To get preened and party-ready we’ll be heading to Marquee (www.marquee.ae) in The Lakes or Arabian Ranches to have our locks coiffed to party perfection, then the new Beauty Connection spa (04 321 2888) – where we’ll never need to make an appointment or wait – to get our talons polished with a sparkly varnish from Essie’s party range.
Of course, we’ll need something special to wear and we’ve found the perfect way to bag designer wear without bankrupting ourselves.
www.designer-24.com will drop off a designer dress for us to rent and even pick it up afterwards without us having to dry-clean it! And if we can’t fit in a hunt for accessories, we’ll be clicking on www.dukanee.com to have goodies from Aldo and Dune delivered straight to our door. For our mini fashionistas, we’ll be checking out the latest party-wear from F+F at Oasis Centre (04 338 9075), Orchestra (04 339 9680) and Babyshop (www.landmarkshops.com/babyshop), along with super-cute festive accessories from www.desertrosesdubai.com.
Then we’ll need decorations, so we’ll be popping into a branch of Party Centre – 800 MYPARTY – for some inspiration, but if we’re short on time, we’ll be relying on www.partysouq.com or www.partycamel.com for home delivery.
And finally, we’ll need food. We’re spoilt for choice – www.1762.ae bringing along a selection of seasonal treats, Ghaf Kitchen (04 443 0355) designing a menu to suit, or Picnic Basket – www.facebook.com/picnicbasketme – rocking up with baskets of healthy goodies?