Get the Party Started With Help From These Apps
Spring is a busy time for entertaining, with communions, graduations, backyard parties and more, but even if you have the perfect menu planned, you may be wondering which wine to serve with your food. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Input what you’re serving into Hello Vino, and it will offer helpful pairing recommendations. The app features a vast database of wines and provides flavor and ratings on each, so you can quickly look up what you need when you’re shopping for a bottle for yourself or a gift. It’s also helpful for keeping track of wines you’ve tried. If you’re at a restaurant or party, and you love (or hate!) the wine, take a photo of the label and save it along with your thoughts right in the app on your phone. It’s such a handy tool for wine lovers; once you try it, you’ll be hooked.
Once the wine and food are taken care of, you might want to consider a theme party to shake things up. Another app, Partyology, allows you to search thousands of photos for inspiration. From centerpieces to favors, there are party ideas galore. The Pinterest-style app even lets you contact event planners, bands and bartenders for more help.
Cleaning up after a party can be a drag, but thanks to the app Handy, you can find professional cleaners in your area who are happy to deal with the aftermath of your bash. And don’t worry: All the cleaners on the app have been prescreened and reviewed by nearby users.