If you’re fond of shisha and have a gang that also loves unwinding with shisha, have you ever given a thought to having a hookah party at home? While there are ample hookah lounges and bars in almost every nook and corner, organizing a hookah party at home can be an absolutely delightful experience for the host and the guests alike. What’s better than like-minded people coming together, enjoying the flavors of some quality shisha in Dubai, with music and decoration to further jazz up the ambiance! However, you must also take care of certain aspects to manage things smoothly and seamlessly, minus any hiccups.
Check out the following tips we’ve compiled for you when it comes to throwing a party with shisha in Dubai:
- Choose your flavor of shisha on rent wisely: if you’re throwing a hookah party, you need first to identify how significant the role of hookah is in the gathering. What we mean here is, are you simply throwing a party with hookah in it, or do you want the hookah to be the focal point? In the former case, you should ideally go for easygoing flavors, as there might be some attendees who aren’t very familiar with the hookah territory, so to speak. Fruity and minty flavors such as Ambrosia, Blueberry Muffin, Lemon Mint, Strawberry Jam, Banana Custard, etc. are your safe bets that are not only loved by avid smokers but are also great options for introducing newbies to this cultural pastime.
On the other hand, if you want the shisha on rent to be the center of attention, you can make the party memorable by mixing flavors and developing a full-fledged menu. Create unique flavors that will take even regular hookah enthusiasts by surprise! The idea is to get the town talking about your hookah party, right? Well, you can also try replacing clay bowls with real fruit heads to take the mood of your party notches higher. If you want to add more depth to your guests’ experience, go for pineapples, grapefruits, and watermelons. With shisha home delivery being so easy and reasonably priced these days, you can put all your worries to rest. Your guests will remember this night for a long time to come.
- Have the checklist ready and re-check it: Once you’re clear about where and how hookah actually features in your party, it’s time to start arranging for supplies. Take it a thumb rule before ordering shisha home delivery: your cutoff should be three to four people per hookah. Keep this in mind when dividing your total hookah pipe inventory according to your guest list. We would also strongly recommend having your own hookah to smoke during downtimes and slow service. After all, you do deserve some sweet puffs of your own hard work!
Besides the hookahs on rent, it’s also advisable to use disposable hoses. If you’re buying these in bulk, you’ll get great deals. These are a must-have to ensure cleanliness, no matter the scale of hookah handling. The best part is, you can recycle these and minimize cleaning time by simply tossing them, thus giving you great peace of mind as a host. Note that even though these hoses are mostly meant for one-time use, it is necessary to have mouth tips. Despite being small in stature, these tips offer an additional layer of protection as far as cleanliness is concerned. Make sure these are kept within easy reach of your guests and do have two backup tips for every guest, as mouth tips getting lost or accidentally tossed while speaking is quite common.
It is also a good idea to stick to good-quality charcoal, such as coconut charcoal. You may be tempted by the convenience offered by quick-lighting charcoal, but they hardly promise a good smoke; besides, many smokers find the taste of the chemical accelerants nauseating. Have an electric burner or grill at your disposal to light them. Coming to the choice of bowls, clay bowls are the best choice for a satisfying smoking experience. Though they are prone to breaking and are not that easy to move around, they are unbeatable when it comes to the quality of the smoking session.
As mentioned earlier, you can also go for real fruit bowls for shisha home delivery. Although you’ll need to devote some extra time to create it, a fruit bowl adds oodles of fun to your hookah party, making it a memorable night for your guests. It’s good to have two bowls for each hookah for quick repacks. We can share a pro tip to help reduce your stress: before getting the hookah pipes to your party, make sure they are fully assembled and each part’s fit has been tested thoroughly. The easier you identify the missing parts (if any), the quicker you can resolve them. You wouldn’t want to discover that some hose grommets are missing or the vases are not correctly paired with the stems while your party is in full swing!
- Choose a theme: a great party isn’t complete without a theme, so why should your hookah party be an exception? You can go for a Middle Eastern cafe vibe, you can further build up the ambiance by showcasing light foods from the region, such as hummus, pita, dates, pistachios, tabbouleh, etc. These go well with drinks like Turkish coffee, Moroccan mint tea, Jallab, and so on.
To further amp up the mood of your party, arrange tabletop games like cards and backgammon. Another theme that promises an immersive atmosphere is an exotic tea party. Pair exquisite and artisanal blends of tea with flavors like Spiced Chai or Citrus Tea and take your guests by delight with the transcendental taste. Besides, it is always good to stay hydrated during smoking sessions.
If you are going to host a more seasoned crowd, who regularly indulge in hookah, you can try a hookah potluck. Your guests can bring in their own dishes, so all of you can relish diverse tastes. This theme hardly goes wrong since hookah is traditionally served post-dinner to promote social interaction. You can also think a little out of the box and go for an artsy theme if you’re serving a creatively inclined crowd. Have a painting session or arts and craft night for your guests to shed their inhibitions and indulge in their artistic passions.
- Have safety measures in place: once you’re sorted in terms of the flavor menu, materials checklist, and theme, you must also give attention to the safety aspects. Have a first aid kit ready so that accidental cuts or burns can be easily handled. A hookah party should ideally also have a fire extinguisher or at least a readily available water source on standby. Though it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need these, it’s better to be safe than sorry, right? If your hookah party is an outdoor summer event, have some ice handy. You can add ice to a bucket with the hookah inside to keep it cool throughout the day or night.
Additionally, make sure you have extra pieces of everything in your inventory, including extra tongs, grommets, purge balls, and even charcoal carriers. However, all said and done, the most important thing is to step back, relax, and enjoy yourself! A hookah party is the last thing that should stress you out. Also, remember that hosting a hookah party, or any party for that matter, cannot be a one-man operation. You should have some form of help, so have someone give you a hand with the charcoal or assist you in tending the hookahs or packing the bowls. Don’t look at it as an operation that you need to strongarm by yourself, but rather a group activity where others can also chip in. So what are you waiting for? Go plan that party and have a blast!