Party Planning Westminster MD

Local resource for party planning in Westminster. 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.

Clay Pipe Brewing Co
(410) 871-9333
1203 New Windsor Rd
Westminster, MD
Clay Pipe Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Clay Pipe Brewing Co 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.)

Albanstown Inn
(410) 374-3314
18720 Brick Store Rd
Hampstead, MD
Albanstown Inn - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Albanstown Inn, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Two Mile Inn
(717) 359-9919
4644 Baltimore Pike
Littlestown, PA
Two Mile Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Two Mile Inn, 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.

Winner's Circle
(717) 632-8128
5 E Walnut St
Hanover, PA
Winner's Circle - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Winner's Circle, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Niki's Sports Nook
(717) 632-9494
215 Carlisle St
Hanover, PA
Niki's Sports Nook - 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.

Ernie's Place
(410) 857-1551
90 W Main St
Westminster, MD
Ernie's Place, 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 Ernie's Place.

Hunter's Inn
(717) 359-8536
36 S Queen St
Littlestown, PA
Hunter's Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hunter's Inn, 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.

Draft House
(717) 632-1289
670 Baer Ave
Hanover, PA
Draft House - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Draft House is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Crossroads Inn
(410) 775-2334
6694 Middleburg Rd
Keymar, MD
Crossroads Inn - If you're looking to kick back, Crossroads Inn, 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.

Linden House
(717) 633-6591
209 Linden Ave
Hanover, PA
Linden House - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Linden House offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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