New Year’s Eve – Stay In or Go Out?

Whether you stay in for a quiet night watching the ball drop in Times Square on your living room big screen TV, or hit the town for a night of revelry, we’ve got the menu, the adventures and the morning after cures to see you through!

At-Home New Year’s Eve 

If you’re staying in for a quiet at-home celebration watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC, you’ll be treated to performances by Halsey, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – to name a few. Or over on NBC, you can catch Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend as they entertain audiences live, and countdown to midnight. 

For a cozy TV watching party of two, you might only need to make a dip, appetizer and fun cocktails to get you through the night. From Delish, these 28 recipe options – like Shrimp Tostada Bites, French Dip Roll-Ups and a Confetti Cookie Dough Ball – served on vanilla wafers – will do the job, deliciously.

New Year’s Eve Out and About 

If it just isn’t New Year’s Eve without a huge party-atmosphere celebration, you’ll likely be heading to Resolution Denver at the McNichols Building, about 25 minutes from Colliers Hill, or the New Year’s Eve Grand Gala 2019 in at Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder, 20-or-so minutes from your front door. 

Resolution Denver features a premium open bar (for 21 and older party-goers) and dozens of bartenders, two-floors dancing and reveling with world-class DJs, and eye-popping and ear-splitting festival-style lighting and sound.

The Grand Gala in Boulder will celebrate the 110-year anniversary of Hotel Boulderado beginning in the mezzanine and lobby under the sparkling stained-glass canopy. The cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres precedes a lavish buffet dinner upstairs with music by the Mark Diamond Band. It’s the one night everyone dresses to the nines to witness the ball drop at 12!

Check out additional Boulder New Year’s Eve festivities for more options (bluegrass, retro-funk, etc.) and the Denver parties here (singles party and introverts get-together!). And if you need sober transportation after midnight, remember Uber will show up with a safe, reliable ride in minutes.

The Morning After New Year’s Eve

If you accidentally over-indulge – who would punish themselves on purpose? – Consumer Health Day News suggests taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkiller before going to bed – like ibuprofen. 

The best way to cure a hangover is to avoid getting one in the first place! Eating before drinking helps absorb alcohol and drinking in moderation helps, too. Lifehacker suggests making every other drink water or Gatorade®. Health Day says beware of darker alcohols like red wine, bourbon and whiskey. They contain more congeners – produced during the fermentation process – which can boost the risk of a hangover headache. 

Shape Magazine recommends coconut water, bananas, tea with honey and ginger and scrambled eggs for the morning after a night of excessive drinking. Your body needs the salt, electrolytes, potassium and natural sugar. Plus, eggs contain two amino acids that go to work to help you feel better: taurine and cysteine.

Rachael Ray calls her buddy Anne Burrell’s Stuffed French Toast the perfect New Year’s hangover cure. Actually, sandwiches of white bread, grated Gruyere, and a pre-cooked filling that includes tomato, bacon onion and more, the recipe instructs you to dip them in an egg mixture and plop in a grill pan. Topped with a sunny side up egg and chives – it’ll give you fuel for the many college bowl games ahead and help flush out the toxins you “accidentally” ingested!

New Year’s Eve in Colliers Hill

Whether you stay in or go out, welcoming the New Year in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill usually means close-knit neighborhood get-togethers and adventures.  Come and visit our amazing community by exploring the models and move-in ready homes of Meritage Homes, Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes. Available in ranch or two-story designs and priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.