Wireless speakers are the perfect way to create some ambiance during a party while allowing the entertainer freedom to roam. Choices are growing in the realm of wireless speakers and if you have an iOS device you might as well try using airplay speakers. The iHome iW1 ($299) is an excellent option because it has a rechargeable battery in case the party moves. Android users can use any DNLA based system such as the sharp looking Sony SA-NS500 ($399). These also feature a built in battery in case your dinner becomes a moveable feast.
Wine and dinner parties go hand-in-hand so why spend the time uncorking all those bottles when a gadget can do it for you? An electric wine opener such as this Oster model ($25) will keep the wine flowing while allowing you more time to mingle.
Do you need some mood lighting in your next gathering? Candles are a great way to go but instead of worrying about having to replace tea lights or the accidental fire, consider flameless rechargeable candles. This trio from Philips ($30) provides safe flickering light and even comes with a docking station to juice your candles when not in use.
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