7 Incredibly Useful Apps For Throwing Holiday Parties

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We never turn down a holiday party invite. Canapés, desserts, and Champagne? Yes, please! But, when it comes to planning the whole affair, we could use some assistance. While we’d love to hire an event planner for even our most modest of gatherings, our budget necessitates putting things together the DIY way.

If you find yourself in the same situation, fear not! We tracked down seven apps that will help you sort out every piece of the planning puzzle. These finds will do all the work when it comes to sending invites, organizing the menu, selecting the signature cocktails, and keeping guests in the loop on every update. Some will also let guests know how they can help — which, in our experience, is always a good thing.