Time to tech the halls! This year, I'm donning my elf hat (actually, it's an ewok hat) and playing Santa's helper to share with you my top tech picks for holiday parties. From musical wine glasses to mistletoe drones, there's something for all good girls and boys this season!
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Star Wars Stormtrooper String Lights
I’m determined, this year, to make Star Wars and holiday decorations go hand in hand. TheseStorm Trooper lights ($25) are a great place to start. Who says you need plain lights to celebrate the holidays? These fellas look great indoors or out.
Musical Wine Glasses
Playing Jingle Bells using only your wine glass?! Now that is a good party trick to have. Just fillthese glasses ($65 for set of two) up to a particular note (which is marked on the sides), dampen your finger, and swirl it around the top, filling the room with tunes!
LightShow AppLights and LED Candy Cane Pathway
Light up the party with a touch of your phone! Whether you cover your house with holiday lights ($60 for a set of 24) or decorate the path to your door with LED lights shaped like candy canes ($60 for 8 pathway stakes), you can control the lights, colors, and themes using a free app. There are 140 different effects!
Elf Cardboard Standups
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear,” said the most famous of elves, Buddy. To really spread Christmas cheer, get one of these Elf Cardboard Standups ($35, originally $40) (in male and female) and let all of your partygoers strike a pose before pursuing the four food groups (candy, candy corn, candy canes, syrup).
Custom Fortune Cookies
What a great way to start the New Year. Create your own fortune (59 cents per cookie) and share it with friends and co-workers for an awesome start to 2016! Choose plain or fun options like grape, root beer, and chocolate covered. With bright colors, they also make table decorations and gifts.
Sweet Bites Confections Customized Lollipops
These customized lollipops ($30 for 10) will steal the show at your office party, when you design your own lollipops with your company’s logo! Or opt for Christmas-themed, planets, dragon eyes, and other bright, artsy options for party favors or stocking stuffers.
OppoSuits Party Suits
Move over, ugly sweaters, and make room for OppoSuits ($100). The trousers, jacket, and tie all come in matching patterns (Rudolph with reindeer and snowflakes in blue, white, and red, or Gangstaclaus with guns and dinosaurs in red, white, and green). Guaranteed to turn heads at any celebration.
Send this remote control mistletoe drone ($70) a’hovering over your guests and let the romances begin! (A 30-minute battery charge gets you about five minutes of air time).
LEGO Holiday Wreath
I’m in love with this 8-bit LED wreath ($15, originally $20)! It looks like it hopped out of an old-school video game and landed on my door! Wreath comes with greenery and bow, and you add the extra decoration using your own LEGOs or other building sets.
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