Advances in technology have managed to enhance every area of our lives from the way we communicate to the way we eat. Thus, it’s only natural it does its part in enhancing the way we party too! Here are 10 gadgets that you can buy to bring your house party to the next level.
1) Fugoo Style
Music is a necessity for any party to thrive, and with this durable, 1 pound Bluetooth wireless speaker you can be sure that the party won’t be stopping anytime soon. It has a battery life of up to 40 hours when on medium volume and up to 20 hours when on high volume. Read this buyer guide to learn more about Bluetooth speaker.
It is also waterproof and shockproof, thus perfect for an outdoor setting or any party setting where drunk people are involved. It also offers 360 sound and good sound quality, what more could one ask for in a speaker?
2) Italesse Fresnel Party-Glasses
If you regularly host parties, then you already know the dilemma of deciding what drinkware to serve your guests. On one hand, they’re guests, so on that principle alone they deserve the best glasses you have to offer; on the other hand, by the end of the night, they’re drunk and clumsy guests that are just breaking the best you have to offer.
Made of polycarbonate, these unbreakable anti-scratch glasses are perfect for you to keep around for when you’re hosting parties. They’re also dishwasher safe, ensuring easy cleanup and come in different colours so you can set the tone for your party.
3) Magisso Naturally Cooling Ice-bucket
Ice is an essential element of any party but ice melts (see Global Warming). Hosting a party often means frequent trips to your freezer to refill the ice bucket, only for a good chunk of that ice to melt. This is why I appreciate the scientific ingenuity and innovation of the Magisso naturally cooling ice bucket.
You simply soak the bucket in some water an hour before your party and place your ice in. As the water evaporates over time, it cools the contents of the bucket meaning your ice lasts longer. This effect can last for up to 4 hours, however, my logic dictates that the period will depend on the temperature of the room.
4) Magisso naturally Cooling-carafe
This is another product form Magisso that works on the same principle of cooling via evaporation. But instead of keeping ice cool, this Carafe keeps drinks or water cool as your party progresses.
Both products come in matte black, dishwasher safe and you can actually write on their exteriors using chalk.
5) RIF6 Cube Projector
Movie nights are a great way to have your friends over to your house, without having the pressure of keeping them entertained all night. All that’s really required is a Netflix account and a screen big enough for everyone to see.
However, nowadays owning a T.V. is not as essential as it used to be, and if you’re anything like me, you really only use your laptop for entertainment purposes.
Insert the RIF-6 Cube Projector, this small 2-inch cube is a mini projector designed to connect to anything from phones to gaming consoles with a battery life of 90 minutes. All you need is a blank wall and you can have a 120-inch display. With a 1-year warranty and 45- day satisfaction guarantee, why not?
6) Waring Pro-WPM25 Popcorn-Maker
A movie night would not be complete without popcorn. Since you’re already going old school by projecting the movies, why not round the theme off with an old school Popcorn maker?
This model is capable of producing 8 cups at a time, the perfect number for a movie night at your house. It has a detachable pivoting kettle with a built-in stirring mechanism. The door is even magnetized for easy clean-up. This retails pretty pricey on Amazon, but as usual, you can find it for less if you do a little research.
7) Hue Go
This bowl of coloured light is perfect for dinner parties and intimate, relaxed settings. When plugged in it can throw white or coloured light onto your walls or ceilings. When you plug it out it becomes a portable centrepiece that you can carry with you wherever you go, and it will last for up to 3 hours.
To control the lights, you only need a smart device and if that isn’t handy, you can activate it manually with 7 different light effects to choose from. One of the more interesting features is its ability to sync with music and movies, allowing you to see how the light reacts to the rhythm.
8) Sony Party Shot
With the advent of social media, hosting a party means that you must have pictures to capture the moment. However between running to get ice, ensuring everyone is having a good time and directing people to the bathroom.
You may not have as much time as you’d like to be snapping shots throughout the night. Enter the Sony Party-Shot. This is a deck that you can place your digital camera on and it will do the job for you.
It will pan your room, identify faces and then snap candid pictures. All it requires are AA batteries and it will continue snapping away until you either stop it, or your camera dies, whichever comes first. The next morning you’ll have social media ready photos to share with your friends.
9) Inflatable Twister
Game’s Nights are a quintessential house party theme, and a quintessential games night activity is of course Twister. Twister is a guaranteed good time, especially when everyone involved has had a few drinks. That is why the idea of an inflatable Twister game that can accommodate 10 people interests me.
It means more people for Twister and a lesser chance of getting injured when the tangle of drunk people all come tumbling down. Most of the inflatable Twister games that I found were quite pricey, but I did see some for more reasonable prices. My advice is to shop around till you find one in the right bracket for you.
10) Stone Dispenser
If the ability to carve stone into a drink dispenser isn’t a feat of advanced technology I don’t know what is. I found this drink dispenser while browsing Cool Things and simply could not resist. Crafted by one Jeff Henderson, it has been designed to act as a tap for bottled beverages.
Made in Maine from locally sourced, cobbled granite, they are fitted with stainless steel taps and can come with special add-ons such as a custom plug, to assist you in putting the bottle in place and a granite and stainless steel stand, to elevate the tap for easier filling. Wow, your guests when you serve them drinks, from a rock.
Now that you’re armed with these 10 gadgets, you can bring your party hosting skills to the 21st century. Your nights will not only be fun-filled but you will also enjoy the safety features as well as the efficiency that these gadgets come with.