By Chris Lane
By Olivia Flores Alvarez
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Big band music and a champagne toast help set the mood for 2008. Party-only tickets are $45 per person, though a five-course dinner is also available for $175 each.
10505 Cash Rd., Stafford, 281-208-6900
The city of Stafford rings in the New Year with its third annual celebration. This year's party features local band The Fab 5. As always, there will be party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Catering this year will be provided by Churrasco's Restaurant. $75 per person.
Star Fleet Entertainment Yachts
280 Grove Rd., Kemah, 281-334-4692
On a yacht, you'll have another excuse for throwing up besides alcohol. $99 per person gets you an open bar, front-row seat for the fireworks, plus buffet, DJ dancing and party favors. Board at 9 p.m. and return to dock at 12:30 a.m.
2404 San Jacinto, 713-659-5400
Miami will be celebrated at this Midtown party with $1 you-call-its and $100 bottles all night. $50 general admission.
1200 McKinney, Suite 106, 713-659-6000
Ring in the New Year with mouthwatering specials such as Jonah Florida crab claws, a 14-ounce bone-in prime filet mignon, prime rib with horseradish popovers and broiled or steamed four-pound lobster with drawn butter. Finish off 2007 with bananas Foster with vanilla ice cream and rum.
The Tasting Room
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-622-4477
You've been good all year long, and now it's time to be naughty. Get introduced to the naughty wine crew while listening to David Wrangler spinning. $88 per person. 7 p.m. to midnight.
8944 Clarkcrest, 713-661-9505
Enjoy a special performance of the mystery Veronica's Room, then stay until next year. This gala will have a full buffet, noisemakers and all the other requirements for a festive evening. $50 per person; $95 per couple.
Tila's Restaurante & Bar
1111 S. Shepherd, 713-522-7654
Eat some good grub and party hardy with a three-course meal, champagne, live music and party favors.
Tommy's Seafood Steakhouse
11660 Westheimer, 281-679-1112
3755 Richmond, 713-622-6778
Eat fabulous food, then dance to the Julie Johnson Band. Early seating, $95. Late seating $150. Call for reservations.
1510 Polk, 1-866-4HOUTIX
Under the Volcano
2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282
If you want the feeling of New Orleans, then head over to drink and listen to the Soul Rebels Brass Band. $20 cover includes party favors, champagne toast and breakfast buffet. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
2401 Fondren, 713-782-3888
After enjoying this special four-course menu, head out to stroll in the nine wooded acres. Seatings from 5 p.m. $65 per person.
414 N. Sam Houston Pkwy., 212-843-2400
Start your night out with some serious comedy with the Gangsta of Comedy, Capone. The 97-cent drinks should help you laugh a little harder. Stay for the after-party with a 5K balloon drop, swag bags for ladies and super hot DJs to keep the night going. Strict dress code, dress to impress. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
719 Main, 713-236-8150
With a light show, dancers and DJ Yaxkin, you're sure to be entertained.
Verizon Wireless Theater
520 Texas, 713-629-3700
D.L. Hughley, a member of The Original Kings of Comedy, will be busting guts all night. $65.50. 8 p.m.
Vine Wine Room
12420 Memorial, 713-463-8463
Start tonight here with a half bottle of premium champagne and appetizers.
11693 Westheimer, Suite 140
Get ready to bubble all night with wine specials, appetizers, party favors and a midnight toast. Guillermo Serpa will provide live music. $25 to $30 per person. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
13245 Jones Rd., 281-469-9555
This gold and glam theme is sure to sparkle with live music from the Jason Cassidy Band and raffle drawings every 30 minutes for cash and prizes.
10001 Westheimer, 713-532-9463
For only $15 per person or $20 per couple, enjoy free appetizers and munchies all night, a live DJ hosting a party on the heated patio, and a champagne toast at midnight. Special rates at the Westchase Marriott for Vintropolis guests.
2800 Sage, 713-530-6339
Tonight this downtown hot spot is pulling out all their bags of tricks. Along with aerial performances and dazzling fire displays, they'll have great drink specials, a large balloon drop, a champagne toast and $20,000 in prices. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700
801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010
Clubmonkey is notorious for their rowdy parties, and this celebration will be no exception. BLT (Black Tie, Lingerie & Toga) IV will have live bands on one end, and DJs, dancing and plenty of drinks in between. $69 to $259. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center