If you’re getting ready for Super Bowl 50 (whoa) this Sunday, and plan on having company to make it more fun, we’ve got 7 iOS and Android apps for your Super Bowl party that you’ll want to download stat, from party planning help to food and drink delivery, to real-time social sports chat.
And hey, even if you’re not hosting a Super Bowl party, these are pretty great apps to have if you’re home alone with the kids, or honestly, skipping the game and watching Downton Abbey.
After all, is there ever a bad time to get wine delivered right to your door in an hour?
Hobnob app (iOS)
Deciding to invite people last minute? Want to potluck it and divide up dishes? This is the easiest app to help you send out custom invitations and manage the RSVPs and messages, since it all goes out via text. We’re big fans.
Drizly app (iOS and Android)
From beer to wine to liquor, get one-hour alcohol delivery through this app in any of 19 cities. Not just big ones either — you’re in, Worcester! Sorry, not Salt Lake City though. Delivery is just $5 in most cities, but free in NYC and just $2 in New Orleans. Maybe because they’re the two cities where it’s probably just as easy to walk to the corner and grab some more booze.
Seamless app (iOS and Android)
It’s not just for new parents. I love this app that’s got comprehensive delivery listings in tons of cities across the US — with more than 7500 listings in NYC alone, that lets you sort by cuisine, distance, rating or delivery time. Could be perfect if you just don’t feel like cooking, or when the appetizers have run out and you need pizza, stat, that’s actually good. (Sorry, Domino’s.)
Epicurious app (iOS and Android)
While you can always check Cool Mom Eats as your first stop for lots of great game day recipes from dips to nachos to amazing potato skins, consider Epicurious another option. An app for apps!
Twitter app (iOS and Android) and Facebook Sports Stadium app
Let’s be honest, half the fun is seeing just what the rest of the world is saying about live events at the same time you are on social media. If you’re on Twitter, follow @superbowl and @sportscenter for starters, and try hashtags like #superbowl #inthehuddle #sbvote #sctop10. If you want to talk commercials, try #adbowl and #brandbowl. And of course, there’s always #broncos and #panthers.
But what really interesting is Facebook’s brand new Sports Stadium (above and also at top), a dedicated hub on your existing Facebook account you can find by searching for the game you’re interested in or going to the team’s official pages. It’s dedicated just to live sports chat among your friends and real-time content sharing.. Also check in for live scores, stats, play-by-play, commentary from experts, and of course lots of user comments that will probably make you hate humanity.
Of course, keep in mind that if you’re on social media instead of enjoying the actual socializing of your own Super Bowl party…well, we’ll just leave it at that.