Party Planning Van Buren AR

Local resource for party planning in Van Buren. 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.

Cactus Club
(479) 783-9387
3028 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Cactus Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Cactus Club caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Lil Philly's
(479) 709-9933
3000 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Lil Philly's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Lil Philly's, 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, Lil Philly's will do the trick.

Circle Inn
(479) 783-9637
634 Division St
Fort Smith, AR
Circle Inn - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Circle Inn? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Charlie's Place
(479) 785-1272
3400 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Charlie's Place - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Charlie's Place will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Jane's Place
(918) 875-2334
101 Grand Ave
Moffett, OK
Jane's Place - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Jane's Place 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.

Perry's Place
(479) 783-9417
3028 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Perry's Place, 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 Perry's Place

Little House
(479) 783-9909
2701 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Little House - If you're looking to kick back, Little House, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Oasis Tavern
(479) 782-2866
3215 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Oasis Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Oasis Tavern, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Club Azteca
(479) 785-1585
917 N A St
Fort Smith, AR
Club Azteca - Dress up. Club Azteca isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Rooster's Blues Bar
(479) 783-2625
801 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Rooster's Blues Bar - 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.

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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