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The perfect party tool

The perfect party planning tool is in the palm of your hand. Use your Windows Phone to plan every aspect of your party, from start to spectacular finish.

The perfect party tool

The perfect party planning tool is in the palm of your hand. Use your Windows Phone to plan every aspect of your party, from start to spectacular finish.

These apps are all you need to turn your Windows Phone into the perfect party planning tool.

Party E-Invite

Party E-Invite

It’s not a party without the guests! Make sure everyone knows about your party with the Party E-Invite app ($0.99) that lets you create a guest list, send invites through SMS, keep track of RSVPs and send out reminders.

iFood Assistant Plus

iFood Assistant Plus

A good menu makes a great party, so let the iFood Assistant Plus app ($0.99) help you out! Search for recipes, read reviews and even watch how-to videos.

Cake Decorator

Cake Decorator

If your party requires cake, the Cake Decorator app (free) will make sure it’s impressive. This app compiles pictures of awesome cakes to provide just the inspiration you need for yours.
Table Planner

Table Planner

Sometimes, a successful party just means controlling who is permitted to get close to some of the other guests (we’ve all got one of those family members, right?). Keep it all under control with Table Planner ($1.99), an app that lets you create a seating chart and keep track of individual menu selections.

Party Themes

Party Themes

You know you want a theme, but you just can’t decide on one. That’s where the Party Themes app (free) comes in handy. Simply select the type of party you’re having, and you’ll get a list of possible themes to choose from.

Shop Lists

Shop Lists

When you’re shopping for a party, it’s not just about the food. You need groceries, but also decorations, favors and more. Shop Lists ($0.99) lets you keep track of all your shopping lists in one place. Create multiple lists by category or store, and make sure you have everything you need when the big day arrives.
Live Tile Countdown

Live Tile Countdown

Big events have a way of sneaking up on you, but yours won’t with the Live Tile Countdown app (free). It keeps a current countdown of days until your event right on your start screen, so you’ll know exactly how much longer you have to get things done.

Pandora

Pandora

No DJ needed at this party, as long as you have your Windows Phone. Windows Phone is the only phone that brings you Pandora with no ads and no streaming limit free through 2013.

Bartender

Bartender

Who needs a professional bartender when you’ve got this app? You’ll have over 100 cocktail recipes at the tips of your fingers when you download the Bartender app ($1.29).
Designated Driver

Designated Driver

No one wants to be the designated driver, and no one wants to ask someone else to do the job, either. Let this app do the work for you! Just enter the names of every candidate, and let Designated Driver ($0.99) select the lucky sober partygoer.

Party Games

Party Games

Your party will never get boring when you have Party Games (free). This app has rules and instructions to play over 40 party games, so you’ll have plenty to keep your guests entertained.

Tip: Use your Windows Phone and create a room with your fellow party planners and pin your party planning to-do list to the start screen so it's always handy. You'll see it every time you use your phone, so none of those important tasks will slip by you.

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