Party Planning Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for party planning in Ballston Spa. 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.

Ripe Tomato An American Grill
(518) 581-1530
2721 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Ripe Tomato An American Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Ripe Tomato An American Grill 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.

Crest Inn
(518) 885-1708
430 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Crest Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Crest Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Leprechaun Pub
(518) 584-6077
2839 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Leprechaun Pub - 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.

Carney's Bar
(518) 399-5129
17 Main St
Ballston Lake, NY
Carney's Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Carney's Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

(518) 584-8818
45 Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Trotters - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Trotters fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Dolphins' Cove
(518) 885-5550
162 W Milton Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Dolphins' Cove - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dolphins' Cove, 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.

Monaco's Village Inn
(518) 885-5100
96 Front St
Ballston Spa, NY
Monaco's Village Inn - 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.

Geyser Sports Pub
(518) 885-4897
443 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Geyser Sports Pub - 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.

Charlton Tavern
(518) 399-9951
745 Charlton Rd
Ballston Lake, NY
Charlton Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Charlton Tavern.

Clancy's Tavern
(518) 584-1338
43 Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Clancy's Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Clancy's Tavern, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Clancy's Tavern will do the trick.

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 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.


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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