Are you ready to celebrate NYE in Boise? When I first moved to Boise, I immediately sought out what was the most unique way to ring in the new year. I happened to come across a volunteer opportunity for the Idaho Potato Drop. I signed up, helped out for a few hours, then walked around to enjoy the festivities. After I watched the potato drop, I headed over to Humpin’ Hannah’s and continued the evening solo, dancing and meeting new people.
This year, I am thankful for the many options for me to enjoy ringing in 2019. 2018 has been such a blessing, and I look forward to 2019. That said, here’s a list of 11 Ways to Ring in the New Year.
Inn at 500 New Year’s Eve Party
How about some food, drinking, dancing and more! Dance 2018 away with the DJs from SoundWave in the beautiful Capitol Room on the second floor of the Inn at 500 in downtown Boise. With a buffet of tasty treats by Chef Richard Langston, two drink tickets (with additional drinks available for purchase from the full bar), photo booth, live feed of the Potato Drop, midnight champagne toast, and more! They even added some surprise performers to make the evening quite unforgettable.
Tickets are $125 for one person; $200 for two. You do NOT need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy this soiree. For more information & to purchase your tickets, click HERE.
You may have heard about the Idaho Potato Drop on Jeopardy or on CashCab (when it was a question). If you are unaware, the Idaho Potato Drop is a FREE charitable event held in downtown Boise. The festivities start at 3pm. This year, they are rolling out a new VIP room that will be next to Saint Lawrence Gridiron restaurant. The VIP room will have festive craft cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and optional plated gourmet meals. There’s SO MUCH going on, from the live music on the main stage (Boise School Rock, Red Light Challenge, and Jeff Crosby & the Refugees -- to name a few), Tuber Luge, Toyota Rail Jam Qualifier, and live ice sculptures. Head over to the Idaho Potato Drop for the official schedule & to purchase your VIP tickets.
A Midnight Kiss at Amsterdam 2019
It’s no surprise that I enjoy hanging out at Amsterdam. I even hosted one of my Collaboration Over Competition Mixers “Gals’ Night Out” event there, and it was a blast.
This year, Amsterdam Lounge is hosting “A Midnight Kiss” NYE Party. This fantastic event will feature a midnight toast, hand-passed hors-d'oeuvres, live performances, dancing, and giveaways. They are hosting an amazing giveaway where you can win a stay at Inn at 500 complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride to your rose petal covered suite overlooking downtown!
Want to have fun sharing your kiss on social media? Share your kiss to #midnightkissboise on Instagram for a chance to win a $500 prize! The winner will be picked the following week. Doors open at 7pm. A ticket will not be needed until 8pm. Come early and enjoy $3 cocktails from 7-8pm. Event tickets are $30, or you can purchase your tickets in advance online for $25 here: https://goo.gl/FaSyDG.. The event is sponsored by 44 North Vodka.
Chalk N’ Brew New Years Eve
Want to make it a fun afternoon for you & your family? How about creating a chalk masterpiece. Chalk Couture is hosting a class from 12pm to 2pm at the Copenross Growlers. You can create a “hot mess” while you enjoy some food and beverages. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/719371841795362/
Humpin’ Hannah’s New Year’s Eve Bash
You can’t miss Rocci Johnson Band for NYE! Come enjoy $1.00 House Shots, $2.00 beers, and lots of prizes, dancing, and music all around. Rocci performs starting at 9pm, and then DJ Jazzy Justin will keep you moving with his music in between breaks. Tickets are $15 for admission. For more info, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2192953361024228/
Western Collective's New Year’s Eve Party
Head over to Garden City’s newest brewery to ring in the new year. Festivities start at 6pm. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522491417767979/
New Years Eve White Party @ The Balcony
Did someone say Diamonds, Champagne, & All White? The Balcony is bringing a unique all-white flare to downtown Boise. The suggested attire are feathers, sequins, diamonds -- yes! Ticket cost is $15. For more info, visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/259212328083007/
New Year’s Eve with Pilot Error at the Reef
Want to ring in the new year listening to your favorite rock songs? Checkout Pilot Error as they perform at the Reef. The show starts at 10pm, and tickets are $10 at the door. For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/191258031829806/
New Year’s Eve at Wahooz and Pinz
Include your kids in a “NOON Year’s Eve” party at Wahooz! The celebration starts at 10am and goes through 2pm. Let your afternoon be filled with bumper cars, bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and much more. They will also host a countdown starting at 12pm. Click HERE for more info.
New Years Sleepover at Wings Center Boise
Talk about an ultimate sleepover! Climbing the rock gym, inflatables, pizza + drinks? Sign me up. Bring your children (ages 5 -12) for a night of celebration and fun. At midnight, you can enjoy a “Wings Ball Drop.” Tickets are $45 for the first child, and $37 for each additional child. For more info, visit: http://www.wingscenter.com.
New Year’s Lock-In for Kids
Head over to Nampa Recreation Center for an all-nighter. You and your children can enjoy some games, a pizza party, and fun movies. Their pool will be open too! Children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag & swim gear. The tickets are $20 - $25 and for ages 6-12. For more information, please click HERE.