Party Planning New Orleans LA

Local resource for party planning in New Orleans. 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.

The Irish House
1432 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA
Gastro Pub

(504) 944-0088
2112 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
Melvin's - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Melvin's, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Katy's Underground Bar
(504) 943-9571
1941 N Rampart
New Orleans, LA
Katy's Underground Bar - Katy's is a sister bar to Molly's At The Market and Monaghan's Erin Rose. This little shack may not look like much, but it's at your disposal 24 hours a day.

Rawhide 2010
(504) 525-8106
740 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA
Rawhide 2010 - This gay and lesbian dance club is an excellent place to shake your boo-tay and, if you're lucky, meet a "friend" for the evening.

Bertha's Place
(504) 593-9777
1507 Basin St
New Orleans, LA
Bertha's Place - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Bertha's Place, 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.

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 523-7177
1123 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA
Abbey - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Abbey is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
(504) 523-0066
941 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - This former real-life blacksmith shop (and said slave-trading house) is now the supreme place to wind down an exuberant night of New Orleans bar hopping. Come here for the rich history, cozy atmosphere and last-chance to find a "friend" for the evening.

C D's Saloon
(504) 410-1144
700 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA
C D's Saloon - Happy hour never looked so good. C D's Saloon, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Flanagan's Pub & Cafe
(504) 522-0300
625 Saint Philip St
New Orleans, LA
Flanagan's Pub & Cafe - You might not find Paris Hilton here-for better or worse-but Flanagan's Pub & Cafe at 625 Saint Philip St is known for its friendly, diverse fair. A decent atmosphere with prices that won't make your stomach queasy, it doesn't get much better than this (for the price, that is).

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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