BigNight: Dinner Party Planner 17+

Handheld Designer, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings
    • $3.99



Plan and organize your next dinner party or holiday meal. Set your menu, import recipes, create shopping lists, add reminders. On the big day, everything is organized and at your fingertips. BigNight supports iPhone and iPad, and syncs between devices, so everyone is always up-to-date.

‣ Create your menu: Decide what you'll serve, organized by course. Or, browse our featured menus for great dinner party ideas.
‣ Select recipes: Import recipes from your favorite web sites using the built-in browser, recipes you've pinned on Pinterest or saved to your Evernote account, or from Safari with the BigNight share extension.
‣ Create shopping lists: Add items to an unlimited number of shopping lists, organized by store; check off each item as you get it.
‣ Add reminders: Set reminders for each big task, whether it's a make-ahead item days in advance or a last-minute garnish. You'll receive a notification for each reminder, and you can acknowledge or snooze a reminder right from your lock-screen.
‣ Sync: Keep everyone up to date, automatically. Check an item off a shopping list, or mark a task complete, and everyone is updated instantly.
‣ Share: Publish your menu as a beautifully-designed web page and share with your guests, or to your friends on Twitter, Facebook and more. Other BigNight users can import your menu and recipes with a single tap.
‣ Universal App: iPhone & iPad support included in single purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.6.2

‣ Fixed problem with importing some Pinterest pins.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Sundaydinnercook ,

Good menu planner

Really enjoy this menu planning app! Love that you can link recipes to the menu so that everything is right in one place. We have family Sunday dinners twice a month and I have used this app to create the menus for the entire year! The only thing that I wish it had is a note section for each menu i plan as i like to make notes.

Westlake Mom ,

Just ok

I like that you can put in your menu with recipes from the web. But to get a grocery list, you have to enter every ingredient separately by hand to get a shopping list. You also can’t edit the recipes. If you want to enter your own one, you can only use EverNote and then pull it from there. You can enter each task with a date and time, so that’s good. I don’t see a drink calculation feature, table seating, a checklist of all the things to consider for a party, etc. It’s really lacking a lot and I wish I didn’t buy it.

I just realized my MealBoard app has notifications! Way better app for importing recipients and editing them. And the notification part under the recipe should work just as well as this one. And MealBoard creates your shopping list from your recipe automatically.

pcaskie ,

Thinks like I do!

I love this app! It thinks like I do. Two improvements that I would to see is a consolidated shopping list. If I could make one BIG suggestion, I would request a notes field where I could put the vessel that it will be served in or a serving dish field. Then this app would be perfect. By the way, it does a great job of finding appropriate photos of your dish!

App Privacy

The developer, Handheld Designer, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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