With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s time to get serious about our Friendsgiving plans. Sure, cooking the turkey is a must, but so is sending out the invites, decorating the apartment and finding vegan-friendly dessert options. Thankfully, there’s an app for that… yep, all of that. Here are 10 handy apps to download for a rocking Friendsgiving bash.


1. Paperless Post: Just because Thanksgiving is just a few days away doesn’t mean you have to resort to a lousy text invite. This cool app is perfect for creating customizable online invitations from our fave designers (we’re talking Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade… even Rifle Paper Co.).

DL It: Free on iOS


2. Macy’s Parade Time Traveler: Even if you can’t make it to Herald Square, this fun app allows you to experience the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a whole new way. Using live-action 3D virtual reality, this is the only way to see the Macy’s parade in the iconic 1930s and 1960s without a time machine.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


3. Wine Spectator: A great Friendsgiving requires great wine… at a great price. Thankfully, Wine Spectator has you covered with comprehensive vintage charts, articles and videos to help you select the perfect pairing for your delicious grub.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


4. NYT Cooking: Let’s be real: Friendsgiving is all about the food. With more than 17,000 recipes, you’re sure to find just the statement dish to elevate your spread to the next level.

DL It: Free on iOS


5. Substitutions: Whether you’re cooking from an app or a traditional cookbook, it’s quite possible that you’re not going to have all the fancy ingredients or tools listed in the instructions. Don’t panic. For less than a cup of coffee, get quick access to over 1,300 helpful substitutions. Consider Friendsgiving saved.

DL It: $1.99 on iOS


6. 2Do: Prepping for a meal of this size definitely requires some mega organization, which is why this simple and functional to-do list app is a must. Completely free and busy-gal approved, it allows you to create tasks, checklists and projects with ease.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


7. Google Play Music: It’s all about that ambiance, y’all. Google’s music streaming platform is perfect for last-minute tunes (although you’ll have to put up with a few ads if you don’t spring for the subscription). Our pick for a cool Friendsgiving vibe? Acoustic Thanksgiving.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


8. Drizly: This is not a drill: You can now get your fave beer, wine or liquor delivered right to your door in under an hour. Partnering with local stores, Drizly makes post-turkey cocktails easier than ever before (just make sure to check if the service is available in your city).

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


9. Instacart: Missing the one ingredient that’s going to take your famous pumpkin pie to the next level? Instacart delivers groceries from local stores in as little as one hour. Phew.

DL It: Free on Android and iOS


10. Darkroom Photo Editor: A successful Friendsgiving gathering deserves an epic Instagram post. This cool photo editing app is perfect for tweaking pics fast, as you can skip the import process altogether… and get back to creating those Insta-worthy memories.

DL It: Free on iOS

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