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Brought to you by Sports Monkey, The Rod Ryan Show and 94.5 The Buzz, the BLTV (Black Tie+Lingerie+Toga) New Year's Eve Party runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with drinks included in the ticket price and live music from Adrenaline and the Slags Multiple DJs. The midnight toast will happen over 40,000 square feet of party space, and there will be party favors all around. Also joining the guests will be Rockstar Photographer Tre. Early Bird tickets start at $69. Table reservations start at $50. Hotel room packages start at $129 plus tax and include shuttle service from the party. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for special group pricing of ten-plus tickets. Valet parking will be available.
"Mai-Thai" Thai Restaurant
3819 Kirby, 713-522-6707
Visit Mai-Thai this New Year's Eve to sample a new menu of chef specials.
Mary'z Mediterranean Cuisine
5825 Richmond, 832-251-1955
Check out Mary'z New Year's Eve for a taste of Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries.
1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
Mike's Ultimate Sports Bar
8670 Highway 6, 281-855-1194
Thaddeus will be playing at Mike's New Year's Eve. Don't miss it.
Mi Luna in The Woodlands
6777 Woodlands Pkwy., suite 108
There will be a Mediterranean Paella Lobster Bar and live Latin music to celebrate the New Year, as well as tapas and canapés all night. There'll be bottles of champagne on service, and the gold and glitter private rooms will be available for reservation only. A free raffle giveaway tops off the night, which starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.
605 6th St., Kemah, 281-334-7800
There will be a masquerade party with catering by Mediterraneo, drink specials and midnight party favors.
314 Main, 713-237-8220
300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Numbers with a $2,009 Cash Balloon Drop, free lifetime passes and other prizes, free party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. There'll be a cheap cover price for those who come early. The party starts at 9 p.m., is open to all ages and will feature DJ Wes Wallace.
Out of Africa
14019 Southwest Fwy., suite 204
Sugar Land, 281-277-2691
Houston's newest South African restaurant wants you to "Experience the Wild Life this NYE," starting at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet for dinner and a 12:30 a.m. breakfast. There will be an open bar, a live musical performance by the Ed Maly Band and dancing. The cost is $130 per person in advance and $140 at the door. There'll be plenty of parking, so head on over.
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
Enjoy the New Year with the music of rock band U2 for Jesus's Rockin' New Year's Eve. The party starts at 7 p.m.
3029 Kirby, 713-522-4858
Reservations are recommended to ensure that you can join in for the four-course dinner, party favors, champagne toast and a live band. The overall cost for this celebration is $130 per person.
Renaissance Houston HotelGreenway Plaza
6 Greenway Plaza East, 713-629-1200
Keith & Margo's Murder Mystery Midnight Madness, the 18th annual Houston New Year's Eve celebration, will be held at the Renaissance Hotel from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be an hors d'oeuvres reception, a gourmet dinner, one drink ticket per person and the traditional champagne toast at midnight. There'll be a cash bar, and outside alcohol is prohibited, as you try to figure out a comedic murder mystery surrounded by professional actors pretending to be suspects. A hilarious homicide detective will guide you through the process, and there'll be a DJ, team prizes, a balloon drop and party favors. Tickets are $129.50 per person. For a couple's guest room and breakfast, the price is an additional $130. Dress code goes from suit and tie and cocktail dress to tuxedo and evening gown.
2401 San Jacinto, 713-759-9606
The 28th annual Glitter Ball celebrates the entrance of 2009 with a $2,009 balloon drop. A $30 presale ticket covers the champagne toast at midnight and the New Year's Eve party favors. Check the availability of the New Year's Eve party packages, including the one platinum, two gold, five silver and 12 bronze packages, each of which will supply private parties with everything they need (liquor, champagne, a room); it ranges from 40 people in the platinum party to six in the bronze party. Prices are, in order, $5,000, $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000. The party will be open until noon New Year's Day.
11920 Westheimer, 281-531-5569
At Rioja, the New Year's Eve meal will include bottomless wine, champagne and sangria and a variety of tapas, a choice between sirloin steak and paella mixta. The dessert is three cheesecakes. The cost is $125 per person. A full cash bar will be available.