I want to recreate my 90s Birthday Plate was his response to my I m making Pav Bhaji for Dinner tonight I m not sure what it is about these paper plates but they take us back straight to the simpler times a world where the most critical mystery of the day was What s going to be the colour of the cake Yes Back then it wasn t about the flavour of the cakes they had just one Vanilla The only thing that set one cake apart from the other was the colour butter cream flower pattern and the shape limited to Square Circle and Rectangle Also there was Potato wafers oh these wafers Pav Bhaji or Chole Puri Bhature was still a rare luxury A serving of Rasna Every household would do the quick math One packet of Rasna yeilds 30 large glasses So for a class of 30 kids and another 20 25 friends and family we d need 2 packets Paper plates Plastic Glasses A packet of paper napkins A pack of Balloons A pack of Crepe ribbons back then they were called paper ribbons Fancy Number Shaped Candles the one that your family from Ammerika got for you Return Gifts usually a fancy set of stationery This entire list is what it took to celebrate a Birthday or atleast that s what we thought That having all of these things in place is what would take care of the celebrations It is now that we realise how naive we were to leave our people out of the entire equation It is they who actually made it happen be it dancing to lame songs we ve danced to some weird songs or playing musical chairs or being the first kid to get in line for the dinner or the parents of the birthday girl boy who would be on the verge of a mental breakdown amidst all that chaos while being thrilled to have given their child a birthday that she he would ve actually wanted all of these people came together and made us feel what we felt and all those feelings collectively seem to have taken form of this very plate on my table today and is nothing but sheer Nostalgia served after eons Here s to everyone who s made Birthdays awesome p s what was your plate like

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"I want to recreate my 90s Birthday Plate!" was his response to my - "I'm making Pav Bhaji for Dinner tonight."

I'm not sure, what it is, about these paper plates, but they take us back straight to the simpler times - a world where the most critical mystery of the day was "What's going to be the colour of the cake?"
Yes. Back then it wasn't about the flavour of the cakes; they had just one - Vanilla. The only thing that set one cake apart from the other was the colour, butter-cream flower pattern and the shape (limited to Square, Circle and Rectangle)

Also, there was -

- Potato wafers (oh these wafers!)
- Pav Bhaji or Chole Puri (Bhature was still a rare luxury)
- A serving of Rasna. Every household would do the quick math - "One packet of Rasna yeilds 30 large glasses. So for a class of 30 kids and another 20-25 friends and family we'd need 2 packets."
- Paper plates
- Plastic Glasses
- A packet of paper napkins
- A pack of Balloons
- A pack of Crepe ribbons (back then, they were called paper ribbons)
- Fancy Number-Shaped Candles (the one that your family from Ammerika got for you)
- Return Gifts (usually a fancy set of stationery)

This entire list is what it took to celebrate a Birthday; or atleast that's what we thought. That, having all of these things in place, is what would take care of the celebrations.

It is now, that we realise how naive we were to leave our people out of the entire equation! It is they, who actually made it happen - be it dancing to lame songs (we've danced to some weird songs!) or playing musical chairs or being the first kid to get in line for the dinner or the parents of the birthday girl/boy who would be on the verge of a mental breakdown amidst all that chaos while being thrilled to have given their child a birthday that she/he would've actually wanted - all of these people came together and made us feel what we felt, and all those feelings, collectively, seem to have taken form of this very plate on my table today and is nothing but sheer Nostalgia served after eons!

Here's to everyone who's made Birthdays awesome!

p.s - what was your plate like?

#FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #OurBirthdayMonth #HappyDecember

"I want to recreate my 90s Birthday Plate!" was his response to my - "I'm making Pav Bhaji for Dinner tonight." I'm not sure, what it is, about these paper plates, but they take us back straight to the simpler times - a world where the most critical mystery of the day was "What's going to be the colour of the cake?" Yes. Back then it wasn't about the flavour of the cakes; they had just one - Vanilla. The only thing that set one cake apart from the other was the colour, butter-cream flower pattern and the shape (limited to Square, Circle and Rectangle) Also, there was - - Potato wafers (oh these wafers!) - Pav Bhaji or Chole Puri (Bhature was still a rare luxury) - A serving of Rasna. Every household would do the quick math - "One packet of Rasna yeilds 30 large glasses. So for a class of 30 kids and another 20-25 friends and family we'd need 2 packets." - Paper plates - Plastic Glasses - A packet of paper napkins - A pack of Balloons - A pack of Crepe ribbons (back then, they were called paper ribbons) - Fancy Number-Shaped Candles (the one that your family from Ammerika got for you) - Return Gifts (usually a fancy set of stationery) This entire list is what it took to celebrate a Birthday; or atleast that's what we thought. That, having all of these things in place, is what would take care of the celebrations. It is now, that we realise how naive we were to leave our people out of the entire equation! It is they, who actually made it happen - be it dancing to lame songs (we've danced to some weird songs!) or playing musical chairs or being the first kid to get in line for the dinner or the parents of the birthday girl/boy who would be on the verge of a mental breakdown amidst all that chaos while being thrilled to have given their child a birthday that she/he would've actually wanted - all of these people came together and made us feel what we felt, and all those feelings, collectively, seem to have taken form of this very plate on my table today and is nothing but sheer Nostalgia served after eons! Here's to everyone who's made Birthdays awesome! p.s - what was your plate like? #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #OurBirthdayMonth #HappyDecember

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