A Special New Year's Eve Party: S.O.S. (Standing on Stardust)


There are so many cheesy New Year’s Eve parties, and at $100-plus a pop, the mind reels. But the S.O.S.—Standing on Stardust party at The Burritt Room from the Bon Vivants has top shelf written all over it:

“At the stroke of midnight on the evening of December 31st, 1977, at the iconic Studio 54, four tons of glitter were dropped from the ceiling, showering the guests as they danced their way into the new year. Owner Ian Shrager later recalled that moment was magical, it was like ‘standing on stardust.’ And so, S.O.S. 2011 was born out of the idea of recreating a magical moment time (sans the four tons of glitter).

“Relive the decade defined by glamour and spectacle [Ed. note: and disco dust] for one night at Standing on Stardust, a 1970s-themed New Year’s Eve extravaganza hosted by the Bon Vivants.

“S.O.S will feature signature cocktails designed by Josh Harris and Scott Baird, disco music spun by local legendary disco DJ Bus Station John, fanciful 70s-style edibles created by Trick Dog chef Chester Watson, glammed-out Go-Go dancers, flashing lights, disco-chic attire, and a giant unicorn ice sculpture.

“S.O.S was designed to be a full immersion event for the discerning consumer seeking a unique NYE experience. We are seeking to offer an alternative to the overpriced bottle service world of overcrowded clubs. We aim to offer a more substantive, all encompassing, and tailored experience targeting the food and beverage enthusiast.

I have to agree with them when they say, “IT’S GONNA BE REAL FUN!”

Tickets are $85 per person, and include four signature cocktails, Champagne for a midnight toast, and fun food offerings throughout the night. You can also pony up for a hotel room in the Crescent Hotel, which is offering some nice discount packages ($250 for two tickets and a standard hotel room, or $300 for two tickets and a hotel suite). For hotel room packages, email here.

Event Info

Friday Dec 31, 2010
The Burritt Room at the Crescent Hotel
417 Stockton St. at Bush