3 Amazing Apps for Successful Christmas Entertaining

3 Amazing Apps for Successful Christmas Entertaining

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We all know the festive season can get a little overwhelming!

Between organising parties, running errands, selecting/wrapping gifts, setting up decorations and managing your most expensive period of the year, there’s alot to think about!

We’ve wrapped up our 3 most useful apps to help you survive the silly season and earn the title of Hostess with the Mostess!

Here’s our picks and why:

1. Evernote 

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Parties? Gift Lists? Wish Lists? Events?  Collect it all in Evernote.

Use the mobile app to snap photos or save ideas while on the run.

Use the web clipper for when you find gift ideas (or wish list items!) online. Save a screenshot or a bookmark, and there’s the link – ready to access later!

You can organise your ideas by notes, notebooks or tags in Evernote.

I use tags. Some super-handy tags I’d suggest for Christmas planning are ‘Shopping List’ and ‘Gift Ideas’.

See the ultimate Christmas gift you’d like to receive? Save it to your ‘Wish List’ and then share the list with your friends! Your wishes shall be granted ;)

You can also use tags for events – for example, create a ‘NYE Party’ tag, and then save your menu, guest list, and song list with the NYE Party tag!

 

2. Yummly

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Definitely one of the best food & recipe apps out there, Yummly should be the go-to for every party-planner!

Full of great recipes and ideas from around the web, you can also filter search results, for example “gluten free” or “vegetarian”.

You can also add your favorite recipes from around the web by using the Yummly Web Clipper.

Recipes can then be added to lists in your ‘My Yums’ section. Create lists for food types or events, and you’re on your way to a perfectly planned menu!

Head to http://www.yummly.com/mobile/

 

3. Musixmatch

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After food, gifts and friends, music is definitely the next key aspect to consider when planning your special events!

No matter the song choice, use a clever app like Musixmatch to find and display lyrics (in real time) on your screen!

Karaoke sessions here we come!

Now you’re well on the way to a happy and successful holiday season! Enjoy!

What apps do you rely on for Christmas planning?  Tell us in the comments below!
Scroll down for a few of our favourite cabana photos, showcasing some great backyards just perfect for outdoor entertaining!
Just add inflatable swans ;)

Just add inflatable swans ;)

Entertain guests the Australian Way – in your backyard!

Claudia’s outdoor living room/alfresco entertaining area. Perfection

Pool party anyone?

Mod Cabana No. 18, Painting by client, add internal partition wall, internal fit-out by client, spa cabana

Alison’s Mod Cabana 18 is a backyard escape that her whole family can enjoy! Just add friends, food and music and you’ve got alfresco entertaining sorted!



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