Well, that’s behind us. Christmas — we’ve all survived another year of family squabbles, food not turning out quite as we imagined, running short of one ingredient or another at the last minute, and tidings of comfort, joy, and please stop playing that music.
Your Boulder hopes you had a brilliant holiday season, no matter how you chose to celebrate. But on to more important (and apparently, covert) matters.
Years. New Years, that is.
If you’re looking to stay local this year and still live it up, The Boulderado is probably where you want to be. And while I know I’m crossing spy genres here, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is a New Years party where even the hipest of hipsters can get their swank on. It’s the James Bond Ball — and all of Boulder (and Denver) is invited.
New Years in Boulder is generally lacking for bigger, glossier parties. This year, why not blow 2013 out with a bang and hit a real party? Skip the rave at a cold warehouse where you’re only going to end up crying wearing someone else’s sweater after tripping on things that are less than legal. There are a few ways to enjoy the James Bond Ball, so here’s everything you need to know:
Two live bands for the evening: Dressed in Black and The Fever.
You can make an evening out of it with a six-course dinner. $140 per person for a community table and $175 per person for a private table. All dinner packages come with general admission to the Dance Party beginning at 8:30pm. To check out the menu for the evening (ummm, YUM), have a look here. Seatings for the community table are at 8:30pm and the private tables at 8pm. All dinner packages include a champagne toast at midnight.
If you want to book a dinner reservation, be sure to call (303) 440-2880. You can buy tickets online for the Dance Party via Open Table (this link wasn’t working last we checked, but it said to check back — so…check back).
Get your best Bond and Bond Girl on and head to a rockin’ dance party at the most elegant destination in town. Tickets are $85 (inclusive of a 20% service charge) and include access to the dance party along with “Bond Bites” to keep your stomach from rebelling when you’ve had one too many shaken (not stirred) martinis. Per the Hotel Boulderado website, doors open at 8:30pm and the party runs until 1am — or until you stumble home to sleep it off.
Sleeping it Off
You could just stay at the Hotel Boulderado. They have an overnight package for $249 that includes a room, 2 tickets to the dance party, and valet parking. To purchase this package, call (303) 442-4344. Seems wise to sleep it off where you plan to party it up.
Whatever your plans for the New Year, we’re wishing all of Boulder a grand celebration in whatever style you choose. Stay safe, and as always, stay Boulder.