Looking to plan the perfect party? You’re not alone. From kid’s birthday parties to work events, planning the best possible party is the name of the game. It’s also more difficult than it seems. Anybody who’s planned a party before knows how easy it is for it to go wrong — and how miserable it can be if it does.
Party planning may not be an exact science, but luckily for us, the 21st century offers help. There’s never a guarantee that a party will be as fun as you want it to be, but you can give it its best possible chance — and with the help of technology, that’s easier than ever. The following apps can help you throw an excellent party without pulling your hair out.
Best Party Planning Apps
- Pro Party Planner. Are you planning a big party? You might want to go for the works, and that’s what Pro Party Planner offers. This app allows you to sync up with multiple users, so if you’re part of a party planning team, it’s a must. You can import guest lists, delegate tasks to others on your party planning team, and video chat with them from within the app. The app even offers a drag and drop seating arrangement feature, so you can visualize your seating plans on top of pictures of your venue.
- Pepperplate. Food is many people’s favorite part of parties. A delicious menu can push a party from “all right” to “amazing.” Many parties don’t have the budget for catering. Particularly if you’re throwing a smaller party, it doesn’t make financial sense to cater — creating the menu yourself can be the most affordable and best tasting way to go. With Pepperplate, you can create menus, organize and share your recipes, and make shopping lists. You can sync these lists across devices. Pepperplate will let you know how much of each ingredient you will need depending on the number of guests. You can organize what you need weeks or months before the party, ensuring your menu will blow your guests away.
- Hello Vino. Next to food, wine can be the most important thing to have at your party. If you’re offering a good wine or two to your guests, they’re going to remember your party fondly (unless you offer them too much). However, there’s a lot to know about wine, and not many people are familiar with it. Hello Vino provides your party with a hand-held sommelier and an extensive wind database. Learn what wines you should pair with your menu to create a high-class party.
These are only a few of the many party planning apps available to smartphone users. With the help of technology, your next party can be off the hook.