Now that Christmas is done and dusted for another year, New Year’s Eve plans should be organised. While many choose to watch the fireworks or attend house parties, there are still plenty of other different ways to welcome the new year in style!
There are plenty of fine dining options to satisfy your cravings, and these places have the perfect menu for your last meal of 2017.
You can skip the masses and aim for something a little more sophisticated this year with dinner at The Catbird Seat. With two sittings available for $80pp you’ll receive a three-course feast of modern, seasonal European cuisine and two glasses of bubbles.
Fancy Midnight in Paris without the expensive plane tickets then, party like a Parisian at the Regatta Hotel in Toowong, with French martinis and chandon. Head upstairs and cancan into the Moulin Rouge with dancers and dessert bars or celebrate in the courtyard next to the Eiffel tower with pop up champagne and food stations. Tickets from $140.
Wish you were in New York for New Years then Victoria Park at Herston is the place to be! With a decadent 5-hour food and beverage package in the glamorous Victoria Park Marquee with New York food stalls, roving performers and themed photo areas. Sip on Manhattan and Cosmopolitan cocktails throughout the evening and boogie down to live bands as the clock strikes midnight. Tickets from $149.
While dining options may be fine for couples or groups of friends, New Year’s Eve is different for parents with children who while may not last until 12am, still want to be apart of the festivities. These kid-friendly activities are perfect to keep them occupied until they eventually fall asleep.
Buy some sparklers and take some photos of each child writing their age or name in the sky. Just be careful they don’t burn their fingers. Glow sticks are also a fun alternative to liven up the night. Create goals for the new year with your children and talk about their favourite times from the past year. Or you can always throw a neighbourhood party to meet other families and to share the experience of the new year together.
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