Party Planning Skokie IL

Local resource for party planning in Skokie. 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.

Our Night
(847) 470-9000
8801 N. Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL
Ugly Hookah Cafe
(773) 279-9812
3415 W Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL
Arkadash Cafe
5721 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
Carthage Cafe
(773) 539-9004
3446 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL
North Park Hookah
(773) 478-7045
3316 W Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL
Sphinx Cafe
(847) 967-0030
8743 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Niles, IL
Hookah Cafe and Restaurant
(773) 725-1235
5005 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL
Ali Baba Cafe Restaurant Inc.
(773) 202-1992
4046 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL
The Basement Hookah Lounge
(773) 704-7561
5700 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
The Nefertiti Cafe
(773) 866-1100
3737 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, 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 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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