How To Entertain Guests: 5 Apps That Make It Easy

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Whether your company is coming for two days, two weeks, or anywhere in between, you may be wondering how to entertain guests and keep everyone happy and occupied.

If this is a worry of yours, we have some suggestions that may help. Keep reading to learn about five free apps that are sure to help entertain your guests, no matter how long you’re hosting for.

1. Get Last-Minute Supplies With the Instacart App

Here’s a common scenario: You’re so busy getting the guest room ready for your company, you haven’t had time to shop for groceries.

Fortunately, the free Instacart app will help you get whatever last-minute supplies you need to entertain guests. And besides food, Instacart has everything from bedding you just realized needs replacing to decor to spruce up your guest bedroom.

After you download the Instacart app:

  1. Enter your zip code to see which stores are available in your area
  2. Select the store
  3. Shop through the app for groceries, household supplies, and other items
  4. Add the items you want to your online cart, and place the order

As your Instacart shopper gathers your items, they’ll chat with you via the app in real-time to let you know about anything that’s out of stock, and what other options are available. For instance, if the barbecue potato chips you ordered aren’t available, your shopper can tell you about other flavors that are in stock, and, if you wish, substitute another kind.

You’ll get your groceries and other items delivered right to your door in as little as two hours after making the order online, making it much easier to feed and entertain your guests.

Instacart also offers exclusive coupons and deals to help you save money.

2. Keep Your Company Entertained With UNATION

Use the free UNATION app, available for iOS and Android devices, to find a variety of local activities and events to entertain your guests.

This app can help, whether you and your company want to go to a:

  • Concert
  • Farmers market
  • Sporting event
  • Restaurant
  • Local business you may enjoy

The events on UNATION are selected by the app’s curators, which means you’ll see the best activities for you and everyone on your guest list. 

You can also use the UNATION app to buy tickets to events that require them, for a seamless way to entertain your guests.

3. Whip up a Tasty New Dish With the Recipe Keeper App

Part of knowing how to entertain guests involves planning and serving meals. So, download the Recipe Keeper app to collect and organize recipes that will help you plan, cook, and serve tasty food while your guests are in town.

The Recipe Keeper app will let you:

  • Search for recipes from the internet and then add them directly to the app
  • Enter the types of leftovers you have in the fridge, and get suggestions on recipes that will use them up
  • Share recipes with your house guests

You can also easily adjust a recipe serving size based on how many guests you have, and customize recipes based on dietary needs and preferences.

4. Take Your Guests To Eat Out With OpenTable

Wondering how to entertain guests when you don’t like cooking? No worries. The free OpenTable app will help you and your company find local restaurants for fabulous meals out.

The OpenTable app, which offers information on over 52,000 restaurants:

  • Lets you book reservations, and modify them if needed
  • Allows you to filter results by cuisine, price, and ratings
  • Can show you photos of restaurants and their menus

You can also order food from restaurants to be delivered to your home through the app. Plus, the app has a convenient direct messaging feature that lets you communicate directly with the restaurant staff for booking or ordering.

5. Get Out & Enjoy Mother Nature With the Alltrails App

If you’ve played board games and enjoyed at least one movie night with your company, you may now be ready to get some some fresh air.

The free AllTrails app for iOS and Android devices serves as a useful guide to all outdoor activities, so you can easily figure out how to entertain guests with a passion for Mother Nature.

The app features detailed reviews and suggestions when your company wants to go for outdoor activities like: 

  • A relaxing walk
  • Strenuous hike
  • Causal bike ride
  • Family run

You can also use the app to search for trails and paths that are:

  • Kid-friendly
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Welcoming to your dog
  • Safe to use with strollers

The AllTrails app lets you search through more than 400,000 trails around the world by skill level, location, and other features. It’ll also give you GPS driving directions once you choose a location.

You can also use the app to share the details of your outdoor adventure on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

These Apps Make It Easy To Entertain Guests

Thanks to these free apps, it’s now easier than ever to have guests over for an enjoyable visit.

From handling last-minute grocery or other household needs with the help of Instacart, using UNATION to find local events that are fun for everyone, getting meal help from Recipe Keeper and Open Table, and getting outside with AllTrails, apps can make having guests over more fun and less stressful.