Bruschetta: A fun and affordable party with salsa music, dancing, and kitchen specials. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. Bruschetta & Co., 10650 NW 41st St, Miami, 305-470-8003.
Buena Gente 7th New Year's Eve Gala: This grand-scale party features six open bars (top shelf brand only), Brazilian drummers and dancers, an aerialist performer, superstar DJs and percussionists, club-style sound system and light show with large screen projectors, champagne toast at midnight, optional dinner package at a stunning waterfront terrace, cocktail style tables, party favors, hats, and noisemakers. Spend the night with special room rates for party guests only. This is the only party where you can see the Bayside fireworks show from a waterfront terrace. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., $95 - $135. Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, 305-536-6315.
Buffet Bonanza: From 7:00 p.m. until late, the Indigo will offer a dinner buffet with champagne toast and party favors. It will only set you back $69.00 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Melanie at 305-372-4431. Sat., Dec. 31. Hotel Inter-Continental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000.
Bump and Grind at Goldrush: Tell the stripper to quit with the lap dance at midnight so you can share a free champagne toast. Also, feast on a finger food buffet, including chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. Goldrush Miami, 29 NE 11th St, Downtown Miami, 305-358-9848.
Catering Supplies: Got party supplies? Catering Supplies is open on New Year's Eve day until 7 p.m. for all of you last-minute party makers. They sell kits as well as individual hats, noisemakers, and fabulous New Year's decorations, and specialize in selling unique, elegant disposables for any food-service event. Through Dec. 31, www.cateringsupplies.com.
Celebrate at Club Deco, the Hottest New Club on the Beach: Shake your groove thing to house and hip-hop at this upscale new club. Expect celebrity guests in the upstairs VIP lounge, the cool crowd on the outside rooftop patio, and the crunk party monsters on the dance floor downstairs. Call for details and reservations. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m., 305-531-3937. Club Deco, 637 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
Celebrate with a Cigar: Join the private party for live entertainment, finger foods, and a champagne toast. Make your reservation by December 27. $50 per person. Sat., Dec. 31. Tropical Cigars, 740 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-673-3194.
Churchill's: If you think sipping champagne and paying $200 for a party is a yuppie's NYE wet dream, then come to one of Miami's only mohawk havens. There will be no ridiculous prices and torn jeans are the standard as opposed to glittery gowns and pressed suits. Ha Ha Help!, Noveltype, and many others will be performing. Sat., Dec. 31. Churchill's, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-757-1807.
Cirque de Soiree: This fabulous party includes complimentary cocktails from 9 p.m. to midnight, with a special champagne toast when the clock strikes 2006! Party alongside a plethora of celebrity guest hosts, including Mickey Rourke and many more. Celebrity DJs will be spinning, circus performers will entertain with fire acts, contortionists, magicians, and dancers. General admission is $200 per person; $125 for hotel guests. VIP packages are also available; please call for details. Tropical beach attire is requested. Sat., Dec. 31. Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-6300.
Conch Shell Drop: Get saucy at this locals' bar and watch the descent of the iconic Key West conch shell. Sat., Dec. 31, 305-296-2388 ext. 21. Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St, Key West, 305-294-5717.
crobar: Celebrate six years of New Year's parties at crobar. There will be six DJs, three rooms of different sounds, two balloon drops, twelve performers, confetti cannons, flowing champagne, party favors, tasty chocolates, and more. Join VH1's My Fair Brady stars Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight. Guest appearances by Miami's hottest firefighters releasing their 2006 calendar. Performers include Circ X, Hot Jams Dancers, CJ, Brainwash, Door Diva Barbarella, and Little Man Scott. Music orchestration by DJs Louis Dee, Ralph Falcon, Radamas, Joey Andron, and special guests to be announced. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $50 general admission, $150 table packages, 866-926-8499 general admission; 305-672-8084 table reservations. crobar, 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-8084.
Cuttin' Up 2006 at the Hotel Chelsea: Live like a VIP for under $250.00 a night! Stay at the Hotel Chelsea with a four- or five-night package deal, and party the night away with some of Miami's hottest DJ's. When you get to your room, dig into your celebrity style gift bags that comes complete with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a midnight kissing contest, a New Year's Day hangover kit, and a CD with the top 15 tracks from 2005. Even if you're not a hotel guest, live the high life at the party. DJ James will be rockin' the turntables with dance, urban, rock, and groovy R&B hits. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest, and the couple that kisses the longest will win a free night's stay. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., www.thehotelchelsea.com. Hotel Chelsea, 944 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.