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Gwen Chen
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 |  December 21, 2018

Tis the season for all kinds of dinner parties. From late November on, my life has been full of parties but none quite stand out as much as AppSheet's annual holiday party. Why you might ask? Yes, it was fun to socialize with the team outside of the office and since everyone brought something, it was equally fun to taste all the different appetizers, salads, main dishes, and desserts that pretty much represented all parts of the globe (yes, we are a pretty diverse group!). What made this party so different from others is that (drum roll please) Praveen, our CEO, built an app on our platform to manage the entire event!


Holiday Party

Why?

  • To keep all communications in one central location.
  • Make sure no two items folks signed up to bring were the same.
  • Ensure that no one gets lost on their way to the festivities. 

So whether your planning a holiday party or simply inviting friends, families, or colleagues to your home for a get together, this app is for you.

You can use Praveen's Dinner Party app to track who is attending, the number of total guests, and what they are bringing. The Copy Dinner Party App button below will take you to the app page. When you are on the page, click on copy the app to replace the data and customize it, or look under the hood to check out how this app was built. 

AppSheet Team Dinner
Copy Dinner Party App

Here's how the app works. There are four main views. All shows guests' photos, names and their responses—WillAttend or WillNotAttend. The + icon in the lower right hand corner opens up a form for guests to upload images, respond to the dinner invitation, and enter the number of people coming with them.

New form

 

Guests can see each other's information including what dishes they will bring but they cannot make any edits. Only you can edit your information. The Me view shows the logged-in user's information and allows the user to make edits.

Guest detail view

Dishes shows pictures, names, and of course, the dish the guest is bringing. If you want to group food and drinks by type—appetizer, main, desert, and drinks, go ahead. Address shows the party time, the host's address, and phone number. Guests can open up Google Maps from here to figure out the best route to take. They can also call the host from this view.

Praveen home

I hope you find this app useful when you throw your next dinner party. And I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!

Copy Dinner Party App

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Gwen Chen

Gwen is a marketer with AppSheet. Prior to AppSheet, she was a digital marketer, a journalist and editor, a translator, and a college teacher. She has a master with Duke University in Environmental Science and an MBA with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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