Important dates such as birthdays, bachelorette parties, and farewells, celebrated in private, are getting to be more and more popular to in Georgia. Partying in private has many benefits. It lets you have your own space, enjoy time with only with your friends and gives you the freedom to act without the judgement of random onlookers at the bar. Georgians have their own reasons for partying in private – everybody knows everyone here. If you’re going to get wild, you’d better do it in private! Even if you aren’t Georgian, you may still want to be with your own company, favorite music and space, until morning. Some things to consider:
- What should I wear?! – This the first thing foreigners think about while heading to the party. The only answer is comfy clothes: jeans or anything causal. Forget about cocktail dresses with 20cm high heels or suit and ties.
- Should I buy a bottle of wine for the party in Georgia or pay for my own drinks? – If the host didn’t warn you to take your drinks with you or announce that everybody pays for their own, you are not obliged to pay or BYO drinks. It should be said, though, that your host will refuse any money you offer but never food or wine.
- Toasts everywhere! – You will never get rid of them. This is Georgia.
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Eventhough you are one of the 7 billion people living in the world, you need your own space for your special day. A flat, house, or even a closed café/bar could do the trick. For that latest option, you would need a bit more money than you would want to spend but you can find some cheap and comfy places to book in advance (for example, Café at Pushkin St.). However, the best private option is to book a house for the night. Flats are generally not a good choice because neighbors tend to hate excessive noise and music while sleeping. For booking a house (this option is perfect if you need the high class privacy) you can try to find some options on myhome.ge, place.ge, and saqme.ge. On Facebook you can type “saxlebi dghiurad”, which means “houses for a day” and take a look for the options. One of the most popular is “House 11” where you can book a huge or small house with bedrooms, kitchens, gardens, balconies and even swimming pools. It’s a bit far from city center but totally worth it. Prices vary from 150 – 600 USD or more.