Expectations are always at an all-time high for making New Year's Eve the BEST NIGHT EVER. And it totally can be: excitement is in the air, the vibe is optimistic, and there are parties aplenty. Winging your evening can be hit and miss, though—while sometimes the best nights are unplanned, on NYE, why chance being stuck in a queue for a dodgy club when the clock strikes midnight?
That’s why we’ve gone ahead and rounded up three of the hottest, most fabulous parties happening to farewell 2017. They’ve done all the planning for you—and why shouldn’t you go all out and have an extravagant AF blowout? Hell, after this year, we all deserve it.
If you’re after a sizzlingly decadent night-long party, Cloudland Brisbane’s Black and Gold Ball is the place to be. Super-lavish and totally extra, this multi-level soiree at one of Brisbane’s most luxe venues is all about maxed-out glamour and hedonism. With live entertainment including La bOum, pop-up performances and unexpected guests, you can dance the night away with drinks until 5am (RIP, next day's productivity).
Choose from the Cocktail Party, a 4.5-hour food and bev package including beer, wine, spirits, bubbles and canapés; or the VIP Experience includes all of the above, plus premium canapés and drinks like Belevedere Vodka, Mumm Champagne and access into exclusive areas and rooms. Floor-length gowns and tuxes are encouraged, so all you need to worry about is your killer look.
Cocktail Party is $149pp + booking fee / VIP Experience is $199pp + booking fee. Book here.
The Island Boutique Hotel, Surfer’s Paradise
Here’s where you can join all the cool kids to celebrate the year that was right in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise. Party away 2017 in a super glam, multi-level environment at the GC’s gorgeous new boutique hotel, The Island. With live entertainment, music, pop-up installations and a delish selection of lush food and bev packages, this is where you go to party like an absolute boss.
Tickets to the Cocktail Experience include access to ground and (the seriously epic) rooftop levels, plus 4.5 hours of food and drinks from 8pm, DJs and roaming performers, starting at 8pm. Or, the Penthouse Sit-Down VIP experience will make you feel like the high roller you know you were born to be: a sit-down 3 course menu plus canapés on arrival; a 4.5-hour food and drinks package with Mumm champagne, Belvedere vodka, spirits, beer and wine; plus live entertainment and roaming performers, all within the all-new Penthouse and open-air Terrace Bar with its magical views over the sparkling lights of Surfer’s. Our tip? Dress to thrill for this one.
Cocktail experience is $149pp + booking fee / Penthouse Sit-Down Experience is $249pp + booking fee. Head here to book.
Press Club, Brisbane
If you’re looking for a slightly more intimate environment, opulent and oh-so-classy Brisbane bar Press Club’s NYE bash promises to be better than ever this year. We’re talking free-flowing tipples with the 4-hour beverage package from 8pm, substantial canapés to help you last the distance, along with a live performance from the talented Juke Joint to bring you all the good vibes for 2018. Throw in exclusive venue access and the news that this playful party is open till late, and we’re there!
What better way to welcome in the undoubtedly fabulous 2018?
Tickets $99pp + booking fee. Nab them here.
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