The holiday weekends in the summer are fun but scattered and sometimes hectic. Somehow we have to integrate our everyday lives into a 3 day weekend, that ends up being a large party. What if you had some help from apps and a few tips to make things go smoothly?
From crying kids to freaked out pets, the holiday weekends are hardly are friends, and to survive it takes more than just good intentions, it takes tech! You already own a smartphone, ios or Android so let us put that smartphone to good use, load it up with some apps and rock out the holiday weekend. Firework displays, music,
Firework displays, music, grilling, and adventures are the chart toppers for the weekends, so if we have a way to make each a little better, wouldn’t the holiday weekend be festive and happy rather than crazy and mundane?
Here are my personal picks of apps and tips to help you conquer and take on the holiday weekend. Lavishly live tech out loud and bookmark this page for Apps and Tips to survive the holiday weekend.
Apps and Tips To Survive The Holiday Weekend
Today’s post is a sponsored post on behalf of Verizon Wireless, but all opinions and thoughts are my own. You know that I only share what makes life easier to lavishly live out loud and today I have some awesome ideas for using your smartphone to survive the upcoming holiday weekend so I want to share them, to help you with your holiday weekend!
Do you have a pet that goes crazy every time there is a firework shot off? Perhaps your little kids cry or run for blankets and won’t come outside. The firework holidays are tough on kids and pets so you have to work around this, without getting ripped off of the lovely fireworks displays that happen only once a year.
Don’t get ripped off of the holiday display, simply download the 2017 Best Fireworks App . Creative uses of the app include setting your child on your lap and showing them the sights and sounds of fireworks, perhaps showing the less scary side of the ‘booms’ they are hearing and they just might want to head outside to see the real thing? This app can serve as a tip too because it might just be what was needed to calm the storm.
I can’t guarantee anything it sure is a great way to try sharing fireworks with those who may be a bit scared of them. The app offers some great shape, colors and life-like sounds with the mini-explosions. You can also take a quick snapshot of the creation you made and share it! (here’s to faking it!)
SPARKLERS ON THE CAKE
I do not like children (or anyone) holding sparklers or coming into contact with sparklers on any level, so if you take it out of their hands and place a fine substitute sparkler decor on the cake it’s total ‘festivus’ on the cake and not in anyone’s hands.
This is all about safety first. Decor for the holiday treats is a great way to take the fire out of the hands and into the cake. When the sparkler dies out, then you can serve the goodies. Seems like a great plan to me? We have used these Wilton Cake Sparklers many times and they are beautiful!
ALCOHOL & PARTIES
While I would never tell you to not drink I will say don’t drink and drive. If you are not the Designated Driver or you don’t have a driver, then use the Apps for Lyft or Uber to get a ride home. You should NEVER get behind the wheel after drinking. Your app on the smartphone can save your life and anyone else on the road. So use these apps to let you party on without worry!
Since the summer holidays are spent mostly outside at picnics, family gatherings, poolside, beachside, etc, I prefer to know the weather on a constant basis. Call me an addict, but my weather app is always on and giving me updates. Here are a few options but there are literally hundreds. The key to a good weather app is location, readouts, and radar map. Choose the one that makes you happy. I love the Weather Channel app for all the aforementioned reasons.
How can you possibly party if you don’t have music? No one has to make the party music ahead of time, just find an App from Amazon Music to one of these. Use the apps to crank up the spirit of the celebration.
What party is complete without grilling food? This App will have you grilling and chilling and being the Master of the Grilling Domain! The GrillTime App.
Holiday weekends begin and end with adventure and with the Yonder App on your phone, hiking, biking, and adventures is easily conquered. Grab the app and let the exercising and fun begin!
With our smartphones in our pockets and hands we can easily master the holidays from grilling to adventures it’s fabulously easy. I surely don’t know how we survived before but I know with an app in my phone, and tech in my hand I can easily survive any holiday weekend no matter if it is in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. What I do know is that my service provider makes the difference at the rate of speed in which I can accomplish my weekend and that is why I choose Verizon, because, ‘Better Matters’.