4 Genius Party-Planning Apps

Save time with apps that streamline everything from invites to cleanup.

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Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

Fête  Scheduling made simple. Start by suggesting an event, venue and date, and the app will send the info via text message for guests to tentatively RSVP. Once all the details are set, you can design and send customizable e-vites. iOS, free

Hello Vino  Like a pocket-sized sommelier, this app comes loaded with an extensive wine database that you can skim for a quick tutorial on varietals, flavors and food pairings. In a rush? Just tell the app what’s on the menu, and it’ll recommend a primo vino to match. Android and iOS, free

Partyology  With this Pinterest-style app, search or scroll through thousands of photos for tons of themed-party inspo. You can even connect with local event coordinators, bartenders and bands for additional SOS. See something you can’t live without? Save it, share it or press “buy.” iOS, free

Handy  You’ve pulled off the ultimate bash. Now let someone else handle the aftermath. Find professional cleaners that have been prescreened by the platform and reviewed by users nearby. Last-minute messes are no match—you can schedule a service as soon as tomorrow. Android and iOS, free