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Get the Party Started

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This is a busy time for entertaining, with graduations, pool parties, barbecues and more. Even if you have the perfect menu planned, you may be wondering which wine to serve with the meal. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Input what you’ll be dishing up into Hello Vino, and it will offer helpful pairing recommendations. The app features a vast database of wines and provides flavor notes and ratings for each, so you can quickly make a stellar selection. Use it to choose a bottle for the party you’re planning or to pick the perfect gift wine to show appreciation when you’re a guest. When you’re not in party mode, use the app to keep track of wines you’ve tried. Whether you’re sipping at a restaurant or at home, simply take a photo of the label on any bottle you love and save it along with your thoughts right in the app.

Should you decide to shake things up with a theme party, the Partyology app allows you to search thousands of photos for inspiration. From invitations, centerpieces and favors to cocktails and food, you’ll find party ideas galore. This Pinterest-style app even lets you purchase party products and contact event planners, bands and bartenders for more help.

Post-party clean-up 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 featured cleaners have been prescreened and reviewed by nearby users.

With these handy apps, you’re sure to enjoy your party as much as your guests do.

NewsletterEmily Oman