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Party Planning Ames IA

Local resource for party planning in Ames. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to party planners, caterers, wine and spirits and liquor stores, as well as advice on themed parties and mixed drinks.

Chicha Shack
2418 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Break
(515) 233-4981
115 Main St
Ames, IA
Description
Break - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Break, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Welch Ave Station
(515) 292-2334
207 Welch Ave
Ames, IA
Description
Welch Ave Station - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Welch Ave Station? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Meeting House
(515) 663-9571
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA
Description
Meeting House - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Meeting House is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Meeting House is more than able to oblige.

Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers
(515) 292-2003
2522 Chamberlain St
Ames, IA
Description
Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Big Shots Nightclub & Chasers, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Deano's 119 Main
(515) 233-3910
119 Main St
Ames, IA
Description
Deano's 119 Main - Happy hour never looked so good. Deano's 119 Main, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Maintenance Shop
(515) 294-2758
Memorial Un
Ames, IA
Description
Maintenance Shop - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Maintenance Shop, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Tip Top Lounge
(515) 232-9822
201 E Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Description
Tip Top Lounge - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Tradewinds Lounge
(515) 232-9813
115 5th St
Ames, IA
Description
Tradewinds Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Tradewinds Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Thumbs
(515) 268-1556
2816 West St
Ames, IA
Description
Thumbs - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Thumbs, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Ideas for a New Years Party

By Russ Cobbe

If you are planning to host a New Years Eve party this year you might be looking for some help to make it extra special or at the very least more unique. A big part of most New Years Eve party's is various alcoholic drinks. Instead of just providing (or having guests bring their own) the regular beer, wine, rum, vodka and rye, why not create a theme around the drinks available.

There are various cocktails and shooters that have New Years names. A quick visit to www.idrink.com shows about 20 different recipes around the New Years Eve party. One idea is to setup a table with the various ingredients for the drinks with small recipe cards and the appropriate glasses so everyone can be their own bartender. Trying something new and breaking old habits is part of the long-standing tradition of New Years. Here is a sample of some recipes to try:

Happy New Year

0.25 oz Brandy
4.0 oz Champagne
0.75 oz Orange juice
0.75 oz Port

Shake brandy, port and orange juice well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, fill with champagne, and serve.

Celebration

1.0 oz Cognac
1.0 oz Cointreau
1.0 oz Lemon juice
1.5 oz Rum

Shake over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Steaming Hot Holiday Punch Recipe

3.0 cups Apple Juice
1.5 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
3 sticks Cinnamon
0.75 teaspoon ground Cloves
6.0 cups Cranberry juice
0.75 cup Maple syrup
0.75 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
3.0 cups Orange juice
2.0 ...

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