|Few of the hostesses, Itrat, Nida Khokar, Haniya Shahid, Itrat again|
It is said, 'save the best, for last' and that's what it seemed, when Haniya Shahid and her group, including Itrat Gillani, Nida Khokar, Mehreen, Reena, Rabia, Sana, Zuni and Shahida, hosted the last party of the season in 'friends of sos committee'. A spring brunch, adorned with beauteous ornamentation, on a lovely morning of 10th February, at Haniya's splendid house. When Haniya heads a show, you simply witness the best of everything and that was it. Excellence reflected, from the decorations at venue, entertainment during party, to scrumptuous brunch menu.
Haniya and her group acquired the services of another friend of SOS, Khadeeja Babbar of bounty bundles events to spruce up the party area and she did an excellent job. Adding romance of the spring to the scene. Enormous golden pots and vases, candle stands, mirrors, crystal bottles, flower arrangements and screens. The stage had a lovely, elegant flowers and fauna wall. In short, words cannot describe the splendour spread over there.
One thing, which must not go unnoticed here, what an excellent support system 'friends of sos' circle is proving out to be. Promoting their own members, providing them work and recognition, acknowledging their skills. Bravo! Hats off to this wonderful organization and the genius of Haniya Shahid, who being the co-owner (alongwith Ittrat Gillani), of Lahore Chatkhara Multan branch, keeps on providing 'friends of SOS Multan', a chance to display their skills by hiring their services now and then. Powerful women, empower other women, she is a living proof of it.
Another point, which most of 'friends of SOS' would fully agree to, the kind of fashion and style awareness, this group is creating in the natives of the city of saints. When entire SOS village system in Multan is run by a gorgeous girl, Mahnaz Fareed, who works with the dedication of mother Theresa, yet looks like a diva, definitely changes the perspective of the society. Everybody wants to be kind and caring, at the same time, staying up-to-date with a high-style fashion sense. Mahnaz and Haniya also inspire people to get slim and smart. It is not something they deliberately do. Their presence is enough to provide you the fitness goals.
Returning to the party, which was indeed a superb show, alongwith the participation of SOS children. SOS village explores and polishes the latent talents of its children. Some of the senior boys, who were good at singing, Ali Raza, Ishfaq and Shakeel Rafiq, encouraged by the authorities, have created a band. Together with Bakhtawar (a multi-talented girl of sos), they displayed their singing skills and had everybody in awe. A wonderful dance performance was presented by junior SOS children dressed as clowns. They got everybody dancing along on the tunes. The confidence of these children, while displaying their talents, speaks volumes about the kind of nurturing they receive at SOS village. Simply superb!
Mahnaz Fareed addressed the gathering and thanked, all the friends of SOS for their constant support. She mentioned, the contribution they make through this committee, seem small to them, but it brings a lot of difference to the lives of children at SOS village. She also showed a video, made of pictures of all the members of this committee at previous parties, as a small token of appreciation of their efforts. She admired all the groups, for giving their best and specially thanked Haniya for her dedication to the commmittee and the cause.The turn-over at this party was amazing. Probably, more than seen at any party during this season. The scene was brightened by fashionable people and stylish sun-glasses. Giggles and laughter, filled the spring ambiance. There were also give-aways in the shape of shields, for the friends of SOS, as token of thanks.Also, a shoutout for Nida Khokar, who lives in UK, but made an effort to be there at the party, displaying excellent spirit of a hospitable hostess, great indeed. Her presence at the scene is thoroughly admired. All the hostesses, present at the scene, including Itrat Gillani remained truly hospitable and shared their responsibilities, truly well.
At the end, a superb brunch awaited the guests. Sumptuous treats, beautifully displayed, glutonomous delights, with live barbecue by Lahore Chatkhara Multan, because nobody offers 'desi food', better than this restaurant. Although, the overall catering was from Amir Rajpoot. So, from the beginning till the end, everything was perfectly done. Congratulations Haniya for another mega-hit party by you and your group.
|Owner of the place, chief organizer of the event|
Haniya Shahid, giving you the fitness goals
|Simplicity at its best,|
Aasifa Mahmood Khwaja
|Nida Khokar, Afshan and Itrat|
Shazia Jabeen Arshad and Saadiya Yaqoob
|Sunkissed Fatima Shah|
|Mahnaz Fareed with a friend|
|Shazia, Rubina Arshad, Rabia Bosan|
|Enjoying the sun and music together|
Mahnaz Fareed, Zahra Basset, Zahra Shah, Fatima Shah,Shazia Arshad, Shazia Durrani, Saadiya Yaqoob & Tehmina Munir
|Zahra Shah, Seemal Kanju, Fatima Shah, Misbah Ali, a friend with Shazia Arshad|
|The designer behind beautiful layout at brunch|
Mahnaz Fareed, Shazia Fareedm Tehmina Munir, Farha Kareem and a friend
Rabia Bosan and Tehmina Munir
|Sobia, Tehmina, Tasbiha, Mahnaz and Ambreen|
|Bakhtawar, the SOS child, singing|
|The younger lot|
Bakhtawar with the rest of SOS band
|The amazing Ayesha Abdullah|
|Mrs. Durrani and Shazia|
|Iram Manan, Rabia Bosan|
|Mahnaz Fareed conducting the program|
|Beautiful, isn't it.|
|Lavish buffet brunch|
|The amazing layout by Khadeeja|