. They have toffee, dragées and truffle collections, while their festive gifting hampers contain a hazelnut praline ganache, 70 per cent dark almond chocolate, butterscotch nuggets, and coated cranberries.  
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Price: Rs 3,000
WHAT: Le Pure
TO ORDER: lepure.in

A celebration for all

Celebrate Halloween with snacks, games, a magic show, hair braiding, face painting, and a bouncy castle for children, followed by a costume party for adults, which will include unlimited food and alcohol. 
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Price: Rs 999 for kids; Rs 1,999 for adults
WHERE: D’Monte Park, Bandra West
WHEN: October 31, 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM for kids; 7.30 PM onwards for adults
TO REGISTER: 9022281213

Play Squid Game for real

The Game Palacio is bringing the horrors of the Netflix sensation Squid Game to real life this Halloween, and has gone to the extent of installing the 12-feet doll and the servers will be seen in the Squid Game jumpsuits. They also have the Dalgona cookie challenge, but this time, the prize for the winning contestants will be a round of shots. 
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Price: Rs 5,000 onwards
WHERE: The Game Palacio, Bandra
WHEN: October 31, 8 PM onwards
TO RESERVE: 7208862231

Dress to kill

At Bonobo, for this Halloween, dress as your favourite TV show/movie character. The sundowner party will include live music by Shanelle and Joshua, a DJ set by Funk Assassin (DJ Amul) along with illustrated art by Tanya Eden, and spectacular 2D and 3D visuals by VJ Antithesis. The theme for the evening will revolve around all things movies and television. This party has something for everyone.
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Before 8 PM, Rs 300 Post 8 PM
WHERE: Bonobo, Bandra West
WHEN: October 31, 4 PM onwards
TO RESERVE: 9619930030


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