Break out the fine bubbly and start prepping for the party of the year because New Year’s Eve is almost here. Whether you plan on hibernating in your holiday pajamas on the couch or partying in your sexiest threads at the bar, here are some iPhone apps to start preparing for New Year’s Eve now.
Whether you are at a house party in Minnesota or a chic bar in Paris, you can watch the world famous New Year’s Eve Ball drop courtesy of the free Times Square app for iPhone. Use the app to submit your favorite New Year’s Eve photo and it may be featured behind the ball in Times Square. Last year, more than 75,000 photos from around the world were submitted.
Lucky enough to be in the Big Apple this year for the big ball drop? Then check out Gwyneth Paltrow’s freshly hatched Goop City Guides app for iPhone ($3.99) and get a New Yorkers’ guide to NYC. Paltrow has tips for you on where to stay, what to eat and, of course, where to shop until you drop. The interactive maps in this travel app are super great for planning and prepping your city tours.
Growing tired of Instagram? Gather your New Year’s Eve posse and download the free Hipstamatic Disposable app for iPhone to create a memorable and unique photo album of your annual festivities ringing in the New Year. All photos taken are automatically saved to your group’s album making for easy photo exchanges. No more asking strangers to take a dozen photos of you and your girls with each and every camera. Think twice before taking those questionable shots with this photo app.
If you avoid New Year’s Eve parties like the plague, plan on ordering some hot chow courtesy of the free GrubHub Food Delivery & Takeout app for iPhone. If you live near a pretty big city and love you some takeout food, this app is a must-have for sure. My favorite part is your past orders are saved for easy reordering at your favorite restaurant haunts. You might want to mix it up on a special night like New Year’s Eve though, and order something new.
One of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories is watching a Sex and the City marathon on HBO. With the handy and free HBO GO app for iPhone, subscribers to HBO can take their favorite shows like The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and many more with them wherever they go. So if you are stuck at a bad party with no way out, take long bathroom breaks and catch an episode of your favorite show.