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Top Party Apps for the iPhone

They say there's an app on your smartphone for just about everything these days, and your party needs are no exception! We've compiled a list of some of our favorite entertaining apps that will definitely liven things up for you and your guests, and make for some great memories. 

 Bartender's Choice

Bartender's Choice is sure to be a hit at any party! The app comes from 2011's Bartender of the Year Sammy Ross, and simulates the experience of a real conversation with a bartender, allowing you to describe the exact drink you have in mind. You get to choose different options from four separate categories: alcohol, sensation, style, and extras, all of which will help guide the app in selecting the perfect drink recipe, as well as the step-by-step instructions for how to make it.


There’s just something about pictures taken in a vintage photobooth that makes them infinitely more fun than any other kind of photograph. Maybe it’s the surprise and spontaneity, or maybe it’s the intimacy with your friends, but whatever it is, the Pocketbooth app makes for just as much fun! Unlike the classic Photo Booth app, Pocketbooth was designed to directly resemble the experience of a 1950s-era Model 11 Photobooth. Try it out here for yourself!

Spin The Bottle

When was the last time you played spin the bottle? While you probably required a bottle when you played last, Spin The Bottle takes everyone's favorite party game to your smartphone meaning no glass required. Unlike in the original game of spin the bottle, though, cheating is impossible!



Capsule is an amazingly simple way to capture all your wedding photos into one big album. The app allows you to provide each of your guests with a special code so that they may be included in your capsule. By doing so, every picture taken at your wedding--whether it's taken by Capsule’s own free mobile camera app “CapsuleCam”, Instagram, or just an old fashioned digital camera--can be included in your album! Capsule serves a similar purpose to the tradition of giving out individual disposable cameras to all your wedding guests, however it’s far more practical, cost-efficient, and even better for the environment!


If you're in search of the perfect party playlist, look no further! The 8tracks app is completely user-generated internet radio, with thousands of searchable playlists ranging from mellow study mixes to pump-up techno playlists, to Disney soundtracks. There's something for everyone. As a user, you can even create and share your own playlists.



Everyone loves to sing along with the catchy tunes at parties. Unfortunately, not everyone has the vocal abilities to match. Enter LaDiDa; this app can transform the most off-key notes into beautiful melodies by combining autotune effects and background music.




Snapchat is the incredibly popular new app that lets you exchange real-time picture chats with your friends! You get to control how long your pictures will show up on your friends' phones, and the app will even let you know if they try to take a screen shot. Exchanging these real-time picture messages can always make for a fun time, whether it's from the other side of the country, or just across the room at a party!


Ever wonder what Instagram would look like in video form? We imagine it would be a lot like SocialCam. With SocialCam, you can record and share videos with different filters, and even add music for effect. This is the perfect way to document your most fun times with friends.



Do you long for the days when all your party photos weren’t just stored on your smartphone? Wish you had real-life prints of your favorite Instagrams? PostalPix is the solution! With this app, you can have your iPhone or Android pictures printed and delivered right to your home. You even get to choose from various different sizes and finishes for your prints.


Uber is a highly trendy and convenient app that locates and requests a nearby off-duty private towncar and driver for you. While the service is more expensive than a taxi, it is much more affordable than a car service. Additionally, the app frequently runs promotions and offers discounts to its users. For your convenience, the app includes a Google map on which you can select your current location, and no cash is necessary as all payments are processed fully through your stored information. Uber is an easy-to-use, luxurious, and relatively affordable private car service, right at your finger tips! Sounds to us like the perfect way to make an exit.

Images via iTunes App Store

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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