Party Planning Downers Grove IL

Local resource for party planning in Downers Grove. 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.

Mr. Shesha's Coffee House
(630) 983-6600
1570 W Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL
 
Athar
149 North Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL
 
Aria Lounge
(630) 628-3644
443 West Lake Street
Addison, IL
 
Friends Cafe and Lounge
(708) 671-1270
11015 S.Harlem Ave
Worth, IL
 
Aria Lounge
(847) 301-2805
349 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
 
Josephine's Martini Wine Bar
(630) 758-0012
207 South Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL
 
Aria Lounge
(630) 689-3272
134 East Army Trail Road
Glendale Heights, IL
 
Pita Paradise
(630) 752-9266
161 S Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL
 
Hookah Time Cafe
(815) 836-8940
20653 Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL
 
Hookah Lounge
(847) 310-4840
935 W. Golf Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
 

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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