The New Year is right around the corner, and convention dictates that you should have an an amazing time with friends and family the night before and after the clock strikes midnight.
While you might not have the skill to pull of an incredibly memorable party that people are going to remember for the rest of the year (really, no one has would remember this unless Facebook reminds them about it a year later), you still should prepare for a good time. And here’s a list of startups that can give you a hand.
The difference between a good party and a horrible one always comes down to the number of people that are drunk at your party—because apparently that would make it more memorable when you look back and laugh at those embarrassing moments. To make sure that you’re booze-ready for your party, you can check out Boozeat.
It’s an online marketplace that offers a selection of highly sought after wines and spirits that can be delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours. They also offer party packages with exquisite oysters and salmon that you can have delivered right to your doorstep.
If you prefer an outdoor location, you can get exclusive access to some of the best bars and restaurants in town.
You can place orders for your favourite brands of booze on the platform, and have them delivered to you any time during the day. If your order exceeds RM80, you can even make use of their free delivery.
EnParty is an online web portal that delivers local fruits, durians and gelato ice cream right to your doorstep. This startup produces fresh gelato ice cream with their ingredients. For example, they make their Premium Musang King gelato ice cream with fresh durian that they grow at their own farm located at Bentong, Pahang.
You can order their En-Gelato Trial Dual-Combo 12 pack for only RM75 (free delivery), and they offer packages that allow you to customise your gelato box.
3. Eat Cake Today
Most parties aren’t complete without a good piece of cake, and Eat Cake Today is the startup that’s here to ensure that you have one at your party. They are a service that delivers café quality cakes to your doorstep in less than 4 hours. They deliver cakes on weekdays from 10:30am till 6pm. This startup offers free delivery several places within Klang Valley.
Currently, they are offering a promo that gives you 10% off all purchases if you order online or through their cake hotline. You can use the promo code: HOLIDAYRUSHWITHECT.
To know more about the terms and conditions of this promo, click here.
If you’re playing the role of a chef at your party, and if you’re too busy to make a grocery run, you can use this platform to deliver groceries right to your doorstep for free. Zero is a platform that lets you easily select products from their relatively huge collection and have them deliver it to your doorstep any time between 10am and 10pm. The platform offers two-hour delivery slots between that time period, and you can select one that suits your needs best.
This platform doesn’t have a minimum order limit at the moment, so if you forgot to purchase a crucial ingredient, you can simply order it via the platform without having to step foot outside your kitchen.
HappyFresh is another e-commerce alternative that you can use to get your grocery shopping done if you’re too caught up with your chores at home. This platform promises to deliver your groceries within an hour or you can pick other time slots that suit your needs best.
This platform curates over 60,000 products from 30 different supermarkets, so you can be assured that you will find that special spice that you’re looking for. Also HappyFresh is currently running a promotion that will let give you a discount of RM100 when you spend RM250 on the platform.
6. Be Malas
Be Malas or Be Lazee is a personal concierge service that promises to get anything done for you as long as it’s legal. You can simply SMS them at +6012 643 1303 with your request and their team will keep you informed every step of the way until your request is fulfilled.
If you’d like to indulge in a last-minute shopping spree, Be Malas also has numerous deals listed on their e-store. If you don’t find a particular product or gift listed on their platform, you can simply drop your concierge a message right from your browser and they will make sure they can get it done.
Helpr is another personal concierge service that you could rely on anytime you need help. This startup doesn’t just help you get stuff done but they also help you review different options that are available for you for free.
If you can’t find a dedicated platform that offers a service or a product that you’re particularly looking for, you could simply drop Helpr an SMS, WhatsApp or a Facebook Message and get them to organise it for you. The platform has different channels of communication open for your convenience.
Get them to buy your gifts, groceries, decorate your place, deliver food—anything, as long as it’s legal.
Uber and GrabCar are ride-sharing platforms that connects you with a driver through an app. The app identifies your location and you can get a driver to pick you up and drop you off at the required destination. The app even handles the payment of the app through your credit card so you don’t have to be worried about carrying the right amount of cash with you.
If you’re likely to get drunk at the party, it’s always a responsible decision to get a sober driver to get you safely back home.
The most dreadful part of throwing a house party is the cleanup that’s required right after. If you feel that you need an extra pair of hands to help you with the cleanup, you can book yourself a maid through this platform.
The platform promises to help you book a part-time cleaner for you in less than 60 seconds, and you can book one for RM25/hour if you need them to send over a maid on the same day. To know more about their pricing options, click here.