Using Tech to Throw a Stress-Free Party

Planning a party should be fun, not stressful. Use our favorite tech products and apps to throw the perfect party without the hassle.

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Carley shows how to use the latest technology to amp up your next party.

Intimidated by an Internet's worth of perfectly styled, lively dinner party pictures? It can be a lot of pressure planning and executing a perfect get-together with friends that sometimes I want to curl up in sweatpants and forget about it. In this episode of Smart, Simple, Solved, I have solutions that will turn what could be a ho-hum, quiet affair into an unforgettable soiree.

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Bluetooth Speakers

Hue Lightbulbs


Instax Camera Printer



Block Party

Red Stamp

First, I set the scene with some mood lighting with a high-tech solution to transform the usual bulbs into an app-controlled light show. If your home stereo hasn't been updated since Milli Vanilli was cool, I have some wireless speakers you won't mind keeping out on the mantel long after guests leave.

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Party Party App

Speakeasy Cocktails



To make great mementos of your fab fete, I found an app that every attendee should download so that anyone taking pictures can easily share theirs into a large party pile. I also found an app that acts as a DJ, so you can spend the evening being the hostess.

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