Party Planning Athens AL

Local resource for party planning in Athens. 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.

James Formby Bar
(256) 232-9620
26818 Mclemore Cir
Athens, AL
Description
James Formby Bar - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Station
(256) 325-1333
8694 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
Description
Station - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Station caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Marion K Anderson Trust
(256) 461-7630
214 Main St
Madison, AL
Description
Marion K Anderson Trust is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Marion K Anderson Trust

Dugout
(256) 340-0202
1550 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Description
Dugout - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dugout, 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.

Cactus Club
(256) 350-7390
1707 Central Pkwy SW # G
Decatur, AL
Description
Cactus Club - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cactus Club offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Xscape Night Club
(256) 858-6868
5700 Highway 53
Harvest, AL
Description
Xscape Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Xscape Night Club, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Jimmy's Lounge
(256) 721-0178
8700 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Jimmy's Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Jimmy's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Half Time Sports Lounge
(256) 430-0266
8873 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Half Time Sports Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Half Time Sports Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Glass's Cocktail N Grill
(256) 351-1108
1313 Point Mallard Pkwy
Decatur, AL
Description
Glass's Cocktail N Grill, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Glass's Cocktail N Grill

Visions
(256) 722-8247
6404 University Dr NW
Huntsville, AL
Description
Visions - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Visions makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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