Celebrate the New Year in Style and Sobriety at Sober Eve with Mocktails created by MALK Organics
Sober Eve returns to Houston for the second year catering to the recovery community with a safe and fun place to party this New Year’s Eve.
HOUSTON, Texas, (Dec. 20, 2018) -- Sober Eve returns to Houston for the second year to start the New Year responsibly, drug and alcohol-free at The Story Houston from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018. Presented by Recovery Unplugged and Serenity Light Recovery, the annual event provides an alternative to the usual New Year’s Eve celebrations with live music provided by DJ Freddy B, dancing, photo booth fun, midnight confetti drop, coffee bar and creative mocktails provided by Houston local, MALK Organics.
“We believe that nutrition is aligned with mental health and recovery. The mind and the spirit must be taken care of as well as the body,” said Philip Gray, Regional Director, at MALK Organics. “New Year’s Eve can be an uncomfortable time for people in recovery and Sober Eve levels the playing field for everyone. It's a fantastic platform, gathering like-minded individuals and allowing them to fully express themselves and we are excited to be a part of any event that is for the betterment of the community.”
Mocktails (or in this case “MALKtails”) are a great, energy sustaining, plant-based beverage created by Malk Organics, a family owned and operated local business. As Americans cut back on drinking, mocktails rise in popularity using a variety of natural flavors to create a delicious, alcohol-free drink. For those looking to celebrate at home, Malk’s favorite recipes include:
Raspberry Cream Mimosa
1 bag frozen raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup MALK
1 bottle of sparkling water or kombucha
150 ml milk (cow, almond, soy or coconut)
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp cocoa powder
Small pinch ground or freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp maple syrup, agave or honey
One of the most difficult hurdles in early sobriety is leaving behind your old life in addiction. The founders of Sober Eve, Sarah Bolton and Bree Brown, voluntarily came together to create Sober Eve with a strong belief in the importance of fun sober events and fellowship in personal recovery. The goal of the event is to show people on the path of recovery that there are alternative ways to enjoy yourself, and that sober parties don’t have to be boring. “
“Last year, we had an amazing turn out of over 400 people and love that we were able to create a safe space, as hot as any nightclub, without the temptation of drugs or alcohol,” said Bolton.
Tickets are $10 per person for a responsible way to ring in 2019 at Sober Eve and can be purchased at https://www.recoveryunplugged.com/sober-eve-2018/. All proceeds of the event will be donated to benefit Face the Music Foundation.
The event would not be possible without the generous sponsors including Creative Grammar, MALK Organics, The Story Houston, CLEAN Cause, Sobriety Matters, Emunah Recovery Home, Bodine Recovery Homes, Serenity House Detox, The Right Step and Mary Conn Law Firm. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event, please reach out to Alexandra Bumbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Bolton (email@example.com). For more information, follow Sober Eve on Facebook or Instagram (@SoberEveHTX).
About Sober Eve
Founded in 2017 by Sarah Bolton and Bree Brown, Sober Eve provides a drug and alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration for Houstonians aged 16 and up. Offering a unique recovery experience, the event serves as a pop-up sober night club. Sober Eve is hosted by Recovery Unplugged and Serenity Light Recovery to benefit Face the Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about addiction, providing the means for struggling addicts to get clean and sober, and to help newly recovering addicts develop the tools to maintain long-term recovery. #HangoverFreeNYE.
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