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    25 Products That’ll Make Your Next Party So Much Better

    Your parties will NEVER be the same.

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    1. A vibrant stage light to brighten up your get-together with infectious flashes of color.

    The light includes a mode that will automatically make it change colors to the rhythm and volume of the music being played.

    Promising Review: “I bought this for the grandkids at Christmas. They love it. It really creates a great atmosphere in a pretty big room. Once the music starts and the colors start bouncing, they are in their own little disco heaven. Every day's a disco.” —Justin McKenna

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A pack of shot syringes for when you’re sick of taking jello shots the regular way.

    The 25-pack includes a tray to hold them upright as they solidify in your fridge and for toting them around the room. And the syringes are specifically made for jello shots, featuring a long tip with an extra-wide opening at the bottom, so you can easily squirt out shots.

    Promising Review: “These were PERFECT for a Halloween party. They held up well and people loved them! And I had a few left and ended up using them for my fish tank to pull water out to check water parameters, which is way easier than using a pipette. Having multiple uses is a win-win for me!” —Dirty Pineapple

    Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $21.36 (also available in a 50-pack without the tray), Jet for $23.95, or Walmart for $30.66.

    3. A pack of precious glass markers so you can stop stressing out about which wine glass or cup is actually yours.

    The pack includes 12 suction cup markers of different colors. They will stick to any glass or smooth surface and are dishwasher-safe. Just make sure to moisten the suction cups before placing them on your wine glass or cup. This will help them stick to the surface better.

    Promising Review: “I love these glass markers! I first encountered them at my mom's house. We entertain a lot, so I had to get myself a set! I like that, unlike traditional wine glass charms, they don't have to be used with stemmed glasses. The suction works well. I also love that they are bright colors and abstract shapes and characters, making for great conversation starters at parties. They are easy to clean, fun to use, and easy to store. I put them away in this little jar in the corner of my cabinet.” —Tut Vae’ena

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.51 (available in three styles), Jet for $6.51, or Walmart for $8.24.

    4. A Drunk Stoned Or Stupid party game to call out your friends on both their foolishness and greatness.

    The game includes 250 prompt cards to uncover which of your friends is most likely to do something. To play, simply pick a card, read the card aloud, and decide which player fits that card and why. The person with the most cards at the end of the game loses.

    Promising Review: “We had so much fun playing this. The object is to determine which player best fits the card. If you think of someone outside the group who the card fits better, you send them a text with a picture of the card. We had people playing and winning cards that weren't even with us. So much fun!” —J. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    5. An Oojra oil reed diffuser that'll fill your rooms with fragrant scents, putting your guests at ease no matter how wild the party gets.

    The 4 oz. bottle comes with reeds, fragrance oil, and a decorative bottle top. The oil should last for three to four months, which is dependent on factors like the humidity, dust, and temperature, of the space where it's placed. The kit also includes a tips guide, providing advice on ways to adjust the intensity of the diffuser's scent.

    Promising Review: “This product is very potent and fills the house with a wonderful fragrance. I love the French Provence Lavender scent because it is authentic French lavender, unlike many of the watered down products here. I lived in France for a long time and really appreciate. I will always reorder it!” —Nancy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six scents).

    6. A pair of dimmable Sengled Pulse light bulbs with a built-in bluetooth speaker you can plug into your lamp for a music experience your guests will think is pure magic.

    The bulbs — which feature JBL speakers — connect to your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot for voice control of your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and SiriusXM. You can also connect it to the Sengled Pulse app to control your audio, volume, and the light brightness from your phone, with the ability to link up to eight speakers at one time. The bulbs fit into standard E26 light sockets or fixtures.

    Promising Review: “It’s easy to set up the speakers with the app. And the sound quality is actually pretty amazing and clear. It’s a great buy for the price. And I will be ordering more for the rest of my house. The light is bright and didn't compromise the lighting in my rooms. They fit perfectly in our can lights.” —Amazon Customer

    Get the two-pack from Amazon for $91.99+ (available in three colors), Jet for $84.86, or Walmart for $100.

    7. An iridescent bangle flask, so you can take a little party with you when it’s time to move to the next location. And thankfully, it won't ruin your outfit one bit.

    The 4 oz. flask is made from stainless steel and features a twist-and-lift lid.

    Promising Review: “I wore mine just this past Sunday to a jazz festival! It was AWESOME! I have a small wrist, but it was perfect. I just took it off once I got into the venue, and it truly served its purpose! I would purchase it again!” —Shirley Edey

    Get it from Amazon for $29.69 (available in five colors) or Walmart for $12.89+ (available in three colors).

    8. A What Do You Meme? card game, which will identify the true meme legend in your crew.

    Participants must pair caption cards with photo cards, with a rotating judge picking the best combination each round. Just remember, this game is for adults ONLY. So keep the little ones far away from the meme madness.

    Promising Review: “This is a great party game that is played similarly to Apples to Apples and Cards Against Humanity. I wish that there were more cards or expansion packs because we made it through all the cards on our first time playing! We could not stop laughing at some of the photos and cards. But some of the phrases on the cards may be offensive or seen as inappropriate to some people. So be aware who you are buying it for!” —Katie B

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 or Walmart for $34.80.

    9. A copper-colored string light that'll add some serious late-night drama over your mantel or doorways.

    The string light is 66 feet long with a 5-foot power cord.

    Promising Review: “This light string is a gorgeous copper color. And while it is extremely flexible, you can def feel the strength of the wire when shaping it. So you don't need to be gentle with these. They can be manipulated into any shape you wish. The LEDs are equally spaced along the wire and fixed securely in place. They are tiny but perfect. When switched on, you have a lovely warm, amber glow.” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    10. A Polaroid shot glass mount, perfect for using your Cube or Cube+ to see how dope you look while taking back a shot., Michael Kwan / YouTube

    The square-based mount holds your Cube or Cube+ tightly in place while you snap your bottom-of-the-glass videos or photos.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    You can watch a video of the shot glass in action by Michael Kwan on YouTube here.

    11. A color-changing message board where folks can use liquid chalk markers to leave you some ridiculous drawings and notes.

    The 12"x16" board features seven LED light colors and 28 flashing modes with adjustable speeds. It also includes a USB controller, eraser cloth, metal chain, power adapter, and two fluorescent pens.  

    Promising Review: “This has been fun to use in the game room. The adults and kids love it. It really does not matter what color the markers are because they change colors with the lights. Whatever markers they send work just fine. So there’s no need to buy additional markers, if you don’t want to.” —Ella

    Get them from Amazon: message board for $27.99 and eight-pack of liquid chalk markers for $9.99

    12. A The Game of Life board game so everyone can try their beautiful hot mess of a life over — at least for a few hours.

    Promising Review: “This is one of my absolute favorite games! After my dad told me that his version of the game had the salary associated with the occupation, rather than drawing salary cards, I knew I had to buy this version! I was sick of getting my degree, becoming a doctor, and making $30,000 a year! This game is amazing and easy enough for kids of all ages to enjoy!” —Kali Cochran

    Get it from Amazon for $13.44 or Walmart for $13.44.

    13. A set of rechargeable bottle lights to illuminate your beverages in the coolest way. Plus, it'll make it easier to refill your glass if the lights are dimmed.

    The pack comes with four individual cork lights that can be charged with any standard USB cable. And you simply twist the corks on and off to activate the light.

    Promising Review: “I absolutely love these. They fit in the tops of wine bottles, can sit in a jar, and recharge with a USB port. I even put one in my purse for a mini flashlight. They can be used for a myriad of possibilities, limited only by your imagination and probably water.” —Lana Growe

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $22.99 or two-pack from Jet for $23.71.

    14. A pack of jumbo balloons that'll give a lovely rain of confetti if someone accidentally — or purposely — pops one.

    These balloons are perfect for big parties or more chill get-togethers, adding a fun touch to your festivities. The pack includes five 36-inch latex balloons and five bags of multicolored confetti. You must fill the balloons with the confetti before you inflate them, and make sure to fasten them tightly. The balloons can be inflated with air or 100% helium, and should be rubbed on carpet or another static surface to get the confetti to stick to the sides.

    Promising Review: “I am so pleased with this purchase. These are an excellent group of balloons. They are high-quality and not thin. We're using them as rewards for the kids doing well, and then using them at their birthday party. All kids LOVE the balloons!" —Mark

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $10.98.

    15. A pack of plush emoji keychains for a hilariously cute parting gift your visitors will have no complaints about.

    The pack includes 24 keychains in a variety of adorable emoji styles, including three amazing poop emojis.

    Promising Review: “These are so cute! My 10-year-old loves them! She gave some to my 18-year-old, and she loves them, as well, especially the rainbow poop. What the fascination is with poop emojis I have no clue. But they seem to enjoy them!” —Dawn S

    Get the 24-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (also available in a 30-pack and 54-pack).

    16. A The Voting Game card game will reveal the messy opinions you have about your friends. Prepare to be shook and possibly pee your pants from laughing.

    The game starts off with the first question card being revealed. Players will then vote anonymously on who the question best describes. The results are tallied and revealed to the group. And each player can then guess who voted for them, with players getting one guess for every vote they received. If the player guesses correctly who put them down, then more drama may be sparked.

    Promising Review: “This is a fun, simple game to play at a party. It’s a good game to play with close friends. But it’s even fun with people you are just getting to know because you get to learn their first impressions of you. The prompts are a bit raunchy. But they aren’t so raunchy that you won't want to look your friends in the eyes the next day — though I suppose this is also relative!” —Katie Holler

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99, Jet for $24.99, or Walmart for $24.99.

    17. A pack of iridescent party plates and cups sure to convince everyone a unicorn will be your special guest at the function.

    Promising Review: "These are some beautiful cups. I almost didn’t want to ruin them with drinks!” —Ryan

    Get them from Amazon: 12-pack of plates for $8.01 and 12-pack of cups for $14.88

    18. And some coordinating ombre napkins almost too pretty for wiping your mouth.

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $8.50 or Jet for $8.59.

    19. A pack of color-changing, reusable straws that'll provide an unexpected surprise while people sip their drinks.

    The pack includes six 10.5-inch straws with a ring and six 9-inch straws that change colors in cold beverages. The straws are all BPA-free, and the set includes a cleaning brush.

    Promising Review: "These are so much fun! Each straw is a different color and they change colors rapidly when placed in cold water. They are fun for kids or adults! They are made of hard, non-flexible plastic, and are tall enough to use with tall tumblers. The cleaning brush is super nice for making sure they are cleaned well after using them to drink juice, making sure they never get mildew. They are an affordable and fun product.” —Whitney Hope

    Get the 12-pack from Amazon for $10.

    20. An extremely popular Super NES Classic or NES Classic so you and the besties can play all your fave throwback Nintendo games between jam sessions.

    The Super NES Classic comes with one controller and 21 pre-installed games, like Super Mario Kart and Contra III:The Alien Wares. While the NES Classic comes with one controller and 30 pre-installed games, like Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong. Both systems can be be plugged into a HDMI TV with a HDMI cable. They are also both compatible with their corresponding Super NES Classic controller or NES Classic controller, depending on the system you purchase.

    Promising Review: "The Super NES Classic is worth the money spent on it, as you're getting 20 super classic games and one unreleased game. So if you were to play every single game included on this system, it would take you between 170+ hours (if you are a minimalist trying to do the bare essential story mode) to 300+ hours (if you are a completionist).” —Danger

    Get the Super NES Classic from eBay for $88+ or NES Classic from Amazon for $218.

    21. A pack of party crowns to separate your royal court from the other basics you invited — or maybe invited themselves — to your party.

    You will need invisible tape to secure the ends of the crown together once you’ve measured how it will fit on your head.

    Promising Review: “These are fairly thick cardboard and come folded flat. We simply rolled them up and taped them. they worked just fine.” —SS

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.89 or Walmart for $13.19.

    22. A pack of Fujifilm QuickSnap disposable cameras for documenting your good times the old school way — and hopefully force your friends to set their phones down and enjoy your time together.

    A disposable camera is a nostalgic way to bond with your guests. You could use the camera for a photo scavenger hunt at your home or party venue. Or you can pass the camera around throughout the night, having people snap a few photos when it’s their turn to hold the camera. And it’ll be pretty damn fun to wait to have the photos developed and see just how great or ridiculous they turned out.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in a 10-pack, 20-pack, and 40-pack) or single camera from Jet for $8.55.

    23. A Potheads Against Sanity game you can use to make some humorous memories out of your buzz.

    Players take turns asking questions or making fill-in-the-blank statements. And whoever comes up with the wildest answer wins.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    24. A smartphone magnifier that’ll make is easier for everyone at the party to watch that YouTube video you refuse to stop talking about.

    Promising Review: “This magnifier really works. When put in with a case on it, the phone will fall. But using it without the case allows the phone to stick great. It’s a nice gadget and good for kids. It’s totally worth it. —Csan

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30.

    25. And a balloon modeling kit to gift your guests some inflatable party favors they’ll love forever — or until the cute little animals deflate.

    The kit includes a hand pump, instructional booklet, 32 multicolor balloons, and adorable eye stickers.

    Promising Review: “This is a very cool little package that actually worked! I gave this as a gift to a pre-teen, and they had a ton of fun with it. They were quite impressed with the quality of the balloons, instructions, and the pump.” —Arizona Sportsman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90, Urban Outfitters for $16, or Walmart for $13.74.

    Now it's time to PARRRTAYYY.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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